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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Yanping Lu

Senior professional artist, Graphic designer, Textile designer and Art educator Art2d3d Studio
Work 7890 Avaleen Cir S County: Franklin
Dublin OH 43016 United States
Cell Phone: 6146387221 Website: Art2d3d Studio


Mrs. Yanping Lu is a professional artist, graphic designer, and art educator residing in Dublin, Ohio, USA.

Mrs. Lu earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Hubei Institute of Fine Arts, China, in 1987, and a Master of Educational Informatics (MEd) from Tohoku University, Japan, in 2005. From 1987 to 1995, she worked as a commercial art designer at the China Silk Import and Export Corporation. Between 1998 and 2000, she was a visiting scholar studying computer graphic design at Shiga University in Japan, and from 2000 to 2002, researched visual arts and design as a visiting scholar at Chiba University, Japan. From 2017 to 2021, she served as a part-time visiting professor at the School of Arts, Hubei University of Economics, and from 2018 to 2021, held a similar position at the School of Arts, Hubei Polytechnic University.

Mrs. Lu is a professional artist at Art2D3D Studio, and a member of the Ohio Arts Council and the Ohio Art League in the United States. She has participated in a number of international and domestic group and solo art exhibitions and has been a guest and judge at numerous art events and exhibitions in Ohio. Her unique oil paintings, particularly the “Dynamic Pets” series, are highly appreciated and collected by art collectors. She is currently creating a series of oil paintings titled “Charm Symbols” and planning to participate in the ArtExpo New York 2024 and other art exhibitions.

Mrs. Lu is also a principal and senior art educator at Art2D3D School in the United States. As of 2022, her students have won over 500 national and international art competition awards. These works have been exhibited multiple times in both domestic and international exhibitions. For five consecutive years, her students have been admitted to Ivy League universities in the United States with full scholarships. Many of her students have also been accepted into top 30 ranked universities in the United States. For these reasons, she was awarded the “Outstanding Teaching Achievement Award” in the state of Ohio and was received by the Governor and his wife.

Artist Statement

My “Dynamic Pet Series” of acrylic paintings delves into the juxtaposition of still imagery and the sensation of movement. In this series, I hone in on the eyes of pets, using a unique painting technique to conjure an active visual illusion. The exaggerated eyes and precise manipulation of light and shadow seem to animate each painting before the viewer, imbuing the pets with a nearly tangible sense of life.

The eyes of each pet serve as the focal point of the work, brimming with expression as if they could peer into the viewer’s soul, making every look feel interactive. The rich colors and varied textures of acrylics are utilized to underscore this illusion, giving the impression that these stationary creatures could leap off the canvas at any moment, allowing viewers to experience an art form that transcends conventional visual limits.

This form of artistic expression is not just a reproduction of pet imagery but a deep capture of their dynamics and emotions. Through the artist’s strokes, a vibrant and emotive world of pets is conveyed to the audience. These pieces are the culmination of my passion for portraying the vivacity of pets and my exploration of the art of optical illusions.


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