“The essence of my artistic creation is the spirit of traditional Chinese literature, philosophy, and art.”
Miaomiao Cui is a painter, writer, teacher, photographer, member of the US-China Artists Association and the Chinese Writers Association of America. She has published many articles in newspapers and magazines in her life. Influenced by her mother, she has been fond of reading and writing since her childhood. She once worked as a newspaper reporter and a university lecturer, and won many national and provincial news awards. These years she shifts her focus onto painting, writing and teaching. Her writing works include novel, poem and prose. Her novel “Emerald-ink Manor” is in publication, and new novel “Water Cloud Jade” will be in publication soon.
Bai Juyi, a poet in the Tang Dynasty, wrote a famous poem, named "The Pipa Player", to express his thoughts about life. The Chinese cursive script in the background is from an excerpt from the Eastern Jin Dynasty calligrapher Wang Xizhi's Seventeen Texts.
Miaomiao Cui’s passion for art was genetically inherited from her great grandfather who was the last local governor in Fuxian, a seaside district in northeastern China. Painting was his favorite way to relax after a long day of political work. His huge paintings in the traditional style were gorgeously eye-catching. The passion for art was passed down to Miaomiao Cui’s grandma and then to her.
Tranquil Lantern Night 花瓷间之静夜提灯
Lotus flowers and red lanterns are symbols of good hopes for life and future.
Miaomiao was very addicted to paintings and super-sensitive to colors. Since her childhood she studied traditional Chinese paintings with a famous local artist. She was inspired to become an artist by the famous Chinese female artist, Yu-liang Pan by watching her TV show.
Among the Flowers and Porcelains 花瓷间 is a series of 15 paintings expressing how elegant ancient Chinese ladies spend quiet nights under the moon.
From 2016 to 2018, she moved with her Army Officer husband who was assigned in Seoul, South Korea. There she learned Korean painting techniques.
Imagism originated in the United States and Britain during the early 20th century. Imagist poetry and painting are closely related by the short and concise vivid artistic images which express a theme. Miaomiao Cui's art not only embodies the language of poetic beauty but also reveals her emotions behind her images. Her art is also impacted by oriental expressionistic aesthetics which blend representative Chinese cultural elements. Her art thus combines imagism and expressionism to express tangible physical images with intangible spiritual connotation.
In 2018 she returned to the U.S. with an enlightened spirit of both Eastern and Western cultures that showed in her paintings that were displayed in several local and international art exhibitions.
Quiet night playing the Guqin, doing makeup before the mirror, these are the ancient women's daily refined life. The background shining color shows a deep quiet and happy emotion at such an elegant night.
Compact layout, exquisite decorative display, coordinated spatial scale and proportion, deep cultural connotation, and elegant atmosphere evolve throughout her artistic creation.
Dressing up to wait for her sweetheart to come back home under the light of joyful red lantern is a popular topic in many ancient poems. The smoke from the lantern is like her lovesickness. The inspiration is from a famous Chinese literature “Romance of the Western Chamber”.
Her fame with the local art scene attracted many businesses and organizations to commission her to paint murals in their establishments.
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Wuxi clay baby is a famous specialty of Wuxi, a cultural city located in South-eastern China, with many beautiful symbolic meanings.