Current Exhibition

  • Galleria@City Hall
  • Jiangang Su

    Birds and Rocks in Cloud City

    March 26 - June 10, 2024

    Above: Jiangang Su, Magnolia Explores Spring, 2022, ink and mineral colour on rice paper, 16” x 30”, courtesy of the artist

    Birds and Rocks in Cloud City presents a lively natural world integrating the two cultures dear to the Chinese-Canadian multidisciplinary artist Jiangang Su. Enchanted by BC’s natural environment, Su skillfully situates birds native to Canada in the poetic settings typical to traditional Chinese ink and brush paintings. Equally meticulously depicted are the amorphous and porous Taihu (Lake Tai) rocks that are native to Su’s home region Suzhou, which have been appreciated by Chinese literati throughout the millennia. The ever morphing rocks in misty landscapes, in tandem with the harmonious relationship between the local birds and their settings have become Su’s visual language for evoking his immigrant story and personal philosophy.

    Born in 1974 in Suzhou, China, Jiangang Su is a calligrapher, painter, seal carver, Kintsugi artist, and educator. He studied under the renowned calligrapher and seal carver Gongda Yan in the 1980s, and graduated from the Changshu Institute of Technology. After immigrating to Canada in 2016 and setting up his studio in Richmond, Su has had exhibitions at Lipont Gallery, Sunzen Gallery, and Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, and co-organized the Vancouver International Chinese Calligraphy Contest at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden in 2022. Su’s work is held in the collections of multiple institutions in both China and Canada.


    City Hall Galleria is located on the ground floor of Richmond City Hall, 6911, No.3 Road, Richmond, V6Y 2C1

    Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:15 am to 5 pm, except on public holidays

    Above: Jiangang Su, Magnolia Explores Spring, 2022, ink and mineral colour on rice paper, 16” x 30”, courtesy of the artist


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