Smoke Blue 30 in X 30 in Oil on Canvas
June Yun is a Vancouver-based Chinese-Canadian artist. She was born in China and educated at Anhui Normal University, later graduating from the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing with a major in painting. She then continued her studies in England and received a Master of Fine Art degree from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 2000. She has taught art in universities and at art institutions in both China and Canada, most recently at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.
Yun has exhibited internationally since 2000, in China (Beijing, Shanghai, Xiamen, Taiwan); Europe (France, Belgium and Greece); in Great Britain (London, Newcastle, Washington, Gateshead, Sunderland, Manchester, Edinburgh, Cambridge and Durham). In Canada, she has exhibited at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Richmond Art Gallery and Centre A: Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. In 2011, She exhibited at the Shanghai Himalayas Art Museum, and in 2013 and 2015 had a solo exhibition at Vancouver Art Beatus Gallery. In early 2014, She participated in the “Mapping Mapusa Market” collaborative contemporary art project with British, Indian and Canadian artists in Goa, India, which was funded by the Arts Council England. In the summer of 2016 She participated the “Big Print Project” with Chinese Canadian and Indigenous artists celebrating the art of large-scale woodcut print-making using a steamroller. She has received grants and awards nationally and internationally, including Canada Council for the Arts and BC Arts Council for Professional Visual Arts.
2017, she had exhibitions in Vancouver Lipont Art Centre, Roundhouse and Vancouver International Art Gallery.
June Yun’s artwork builds on the edge of Eastern and Western cultures. Through her life and travel experiences from East to West, and then looking back at the East, she transforms her appreciations and struggles into visual forms: oil painting, drawing, calligraphy, video and installation. Those framed thoughts are sublimates of her inside words and passions, made more simple and quiet in their external form.