NC Qin

NC Qin’s sculptural practice examines the human psyche and seeks to express abstract emotional experiences in visual analogies. Through the medium of cast glass, she connects the process of material creation and engagement with evolutionary desires to grow and master our circumstances. Using repetitive imagery of ballet, she explores the idea of ‘becoming’ – the gradual and steady steps necessary to reach for the ideal. And with her Armour series, she delves into emotions – targeting those of pride and wrath, how they are perceived in the Chinese culture and explores the defence/coping mechanisms that are commonly used, their effectiveness and how they relate to the overall human experience. In her work, she often refers to Chinese cultural and historical values that are informed by Taoist philosophy and practice.

Graduating from SCA with a Bachelors in Visual Arts in 2015, NC Qin is a Sydney based artist who has exhibited locally and internationally including Wagga Wagga National Glass Art Museum, Griffith Regional Art Gallery, Ashmolean Museum of Art & Architecture, United Kingdom, Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China, Gallery Lane Cove, Bankstown Art Centre, Fisher Library, Institute for Australian and Chinese Art and Culture, Western Sydney University and Fisher Library, University of Sydney. She was the Winner of Vicki Torr Emerging Artist Prize 2021, Winner of National Emerging Art Glass Prize 2020 and Finalist in 2018, Finalist in North Sydney Art Prize 2022, Art & Design Prize, Handmade in Britain, UK 2019, Finalist in Artbank Roadshow, Lismore 2019.