Artist BiJian Fan is exhibiting his kinetic sculptures along with Julia Pinkham and Andrea Haffner at Blackboard gallery in old town Camarillo, California, June 4-26, 2015. The opening reception is at 4pm on June 6th, 2015.
Blend math in public art
Artist BiJian Fan installed a public art of Tangram at Studio Channel Islands Art Center in Camarillo, California, on May 7, 2015. Tangram is a 7-piece puzzle made out of a square, it is used to create geometric art. Tangram originated in China as an intelligent game to cultivate creativity and mathematical reasoning. BiJian brings his heritage to local community and blend art and math in public education.
City of Los Angeles published a calendar and cultural guide to celebrate Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month in May. It showcased artist BiJian Fan and others, honored their contribution to American culture. Mayor Eric Garcetti commemorated the opening ceremony on May 8, 2015 at the city hall.
BiJian’s artwork, whale song, was selected for the publication. It integrated two seemingly incompatible media, paper and water, the dynamic shadow found its cultural origin in Buddhism’s doctrine - impermanence. The calendar and cultural guide can be viewed at http://www.culturela.org/events/heritagemonth/apiahm/2015/2015_APIAHM_Calendar.pdf.
Channel Islands National Park commissioned local artist BiJian Fan to create artistic interpretation of endemic animals on the islands. Islands fox, found nowhere else on Earth, lives only on the channel islands. The sculpture will be installed at the park’s visitor center to engage public in preserving the habitat of the animals on the islands.