Dr. Wang Ling Jean, Sunny

Assistant Professor
Glass Art

Sunny Wang was awarded a MVA at Australian National University in 2001, and received her PhD, Doctor of Philosophy (Visual Arts–Glass) at the University of South Australia in 2012. Prior to joining HKBU, she taught at the National Taiwan University of Arts.

She has also been invited to teach the glass intensive workshops at the National Taipei University of Arts and the National Tainan University of Arts on many occasions.

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In 2005 she was invited to present a lecture on her primary research in contemporary Chinese glass at the Glass Art Society International Conference. In 2006 Sunny was invited to teach at the international school, The Glass Furnace, Istanbul, Turkey. During 2006 and 2007 Sunny was a Visiting Scholar at the Hong Kong Baptist University.

She taught glass blowing and casting and assisted in the design and establishment the glass workshop. As an artist Sunny has presented many 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 and USA. Sunny commences teaching glass art at HKBU Academy Visual Arts in September 2007. 

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

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

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

2009

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

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

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

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.

2011

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

2011

“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

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

2012

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