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About Me, Award and 2017 Art Show Schedule

Artist bio

M.S. Master of Science, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, USA 1990 -1991

B.S. Bachelor of Science, Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1980-1984

Welcome to Minimalist Photographer Stone Peng web site.  I hope you enjoy my "less is more", "zen style"  and minimal photography.

I have been taking photos since the early 1980’s. I try to catch the moment of beauty, when dramatic displays of color and light shine in the landscape. Every landscape has its own life and different meaning, depending on the viewer’s mood. I try to catch the emotional feeling at specific moments in landscapes. Professor Biq told me “if you put your heart at peace and involve yourself in nature, you can feel that nature is your friend and realize nature’s life cycle and beauty.” I hope that you can see through my photos expresses the feelings I had when taking them.

I try to show the Chinese philosophy of life and the aesthetic principles "less is more" and "empty is full" in creating my images.  Using primarily white tones in the background lends a simplicity and ethereal purity to a subject that gives you a calm, peaceful, infinitely deep and immeasurable feeling.  The empty space offers the viewer a peaceful feeling and also gives the viewer a chance to focus on what it really takes to find balance

in life and capture a little piece of our self.

 “Tranquility, simplicity and beauty are the essence of my images.”

Stone Peng's photos are in public and private collections throughout West Michigan, the United States and beyond.  

 

Art Show and Award

West Michigan Art Competion, LowellArts, Lowell, MI 2017

Collectors Show Spring 2017, ArtPrize HUB, Grand Rapids, MI 2017

4th place, West Michigan Area Show, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI 2017

Celebration of Arts, First Unite Methodist Church, Grand Rapids, MI 2017

 

Solo Photo Exhibition, Keeler Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI, October-November, 2016

Invite Show, The Second Glance of ArtPrize 2016, King Gallery, Lowell, MI 2016

My Imagine of Chicago, ArtPrize 2016

Festival of the Arts, 47th Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI.  2016

Celebration of Arts, First United Methodist Church, Grand Rapids, MI 2016

West Michigan Regional Art Competition, Lowell, MI 2016

 

My Imagine of Michigan, ArtPrize 2015

Festival of the Arts, 46th Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI.  2015

 

3rd place “It will be a Long Winter”, NPR USA Winter Photo completion 2014

Four Season Animal version, ArtPrize 2014

Festival of the Arts, 45th Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI.  2014

Solo Photography Exhibition, Forest Hills Fine Art Center, Grand Rapids, MI January-February, 2014

 Bamboo Story Series, ArtPrize 2013

"Purchase Award" Festival of the Arts, 44th Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI.  2013

 

Floating Light Series, ArtPrize 2012

“Purchase Award” Festival of the Arts, 43th Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI.  2012

“Long Winter” Black and White Magazine, Animal and Portrait 2012.

Best in Show, Tulip Art Festival, Holland, MI 2012.

 

Best in Show, 1st place for “Four Season”, Westminster Presbyterian Church Venue Host 2011 ArtPrize Competition, Grand Rapids, MI 2011.

Purchase Award – 2011 Festival of the Arts, Grand Rapids, MI. 2011.

Wendy and Edgar O. Marty Photography Award – 2011 Festival of the Arts, Grand Rapids, MI. 2011.

MI Arts 2011: All Michigan All Media Visual Arts Competition, Holland, MI.  2011

Festival of the Arts, 42th Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI.  2011

West Michigan Regional Art Competition, Lowell, MI 2011

Festival of Arts, 41th Annual Regional Arts Competition, the Grand Rapids Art Museum, MI 2010

West Michigan Area Show, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI 2009

 Festival of Arts, 40th Annual Regional Arts Competition, the Grand Rapids Art Museum, MI 2009

Festival of Arts, 39rdAnnual Regional Arts Competition, the Grand Rapids Art Museum, MI 2008

 Purchase Award, 80th Annual Regional Art Competition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI 2008.

West Michigan Area Show, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI 2007

Invite Self: Portraits and Narratives show, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI 2006.

 Purchase Award, The 2006 Regional Juried Fine Arts and Photography Exhibit, The Carnegie Center for the Arts/W.R. Monroe Museum, Three River, MI 2006.

2nd place, American Landmark Photo Contest, Grand Rapids, Michigan 2005.

 Festival of Arts, 36rdAnnual Regional Arts Competition, the Grand Rapids Art Museum, MI 2005

 77th Annual Regional Art Competition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI 2005.

 The 2005 Regional Juried Fine Arts and Photography Exhibit, The Carnegie Center for the Arts/W.R. Monroe Museum, Three River, MI 2005.

 

76th Annual Regional Art Competition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI 2004.

 75th Annual Regional Art Competition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI 2003.

Festival of Arts, 33rd Annual Regional Arts Competition, the Grand Rapids Art Museum, MI 2002

 West Michigan Regional Art Competition, Lowell, MI 2001

 Holland Christmas Friends Art Show, Holland Art Council, Holland, MI 2000

 Due Photo Show, Uptown Gallery, Holland, MI 1999.

 1st place, Ottawa County Fair Photograph Contest, Michigan, 1998.

 Due Photo Show, Uptown Gallery, Holland, MI 1997.

 1st place, Focus on Michigan Photograph Holland area Contest, Michigan, 1996.

 

2017 Art Show Schedule

5/20-21/2017       The East Lansing Art Festival              East Lansing, Michigan

6/2-3/2017           Kalamazoo KIA  Art Fair                     Kalamazoo, Michigan

6/17/2017            Reeds Lake Art Festival                     East Grand Rapids, Michigan

7/1-2/2017           West Shore Art Festival                      Ludington, Michigan

7/8-9/2017          Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff                   St. Joseph, Michigan

9/16-17/2017      Fallasburg Fall Festival for the Art      Lowell, Michigan

 

 

 
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