Executive Director Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt and board members Juliette Li and Lisa Faith Phillips were delighted to attend the wonderful opening of Han Feng's new photography show The Gift (pictured above.)
Han Feng had never used a camera before the pandemic. When international travel halted her work in Shanghai and Europe in 2020, she quarantined in her Midtown loft and gave herself a creative assignment: to explore the art of still life at night with her new Hasselblad.
Grateful for the unforeseen two years at home, and the inspiration she found with the camera, Han Feng calls this series The Gift.
Han Feng’s clothing, design, and art installations have been featured in major exhibitions at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Neue Galerie and Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, among others. She lives and works in New York and Shanghai.
See Han Feng's new show The Gift at the Victoria Monroe Fine Arts gallery in New York City from April 1 - 30, 2022.
On March 16, 2018, to celebrate Women's History Month, Willow Weilan Hai, China Institute's gallery director presented three contemporary Chinese women artists, Guo Zhen, LanDing Liu and Lin Yan to discuss identity and gender in contemporary Chinese Art.
CUSWF's executive director Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt sat down with each artist for a one-on-one.
Artist Guo Zhen shared her thoughts about her powerful art and commitment to evolving women's roles in society with CUSWF executive director Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt.
Noted Chinese artist Lin Yan and CUSWF executive director Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt discuss Lin's artistic vision behind her stunning environmental installations.
Artist LanDing Liu was interviewed by CUSWF executive director Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt about her life and how it informed her artistic vision, and how she used art and the Chinese language to help women and girls thrive.
In his entertaining course The Unique Chinese Characters & Art of Calligraphy at China Institute, Ben Wang demonstrates how to write "rain" in running and cursive styles.
Our friend the New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly was invited to travel to Beijing by the China Women’s Film Festival to speak about the art of cartooning for change and women’s rights.
Liza is the CBS News Resident Cartoonist and her work has appeared in The New Yorker and other magazines, in numerous books, and on the CBS News and CBS Morning Show. She is a regular columnist on Medium, a TED speaker and global traveler. She notes that she is looking to change the world with humor.
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Drawing of the Great Wall of China by Liza Donnelly
NEW YORK --Musifai, the innovative online musical instruments platform, has announced that it is working with the China-US Women’s Foundation to donate musical instruments to the Girls Play Music program, for girls who want to learn to play music but cannot afford the cost.
According to Ti Zhang, CEO of Musifai, “I founded Musifai to enable more people to have access to musical instruments at reasonable prices. Working with the China-US Women’s Foundation, the Girls Play Music program will allow us to reach girls who cannot afford instruments but who have a passion for music. We will reach out to schools in both the U.S. and China on behalf of this program."