Multidisciplinary artist, Cui JinZhe utilizes drawing, drawing-based installation and action-based public engagement to explore phenomenology, daily rituals and everyday experiences. This exploration serves as a catalyst for reflection and realization, which Cui cites as the core of her spiritual practice. Cui JinZhe was born and raised in Dalian China and has lived and worked in Canada since 2008. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. In 2015, Cui successfully launched the Public Art Project titled "66 Physiognomies" which was selected as part of the Creative Canada Network’s year in review showcase. 66 Physiognomies is commissioned by City of Saskatoon celebrating 20th Anniversary of Placemaker Project. It used a multi-art approach to examine a new possibility in public art: to infuse the experience of everyday life with awareness by both re-envisioning the external environment and fostering a contemplative practice. From 2016 to 2017, Jinzhe toured her new experimental contemplative drawing - based project 100 Immortals in Canada and USA.
Recent Exhibitions of 100 Immortals:
June 10 - 16: 100 Immortals , Seven Days of Contemplative Creative Practice, Mentoring Artists for Women's Art, Winnipeg, Canada
June 18-19: 100 Immortals, Experimental Public Engagement Action, Time Square and Grand Central, New York, USA
June 21 : 100 Immortals , A Contemplative Public Engagement Installation, Charles Street Video, Toronto, Canada
June 24: 100 Immortals , Artist Social Engagement Project: Three Hours of Contemplative Creative Practice, 1 - 4pm at HUT K SPACE, Winnipeg, Canada
June 25: 100 Immortals, Artist Social Engagement Project, 1 - 3pm at Winnipeg Chinese Culture & Community Center, Winnipeg, Canada
June 30 - July 16: 100 Immortals, Artist Social Engagement Project, A Series of Experimental Presentations Cross Public Space and Nature Landscape of USA.
100 Immortals Tour Exhibitions are funded by Government of Saskatchewan as part of Culture on the Go Program. And many thanks to Saskatchewan Arts Board, Government of Saskatchewan, City of Saskatoon, Hemera Foundation, Access Copyright Foundation, Edmonton Arts Council, Zen Mountain Monastery, Mactarggart Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and everyone like you who have made Jinzhe’ s various projects possible.