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Bio

Born in Beijing, China, Shen (also known as John Shen) embarked on a creative journey that seamlessly blends his cultural heritage with a fresh perspective. At the age of 8, he relocated to New Zealand, where he discovered a passion for photography as a means of exploring the profound beauty within everyday subjects.

 

Having spent his formative years immersed in a different culture, Shen developed a deep curiosity for Chinese traditions, identity, and the influence of stereotypes. Through his lens, he delves into the intricate details of mundane life, capturing captivating moments that evoke a sense of nostalgia, contemplation, and reconnection.

 

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Work Experience:

2017-2019: Camera Assistant - CCTV5 

 

Education:

2016-2020: Whitecliffe College of Art and Design. For Bachelor of Fine Art (Honors)

 

2021-2022: Whitecliffe College of Art and Design. For Master of Fine Art 

 

Exhibitions:

 

2023: The Realist - Depot Artspace

2021: Act Natural - McLeavey Gallery 

2021: EMERGING ARTISTS 2021 - SANDERSON CONTEMPORARY

2020: Taxiang  - Whitecliffe College of Art and Design.

2020: Hearts of the Athletes - Demo  

2020: Eden Arts Award - Webb's

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