Cui Jinzhe 崔金哲


Dear friends,

A selection of my artist books and prints will be presented in the AGA Comic and Zine Market this April!

Situated in the AGA’s atrium, the market is organized to showcase talented local artists and foster a vibrant arts community. The market is free to experience and shop. Featuring local artists working in comics, zines, multiples and other print media, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Welcome to join me browsing the vendors’ displays, participating in art activities and picking up a few collectible treasures to give away or keep for yourself!

Location: The main hall of the Art Gallery of Alberta
Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Saturday April 13 and Sunday April 14, 2024

Twelve Wonderlands / 十二心地
An Excerpt of the Hand Scroll Artist Book
The Research and Creation of This Book is Funded by Canada Council for the Arts

Artist Bio:

Cui Jinzhe, pen name Qiu Shi, painter, multidisciplinary artist whose practice includes drawing, painting, calligraphy, artist books, public art, and interdisciplinary practice. Jinzhe was born and raised in Dalian, China. She was obsessed with painting & drawing since her childhood. In 2008, Jinzhe came to Canada where her work has been focusing on self - enlightenment, community intervention and cultural integration.

A yearning for ancient heritage as well as the imagination for future, Jinzhe’s art practice, everyday life, and inner aspiration are realized and challenged. Her practice often developed from traditional Chinese art, then expressed in contemporary language and her individual visual styles. She is interested in examining the traditional ink elements of black and white with skillfully rendered images and diverse, decorative elements: details from Buddhist symbols, characters in the ancient myth legend and Chinese auspicious patterns which are built and disassembled within the abstracted, accidental landscapes of ink blots and spills. She aims to create art weaving a genuine, creative, and boundless world, connecting time, space, creatures, and culture through the common and unique human experience of love, loneliness, curiosity, suffering, longing, and awakening.

Jinzhe’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Her art has been collected by Hemera Foundation, Xucun Art Museum, Edmonton Arts Council, City of Saskatoon, Wuyang Folk Painting Commune, Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists, Dalian Polytechnic University, Edmonton Chinatown Chinese Library, and numerous private collectors from Canada, USA, and China.

Deep thanks to Canada Council for the Arts, Edmonton Arts Council, City of Edmonton, Edmonton Heritage Council, Saskatchewan Arts Board, Government of Saskatchewan, City of Saskatoon, Access Copyright Foundation, Hemera Foundation, Zen Mountain Monastery, Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, Mactarggart Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and everyone like you who have made Jinzhe' s various projects possible and be seen.