Leigh Wen

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Education
1994 M.F.A. University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, NY
1985 M.A. University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, NY
1984 B.F.A. Washington State University, WA
1981 B.A. National University of Art, Taipei, Taiwan


Professional Experience
Present Exhibiting Artist
1994-1996 Adjunct Faculty, Russell Sage Colleges, Albany, NY


Honors and Awards
2011 United States Department of State, Art in Embassies Program,
. . . . .Copenhagen, Denmark
2010 United States Department of State, Art in Embassies Program, Taiwan
2008 Botswana Cultural Exchange Program,
. . . . .U.S. Department of StateХs Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affair
2006 United States Department of State, Art in Embassies Program, Hong-Kong
2006 Taiwan President Office, Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition, Taiwan
2006 United States Department of State, Art in Embassies Program, Botswana
2006 United States Department of State, Art in Embassies Program, Barbados
2005 Artist Grant, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, NY, NY.
2003 United States Department of State, Art in Embassies, Manila,
. . . . .the Philippines
2003 United States Department of State, Art in Embassies, Singapore
2002 United States Department of State, Art in Embassies Program, Malaysia
2002 Artist Residency, Centre D'Art I Natura, Farrera De Pallars, Spain
2001 Fourth Place in Painting, Lorezo Il Magnifico Award. The Biennial
. . . . .Internationale .Dell'Arte Contemporanea in Florence,Italy.
. . . . .The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Florence, Italy
. . . . .Sotheby"s -New York Foundation for the Arts Fellows exhibition, NY,NY
2000 Helena Rubinstein Fellow, The Helena Rubinstein Foundation, NY, NY
2000 Artist Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts, NY, NY
1999 Artist Grant, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, NY, NY.
1999 United States Department of State, Art in Embassies program,
. . . . . Amman, Jordan.
1998 Artist Award, New York State Assembly, NY.
1998 Juror"s Award, Gazette Newspaper Award.
. . . . .Purchase Award, Albany Institute of History & Art.
. . . . . New York State Biennial, New York State Museum, Albany, NY.
1997 Artist Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York.
. . . . .Peoples Choice Award, University at Albany.
1996 Artist Grant, National Taiwan Art and Humanity Foundation, Taiwan.
. . . . .Mohawk-Hudson Invitational Exhibit, Albany Center Galleries, NY.
. . . . .Artist Grant NYFA/RCCA.
1995 University at Albany, Purchase Award,
. . . . . Mohawk-Hudson Region Juried Exhibition.
. . . . ..Purchase Award, University of Wisconsin – Parkside, Kenosha, WI.
1980 Outstanding Merit, Festival of Youth and Arts,
. . . . . Young Artists in Asia Competition.
1979 First Prize in Painting, Republic of China , Ten Outstanding Young Talents.


Solo Shows
2012 Found Museum, Beijing, China
2012 Modern Art Gallery, Taiwan
2012 LWFA, New York, NY
2011 Mingshan Art Gallery, Taiwan
2010 Modern Art Gallery, Taiwan
2009 Glass garage gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2008 The Beacon Institute, Beacon, NY
2007 Allen Shepard Gallery, New York, NY
2007 Glass Garage Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007 Red Door Gallery, Richmond, VA
2007 Haen Gallery, Asheville, NC
2006 Howard Salon, Taipei, Taiwan
2006 Carla Massoni Gallery,Chestertown, MD
2005 The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
2005 Jacqueline Casey Hudgens Center for Arts, Atlanta, GA
2003 Scott White Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
2001 Elementos, Reed Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2000 The Four Elements, Conclusion of Pollock-Krasner Grant,
. . . . . Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY.
2000 The Four Elements, Lung Men Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1998 Water vs. Fire, Albany Center Galleries, Albany, NY.
. . . . . Water vs. Fire, Lung Men Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan.
1997 The Harbour and the Open Seas, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL.
. . . . . The Harbour and the Open Seas, Yates Art Gallery, Siena College
1996 The Harbour and the Open Seas, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
. . . .. . The Harbour and the Open Seas, Lung Men Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan.
. . . .. . The Harbour and the Open Seas, Albany Center Galleries, Albany, NY.


Collections
UC San Diego, CA
Sun Products Corporate, Wilton, CT
SL Green Development, New York, NY
Barclays Capital, New York, NY and Calgary, Alberta CANADA
Eileen Mason, Deputy of National Endowments of the Arts
United States Department of State, Art in Embassies Program
Butler Institute of American Art
Freshens Inc. Atlanta, GA
Siena College
Albany Institute of History & Art
University at Albany, State University of New York
University of Wisconsin, Parkside, WI
Art Pool, Budapest, Hungary
Phoenix Life Insurance Company
National Taiwan College of Art
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Museum
Bullard, McLeod and Associates & over 100 private collections


 

Group Shows
2012 Portsmouth Museum, NH
2011 The Haen Gallery
2011 LWFA Gallery, New York, NY
2010 Mingshan Art, Taipei, Taiwan
2009 Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA
2008 Sculpture in the Streets
. . . . .Downtown Albany Business Improvement District, Albany, NY
2002-6 Art in Embassies Program, the Philippines, Jordan, Singapore, Barbados,
. .. . . . China, and, Moscow, United States Department of State, USA
2006 Taiwan president Office, Taipei, Taiwan
2006 2 X 13 Gallery, NY, NY
2006 Allen Sheppard Gallery, NY, NY
2005 Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD
2005 Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2005 Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD
2004 Mendenhall Sobieski Gallery, Pasadena, CA
2004 Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach,VA
2004 John Pence Gallery/Arnot Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
2002 Scott White Contemporary Art
2002 Beyond the Landscape, University of California, San Diego, CA
2001 Florence Biennale, Florence , Italy
2001 Re-presenting Representation, Corning Incorporated Gallery, New York, NY
2000 Zone of Myth: Between Tenderness and Tension,
. . . . . Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taiwan
1999 Visions of Pluralism, Contemporary Art in Taiwan,
. . . . . National Taipei History Museum, Taiwan
1999 Arnot Art Museum, Re-presenting Representation IV Exhibition,
. . . . . Biennial, Elmira, NY
1997 Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany, NY
1996 10th Parkside National Small Print Exhibition, University of Wisconsin
. . . . . First Annual National Juried Small Works, Chuck Levitan Gallery, NY
. . . . . Small Works International, Amos Eno Gallery, NY. Juror: Beth Venn.
. . . . . Large Small Work Х95 International, Slowinski Gallery, NY
. . . . . National Work on Paper Exhibition, St. JohnХs University, NY
. . . . . 9th Parkside National Small Print Exhibition,
. . . . . University of Wisconsin-Parkside
1995 Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
. . . . .Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
1994 University Art Museum, University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, NY
. . . . .Russell Sage College Gallery, Troy, NY
1985 University Art Museum, University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, NY


Publications
A Collaboration Between Chen-Long Lin and Leigh L. Wen---
. . . . .Turbulent Sea Rouses Slumering Earth, 2008
Earth, Fire, Air, and Water, 2000, Lungmen Art Gallery
The Harbour and the Open Seas, 1996, Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Leigh Li-Yun Wen Prints and Drawings, 1995


Journals and Magazines

Water Front Home and Design, Fall 2005
Art New, 2001, Summer Edition
Vision of Pluralism, Contemporary Art in Taiwan, 1988-1999, Mountain Art Museum
New American Paintings, Number 14, The Open Studio Press, February 1998
Taipei Art Fair 1997 International
Asian Art News, Vol. 8, No. 2, March/April 1998
Chinese Art News, April 1998
Modern Art Bi-monthly, No. 64, 1996, Taipei Fine Art Museum
ARCH, August 1998, No. 103
Dialogue, April 1998, No. 013
Vogue, April 1998
Harper's Bazaar, April 1998, No. 100
VIVI Magazine, April 1998
Unitas, September 1998, No. 167
Gleaners, June 1996
Natural Beauty, June 1996


Reviews
American Art Collector, 2011
Taiwan Central News, Taiwan, Nov. 2010
Taiwan Apple News, May 2010
The Times Union, Albany, NY, Aug. 2008
Troy Record, Troy, NY 2008
The Daily Gazette, Schenectady, NY, June 2008
Botswana Daily News, Gaborone, Botswana, April 2008
Poughkeepsie Journal, Spring 2008
Chronogram, April 2008
UPSTATE Magazine, Fall 2007
Richmond Review, Nov. 2007
Art and Antique, Dec. 2007
Art in America, May 2006
Artco, Asia, 2006
Piedmont Review, Atlanta, GA, April 2005
Atlanta Journa-Constitutionl, GA, March 6, 2004
The Times Union, Albany, NY, March 2001
Art News, Summer Edition 2001, May 2000
The Times Union,Albany, NY, June 1999
Metroland, Albany, NY, Sept. 18, 1997
Chicago Reader, May 23, 1997
Metroland, Albany, NY, May 17, 1997
The Daily Gazette, Schenectady, NY, May 8, 1997
Metroland, Albany, NY, June 19, 1997
The Times Union, Albany, NY, May 1996
The Times Union, Albany, NY, April 1996