Kit-Ling Tjon Pian Gi studied Visual Art and
Art Education in Suriname and the Netherlands (1972 – 1979). She started her
career as an art teacher and lecturer, but became a full-time visual artist in
1988, with an emphasis on painting & drawing and has been involved in
multidisciplinary art projects since 1996. In 2005 she added video film &
video installation as a medium to her work. From 1998 to 2017 Kit-Ling was the
secretary of the FVAS (Federation for Visual Artists in Suriname).
themes in her work are nature, in its physical as well as its spiritual form,
the various cultures of Suriname, and women, especially the strength of women.
For some time Kit-Ling also focused on creating a fusion between visual art and
the art of words, which resulted in the publication of the books: ‘The Strength
of Women’ (2009), and ‘Short Stories’, a bundle of poems (2012).
exhibited nationally and internationally, and in 2011 she was an
artist-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center in the USA. In 2012, she was
the featured visual artist within the 13th International Conference of the
Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars (ACWWS). In 2013, Kit-Ling
received the Bridget Jones Travel Award from the Society of Caribbean Studies
in the UK. In August of 2019 the artist had a large solo exhibition at Readytex
Art Gallery named One can make difference.
Discover more on Kit-Ling on
her website http://kitlingtjonpiangi.net/
Read: Self-portrait of the
artist speaking in the third person
Recent ‘Community Art Projects’: participated as Visual Artist and as a member of the management team.
2015: Pikin Slee – Paramaribo – the Netherlands Connection
2014: Art event the Giant painting, painting installed at JAP international airport, Zanderij, Suriname
2011: Artist-in-residence at Vermont Studio Center, USA
1988 - Now: Visual artist: Painting and Drawing, Video & Video installation since 2005, Multi disciplinary art projects since 1996
2020 Cultural encounters: Art of Asian diasporas in Latin America & the Caribbean, 1945 – Present, Kalamazoo Institute, Michigan, USA
2020 IN THE FACE OF CHANGE exhibition, Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
2019 Solo "One can make a difference", Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
2018 National Art Fair exhibition in Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
2018 25th Anniversary exhibition of Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
2017 Suriname Art Expo 2017, Umana Yana, Georgetown, Guyana
2017 TNF of August ''Pe un’ moksi kon na wan", Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
2016 TNF "Caged", Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
2016-2017 One Bare Foot Square Uncooked traveling art project, Different Countries
2015 Opening exhibition new location Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
2014 Circus Terminal, international traveling exhibition, De Hal, Suriname
2013 Exhibition 20 years Readytex Art Gallery, De Hal, Suriname
2012 Solo "Short Stories", Surinaams Museum at Fort Zeelandia, Suriname