"Flora Ephemera," a solo ceramic exhibition by Taiwan-born ceramic artist Ruth Li (李如詩) was held during the annual contemporary art festival "Art Month Sydney (雪梨藝術月)" in Australia, from Mar. 4 through Apr. 3.
Sponsored by the Cultural Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Sydney and the Australian Taiwanese Friendship Association, Li spent more than three months to prepare the exhibits. She utilized flowers sculptures as a metaphor to explore the uncertainties and impermanence in life, presenting the fragility of life, death and celebrates the continual process of renewal.
Born in 1992, Li migrated to Australia with her parents at the age of 3. She displayed a strong passion for arts since young and later obtained Bachelor of Fine Art at the National Art School in 2013. In her college days, she was deeply attracted to ceramic art and decided to pursue a career as a ceramicist.
Li has been invited to exhibit, host workshops and talks internationally, including China, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, Turkey and Australia. Some notable exhibitions include "Korean International Ceramic Biennale," "Taiwan Ceramics Biennale." In 2019, she won the "Emerging Artist" prize at North Sydney Art Prize – which is a major biennial arts event showcasing some of the best contemporary art by artists across Australia. Currently, she is artist-in-residence at Gallery Lane Cove in Australia.
Addressing the opening ceremony of the exhibition, Director-General Fan Huei-chun (范惠君) of the Cultural Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Sydney mentioned that, as a Taiwanese, she is proud of Li's achievements in the artistic circles.
"Art Month Sydney" is a city-wide festival that celebrates contemporary art, artists and galleries through a rich and diverse program of exhibitions, workshops, panel discussions, artist studio visits, tours, precinct nights, parties and more.
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