Aeris is the 2021-2022 Alberta Artist In Residence (AIR)/ Art Ambassador, the 3rd Alberta artist & 1st immigrant appointed by the Government of Alberta for this grant award since 2019.
She is a self-taught visual artist & registered social worker in Alberta who moved from Hong Kong to Edmonton, AB, Canada in 2007. In 2022 Alberta AIR, she traveled over 3000 km and visited over 30 Alberta galleries & museums to meet up with various people from directors, curators, and staff to volunteers who support Alberta Arts.
“Alberta Old Buildings” is her newest project during Alberta AIR, it received 10 media interviews from Alberta to Vancouver. Her previous “YEG Old Houses” project during her 1st artist-in-residence at McLuhan House artist studio in Highlands which was operated by Art Habitat Edmonton, was awarded a 2022 art grant from Canada Council For The Art. The YEG Old House series is recognized by local media including CBC Edmonton, CKUA Radio, Edify Edmonton, and Rat Creek Press. She won twice years of Open Art Competition in Allied Art Council Spruce Grove and painted for over a decade.
Since Aeris moved to Edmonton, Alberta started a new life with her husband, the change in living environment, landscapes, and nature inspired her in every aspect to be a true artist. It created unique opportunities and freedom to stimulate her creativity by using the visual medium to express her vision and observation.
Aeris’s artworks were collected in North America and Asia.