Hong Liu-sertti

Hong Liu-Sertti

Location: China

Website: http://www.hlsart.fi/

Born: 1974,China
Nationality: Finnish
Work and live in Espoo, Finland

1996-2000 BFA, The Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, China
2007 Aalto University School of Art and Design
2006 Sibelius Academy, Finland

Coming Exhibition:
22.2-13.3.2016 Solo exhibition Twitter with birch at Forssa Museum, Finland.
3.12-6.12.2015 Miami River Art Fair 2015, satellite art fair of Art Basel Miami Beach, USA.
28.10-25.11.2015 Solo exhibition Twitter with birch at Galleria Leonardo, Tampere, Finland.
Solo Exhibition:
2014 Bird-forest-lake at Galleria Dix, Helsinki.
2012 Freedom at Galleria Dix, Helsinki.
2011 I have an appointment with spring at Kaken Kehys, Helsinki.
2006 TARUtalli gallery, Helsinki
2005 Vihergallery, Espoo, Finland.

Joint Exhibition:
2011 Marziart Internationale Galerie, Hamburg, Germany.
2010 Kolme kertaa yksi 3x1 , Galleria Tila, Helsinki.
2010 Somero library gallery, Somero, Finland.
2009 Gallery Riddaren, Stockhlom.
2008 Two steps to east, one step to west, at Galleria Bukra, Tampere and Espoo culture center Finland.

Group Exhibition:
2015 The Miami Art Expo, USA.
2015 ART Salon in Louvre Museum - Carrousel du Louvre, invited by PAKS Gallery, Austria.
2015 Group exhibition Echoes-Kaikuja at The international cultural center Caisa, Helsinki.
2015 Oxford International Art Fair at the Oxford Town Hall.
2013 Reflection at Stoa gallery, Helsinki.
2012 Speak to me - Puhu mulle at Kanneltalo art gallery, Helsinki.
2012 Art fair Art Helsinki 12 at Messukeskus, Helsinki.
2011 Planeet Vaarikas at the Polymer Gallery, Tallinn Estonia.
2011 The 1st Internat?onal Izmir B?enn?al of Arts, Turkey.
2010 Autumn Salon 2010 at Gallery Red Gate, London.
2009 The 9th International Biennial Of Contemporary Art DIALOGUES, in Petersburg, Russia.
2009 International Art Exhibition & Congress, Tetouan CASA ESPANA, Morocco.
2008 Autumn Salon, Caisa, at Helsinki Culture center.
2008 Home, at Punavuoren Design Galleria, Helsinki
2008, 2007 Faces International Culture Festival, Billnäs Pohja, Finland.
2007 Screm Do Mira, at Peace center, Kosarac, Bosnia.
2007 Fusion of culture - The Helsinki International Modern Art Exhibition.
2007 The third culture, Nurmes City Museum, Finland.
2007 Tarinoit-Tales , at Stoa gallery, Helsinki.
2006 From kukat to Hua -Chinese flower painting course exhibition, at Kontula library, Helsinki
2006 Calligraphy course exhibition ”love” in Chinese Calligraphy at Itäkeskuks Matteuksen kirkko, Helsinki.
2000 Graduation exhibition at Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, China.
1999 Excellent Works of 1998-1999 School Year Exhibition, at Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, China.

2013 Meditation on Impermanence? with photographer Riitta Säkö, Helsinki.

2007 From heritage to exploration - introduction to Chinese art, at Art school Maa, Helsinki.

2006 - Calligraphy and Chinese painting courses at the Aalto University School of Art and Design and other many culture centers and schools in Finland.
2000-2003 Guest teacher, Continuing Education College of The Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art, China

Helsinki International Artists´ Association ( HIAA ).
Registered Artists` International Network ( ART RAIN ).
EU-MAN the European Union Migrant Artists Network .
China Calligraphy and painting artist association .

2006 The memory of summer?concrete graphic wall of parterre at IF insurance company, Turku, Finland.
2001 Sublimation ,metal, 7X4X3M, sculpture design for Hospital of Land Forces, Guangzhou, China.
1998 Lotus, fiberglas, 26x3.8M, sculpture design for Sanshui`s Lotus World, Foshan, China.

Lahti City, Finland
Ministry of Justice Finland
Annanterapia, Finland
Vantaa city, Finland
Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, China

2015 Listen to the Birdsong, article by Art Historian Dr. Barbara Aust-Wegemund, published at ART SLANT Miami Magazine and ARTFIX Daily.
2015 Collected in Contemporary Art Of Excellence.
2013 Interviewed by Magazine Kaksplus.
2011 Art catalog 1st International Izmir Biennial of Arts.
2011 Featured by art magazine for professional immigrant artists Universal Colours.
2009 Art catalog Dialogues IX International Biennial Of Contemporary Art.
2009 Interviewed by Susan Wilander on Radio 100,3 MHz.
2007 Art catalog The Third Culture.
2007 Tarinoit-Tales - Stoa gallery exhibition, Taru program, YLE television.
2006 kiinalaisia kukkia Chinese painting course in Helsinki- Finnish broadcasting company YLE television Basaari program.
2006 Liu Hong & Katarina Antonio exhibtion, Taru program ( Art and diversity), YLE television
2005 Liu Hong´s exhibition, Länsiväylä newspaper.

2013 State Fine Arts Committee of Arts Promotion Center Finland grant for solo exhibition Bird, forest, lake.
2012 The Finnish Minstry of Education and Culture grant for HIAA group exhibition Speak to me - Puhu mulle at Kanneltalo art gallery, Helsinki


Listen to the Birdsong

Listen to the Birdsong

Hong Liu-Sertti

at Miami Art Expo

by Dr. Barbara Aust-Wegemund, Art Historian


A spread of paintings in a meditative medley surrounds the Miami Art Expo with works by Hong Liu-Sertti. Inundated with visual metaphors, her artwork appears in a tactile interplay of spaces and forms using a meditative symphony of brush strokes in elegant compositions. The subtle colours and the play of light endow the works with luminosity.

Hong Liu-Sertti captures the movements in her meditative brush strokes that carry us seamlessly into a mystical realm. A lifelong fascination with painting and calligraphy shapes the work of Hong Liu-Sertti, who is selected from the Jury Committee of Miami Art Expo to present her recent series “Transformation” in Miami. Main subject in the series are sea waves in blue green brush stokes and water drops transforming in birds and stamps.

The artist, who is living in Espoo, Finland, is delighted to be selected for the show in Miami, hosted at Nina Torres Fine Art. The 8,000 square feet gallery space across the street of Margaret Pace Park is located at 1800 North Bayshore Drive, in a high-rise building adorned with fountains and with breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach and the Port of Miami.

So what are the characteristics in Hong Liu-Sertti’s work? ”The key elements of my artworks”, Hong Liu-Sertti explains, ”are birds and calligraphic seals. The seals resonate with the theme of the painting. The simplicity of Finnish art and nature is a great inspiration for my creativity.“ About the process of painting, she continues: “My painting process is a flow of spontaneous creativity. The colors, the brush strokes, the movement and the stillness, the vibration and the silence are all flowing in a natural rhythm. By integrating spontaneous brush strokes with rational arrangement of colourful calligraphic seals, I explore the ways to express conflict and harmony; limitation and freedom.

In this eternal universe, the birds fly their lives and sing their songs of praise for the freedom. Sunny days or stormy days, the birds never stop their love for singing and never stop their love for flying. The motivation behind my painting is to awaken people to reflect on our life and our relation to the universe.”

Hong Liu-Sertti graduated (BFA) at the renowned Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, China (1996-2000), before she participated at Aalto University of Art and Design (2007) and Sibelius Academy Finland (2006). Her work has been featured worldwide (Guangzhou, Helsinki, Stockholm, Oxford, Paris, Izmir, St. Petersburg among others) and is held in private and public collections in Finland.

Hong Liu-Sertti is a member of the Helsinki International Artists Association (HIAA), China Calligraphy and Painting Artist Association, registered Artists International Network (ART RAIN), the European Union Migrant Artists Network (EU-MAN) and Finnish Art Association.

Her work has been awarded by the State Fine Arts Committee of Arts Promotion Center Finland grant for the solo exhibition “Bird, Forest, Lake”(2013) and byThe Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture grant for HIAA group exhibition “Speak to me - Puhu mulle“ (2012).

Created from an inner silence Hong Liu-Sertti’s work is facing the question how to reconcile the traditional literati mindset of retreat into nature with the public appeal for social intervention of reality emphasized in contemporary art in order to complete a universal transformation. Hong Liu-Sertti prefers to seek out valuable ideas and resources for creative transformation within her own rich cultural traditions in contributing philosophical values and views.

In reviewing her complete oeuvre she has reflected a deep impact of sensibility. By going into the painting, behind and underneath the surface, the painting gains a unique kind of physicality seeking out what lies beyond the surface appearances.

Hong Liu-Sertti’s concept is focused on the importance of mind, body, unity and purity. While viewing these paintings, the mind remains in the now, being fully aware of the illusory nature of material life. What is in and behind the waves? How deep is the ocean? Where is real peace in life? Just listen to the birdsong to make peace with yourself.

( published in ART SLANT Miami Magazine and ARTFIX Daily - Curated Art World News and Exclusives 2015)