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Tian's at Hallberg Center for the Arts

July 12, 2021
Abstract painting by Suyao Tian ; Suyao Tian
Suyao Tian

Suyao Tian ’17, MFA, is showing in a solo exhibition at The Hallberg Center for the Arts.

Internal Nomad shows off Tian's unique style of watercolor painting, mainly using watercolor medium while also using mixed media with different pen marks to define the details of each painting to give the audience layers and depth of the painting. Her creative process is to extract the fragments of memory and separate, reorganize and integrate them. This process is her communication with them, and a process of self-release and expression.

These peculiar images often appear in her memory, dreams, and subconscious imaginations, so she uses abstraction to catch a moment, feeling, and unclear form when they appear in her mind. “I create a peaceful and safe space that invites all people’s minds to wander and explore but is not an overtly symbolic object to suggest the direction," says Tian.

Internal Nomad
The Hallberg Center for the Arts (Wyoming, MN)
Reception: July 22, 4:00–8:00 p.m.
July 22–August 14

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