Born in Chungking, China, Hailun spent her early childhood in mainland China. She traveled with her parents through Nanking, Shanghai and Hong Kong and finally settled in Taipei, Taiwan. She began her calligraphy training in Hong Kong when she was in the fourth grade. After high school, she continued her study of brush painting under the renowned masters Hwang Chun Bi, Fu Shin Yu, and Liu Shi.
In 1962 Hailun won first prize in an art contest sponsored by China News Week. She continued to serve as a representative of Taiwan for several art shows in Japan and Korea. After graduating with a BA in English Literature from National Taiwan University, Hailun continued her study of art in the United States at New York University, City College of New York and the Art Students League.
She received her MS in Mathematics in 1973 from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut and continued to teach Mathematics there for several years. She also taught calligraphy and Chinese brush painting at the Chinese Language School in Stamford, Connecticut, and in her studio in Westport, Connecticut. From 1990 to 1998 she worked in Westport, Connecticut as a graphic artist for Popshots Inc. where she designed 3 dimensional greeting cards.
Hailun's art is founded solidly on her early training in Chinese calligraphy and brush painting. However, her subsequent experience with live model drawings and pastel and oil paintings at the Art Students League and NYU piqued her interest to tackle Western subjects and technique. It is the subtle fusion of East and West that inspires her to search and bring out the best in her vision of lyricism and beauty.
Artist Web Sitehttp://www.hailunart.com
|Works & History
|Cork Gallery, Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, NY
Asian Fusion Gallery, New York, NY
|Chung-Cheng Art Gallery, St. John's University, Queens, NY
|Gallery 456, New York, NY
|Marion Gallery, Monroe, CT
|H. Pellan Curtis Gallery, New Canaan, CT
The Carriage Barn, New Canaan, CT
|Easton Library, Easton, CT
The Hammon Museum, North Salem, NY
|City Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
First Prize, art contest sponsored by China Newsweek