Artist Irene Hung and Dr. Lien Chao
Irene Hung is a certified visual artist by the Canada Council for the Arts. She works with ink, oil and acrylics in the field of abstraction. Irene’s first solo exhibition in 2008. She exhibits her artwork with Asian Heritage Month, local and international art events. Irene’s paintings embodied a deep joy of a creative artist who is always fascinated with vibrant, ever-changing movements in the world within and beyond the visions of the naked eyes.
Lien Chao is a certified professional writer and inter-art artist by the Canada Council for the Arts. She is a bilingual poet and an award-winning Canadian author. She has published in the fields of fiction, creative nonfiction, literary and art criticism, bilingual poetry, and four art books on Chinese brush painting in English/Chinese. Her first book, Beyond Silence: Chinese Canadian Literature in English won Gabrielle Roy Award for Criticism in 1997.
With a strong belief in cultural sharing, Lien and Irene have taught more than one hundred art workshops for TCDSB and TDSB schools during 2017-2019 before COVID-19 shutdown all in-person teaching and learning activities. In May 2021, during Asian Heritage Month, the two artists delivered 8 virtual Art Workshops to TCDSB students with hundreds of students participating virtually.
Artist website: http://irenehung.com/
Video on Irene Hung and her works: Where Faith and Art Cross Paths https://fll.cc/video/where-faith-and-art-cross-paths