Art Show | Li Tang Gallery Presents Materiality Unleashed International Juried Exhibition

Li Tang Gallery presents Materiality Unleashed, an online group exhibition from October 2 –  December 8, 2023. This exhibition delves into the exploration of materiality in contemporary art, encompassing the physicality, texture, and inherent qualities of artistic materials and mediums. We encourage artists to embrace experimentation and push the boundaries of materials, allowing their chosen medium to guide and inspire their creative process.

Artists at any stage of their career are invited to submit their work for consideration by our guest jury Han Qin and Sun Young Kang. We had an overwhelming response to this call and received 1095 artwork submissions from all over the world. The overall high quality of the submissions we received made the jurying process a difficult one. The online group exhibition is curated by the Li Tang team. It will be promoted on the Li Tang Gallery website, social media, and press coverage in the United States and China.


Materiality Unleashed


October 2 – December 8, 2023

Selected Artists

Ayumi Adachi, Justin Archer, Soeun Bae, Yung-wu Bae, Eskild Beck, Li Biletska, Agathe Bouton, Minyu Chen, In Kyoung Chun, Nick Gladkiy, Lizz Hamilton, Robert Matejcek, Junghoon Oh, Andrew Orloski, Jenny Rafalson, Lee Renninger, Laura Romero, Savka, cari ann shim sham*, Danyang Song, Atsumi Takemoto, Abel Tesfaye, Cheuk Yan Cherry Tung, Tianxing Xu, Amy Yoshitsu

Jury Judges

Han Qin, Sun Young Kang

Art Director

Webson Ji


Li Tang team


Li Tang Gallery


Art America China Project

News & Media Coverage

Art China, New York Today, FOX28, London Journal, Sohu, Toutiao 今日头条, NETEASE 网易

About Jury Judges


While primarily focusing on digital art, Han’s work also extends to printmaking, video, installation, and performance art. She earned her B.F.A. and M.F.A. in Printmaking from China Academy of Art (Hangzhou) and her M.F.A. in Digital Arts from Pratt Institute (New York) in 2017. Currently, She lives and works in New York and Hangzhou as an artist, and adjunct professor at Stony Brook University (New York) and China Academy of Art. Han’s work has continued to exhibit in the U.S. and China, including Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, NY; Long Island Biennial, The Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, New York (2016, 2018); Open books, Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut (2018); Forms and thoughts: The 8th New Star Art Award Shortlisted Artists’ Group Exhibition 2017, Deji Art Museum, Nanjing, China, Han Qin: Where is Home, Long Island Museum, Stony Brook, New York (2017) and Changjiang International Photography & Video Biennale, Changjiang Museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing, China (2017). 

Han’s workflows from her experience of home and relocation. Moved from China at age 24, she feels the ambivalence between nostalgia and the wistfulness of transition. This encouraged her to create this uncertainty and spectacular feeling throughout her work. Interested in the social phenomenon of groups and individuals moving from place to place, she translated the moments of passing through, getting togethering, migrating, and even conflicting.


Sun Young Kang is a book and installation artist who creates physical and metaphorical spaces by incorporating various dimensions and metaphors associated with each material to challenge the duality fundamental to human existence. Originally from South Korea, she resided in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, PA for a decade and currently is based in Western New York. Kang received her BFA in Korean Painting from Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul, Korea, and her MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA in 2007.

Kang has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, including solo and group exhibitions at venues such as Whanki Museum in Seoul, Korea, Nanchizi Museum in Beijing, China, Queens Museum, NY, Susquehanna Art Museum, PA, Carnegie Museum of Art, PA, Pennsylvania State Museum, PA, and others. In 2021, she was named the UAH Contemporary Art Fellow, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, AL. She has also been the recipient of several grants and awards, including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, NY; New York Foundation for the Arts (NYSCA/NYFA) Artist Fellowship, NY; the West Collection LIFT Grant and Acquisition Award, PA, PRIX Whanki 2017 from Whanki Foundation/Museum in Seoul, Korea and the Center for Emerging Visual Artists Fellowship in Philadelphia, PA. Her work can be found in numerous museum and library special collections.

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*Materiality Unleashed International Juried Exhibition is held and organized for the purpose of promoting artists’ artworks and projects. The Li Tang Gallery team will not be involved in any events of sales for artworks from the exhibition. All sales inquiries will be redirected to the selected artists. However, the Li Tang Gallery team will require permission from the selected artists to the usage of their artwork images for promotional purposes.

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