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Life is a harsh experience, yet beautiful. My goal is to discover the truth in life, and to portray those hidden aspects boldly, without losing the beauty that is seen. To merely document surfaces is not enough: I want to grasp what is behind, which to me is far more compelling and worthwhile.

— Matthew Felix Sun

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Art Portfolio of Matthew Felix Sun

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Recent Awards & Recognitions
– “Birches” – 1st 2018 ArtSlant Prize Showcase
– “Night Café” won 9th 2017 ArtSlant Showcase Award
– “Procession” – 6th 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase
– “Autumn Impression” – 5th 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Award
– “The March of Time” – Honorable Mention Award, Fresh Works VII Juried Exhibition, Harrington Gallery at Firehouse Arts Center, Pleasanton
– “Stairwell” – 2nd 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Award

Recent Publications
– “Branches” Published by Garo, September 2017
– “Waft” – Pomona Valley Review, Issue 11, July 2017
– “Unlikely (Anti-)Heroes as Artists“, Superstition Review, March 2017
– “Ink Drawing Night City 3” and “July Meteors” – Shark Reef Magazine, Winter 2015
– “Ink and Watercolor Lilies“, “Stairwell“, “Rafting” published by Owen Wister Review, 2015
(The University of Wyoming)

Competitions and Juried Shows
Liberty, Arc Gallery (online), San Francisco, Nov. 10 – Dec. 8, 2018
Autumn Colors, Berkeley Expressions Gallery, Sep. 15 – Dec. 7, 2018
Unity, Berkeley Central Arts Passage, June 16 – Oct. 13, 2018
Summer Jazz, Berkeley Expressions Gallery, June 2 – Sep. 7, 2018
Color Speaks, Berkeley Central Arts Passage, Sep 2017 – Jan 2018
Traveling the World, Berkeley Central Arts Passage, Jun 2016 – Sep 2017
Fresh Works VII, Pleasanton Firehouse Arts Center (Harrington Gallery), May 6 – June 3, 2017
Heart and Soul, Berkeley Expressions Gallery, Feb. 11 – May 12, 2017
Pets and Animals, Berkeley Central Arts Passage, Sep 2016 – Jan 2017
Literature and Art, Berkeley Central Arts Passage, Jun-Sep, 2016
– Crowded by Beauty, McGuire Real Estate Gallery, Jun-Oct, 2016
Life with Pets and Animals, Expressions Gallery, Apr-Jul, 2016
Into the Future, Expressions Gallery, Jan-Apr 2016
Our Challenged Planet (Berkeley Expressions Gallery Off Site Show), Arts Passage, Berkeley, Nov 2015-Feb 2016
Does Color Matter?, Expressions Gallery, Oct 2015-Jan 2016
The Left Coast, Marin Society of Artists, Ross, CA, Sep-Oct 2015
Today’s Artists Interact with Major Art Movements from the Renaissance to the Present (Berkeley Expressions Gallery Off Site Show), Arts Passage, Berkeley, Aug-Nov 2015
Water, Water! Water?, Expressions Gallery, July-Aug 2015
HOP, SKIP & JUMP, Expressions Gallery, Apr 2015
The Crow Show – An Homage to the Raven, The Studio Door, Feb 2015
The Golden Years Group Show, Expressions Gallery, Jan 2015
– 2014 Evergreen Association of Fine Arts Open Exhibition, EAFA Gallery in the Seattle Design Center, Nov, 2014
Collect! Exhibition and Silent Auction Fundraiser, Berkeley Art Center, Oct, 2014
Changes: Seasonal, Environmental and Life, Expressions Gallery, Oct, 2014
– “Lake” – “Scapes: Land, Sea and Urban” Juried Exhibition at Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, California, November 2011
– “White Dress” – 4th National Juried Show, Prince Street Gallery, Chelsea, New York City, New York, July 2011
– “Mackerel” – ViewPoint 2009, 41st Annual National Juried Art Competition, Cincinnati Art Club, Ohio, November 2009
– “White Dress” – ViewPoint 2007, 39th Annual National Juried Art Competition, Cincinnati Art Club, Ohio, November 2007
– “Interaction” – 23rd Annual National Juried Exhibition, Berkeley Art Center, July 23 – August 26, 2006
– “Self-Portrait, Black & White“- ViewPoint ’01, 33rd Annual Juried Art Competition, Cincinnati Art Club, Ohio, 2001
– “Piatt Park, Cincinnati, II” – ViewPoint ’97, 2nd National Juried Competition, Cincinnati Art Club, 1997

Selected Shows
Landscape, Studio Trilogy, San Francisco, California, April – August 2011
“Travel the World”, Artist-Xchange Gallery, San Francisco, Aug. ’10
“Escape to Summer” Theme Exhibit, Artist-Xchange Gallery, SF, July 2010
“Wine and Dine” Theme Exhibit, Artist-Xchange Gallery, SF, May 2010
“Spring Garden” Theme Exhibit, Artist-Xchange Gallery, SF, March 2010
City Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 03, 2008 – Jan. 31, 2009
Member’s Showcase, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, Dec. ’08 – Jan. ’09
Artist-Xchange Gallery, San Francisco, California, September 2009
– Residential and Student Service Programs Building, University of California, Berkeley , December, 2007-
– Blue Moon Cafe, San Francisco, California, Nov. 2007- Feb. 2008
– City Art Gallery, San Francisco, Dec. ’07-Jan. ’08, Dec. ’06-Jan. ’07
– Member’s Showcase, Berkeley Art Center, Nov. 19 – Dec. 21, 2006
– City Art Gallery, San Francisco, California, August, April ’06 & Dec. 2005
– YMCA Embarcadero, 169 Steuart Street, San Francisco, November 2005
– City Art Gallery, San Francisco, California, February – April 2005
– Artist Xchange Gallery, San Francisco, California, June – September 2004
– City Art Gallery, San Francisco, California, Dec. 2003 & January 2004
– West Side Cafe, Parker @ 9th, Berkeley, California, July 19 – August, 2003
– City Art Gallery, San Francisco, California, February & June 2002
– Resurfacing, a San Francisco Arts Revival, Fine Arts du jour, SF, Sep. ’02
– PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC. Coporate, San Francisco, July 2002 –
– City Art Gallery, San Francisco, Aug. 2001 – April 2002, July – Dec. 2002
– Espresso Roma (One-man show), Berkeley, California, Aug. 1 – 30, 2001
– Far Leaves Tea House (One-man show), Berkeley, Aug. 16 – Nov. 15, ’00
– Purely Physical Fitness (One-man show), San Francisco, June 18 – Aug. 5, ’00
– Farmhouse Web Company Corporate Building, Oakland, May ’00 – Apr. ’01
– Chow Restaurant (Two-person show), San Francisco, January 5th – April 4th, 2000
– Artizmo Gallery, San Anselmo, California, October 1999 – January 2000
– Associate Member Annual Group Show, Cincinnati Art Club, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1997

Teaching
– Amsterdam Art, Berkeley, California, A Modern Approach to Landscape Painting, December 1 & 8, 2001

Education
– Computer Art Institute, San Francisco, California, Multimedia/Internet Program, 1998-99
– Cincinnati Art Academy, Cincinnati, Ohio, classes in fine and commercial art, 1996-97
– Lilia Obrath, Cincinnati, Ohio, private instruction in oil painting, 1996
– Roland Huston, Cincinnati, Ohio, private instruction in oil painting, 1995

Email
Email Matthew Felix Sun: oatlantis@gmail.com

Phone
415.496.6165

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