MOCATalks: Ink Abstraction Demonstration with Artist Hong Yao

Thu, Aug 16, 2018 @ 6:30pm - 7:30pm


Tickets are $10 and include wine and Museum general admission. Purchase tickets now!. Members receive complimentary tickets. Not a Member? Join today!


Grab a drink and join renowned Chinese artist Hong Yao, as he demonstrates his expressive painting technique creating abstract compositions using brushes, ink, watercolors, and oil pastels. You will also have a rare opportunity to witness Hong Yao’s acclaimed snapline technique, a creative method in which an ink-soaked thread is snapped to create dynamic lines on paper. Hong will also discuss his experience, creative process, and his views on the role of art in our lives.

Hong Yao is a Chinese visual artist who was born in 1939. He graduated from the Department of Painting of the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 1962, and taught at Hubei Academy of Fine Arts in 1977. As an educator, Hong Yao has taught in  Wuhan, China and Taiwan. As an artist, his work has been exhibited all across the globe. Hong Yao is a Teaching Artist in Residence with MOCA this summer.

Check out more on Hong Yao’s dynamic snapline technique here.