Artist’s Bio Lawrence Yun
Professor Lawrence Tzuchi Yun graduated with a Packaging Design emphasis from Fu Hsin Arts School (Taipei, Taiwan) and later moved to Los Angeles, California continuing his education in late 1990. Yun holds a Master of Fine Arts in Drawing/Painting and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from California State University, Long Beach. He teaches Two Dimensional Design, Descriptive Drawing, Watercolor, and Illustration A at Caliofrnia State University, Fullerton.
In the style of realism, Yun’s watercolor series reveal the intriguing relationship between culture and nature: man-made creation versus natural phenomena. He focuses on the manipulation and manufacturing of nursery culture as an artificial and yet natural hybridization between man and earth. The paintings were meant to be aesthetically pleasing, yet the deliberate awkwardness of the structured subject matter was manipulated within the composition to convey subtle messages that triggered the audience to question the imagery. These images represent Yun’s observation of universal technological and evolutionary living patterns, which appear as genetically modified and biologically enhanced experiment practiced throughout all aspects of life.
Among 13 solo exhibitions in 16 years since 1997, Yun has been exhibiting as a featured solo artist in prestigious galleries and museums throughout California, including reputable Bergamot Station’s (Santa Monica) Patricia Correia Gallery, Schomburg Gallery, Sarah Lee Art Works & Projects as well as Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). His paintings are also representing in various private and public permanent collections, including Terranea Resort, Sony Pictures, and the Franklin Mint. His work can also be seen in the television programs, including Luck (HBO), The Guardian (CBS), Eli Stone (ABC), Monk (HBO), and Knight Rider (NBC) and movies, including Daddy Day Care (Columbia Pictures), Meet the Fockers (Universal Pictures), and Transformers (DreamWorks).
Classes: 123, 310, 363A