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Mu Wen Pan
updated: 05/04/2011
website: http://www.mupan.com/
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Big Deer
Mu Pan's China Myth-Monkey King The Counter Revolutionist
Mountain and Sea -South East Ocean 1
Mountain and Sea -South East Ocean 2
Mountain and Sea -South East Ocean 3
Mountain and Sea 2
Mountain and Sea 4
Heavenly Book of China, Chapter 1
Heavenly Book of China, Chapter 2
Heavenly Book of China, Chapter 3
Heavenly Book of China, Chapter 5
Heavenly Book of China, Chapter 6
Heavenly Book of China, Chapter 8
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  narrative, figurative
 
 
Big Deer by Mu Wen Pan
Big Deer
Watercolor on paper
2011
29 " x  44 " 
Mu Pan's China Myth-Monkey King The Counter Revolutionist by Mu Wen Pan
Mu Pan's China Myth-Monkey King The Counter Revolutionist
Watercolor on paper
2011
24 " x  24 " 
Mountain and Sea -South East Ocean 1 by Mu Wen Pan
Mountain and Sea -South East Ocean 1
Watercolor on paper
2010
22 " x  29 " 
Mountain and Sea -South East Ocean 2 by Mu Wen Pan
Mountain and Sea -South East Ocean 2
Watercolor on paper
2010
22 " x  29 " 
Mountain and Sea -South East Ocean 3 by Mu Wen Pan
Mountain and Sea -South East Ocean 3
Watercolor on paper
2010
22 " x  29 " 
Mountain and Sea 2 by Mu Wen Pan
Mountain and Sea 2
Watercolor on paper
2010
22 " x  29 " 
Mountain and Sea 4 by Mu Wen Pan
Mountain and Sea 4
Watercolor on paper
2010
22" x  29" 
Heavenly Book of China, Chapter 1 by Mu Wen Pan
Heavenly Book of China, Chapter 1
Watercolor on paper
2009
40" x  30" 
Heavenly Book of China, Chapter 2 by Mu Wen Pan
Heavenly Book of China, Chapter 2
Watercolor on paper
2009
40" x  30" 
Heavenly Book of China, Chapter 3 by Mu Wen Pan
Heavenly Book of China, Chapter 3
Watercolor on paper
2009
40" x  30" 
Heavenly Book of China, Chapter 5 by Mu Wen Pan
Heavenly Book of China, Chapter 5
Watercolor on paper
2009
40" x  30" 
Heavenly Book of China, Chapter 6 by Mu Wen Pan
Heavenly Book of China, Chapter 6
Watercolor on paper
2009
40" x  30" 
Heavenly Book of China, Chapter 8 by Mu Wen Pan
Heavenly Book of China, Chapter 8
Watercolor on paper
2009
40" x  30" 

Artist Statement
My work is about being the story - stories that had been passed down by our oral tradition. Some of them are passed down to praise the people who have the power above us, some of them are forced to be the truth, and some of them are told much earlier than it happened.

To me, there is no true story or fiction. Once a story is told, it all depends on the story teller and the audience. The most important part of storytelling is neither about narrating nor illustrating what happened, but becoming the story itself so we can go further into it until the story becomes a part of ourselves. Storytelling is not a mere entertainment. If we want to continue creating our false glories and history, we have to keep making up so many tales and they will eventually become facts.

I work with a traditional narrative way to present my vision to people. I am actually being the images from my head when I am creating them. I want to tell stories whether they will be accepted or denied. This is going to be the story of myself.

Artist Bio / CV

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

KunstRaum H&H, Cologne, Germany (http://www.kunstraumhh.com/index.html)

EDUCATION

M.F.A. with honors   2007        Illustration as Visual Essay     School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

B.F.A.                          2001        Illustration                                  School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

AWARDS

Spring          2007      Catherine Rhodes Scholarship

Fall                2006      MFA Illustration Department Merit Scholarship

Spring          2006      MFA Illustration Department Merit Scholarship

Spring          2001      Alumni Scholarship Awards

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

April             2011      The Other Mountain and The Other Sea, KunstRaum H&H, Cologne, Germany

MAJOR GROUP EXHIBITIONS

October        2011      La Luz de Jesus 25th Anniversary Group Show, Los Angeles, CA

July               2011      Silly Season 2011, KunstRaum H&H, Cologne, Germany

March          2011      UNICEF’s Tap Project, Giant Robot, Los Angeles, CA

March          2011      Verge: Art Brooklyn, New York, NY

July               2010      Silly Season 2010, KunstRaum H&H, Cologne, Germany

December    2009      GEISAI Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwan

April             2009      Papershapers, Scion Installation LA, Los Angeles, CA

December    2008      Friends, Cheryl Pelavin Fine Arts LLC, New York, NY

May              2007      Senior Thesis Show, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY

January        2007      To All My Relations, La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

* Two-persons show with Esther Pearl Watson

October        2006     The Book Show, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY

June              2005      The Ghost and Specters, Compound Gallery, Portland, OR

*Two-persons show with Kenichi Hoshine

February      2004      Meathaus @ Meltdown Group Show, Meltdown Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

November    2003      The Social Affair Group Show, Memphis University, Memphis, TN