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Fri, Oct 6, 2023 06:00PM EDT
Lot 45

LI VOLK, Koi Fish, oil on canvas

Estimate: $1,500 - $3,500

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A native of Wuhan, China, Li moved to the southern city of Shenzhen in 1990, and moved to the United States in 2001. Her professional career in marketing and branding started in 1992 as a co-founder at the first design and marketing firm in Shenzhen, China. She was one of the first generation of CIS (Corporate Identity Systems) promoters in China, and also the first Certified Experience Economy Expert in China. (Certification by Pine & Gilmore.) Li always knew that there was an artistic side of her that was waiting to be developed. She didn?t take the art path until later in life, and began as a full-time apprentice at Southern Atelier (now Miano Academy of Art) in the summer of 2016. Li is developing a strong sensibility and ability to capture a sitter's emotion and beauty in her portriat works. However, Li is aware that her academic skills are still maturing, and that skills alone will not make her an artist - but they remain as necessary tools to become one. The searching of her own language in art, and more importantly, the meaning and reasons of doing art now occupy her attention. (2022) Competitions, Exhibitions, Awards 2023 16th International ARC Salon/ Honorable Mention Award/Finalist (Drawing)/ The Big Catch2022 16th International ARC Salon/Finalist(Still Life)/ Undefended Peace2022 16th International ARC Salon/Finalist(Portraiture)/ Anna2022 16th International ARC Salon/Semi-finalist(Portraiture)/ Nobleman2022 16th International ARC Salon/Semi-finalist (Figurative)/ Study of Dria2022 16th International ARC Salon/Semi-finalist (Figurative)/ No Home to Return to2022 NOPAS Best of America National Juried Exhibition/ No Home to Return to2022 NOPAS Spring Online International Exhibit/Merit Award/Nobleman2022 Art Center Sarasota The Annual Juried Regional Show: Faces & Places/The Big Catch2022 Art Center Sarasota The Annual Juried Regional Show: Faces & Places/Second Place/People's Choice/Shane2022 AAPL Spring Member Online Show/Shane 2022 16th International Guild of Realism National Juried Exhibition/Anna 16th International Guild of Realism National Juried Exhibition/Best of Figurative Award/Study of Dria 2022 American Women Artist (AWA) 2022 Spring Online Juried Show/Anna2021 Portrait Society of America 17th Annual Member Only Competition/ Finalist/The Big Catch2021 American Artists Professional League(AAPL) 93rd National Exhibition/Salmagundi Club Award/Nobleman2021 Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition/Award of Excellence/Nobleman 2020 Journal of the Portrait Society of America 4th quarter 2020/Drawing of Celia BoldBrush Painting Competition2022 BoldBrush Painting Competition June/FAV 15%/No Home to Return to/Fina/ Nobleman2022 BoldBrush Painting Competition May/Honorable Mention/Faded Memory of China BoldBrush Painting Competition May/FAV 15%/No Home to Return to/Fina/Faded Memory of China2022 BoldBrush Painting Competition April/Honorable Mention/Anna BoldBrush Painting Competition April/FAV 15%/Anna/Nobleman/Red Hair Sorcha2022 BoldBrush Painting Competition March/Honorable Mention/Study of Dria BoldBrush Painting Competition March/FAV 15%/Study of Dria/Red Hair Sorcha Plein Air Salon Competition2022 Plein Air Salon Competition July/ Top 100/ Shane/No Home to Return to2022 Plein Air Salon Competition June/ Top 100/ Study of Dria2022 Plein Air Salon Competition April/ Top 100/ Shane2022 Plein Air Salon Competition March/The Best Outdoor Still life/The Big Catch



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