Sunday, March 7, 2010

Art for Haiti: Auction Highlights

As part of our Art for Haiti Auction, we'd like to show you works that are available during this week. To learn more about the auction please click here for the press release information.

Artist: Rona Chang
Title: "Rocking Chair"
Medium and Size: 4.5x5.96" on 8.5x11" Hahnemuehle paper, inkjet print, open edition, signed on front

Rona Chang was born in Chungli, Taiwan, a town that is famous for its spicy beef noodle soup. As a child she picked mulberry leaves for her pet silkworms while playing in the black sand pile at the construction site that was at the entrance to her cul-de-sac. At the age of seven, Rona emigrated with her mother and sister from Taiwan to Buffalo, NY, later moving to Queens, New York. In Queens her family moved almost every year. Rona spent many summers living with her father in Taiwan, taking Chinese calligraphy and painting lessons. Rona still lives in Queens, and travels often, attributing her desire to travel to her many childhood moves and her love for packing.

Rona was an associate artist at the Atlantic Center of the Arts residency under the guidance of Thomas Struth. Her work has been showcased online and has exhibited internationally. Rona was chosen by Jen Bekman for the Center of Photography at Woodstock's Photography Now 2008. She received her BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art and was a photographer for the Asian Art Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for nine years. She has photographed all of the Japanese woodblock prints, Indian paintings, and Chinese handscrolls in the collection. Rona is member of Nymphoto, a collective of women in photography that is invested in its community of artists through its various projects.

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Artist: Yijun Liao
Title: "The Stranger in Her Room"
Date: 2009
Medium and Size: 16"x20" C-print, Edition 1/15, signed on back

Born and raised in Shanghai, Yijun Liao is a fine art photographer currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Liao’s photographs have been widely exhibited in both United States & China, including L Ross Gallery (Memphis, TN), Medicine Factory (Memphis, TN), Jen Bekman Gallery (New York, NY), Center of Photography at Woodstock (Woodstock, NY), Camera Club of New York (New York, NY), Photography at Center of Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins, CO), Shaluohua Gallery(Beijing, China) ,2008 China Pingyao International Photography Fest (Shanxi Province, China), 2008 China Lianzhou International Photography Fest (Guangdong Province, China), etc. She had her first solo show at Adam Shaw Studio (Memphis, TN) in 2008.

Liao has won Hey, Hot Shot (volume iv, edition ii), Jen Bekman Gallery, Photography Now 2009, Center of Photography at Woodstock, and 2009 International Exhibition of Fine Art Photography, The Center for Fine Art Photography. She was also a Honorable Mentionee of New York Photo Awards 2009, and New York Photo Festival and National Competition, Camera Club of New York.

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The Art for Haiti auction will be coordinated by eBay Giving Works and 100% of the proceeds will go to Partners in Health. The auction & print sale will run now through the end March 9, 2010 at 7:30 PM (EST).

Remember, you only have 2 days left of the auction! Please help us support Haiti.
Click here to see all the artwork offered in the auction and be sure to check if the reserve minimum have been set.

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