Crossing Time Zone · 2022 C-C-A Emerging Artists Communication Exhibition - Artist promotion | Elena Miller

发布日期:2022-11-09 21:26

China-Canada-Australia Emerging Artists Communication Exhibition
Crossing Time zone · Emerging Artists 

Artist Promotion - Phase Ⅵ

Elena Miller

In a Sentimental Mood

16in x 20in \ 2022 
Encaustic medium and shellac on wood panel

“Often times part of my creative process begins with a music playlist based on my mood at the time.  Once my panel is primed and ready, I will land on a certain piece of music that inspires me and will have it on a constant loop while I am working. For this artwork, that piece of music was “In a Sentimental Mood” (Ellington & Coltrane, 1963). ”
                                                                                                                                                                      ——Elena Miller

This painting is playful but delicate with a gentle energy that, with each layer of translucent beeswax creates a sort of breathability that makes it look magical.  The music was also inspirational in choosing what shades of pigments to use. I was drawn to the delicate pinks, majestic purples, periwinkle blues and moody greens.The delicate lace-like texture draping over the painting has this protective and enveloping effect as if the colors underneath it, while blending with each other, are shy and private. I feel this sense of serenity every time when I hear this piece of music and I wanted to achieve a similar feeling on the panel.


To the Moon

Triptych \ 24in x 10in \ 2022
Encaustic medium and shellac on wood panel

Clair de Lune

Triptych \ 24in x 10in \ 2022
Encaustic medium and shellac on wood panel


Elena Miller,a self-taught artist. Elena has taken art, photography and sculpture classes in secondary school (also called high school in Canada). There was no other formal fine arts education or graduate school.Elena is an emerging new artist, her work hasn’t been displayed in exhibitions or won any awards, yet. Elena has been drawn to creating art her whole life.   After immigrating to Canada as a teenager, she started high school with very minimal understanding of the English Language and art was something that made her feel like she belonged.  Visual Arts, photography and sculpture classes were her safe haven from confusion, sadness and worry. As a young adult, she ventured down a few different career paths but ultimately the universe always led her back to creativity and expression through painting.  Currently, the medium that stole her heart is Encaustic, an ancient art form created using a combination of beeswax and damar resin. Elena marries her inspiration to music and textures found in nature. The work is intuitive and abstract, and every piece is discovered organically. Her paintings are rich with visual and tactile expression. With every layer of wax, pigment and shellac you see texture, depth and luminosity.

- The copyright of the above artworks belongs to the artist. 
  It has been authorized to use them in this promotion and exhibition.

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Initiator & Director
Suvy Sun

Melanie Wilmink
Caspar Fairhall

Curators Assistant
Maggie Bai
Haru Liu
Nyusa Zhou
Joanne Yeung
Uchida Ma
Yien Wang
Sarah Yang
Lcey Yin
Chloe Zhang
Wendy Peng 

Joel Ong

Sino-Canada Alliance of Arts and Culture
Luxun Academy of Fine Arts gallery
Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and Technology
York University Centre for Asian Research
the School of Visual Communication Design of LAFA
Funding by the Canada-China Initiative Fund Committee at the York Centre for Asian Research
Funding by the “Double First-Class” Project of Luxun Academy of Fine Arts 

About the exhibition

Art is a language that doesn’t need translation. For a long time, art has played an important role in the communication between China and other countries. In the context of economic globalization, cultures from all over the world collide and fuse with each other, forming a multi-cultural network. Chinese culture and various cultures of other countries meet here, forming a strong and diverse artistic atmosphere As globalization makes the cultural and artistic exchanges between countries more frequent and more closely connected, the optimization of the international artistic ecological environment also provides new opportunities for the evolution of art. Art is enriched by exchanges and mutual learning; the development of art requires international exchanges and cooperation, the active participation of artists from all countries, the sharing of ideas, the collision of hearts and the blending of emotions.This initiative is hosted by the Sino-Canada Alliance of Arts and Culture,York University Centre for Asian Research, Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and Technology, the Luxun Academy of Fine Arts gallery, and the School of Visual Communication Design of LAFA, with funds from the Canada-China Initiative Grant from York Centre for Asian Research, and Double first-class project approved by Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts. The exhibition showcases outstanding works of art by young artists from all over the world, strengthens exchanges between artists from all over the world, and promotes the "beauty of each other and the beauty of the other" in Chinese and foreign cultures. By supporting art exchange activities between international artists , promoting the understanding of the different national cultures, and breaking through group and language barriers, we aim to achieve more commonality between people, creating communication, understanding,and fusion,thereby further optimizing the ecological environment,new opportunities for the artistic.This exhibition shows the vitality of the interdependence and common development of Chinese culture and the world civilization, promotes the pace of Chinese art to the world, and has a positive impact on promoting the inheritance and development of Chinese culture and strengthening the international exchange of Chinese culture. After the exhibition committee’s review, a total of 47 artists from 43 regions in the world have been selected into the "Crossing Time Zones·2022 China-Canada-Australia Emerging Artists Communication Exhibition". We will introduce the participating artists issue by issue, welcome your attention and subscription.

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