Jiawei Gong

Jiawei Gong 龚嘉伟

Assistant Professor of Art
Transmedia
School of Art
Texas Tech University
www.jiaweigong.com

龚嘉伟出生于风景秀丽的杭州,1992年毕业于中国美术学院油画系,2007年获得南伊利诺伊大学数字媒体硕士学位。20余年里,他先后从事了美术设计、影视动画制作、新闻出版和摄影,以及美术教育等工作。自1987年起,在中国和美国先后出版了60多部插画书籍和两个漫画专栏。1994–1998年间,龚嘉伟任教于浙江科技学院设计学院,2007年起先后在美国爱荷华州劳拉斯大学和宾州库兹敦大学教授数字媒体专业,目前他任教于德州理工大学视觉与表演艺术学院。龚嘉伟一直活跃于国际艺术舞台,曾先后多次赢得政府和学校颁发的艺术研究基金和艺术竞赛。作品在中国、美国以及欧洲等多地展出,其中包括10余次个展和50多个群展。

龚嘉伟目前创作的主题主要围绕在探索不同文化中人类共通的精神体验和当代世界的特定社会现象与文化特征上。他主要选择数字媒体,诸如数字影音图形、动画,以及网际交互艺术等手段作为他艺术创作的主要工具。龚嘉伟同时从东方传统文化和当代西方流行文化中汲取创作的养分和灵感;传统东方哲学和中国古典文学一直以来都是他探索人类内在精神世界的思维源泉,为他的艺术创作提供创作的素材,同时,外在的物质世界和人类社会当前的发展状态,是他的艺术作品时刻关注的对象。

Jiawei Gong was born and raised in the scenic city of Hangzhou in China. He received his BFA degree in painting and drawing from the China Academy of Art in 1992, and his MFA degree in digital media from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2007.

Gong has practiced in both applied and fine art disciplines for more than 20 years. He has worked as a newspaper art editor and press photographer, a freelance illustrator, a graphic designer, and a college art professor. Since 1987, Gong has illustrated over 60 books and two weekly comic columns in both China and the U.S. His exhibition record to date includes over 40 group and solo exhibitions regionally, nationally and internationally in the U.S., Europe and China. As an educator, Jiawei Gong has taught in both China and in the U.S., including Zhejiang University of Science and Technology in Hangzhou, China; Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa; Kutztown University of Pennsylvania; and currently, Texas Tech University.

The current themes in Gong’s studio practice include the fundamental human experience and contemporary social commentary. He primarily chooses digital media, such as digital video, sound, digital photography, and interactive web art in practicing his creative ideas. Gong draws his inspiration from his daily American life and his Chinese cultural roots. Traditional Chinese philosophy and literature serve as a dominant and informative resource for his artwork, while the current conditions of the outside human world provide subject matter and stimuli for Gong’s direct social and cultural commentary.
 

ART #3, 2012, Digital Composition, 39x51 inART #5, 2012, Digital Composition, 39x51 inART, Installation View, 2004-10, Giclée print on canvas, 39x51 eachCelestial Writing #10: YYPH, 2009-11, digital photography, 22x35 in
Celestial Writing #8: Tian Yu, 2009-11, digital photography, 35x24 inMemory Series Project 4: Silk Mill, 2010, video installationStill from Bubble, 2011, video installationStill from Dear Theo, 2014, digital film

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