Simple but beautiful
VOLUNTEERING TEACHING IN THAILAND
I was teaching mandarin as a volunteer in an elementary school in Chiangmai, Thailand.
ART THERAPY IN CHILE
In 2017, Icy traveld to Chile to volunteer as an art therapist in a local NGO Fundacion Trascender. With the assistance from the team, Icy organized four mural painting events in Hogal de Cristo, La Chimba kindergarten, Juan Papic and local rehabilitaiton center. She also hosted various art therapy workshops for people in the rehabilitatin center, who were homeless, criminals and drug addicts, to help them rebuild self-esteem through art.
WORKSHOP FOR STAY-AT-HOME CHILDREN
After the earthquake in Sichuan which happened in 2008, the number of the stay-at-home children in the earthquake area has creased for their parents are seeking work opportunities in the cities. Along with Sichuan Youth Culture Institute, we visited the local schools to give art workshops for the stay-at-home children, warmed their hearts through art.
Audi Speech 2022
A sharing on my traveling and working experiences in South America.
TED x CHENGDU 2022
A sharing on how I get inspired and create artworks from my close observations toward everyday life.
NICCOLO Hotel Art and Speech 2022
A sharing on my experiences of traveling inspired my artworks.
TED x SWUFE 2018
A sharing on how I became a self-taught illustrator.
ZAO JIU 2018
A sharing on how to think originally and let the inpirations lead you into a fun life.
CHENGDU UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY 2019
A sharing on my working experiences as an illustrator with students from the academy of arts.
Venue: The Mix Place
City: Shanghai, China
Venue: iSTART Children's Art Festival
Curator: A4 Art Museum
City: Chengdu, China
Solo Exhibition 2019
People Watching in CUHK(SZ)
Venue: Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen)
City: Shenzhen, China
Solo Exhibition 2020
Group Exhibition 2020
BEAUTY IN THE NATURE
Festival: ISTART Children's art festival
Curator: A4 Art Museum
City: Chengdu, China
Solo Exhibition 2021
HELLO, MY DIZZY FRIENDS
"Hola, Dizzyland"-Chengdu, May 2021
“Hello, my weird friend"-Tianjin, February 2021
"Dizzyland"-Vanke, Chengdu, September 2020
"My Ideal Life"-K11, Guangzhou, 2019
"People Watching in CUHK(SZ)"-CUHK(SZ), Shenzhen, April 2019"Gracias a la Vida"-The Mix Place, Shanghai, 2018
"Fly to the Moon"-Guangzhou, 2015
Art in the Cloud Guanghzou, 2023
The Wave and Nao's Ark, Xiamen, 2021
"Beauty is in the Nature"- A4 Art Museum, Chengdu, September, 2020
"You will be Fine"- A4 Art Museum, Chengdu, September, 2019
野岛当夏天台节, Shanghai, 2017
"How to Walk the Dog Peacefully"-Bautista Gallery, Santiago, Chile, 2017
"A World Without Colors"- Fun Town, Chengdu, 2016"50 Dance Movements"-Fang Suo, Guangzhou, 2016"Where is the Airplane going?"- Oce Gallery, Guangzhou, China, 2015
RAIIT ART FAIR,Santiago, Chile,2017
Artist in Residence
Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen),2019
Icy Tan is a visual artist who expresses herself through storytelling illustrations and drawings inspired by her everyday life. Her creative spark ignites from keen observations and child-like wonderment, leading her to explore the mysteries of the world. Icy is fascinated by the diverse lives people lead, influenced by their cultural backgrounds and living conditions. Human minds and hearts inspire her, and she considers herself fortunate to be a human being on Earth, able to experience the marvels of everyday life and capture her inspirations, imaginations, emotions, and subtle humor through her artwork and writing. By delving into the intricacies of existence, she naturally channels her creative thoughts onto paper
Icy's artistic style is characterized by loose lines, vibrant colors, and intricate patterns, reflecting her intuitive and joyful spirit. She enjoys drawing while immersed in music or amidst the hustle and bustle of human activity. Her aim is to encapsulate the simple yet beautiful aspects of life through art and share her discoveries through storytelling and collaborations across the globe.
Having exhibited her work in China, Chile, and Malaysia, Icy has garnered recognition, including a feature in ELLE magazine and other media outlets. As an avid traveler, she currently finds herself in her studio based in Chengdu, where she enjoys drinking coffee and creating art alongside her faithful companion, Xiaobai the dog.
Photo credit: Zhongming
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