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Stanley Fung

[Resume]

Considering himself as a foolish sinner, though with mercy of God, he has dedicated himself to the mission. He follows His steps and is willing to be the servant of God and everyone. He serves as a pastor at Chinese Rhenish Church, Blessedness, and also works on photography and art.

1961 Born in Hong Kong. Father, Fung Jia-Hao, is a preacher for the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.

1964 Moves to Taiwan and settles in Chiayi after father is sent by the church. Father establishes the first Methodist Church in Chiayi.

1974 Participates in the Youth Fellowship at church. Receives deep insight through Bible study and faith. Repeatedly receives replies from God to prayers, and confesses to his sins. Undergoes confirmation ceremony to become a Christian.

1979 Enrolls in the Department of Arts and Crafts at XieHe High School of Industry and Commerce, and receives instruction in Printmaking from the sculptor, Mr. Dong Zheng-Ping.

1982 Takes on art design work after graduating from vocational school (excluding three years of military service). Photography exhibitions and books by the photographer, Juan I-Jong, inspire Fung to begin photography.

1988 Befriends photographer Chien Yung-Pin. Holds first solo photography exhibition, A Child and A Butterfly Named Alice, at Xiamen Photography Art Gallery with Chien’s encouragement and assistance.

1990 Registers at Toten Photography Classroom’s twelfth class, and enrolls in “Masters of Contemporary Photography and Black and White Darkroom Technique” taught by Professor Juan I-Jong.

2003 Receives Master’s Degree at Taiwan Theological College & Seminary.

2008 Ordained to priesthood.

[ photography]

Stanley Fung as a creator working in Photo-Imagery Art, his vocation is a Christian clergy. More than a small hobby aside from the service to God, the work of Stanley in his own words, “is part of the religious contemplation”, from which he is born, and, is willing to die for.

The portrait work of Stanley has gone beyond the spectrum of objective depiction. These works may be seen as “poetic portrait of soul”, taking Christian humanity as its foundation, and constructing a drama within a single frame, to tell a unique view of humanity. It is based on this view of humanity that each individual in his work is not an accident derived from a series of contingent coincidence in the vast universe, nor a Naked Ape, nor a subject of desire, nor cultural animal; yet a coalescence of substance and divinity – an anxious finite being endowed with eternal consciousness.

 

Moreover, the work of Stanley reflects his interests in time and history of humanity. His time-consciousness is not a circulated close universe, but opens to the ultimate goal created by God; and history, in his view, is an obscure way in an extremely slow manner to reveal the presence of God.

 

In addition to the portrait work, Stanley has three more series: “Still-life”, “Members” and “Mere Straw” photography. Also reflects Stanley, as a Christian, his view of universe and humanity.

 

[Exhibitions]

1988 “A Butterfly called Alice”, solo photography exhibition, Summer Gate Photo Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

1989 “Seven times Seven” Solo Photography Exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan

1995 “Discovering the Legend of the East District Multimedia Art Exhibition” (curator and exhibiting artist), Eslite Art Space, Taipei,Taiwan

2008 “Between Fast and Slow” Multimedia Art Exhibition, Art Space in National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan

2009 “Saint Anonymous”, Elsa Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2010 “Contemporary Photography Collections ”, Elsa Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2011 “New Generation Photographers of Taiwan”, curator H.W Suan, MOCA Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan

2011 “JesusFever Photo Contest”, curator Isaac Xia & Kay Wu, Floor 8 Contemporary Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan

2011 “Photo Taipei 2011”, San Want Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan

2012 “SH Contemporary”, Shanghai, China

2012 “Before I go hence, and be no more”, solo photography exhibition, ArtDoor Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2013 “2013 Taipei Art Photo Show”, curator H.W Suan, Taipei expo Dome, Taipei, Taiwan

2013 “Photoquai 2013”, Biennial of the world images, musée du quai Branly, Paris, France

2014 “Floor 8 Contemporary Art Space 3th Anniversary Exhibition”, Floor 8 Contemporary Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan

2014 “Tiny Dust, Illuminated”, solo photography exhibition, Studio 94, Taipei, Taiwan

2014 “Tiny Dust, Illuminated”, solo photography exhibition, Taichung, Taiwan

2014 “PHOTO SHANGHAI”, Shanghai, China

2014 “Nature’s Caretaker”, solo photography exhibition, ArtDoor Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2015 “Members”, Multimedia Art Exhibition, Elsa Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2015 “Dust Icon”, Mini Solo Photography Exhibition, Curator Xia Nan, RoadofTea, Shanghai, China

2015 “Saint Anonymous”, solo photography exhibition, inCube Arts, New York, U.S.A.

2015 “Figures of Speech: Portraits of Fantasies”, curator Karen Smith, SCoP, Shanghai, China

2015 “Metaphors of Humbleness”, Joint Exhibition by Stanley Fung and Chen-Ping Lin, Arture Beaux Arts, Taipei

2016 “Man&God”, curator Joseph Foo, Gallery of Giovanni DeCunto, Boston, U.S.A.

2016 “Soften The Light Hidden in The Dust”, solo photography exhibition, Xue Xue Insitute, Taipei, Taiwan

2016 “Heaven on Earth”, DongGang International Photo Festival, curator HeeJung Kim, Dong Gang Museum of Photography, Seoul, South Korea

2016 “Metaphors of Humbleness”, solo photography exhibition, M Art Center, Shanghai, China

[Awards]

Lion Art Best New Artist Award, Honorable Mention Award

AFGA Black and White Photography, Golden Prize

Taiwan International Exhibition Photography Art, Merit Award

Ministry of Education Photography Award, First Prize

Taipei City Art Award, Honorable Mention Award

Tainan City Art Award, First Prize

Taiwan Fine Art Exhibition, Honorable Mention Award

First BenQ The True, The Good, and The Beautiful Art Award, Second Award

Second BenQ The True, The Good, and The Beautiful Art Award, Third Award

Epson Color Imaging Contest, Merit Award

SOPA, Excellence in Feature Photography

First ROC National Art Exhibition, Photography, Bronze Prize

Second ROC National Art Exhibition, Photography, Golden Prize

Third ROC National Art Exhibition, Photography, Silver Prize (without a golden prize winner)

First Photo Shanghai, Modern Weekly Photography Award

[Publication]

“A seed from England : the story of Hudson Taylor”, Picture Book, Cosmic Light Holistic Care, July 2006

“Tiny Dust, Illuminated”, Photography Book, Locus Publishing Company, July 2016