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artist , educator

Yifei Gan, Chinese artist, educator. Artist in education grantee Virginia Commission for Arts, 1992; recipient Award of Merit Tennessee Area Art Show, 1991; named Artist of Month Arts Council Greater Knoxville, 1990. Member College Art Association, Sumi-E Society of America, Arts Council Greater Knoxville, Chongqing Academy Chinese Painting.

Background

Gan, Yifei was born on December 24, 1955 in Zigong, Peoples Republic of China. Came to the United States, 1989. Son of Maolin and Xiuchuan (Zhang) Gan.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Southwest China Normal University, 1983. Master of Fine Arts, Southwest China Normal University, 1989. Master of Science in Education, University Tennessee, 1992.

Career

Teacher, Yupan Elementary School, Renshou County, Peoples Republic of China, 1973-1976; teacher, Jiuhong High School, Zigong, 1976-1979; assistant professor, S.W. China Normal U., Chongqing, 1983-1989; visiting artist, U. Tennessee, Knoxville, 1989-1990; instructor, U. Tennessee, Knoxville, 1990-1992; assistant professor, Howard Community College, Columbia, Maryland., since 1992. Advisor, instructor Sichuan Provincial Administrator Training Center, Chengdu, Peoples Republic of China, 1985-1989, International Education Program S.W. China Normal U., 1987-1989. Supervisor, chief designer Commercial Centers Interior Design, Chongqing, 1985-1989.

Host Chinese brush painting series Channel 20, Knoxville, Tennessee, since 1990. Lecturer in field.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Principal works exhibited in numerous one-man shows including Art Gallery Howard Community College, 1993, Knoxville Art Center, 1991, Knoxville Art Council, 1990, Museum Fine Arts, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 1990, Gallery of Variations by Victoria, Knoxville, 1990, University Tennessee, 1989, Bank of Charter Federal, Knoxville, 1989, Kunstler Haus Artist Colony, Knoxville, 1989. Exhibited in several group shows including Asian Pacific Arts Exhibition, Washington, 1993, 26th Annual Sumi-E Society of America, Washington, 1992, others.

Membership

Member College Art Association, Sumi-E Society of America, Arts Council Greater Knoxville, Chongqing Academy Chinese Painting.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, tai-chi, calligraphy.

Connections

father:
Maolin Gan

mother:
Xiuchuan (Zhang) Gan