Lives and works in London.
Luna Sue Huang (b.1998) is a Chinese artist currently based in London. She graduated from the Hubei Institute of Fine Arts in Painting in 2019, and then completed the MA in Illustration and Visual Media at the University of the Arts London in 2021. She primarily works with the medium of painting, drawing, printmaking and animation. Her practice is about subconsciousness, feminism, her experience with synesthesia and her self-reflection. She was inspired by Eastern philosophy, exploring the visual expression of subtle emotions and refection of life in a poetic way.
2023 RA Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
"Roots of Day - Dying on the vine" Group Exhibition, JC Gallery, London
"Floating" A Figurative Exhibition, Pilgrims Contemporary Gallery, Keswick
The First Hubei Youth Fine Arts works Exhibition, Hubei Institute Of Fine Arts Museum
Open Call Exhibition x Invited Artists, Tart Gallery, London
London Paint Club ‘Threads of Perception’ Online Exhibition
Outlook : Contemporary Chinese Art Exhibition
2022 THE INCORRIGIBLE DRAWING CLÜB Online Group Show
Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, London
Crystal Clear Group Show, 仲町の家, Tokyo
Color 2022, CICA Museum, Korea
2021 Luna Sue X Yang Double Solo Exhibition, Hui Space, Beijing
‘Elephant Without Castle' Exhibition, TED Hangzhou, Hangzhou
'With.In - Belonging is Here' art exhibition, SPARC Space, Venice, Italy
2020 ‘Urban Renewal’ Exhibition, White Culture
Multiplicity Exhibition, Corsica Studio, London
Childish Everywhere, Shenzhen
‘YiXiangYiXiang’ Online Group Exhibition
2019 The 2nd Graduates Art Fair Shenzhen, China
The 3rd 'Golden Time' Graduated Works Exhibition, Star Space, Wuhan
AWARDS AND GRANTS
2023 Delphain Gallery open call 2023 winner
2022 WSXA Paris International Awards, Best Experimental Film, Award Winner
Europe Independent Movie Festival, Best Animation Short Film, Award Winner
Madonie Film Festival, Region of Sicily, Best Animation, Award Winner
Eastern Europe Film Festival, Best Animation, Honorable Mention
Mannheim Arts and Film Festival, Best Animation, Honorable Mention
2021 Between Shan Shui Group Show, 1974 Club, London
Beyond Nature Group Show, Wendle Court, London
2020 MultipliCity Group Show, Corsica Studio, London
2023 'London Paint Club' Magazine Issue No.3
2022 Emerging Artist Luna Sue Huang: Depicting a Healing Poem from a Female Perspective with Brushes, China Civilized Network, 25/04/2023
Luna Sue Huang: Painting Is A Pure Land I Am Glad I Have It, Art China, 24/11/2022
Creating 'Poetic' Paintings That Tell Their Own Stories, Yachang Art News, 08/10/2022
2019-2021 London College of Communication, MA Illustration and Visual Media
2015-2019 Hubei Insitute of Fine Arts, BA Painting
My work is about subconsciousness, my experience with synesthesia and feminism.
My artwork captures the subtle moments of emotions in life and expresses them in a poetic way. My work often reflects a deep understanding of human emotions, relationships and feelings, as I attempt to explore the private emotions of others from different angles, I want to give an intimate feeling through my works. Through my artwork, viewers can experience the emotions and experiences that are universally present in the depths of the human heart, from the moments of life, that’s also the reason why my works are most figurative, even though sometimes there are no figure in the actual painting, it is still interacted and observed by human.
I also believe that my art is a form of feminist action, as I highlight women's emotions and experiences to explore issues of gender discrimination and oppression. My work often reflects the situation and experiences of women in society and culture from my home country. Through my artwork, I aim to explore issues such as women's identity, gender roles, and bodily autonomy, showing my greater love and understanding towards female, while also calling for more attention and concern for women's rights and interests.
My work often involves exploring self-identity and focusing on social issues. In my art, art is not just a means of expression and communication, but also a way of self-healing and healing others. I have been learning to converse with myself and then use my work to express my reflection, empathise, and connect with others.
Everything is fluid and transitory. Inspired by Eastern Philosophy, I visually expressed these emotions I have experienced or noticed as a way of validating feelings people are experiencing, affirming their efforts, and encouraging them not to give up.