The figurative paintings and stamp designs of Huili Yin will be on display at the University of Southern Indiana’s Kenneth P. McCutchan Art Center/Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries from January 18 to March 17. A free public reception for the artist will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, January 19, at the McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries.
Yin will present a demonstration/workshop of his coke ink painting technique at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, January 17, at the USI Art Studio. Call 812/465-7047 for more information about the demonstration.
Yin holds a Ph.D. from the Academy of Fine Arts of Central University for Nationalities and a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the Academy of Fine Arts, Tsing Hua University in China. He is a professor of art the Academy of Fine Arts of Minzu University of China and has served as its dean since 2000. In 2010, USI President Linda Bennett visited Minzu University and met with Yin to discuss future student exchanges between USI and Minzu University.
Yin is the director of the Beijing Fine Arts association and a member of the Art Education Committee of the Ministry of Education of China and the Graphic Design Committee of the China Artist Association.
As a designer, Yin has earned numerous awards in stamp design. Gibbon, his shadow engraving-style stamp, is included in the Chinese National Post Office Stamp Printing Bureau’s Fine Stamp Program. He is the recipient of The Expert Award, the top stamp design award in China. This year, he designed the stamp Dragon for Mozambique, Africa.
As a fine artist, Yin’s Mexican coke figure paintings are included in the collections of the National Art Museum of China and the Chinese National Academy of Painting. His work has appeared in national juried shows at the National Art Museum of China and the Chinese Military Museum.
He has published three books: Yin Huili Figure Painting of Mexican Coke, Reading Notes of Animal Stamp Design, and American Modern Poster Design Work.
Photo Credit: Provided by the artist
Detail, Figure Painting, 2008, 52 ¾" x 27" Click Hi-Res for whole image