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Artist of the Month: Vivian Chen '25

Artist Name: Vivian Chen

Grade Level: 9

About the Artist: "Vivian is a promising young artist with the right attitude towards self expression. She is a great listener and at the same time she always has a clear idea about the outcomes she expects from her work. Her images are a great combination between graphicness and an expressive brush stroke. Vivian understands how much she can get out of the material by letting it direct her through the image and the composition. We can't wait to see her next creations." -Juan Negroni, Upper School Studio Art Teacher

Course Level: Intermediate Studio Art

How long have you been enrolled in arts courses? This is my first year in Studio Art.

What was the inspiration for the work(s)? 

The purpose of this painting is to show contrast between the 18th century and the modern era. The girl sitting is painted in a way that mimics the old masters during the Renaissance era, while the phone in her hands and the articles behind her symbolize the modern world. She is realizing the upcoming future for humanity as she discover self-driving cars, virtual reality, and the 19th Amendment (Women's Right to Vote).