About Huaijun Wen
2020.9-2022.10 Master of Fine Arts in Documentary Media, Toronto Metropolitan University, Toronto, ON, Canada
2016.9–2020.4 Bachelor’s Degree in Photography, OCAD University, Toronto, ON, Canada
2011.9 – 2015.7 Bachelor’s Degree in International Trade, Shandong University, Weihai, Shandong,China
2022 Plantillusion : think with plants, dream with plants (solo exhibition), Toronto Metropolitan university,
2022 Romantic Blue, Why Art Gallery, Chengdu, China
2022 The Eco Art Exhibition, Gallery 1313, Toronto, Canada
2021 Florals 2021, John B.Aird Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2021 Community Life, Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, Canada
2021 Visual Arts Mississauga 43 Exhibition,Toronto, Canada
2020 OCAD University GradEX 105, Toronto, Canada
2020 A Brave New World, Gallery 1313, Toronto, Canada
2020 Backlight Visual Catalyst exhibition, Culture House Laikku, Tampere, Finland
2020 Festival of the Body, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada
2019 Messmates Exhibition, ADA Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2017 Verse Photography Exhibition, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
2015 “Micro – Sea” Ocean Theme Photography Exhibition , Shandong University, Weihai, China
2014 “Most Beautiful Hometown” Photography Exhibition , Shandong University, Weihai, China
2013 Black-and-White Photography Contest Exhibition, Shandong University, Weihai, China
2021 Florals 2021 Artbook, John B.Aird Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2020 Contributor, Visual Catalysts Book, Tampere, Finland
2017 Contributor, The Family Photo Exhibition Network, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
A LITTLE ABOUT ME
Huaijun Wen is a Chinese Canadian artist who specializes in fine art photography. His work is primarily figurative and carries a specific focus on plant life. He has participated in multiple gallery group shows both locally and internationally. Among these exhibitions, he has notably shown his work at the Culture House Laikku in Finland, Gallery 1313 in Toronto, and at the Shandong University in Weihai, China.
Having earned his MFA degree at Toronto Metropolitan University, majoring in documentary media, Wen's art is a profound testament to the boundless power of nature. During his research and exploration, Wen passionately studies the limitless diversities of plants and our bodies. He thoroughly observes his subjects, analyze them, and presents to us in stunning visual format the intricate relationship between humans and nature.
Wen is a member of Connection Earth Collaborative.
ABOUT MY PROCESS
Photography is an instrument I use to observe the world around me. Looking through the lens and I see subtle details that lead me into one peculiar story after another. And here I am, an observer, fervently trying to capture these stories and their feelings, so that I may create my own.
As enthusiastic as I might seem as a recorder, my fealty lies in fabrication and creation. All these stories that I have always been collecting have become a muse for the tales I wish to share, tales that I desperately need to refine and perfect.
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