Alvin Xiong is an Auckland-based multi-disciplinary artist specifying in integrating painting techniques into different mediums to achieve a new expression. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in oil painting from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in China; Certificates of Contemporary Art Theory and Contemporary Art History from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design in Auckland, and he completed his Master of Fine Arts degree at Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland in New Zealand.
Xiong was the finalist in several New Zealand art awards, including Estuary Art Award 10th Anniversary, Auckland (2016), The Adam Portrait Award and Exhibition, Wellington (2014), and 'New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award (2014), Hamilton; and an award winner in the Emerging Artist Award at the NZ Art Show, Wellington (2014); and The Trust Art and Sculpture Awards, Auckland (2014). His works have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Recent shows include, E=hv (光=人类视觉), 5Art Space (2017), China; solo The Feeling Menmoto, Vero Centre (2015), Auckland; and solo Cross influential, Pierre Peeters Gallery (2014), Auckland.
Alvin's works are in the collections of the The James Wallace Arts Trust, China National Archives of Guangzhou, permanent light installation commissioned by Remuera Business Association for Auckland Art Festival, installation ‘LALALA’ commissioned by University of Auckland for Lantern Festival. His book, Tempera Research, was published by Alte Btücke Verlag in Heidelberg, Germany (2011)
Alvin is also an independent curator mainly focus on curating or co-curating exhibition between New Zealand and China for helping people breaking the language and cultural boundaries in academic or public environment.
For more information please go to www.alvinxiong.com.