楊勝安(1976 - 2002)，字慶藝，1976年出生於嘉義，2002年逝世於澳洲臥龍崗，視藝術為其第二生命。自幼即展露其對藝術的天份及熱愛，18歲榮獲第20屆全國青年書畫比賽國畫組第二名，作品典藏於國父紀念館。同年再獲全國學生美展西畫組第一名，北縣學生美展國畫組第三名；並以第一名成績畢業於復興商工美術實驗班，保送中國文化大學美術學系。
Gallery展開國際首展，2017年於台灣巡迴展後，將赴澳洲墨爾本FGY Art Gallery展出。未來期待以一年一國際城市的步伐，透過藝術與文化讓台灣與國際交流，讓世界看見臺灣青年的藝術創作能量。
YANG Sheng-An was born in
Chia-Yi, Taiwan in 1976 and passed away in Wollongong, Australia
in 2002. Demonstrated his talent and passion for art at a young
age, Sheng-An received second place at the 20th National Youth
Calligraphy and Painting Contest in the category of Chinese painting.
The winning art piece is collected and stored in the Sun Yat-Sen
Memorial Hall. In the same year, Sheng-An also won first place
in the National Student Art Exhibition Award in the category of
western painting and third place at the North County Student Art
Exhibition in the category of Chinese painting. Graduated first
of his class at Fu-Hsin Trade and Art School, he was recommended
for admission to the Fine Arts Department of Private Chinese Culture
University in Taiwan.
In 1997, Sheng-An furthered
his painting skills underguidanceby professor OU Hao-Nian, professor
HUANG Lei-Sheng under Ling-Nan style and professor SUN Jia-Chin.
In 1998, Sheng-An was accepted by the graduate art program of
the Private Chinese Culture University. While excelling in his
master program, Sheng-An published the YANGSheng-An Art Collection.
After acquiring his master in Arts, he was hired by Fu-Hsin Trade
and Art School and Hsing Wu University as a teaching staff member
while completing his teaching credential with National Taiwan
University of Arts.
During Sheng-An’s career
in art education, he helped his students attend various art contests
both in Taiwan and internationally; the students had all achieved
excellent placements. Sheng-An decided to further his study in
arts in pursuit of a PhDin Australia. Regrettably, at age 27 Sheng-An
passed away at an unfortunate sea accident in Wollongong, Australia.
While alive, Sheng-An focused
on learning art and expressing creativity relentlessly. Sheng-An’s
paintings conveyed his sincerity towards arts. His brushstrokes
achieved the discipline of mastery, embodied the essence of the
reclusive, replete with the majestic potency and evoked the lush
depiction of lyrical arts. The art works are both dynamic and
eccentric, embellished with meticulous details. Captured one’s
attention with praise and surprise even on a second look!
YANG Sheng-An Art Scholarship
Despite YANG Sheng-An’s
relatively short life, it was overflowing with vibrant experiences.
Yet what seems to be a well-set life, Sheng-An suffered from a
diagnose of severe bipolar disorder in college. At the worst time,
Sheng-An lost normal function as a person. His mother, SHENG Lien-Jing
re-taught Sheng-An how to take care of himself like a toddler.
While Sheng-An stopped painting, his father YANG Qi-Lin directed
Sheng-An to start drawing again by painting a rooster and Sheng-An
completed it with two chicks and named the painting Hen. However,
at the peak of his bipolar disorder, doctor sent Sheng-An to a
mental hospital and announced there was no cure for this condition.
Slowly, Sheng-An was able
to recover under his family’s great care and love and with his
mother’s encouragement, climbed the Great Mt. Yellow in China
and painted the scenery with calligraphic brushwork. With a group
led by Professor WANG Yu-Jun from National Taiwan Normal University,
Sheng-An started painting using the mountain snow water on site.
He completed the painting series with the aid of his mother holding
a hair dryer blowdrying his work on paper and received his graduate
degree the same year. Later when Sheng-An studied aboard in Australia,
he passed away after having accepted Christ Jesus.
After Sheng-An’s passing,
his mother was crushed under the poignancy of this misfortune
and published a book in remembrance of him, A Fiery Phoenix: My
Son Sheng-An. The profits from the book sales are used to fund
scholarships for aspiring artists that reflect Sheng-An's resolution
The YANG Sheng-An Art Scholarship
awards youth of Chinese ink painting creative contest with the
YANG Sheng-AnFine Arts Award and the Art Loving Award. The scholarship
funds quickly ran dry. However the scholarship is currently funded
by donations from Taiwan Love 365 Art and Culture Association,
as well as fromthe retirement fund of Sheng-An’s parents. We welcome
donations from all to support this continuous event.
YANG Sheng-An Fine Arts Award
The YANG Sheng-An Fine Arts
Award is named after the deceased artist YANG Sheng-An, established
by his parents YANG Qi-Lin and SHENG Lian-Jing. The purpose of
this art award is to encourage the continuation and sharing of
Chinese ink painting and art culture, making an impact on people’s
life through these charity events.
The YANG Sheng-An Fine Arts
Award focuses onChinese ink painting creation from high school
students in Taiwan.The First place received the monochrome ink
and aquarene inkawarded with NT$30,000 and a trophy designed by
Sheng-An’sprevious work “Friendship”. Other awards include outstanding
award and excellent award and multicolor award and entrance awards,
giving out a total of NT$200,000 in scholarship every year.
Starting from the fourth
of the monochrome ink and aquarene ink in 2008, professor LIN
Jing-Zhong, the department head of painting and calligraphy at
theNational Taiwan University of Art, supported the event and
helped build it to become a national exhibition, gathering hundreds
of award winning painting and published them. Together with the
help of professor TSAI Yu, professor LIN Jin-Tao, and professor
LeeTsung-Jenprevious department heads, staff and students, rooting
for ink painting art education, a goal of reaching to onethousand
of students and ten years of The YANG Sheng-An Fine Arts Award
was accomplished in 2014.
At the consideration of
the founder’s health condition and lacking of funds, originally
the scholarship was going to end at the tenth year mark. However,
there was a donation from one of the 2014 award winners in hopes
to continue The YANG Sheng-An Fine Arts Award. ZHANG Yi-Ren gave
the NT$30,000 in addition to his own NT$30,000 savings to Taiwan
Love 365 Art and Culture Association. Because of this, the founders
have decided to continue with the scholarship event.
The Arts Loving Award
At the second annual the
YANG Sheng-An Fine Arts Award ceremony, LIN Guo-Wei from Taichung
attended in a wheelchair. He suffered from a broken spine and
could not stand up in his entire life, yet his love for art pushed
him to finish an 120cmx60cm Chinese ink painting. Founders YANG
Qi-Lin and SHENG Lien-Jing were touched and invited musician HUANG
Yu-Xiang to award him with Arts Loving Award, witnessing his unique
Sheng-An Award was established
due to the suffering he experienced with bipolar disorder, the
adversity he faced in pursuing his dreams of art, and to encourage
more students to enter the creative realm of Chinese ink painting.
Students with special circumstances such as major disability,
rare diseases and financial hardship can enter for the Art Loving
Award contest, and to find their inspiration in life.
In 2007, TZENG Jin-Fang
from Tainan won the Arts LovingAward with “Harbor Lifetime”, drawing
with the only two fingers from her right hand. In the same year,
CHU Jin-Chun with hearing impairment and CHEN Chin-Ling with a
rare disease both received the ArtsLoving Award. Their grateful
hearts inspired all students who attended the ceremony every year.
In 2008, YANG Sheng-Jie
and KU Zhi-Ming designed the ArtsLoving Award with a Chinese ink
brush trophy, in hopes that the young generation can continue
to live an exuberant life, sharingtheir artistic talents, carrying
the torch of life to shine on others who are in need in the future.
This love is the established core value of YANG Sheng-An Fine
Chinese ink painting, is
a traditional art spread to Japan, Korean and various Asian countries,
and became a unique oriental art style. Taiwan, a beautiful island
named Formosa, preserved much of the Chinese cultural essence.
However, the ink painting and its art are slowing being replaced
by the increasing popularity of western art styles.
The YANG Sheng-An Fine Arts
Award, established in 2005 by the name of the young artist Sheng-An
Yang, encourages students to pursuit calligraphic ink painting,
continuing the development of the art and preservation of the
culture. In 2014, a ten-year milestone was accomplished and YANG
Sheng-An Fine Arts Award paintings were invited to have an exhibition
in Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, and was well received
by international travelers.
In 2015 and 2016, the 11th
and 12th YANG Sheng-An Fine Arts Award was held. The curator,
Jack Yang YANG Sheng-Chieh organized winning portraits to have
a global exhibition tour. He will also hold the 2016-2017 Australia
International Exhibition Tour with the help of FoGuang Shan Foundation
for Buddhist Culture and Education and FoGuang Yuan Art Gallery.
The exhibition will include important artworks completed by YANG
Sheng-An Fine Arts Award over the 12 years it has been held, and
YANG Sheng-An’s artworks, more than 30 artworks in all. Jack hopes
to connect the art and culture of Taiwan with the world. If there
are all kinds of funds to inject, planning to visit one international
city a year, the exhibit allows other countries to view Taiwan
through art and cultural exchange, and expose the world to Taiwanese
youth artistic talent and creativity.