Hua Jin is a visual artist who currently works and lives in Montreal. After finishing her BFA at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, Jin received her MFA degree from Concordia University, Montreal. She specializes in photo-based art, including but not limited to art documentation and large-size photo installations. Jin also explores the relationship between photography and installation, video, and drawing.
Jin is influenced by her Chinese culture and its related aesthetics. Her work focuses on a worldview that embraces the concept of transience: of time, of life, and of material things. Through the subject of nature, Jin’s practice contemplates the idea of change and the passage of time.
Jin’s awarding winning project My Big Family, a long-term and ongoing project that documents the changes in family structure and family values in relation to China’s birth control policy, gained broad attention both in China and Canada, including from CBC Radio and Television and winning her the Vancouver Mayor’s Art Award for Emerging Visual Artist.
Since 2005, Jin’s work has been exhibited and published in Canada, the US, China, and the Netherlands. Exhibition venues include the University of Toronto Art Centre, the Research House for Asian Art (RHAA) Chicago, Richmond Art Gallery, and MOCA Shanghai.