Dr. Wang Ling Jean, Sunny

Assistant Professor
Glass Art

Dr. Sunny Wang is an Assistant Professor in Glass Art at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), where she has taught since 2007. She was instrumental in the design and establishment of the glass workshop at HKBU. Before coming to Hong Kong, she taught at the National Taiwan University of Arts. Sunny Wang has also served as an invited teacher at glass intensive workshops at the National Taipei University of Arts and the National Tainan University of Arts on numerous occasions. She was also an invited teacher at The Glass Furnace in Istanbul, Turkey. And Sunny Wang has given academical presentations at the Glass Art Society International Conference and Ausglass Conference.

Sunny Wang was awarded a MVA at Australian National University in 2001 and received her PhD (Visual Arts–Glass) at the University of South Australia in 2012. She has presented numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world. Her works are represented in public and private collections in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore, Italy, France, Japan, Germany, UK, USA, and elsewhere. Her work has received numerous awards and recognition including the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Awards, Golden Glass Award in Taiwan, and at the International Glass Exhibition, Kanazawa, Japan. Widely considered one of the leading artists working in glass in East Asia, she continues to explore the material possibilities and meaning-making potentialities of glass in contemporary art.

www.sunnywangglass.com

Sunny Wang explores the many ways glass can be employed in the expression of various concepts and themes in contemporary art. Ongoing concerns include how Chinese concepts such as Qi () and be/coming (being and becoming), and the disciplines of ink art and calligraphy, can be expressed in glass and other media.

2017

The Shape of Time: Glass Solo Exhibition by Sunny Wang [玻光蕩漾:王鈴蓁玻璃藝術個展], 1a space, Hong Kong, 2017.11.3- 12.17.  

2017

Flow: Glass Art Exhibition by Sunny Wang [琉:王鈴蓁玻璃藝術展], Temporary Exhibitions Gallery of Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau, Macau, 2017.09.09-11.19

2017

Vetri contemporanei al Castello Sforzesco La collezione Bellini-Pezzoli, Castello Sforzesco di Milano, Italy, 2017.4.10.

2016

Tianyuan IGAF2016 Exhibition Glass & Ice, 天元玻璃艺术节, 2016-玻璃与冰雪主题活动, 怀来Huailai, Hebei province of China, 2016.9.28-11.15

2016

iGlass 2016 –Chinese Contemporary Glass exhibition, Levant Art Gallery, Shanghai, China, 2016.9.20-11.3

2016

Poetry in Stone, an exhibition of blown glass sculptures, Soneva Fushi, Maldives, 19 February-10 April 2016 

2015

“Pearls on the Grown–Exhibition of Taiwan Talents in International Craft Competitions [冠冕上的珍珠國際工藝競賽臺灣新銳創作展], 2015.11.5-2016.5.1, Craft Exhibition Hall [工藝文化館], National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute [國立臺灣工藝研究發展中心], Caotun Township of Nantou County [南投草屯鎮], Taiwan

2014

Breathing Through Transparence – International Contemporary Glass Art Exhibition [透氣透器– 2014 杭州國際當代玻璃藝術展], China Academy of Art, 10 Jan to 6 March 2014, HangZou/China

2014

Taiwan Japan Glass Exhibition [台日玻璃藝術展], 8-20 April 2014, The Miyazaki Prefectural Art Museum [日本宮崎縣立美術館], Miyazaki /Japan

2014

1895 Chinese Contemporary Glass Art Exhibition – Chinese Contemporary Arts & Crafts Series of Exhibitions & Seminar [1895中國當代玻璃藝術展中國當代工藝美術系列大展暨學術論壇], 1 Mar to 20 April 2014, NangTong [南通], China.

2014

“Red Happiness”; “Galaxy”, Now/Then: Influence of Qing Dynasty Glass on Contemporary Glass Art [露華瑩澈: 清代/當代玻璃器物展], Shanghai Museum of Glass, 2014 Nov 8 –2015 Aug 31, Shanghai/China

2013

Confluence 合琉, David Reekie & Sunny Wang, Hong Kong Visual Art Centre, 21-30 November 2013, Hong Kong.

2013

“The Poetic Stones”, HK Contemporary Art Awards 2012 Exhibition, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 4 October 2013 – 5 January 2014.

2012

“The Poetic Stones”, Rhythm & Tone: Jean-Paul Pancrazi and Sunny Wang, Koru Contemporary Art, May 4- June 9 2012, Hong Kong.

2011

Be/coming, Gallery, Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, 25 November -6 December 2011

2011

Glass Be/coming, Liverpool Street Gallery, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia, 1-3 September, 2011

2011

Suchness, Nexus Gallery of Nexus Multicultural Arts, Adelaide, Australia, 25 August-30 September, 2011

2010

So Glass, HKGADS 1st Member Exhibition, May 15-21, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong.

2010

Works “Love” and “Wind”, Artisti e designer del vetro 1960-2010 La collezione Bellini-Pezzoli [Glass Artists and Designers 1960-2010 The Bellini-Pezzoli Collection], curated by Rosa Barovier Mentasti and Cristina Tonini, Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, 18 November 201030 January 2011, Milan/Italy.

2010

“3 Black&Red Suchness”, 3 Nations: Asian Contemporary Glass Arts, Tasmanian Craft Fair, Deoraine, 29 October – 1 November, Tasmania/Australia.

2010

“7 RuSuchness”, Frozen-in Tension, 29 April 2010 – 27 January 2011, Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung Foundation, Munich/Germany.

2010

Prelude, Opening Exhibition @ Koo Ming Kown Exhibition Gallery, 18 June- 2 July, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong.

2010

Frozen-in Tension, 29 April 2010 – 27 January 2011, Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung Foundation, Munich/Germany.

2009

Metamorphosis, Hong Kong Baptist University Glass Art Exhibition, 23 October- 11 November, Lam Woo International Conference Centre, HKBU, Hong Kong.

2009

3 Nations: Asian Contemporary Glass Art, 17 July- 16 October, Koru Contemporary Gallery, Hong Kong.

2009

“5 Ru”, 3 Nations: Asian Contemporary Glass Art, 17 July – 16 October, Koru Contemporary Art, Hong Kong

2009

“3 Ru”, Asian Contemporary Glass Art, 30 April – 30 May, Gallery Sklo, Seoul/Korea

2009

Asian Contemporary Glass Art, 30 April – 30 May, Gallery Sklo, Seoul/Korea

2008

Steninge World Exhibition of Art Glass 2008, Steninge Slot Kulturcenter, Marsta/Sweden

2008

In Essence- The Legacy of Stephen Procter, 19 September – 25 October, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney.

2008

Hong Kong Arts Centre 30th Anniversary Award Exhibition of Winning and Shortlisted Entries, October 4-7, at Hong Kong International Arts & Antiques Fair, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong.

2008

Hong Kong Art Walk, Koru Contemporary Art, Hong Kong

2008

Configurational Force: Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese Painting and Glass Blue Lotus Gallery, Hong Kong

2008

Glass. China, 7 November 2008 to 10 December 2009, Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung Foundation, Munich/Germany

2007

Marks of Memory, OZAsia 07, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide/Australia

2006

‘Bridging’ Sunny Wang Glass Exhibition, Koru, Hong Kong

2006

First celebration of the world of Arts and Crafts, La Mans/France

2005

“Seeds of light” –ANU School of Art Glass workshop 20th Anniversary exhibition, Australia

2005

International Glass Art exhibition, Aptos Cruz Galleries, Adelaide/Australia

2004

Sunny Wang glass exhibition, The Touch gallery, Singapore

2004

Sunny Wang glass exhibition, Page One international bookshop, Taipei/Taiwan

2004

Sunny Wang glass exhibition, Bark gallery/Koru, Hong Kong

2003

“Passing Love”, Hsinchu Municipal Glass Museum, Hsinchu/Taiwan

2003

Sunny and Chung (Taiwan/Hong Kong) Studio Glass Exhibition, Hong Kong

2002

“Australian Glass II”, Stephen Procter and Sunny Wang, Osaka/Japan

2002

National Liberty Museum, Glass Now 2002 Auction, PA, USA

2002

G-Case Gallery, Taipei/Taiwan

2002

DIALOGUE – Stephen Procter and Friends, Sydney/Australia

2001

“Please Touch: Chinese Character-Drawing in Glass”Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra/Australia

2001

Milan Exhibition, Scaletta Di Vetro Gallery, Milan/Italy

1999

Hsinchu International l999 Glass Art Festival, Hsinchu/Taiwan

2017

Flow: Glass Art Exhibition by Sunny Wang [琉:王鈴蓁玻璃藝術展], Cultural Affairs Bureau of Macao S.A.R. Government, Nov 2017.

2013

“The Challenge and Possibility of Glass Blowing [吹制玻璃的挑战和可能性], GLASS TRENDS [透明物语], issue 6, May 2013, pp32-41.

2012

“The Present and Development of International Glass Art [玻璃藝術的國際現況與發展趨勢],Stages of Hope and Dreams [當代國際工藝競賽], National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute [台灣工藝研究發展中心], Nantou County [南投縣]/Taiwan. November 2012.

2012

The Art Of Be/Coming Through Glass: the exploration of studio glass art inspired by Chinese calligraphy and framed by Buddhist practice, PhD thesis, University of South Australia, April 2012.

2012

“The Poetic Stones”, glass, 2011, New Glass Review 33, Corning, N.Y.: Corning Museum of Glass, May 2012, p. 54.

2011

“Milestone”, glass, 2011, Laisee利是 – 10 years of Koru Contemporary Art in Hong Kong, Hong Kong: Koru Contemporary Art, 2011, pp. 52-53.

“Be/coming: A Glass Path to Happiness”, Glass Network, The CGS quarterly magazine, UK, March 2012.

“Red Good Fortune [紅福]”, Refine Glass Art – Exhibition of the Glass Art Professors [聚矽迷璃-玻璃工藝教授聯展], curated by Ming-Twen Hsiao [蕭明芚], Hsinchu/Taiwan: Glass Museum of Hsinchu City, 2011, p. 56.

2010

“Love” and “Wind”, Artisti e designer del vetro 1960-2010 La collezione Bellini-Pezzoli [Glass Artists and Designers 1960-2010 The Bellini-Pezzoli Collection], curated by Rosa Barovier Mentasti and Cristina Tonini, Milano: Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, 2010, p. 162.

2010

“Sunny Wang”, in Masters: Blown Glass, curated by Susan Rossi-Wilcox (New York/ London: Lark Books), pp. 32-39.

2009

Wang, Sunny. “Suchness- As You Wish”, glass, 2009, New Glass Review 30, Corning, N.Y.: Corning Museum of Glass, 2009, p 98.

2009

Wang, Sunny. “Ru (如)”, glass, 2009, Asian Contemporary Glass Art, Seoul: Gallery Sklo, 2009, pp 28-31.

2009

Wang, Sunny. “ Seven Ru (如)”, glass, 2009, 3 Nations: Asian Contemporary Glass Art, Hong Kong: Koru Contemporary Art, 2009.

2009

Wang, Sunny. ‘‘Almost Self; More Than Self; Spring Longevity”, Glass, 2006 (Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung Foundation), Glass. China, by Eva-Maria Fahrner-Tutsek. Munich: Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung, 2009, pp 103-113.

2008

Wang, Sunny. “Ru- Suchness Thusness”, Glass, 2008 (Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung Foundation), by Hong Kong Arts Centre. Exhibition catalogue of Winning and Shortlisted Entries of Hong Kong Arts Centre 30th Anniversary Award, Hong Kong: Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2008, p 10.

2008

Wang, Sunny. “Little Self”, glass, 2006, In Essence- The Legacy of Stephen Procter, by Anna Grigson and Maria Grimaldi. Sydney: Sabbia Gallery, 2008, p 28.

2008

Wang, Sunny. “Big Dot Self”, glass, 2006, “Stephen Procter’s Legacy”, by Dan Klein, Craft Arts International Magazine, No. 73, Sydney: Craft Art Pty. Ltd., 2008, p 24.

2006

Revealing The Mystery Veil of Glass Art (Basic glass techniques), Artist Book, Taipei/Taiwan

2006

Bridging, Sunny Wang Glass 2006, Koru-HK Contemporary Gallery, Hong Kong

2005

The Glass Art Society 2005 Journal, P 102, Seattle

2005

“Contemporary Glass in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan”, The Glass Art Society 2005 Journal (35th Annual Conference GAS 2005), edited by Susanne K. Frantz, Seattle: The Glass Art Society, 2005, pp. 66-67.

2005

New Glass Review 26, P 98, New York

2004

Sunny Wang Glass 2004 (Hong Kong, Koru Gallery), Hong Kong

2003

Passing Love- Sunny Wang 2003 (Hsinchu Municipal Glass Museum), Hsinchu/Taiwan

2002

Glass Throughout Time -History and Technique of glass making from The Ancient World to the Present, p122, Milan/Italy

2001

Touch: Chinese Character-Drawing in Glass Sunny Wang (self-published), Canberra

2017

Hong Kong Art Development Exhibition Grant

2016

Artist Residency at Soneva Fushi, Maldives, 3-22February2016

2015

Corning Museum of Glass scholarship to attend advanced glass blowing course “A Detailed Approach” taught by Boyd Sugiki and Lisa Zerkowitz, 2015.6.22-7.3, Corning, N.Y.: Corning Museum of Glass

2013

“Poetic Stones”, selected in The Hong Kong Contemporary Art Awards, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 4 Oct 2013- 5 Jan 2014, Hong Kong

2012

Wang, Sunny. “The Poetic Stones”, glass, 2011, New Glass Review 33, Corning, N.Y.: Corning Museum of Glass, 2012, p54, New York/USA

2009

Visiting Scholar to Tsinghua University, Beijing, funded by K.C. Wong Education Foundation Academic Lecture Sponsorship 2009 [王寬誠教育基金會], 1-11 December 2009, Beijing, China.

2009

Wang, Sunny. “Suchness- As You Wish”, glass, 2009, New Glass Review 30, Corning, N.Y.: Corning Museum of Glass, 2009, p 98, New York/USA

2008

Shortlisted Entries of Hong Kong Arts Centre 30th Anniversary Award

2005

New Glass Review 26, the Corning Museum of Glass, Jurors’ Choice, New York/USA

2004

Honourable Mention: International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 2004, Japan

2003

Golden Glass Award: Fine work in Single Material, Taiwan

2002

Participated in the 16th National Art Exhibition, Taiwan

2001

National Culture and Arts Foundation Grant, Taiwan

1999

Golden Glass Award: First Prize in Single Material, Taiwan

1999

Australia Education International Scholarship, Taiwan

Glass art is among the most challenging and exciting materials in the visual arts. Sunny Wang believes the development of excellent  technical abilities combined with a highly focused conceptual approach is central to success in working with glass in the visual arts context. She encourages her students to Do, Practice, Think, Reflect, Observe, Do, Practice.