June Yun is a Vancouver based Chinese Canadian artist. She was born in China and educated at Anhui Normal University and graduated 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 China and Canada – most recently Emily Carr University.
Yun has exhibited internationally since 2000: in China: Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen; in Europe: Marseille, France; Brussels, Belgium; and The Great Britain, Newcastle, Washington, Gateshead, Sunderland, Manchester and Durham. In Canada, she has had Exhibitions at the Banff Centre, Richmond Art Gallery and Centre A. Most recently, she has showed in the Himalayas Art Museum in Shanghai, in 2011.
1998 - 00 University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Master of Fine Art.
1993 - 94 Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China. Diploma in Painting.
1986 - 90 Anhui University, Wuhu, China. B.A.Hons. in Fine Art.
2013 Spring • Water, Art Beatus, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2012 - Duck boat in Zhujiajiao, Video Installation at the Quinary Art Projects
Popup Gallery, Vancouver.
Water - 水 - Shui, Artemis Gallery, North Vancouver, canada.
2011 - Water and Wall, at Gallery Studiolo, Vancouver, Canada.
2010 - A Lemon’s Story – June in June II inMira’s Art Salon, Vancouver, Canada.
2009 - Lemon Yellow in Galerie Du Tableau, Marseille, France.
- June in June – Lemon Yellow in Mira’s Art Salon, Vancouver, Canada.
- Strawberry Digital Installation in Mira’s Art Salon, Vancouver, Canada.
2008 - 08 Wave Art Show, Wave’s Art, Vancouver, Canada
2003 - The New peach Blossom Land, Port-Moody Arts Centre, Black Berry Gallery, Port Moody, Canada
2002 - From Fengshui to Strawberry Fields, Gallery of Newcastle College, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
2001 - Home is where the Heart is, The Oriental Museum, Durham, UK.
- From Fengshui to Strawberry Fields, Washington Arts Centre, Sunderland, UK.
- From Fengshui to Strawberry Fields, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK.
- Digital Image and Video, Ezone, Gateshead,UK.
2000 - Millennium - Dragon, Chinese Art Exhibition, Discovery Museum, Newcastle, UK.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2013 - Melt, Art Beatus, Vancouver, Canada.
2011 - Himalayas Art Museum International Artist-in-Residency Program Series Exhibition VIII, Shanghai, China.
- Fastforward>>NCL, the Globe Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
- Brother and Us Contemporary Art Exhibition, at ShangShang International Contemporary Art Centre, Xiamen, China.
- The UpperRoom Exhibition #1, New Works by Jack Jeffrey and June, Vancouver, Canada.
2010 - Crawl Salon – “Process & Intent: The Making of Art”. The Cultch, Vancouver.
- Fly Lemon - Eastside Culture Crawl Visual Arts Festival 14, William & Clark Studios, Vancouver. Canada.
- “Urban Landscapes”, Mixed medium group exhibition, Britannia Art Gallery, Vancouver.
- “A lemon’s Story” installation at Container Art Show PNE (Pacific National Exhibition), Vancouver, Canada.
2009 - Edge and Lemon – Eastside Culture Crawl Visual Arts Festival 13, William Clark Studios, Vancouver, Canada.
2008 - The Living Blanket – June Yun’s Self – Portrait Video work exhibition,
Centre A (Vancouver International Center for Contemporary Asian Art), Vancouver, Canada.
- The 3rd Annual Echo Chamber Live Art, Chapel art, Vancouver, Canada.
- World Wall – Eastside Culture Crawl Visual Arts Festival 12, William Clark Studios,Vancouver.
2007 - Mirror Mirror 2007: Little Landscapes & Miniature Worlds, Richmond Art Gallery, Canada
- Women’s Work 2nd Vancouver Biennial Exhibition, CCM, Burnaby, Canada.
- Eastside Culture Crawl Visual Arts Festival 11, Vancouver, William & Clark Studios, Vancouver. Canada.
2006 - Even Birds Choose Trees to Perch, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, Canada.
2004 - Intra-Nation Art Show, Banff Centre, Canada.
2003 - Group Seven Exhibition, James Tan Art Gallery, Vancouver. Canada.
2002 - “Flight”, Big M – Isis Arts, Video Festival Touring Show in England and Belgium.
2001 - From Fengshui to Strawberry Fields, Chinese Artist in Tyneside –
Yuan Yun, Test House 5 Gallery, Newcastle, UK.
- Propagator - Tyneside Event, Film screen Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle, UK.
2000 - The Ida Branson Memorial Bequest Exhibition, Atkinson Gallery, Somerset, UK.
- MFA Show, Hatton Gallery, University of Newcastle, UK.
- 'VANE'2000, Temporary Exhibition in the City, Newcastle, UK.
1999 - The Golden Emporium", Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, UK.
- Chinese/Japanese Art Exhibition, Blackfriars Arts Centre, Boston, UK.
1992 - Xi shuang Ban Na zi xing, Anqing University Gallery, Anqing, China.
1990 - B.A. Degree Show, Fine Art Department, Anhui University, Wuhu, China.
1988 - Golden Autumn 88, Huizhou Hualong Gallery, Hefei, China.
2011 - Himalayas Art Museum, Shanghai, China.
2005 - Hasting School Artist Residency, Vancouver, Canada
2004 - IntraNation Artist Residency at Banff Centre, Banff, Canada
GRANTS & AWARDS
2011 - Canada Council for the Professional Visual Arts Travel Grants.
- BC Arts Council professional Development project Assistance, B.C. Canada.
2009 - BC Arts Council Professional Development Awards, B.C. Canada
2004 - IntraNation Residency Scholarship, Banff Centre, Banff, Canada.
1999 - International Graduate Fellowship Grant, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
2004 - 07 Art Instructor, Emily Carr University Art + Design, Continuing Study, Vancouver, Canada.
2000 - 01 Art Teacher, Benton Manor Chinese School, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. (Part time)
1997 - 98 Lecturer in Studio Fine Art, Visual Art Department, Polytechnic Institute of Macau, Macau.
1995 - 96 Assistant Professor, Department of Fine Art, Anqing University, Anqing,China.
1990 - 93 Assistant Professor, Department of Fine Art, Anqing University, Anqing, China.
ARTIST TALK and EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS
2012 - "Dream and Reality", Anhui Normal University.
2011 - One to one Art Education Program at William Clark Studio, Vancouver.
2006 - Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, Canada.
2005 - Hasting School, Vancouver, Canada.
2004 - West End Community Centre, Vancouver, Canada
2003 - Port – Moody Art center, Blackberry Art Gallery, Canada.
2001 - University of Shanghai College of Art and Design, Shanghai, China.
- University of Sunderland, Sunderland, UK.
- Washington Art Centre, Washington, UK.
- Design works, Gateshead, UK.
- Byker Community Centre, Newcastle, UK.
- Blackfriars Community Centre, Newcastle, UK.
- Chinese School in Tyneside, Newcastle, UK.
2000 - Discovery Museum, Newcastle, UK.
- Kenton Park School, Newcastle, UK.
- Fehnem School, Newcastle, UK.
- Chinese Full-moon Festivals, Newcastle, UK.