Hua Jin is a visual artist who has exhibited photo-based works in Canada, USA, China, and the Netherlands since 2005. Jin’s achievements in contemporary art are motivated by her passion for fine art photography. Jin’s work explores nature and landscape, through the media of photography video and installation Jin inquires into loss, trauma and fundamental questions about the nature of life, death as well as the reality. Jin is interested in a world view that embraces transience: of time, of material things, and the ultimate emptiness that awaits. From her award winning long-term and on-going project My Big Family (2010-present) to her recent visual- contemplating work Don’t Look, You Will See, Jin’s development as an artist is an existential journey, a journey from redemption to revival.
Jin is the recipient of the Mayor’s (Vancouver) 2012 Emerging Visual Artist Award Vancouver Art; the winner of Canadian SnapStar photo competition, the winner of TOP20 Chinese Contemporary Photographer Award (2011) and the First-place winner in the Canon Photography Awards (2012). Jin received the Joseph-Amand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Canada and Concordia University International Mobility Award. Jin’s works are included in many publications and private collections including the public collection of Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai (MOCA).