Su Ge

​Su Ge practiced Chinese calligraphy from a young age and learned the art of carving stone seals from her father. In the late 1970’s, Su studied art at the Art School of Shanghai Arts and Crafts Import and Export Corp.  After coming to the US in 1987, she worked as an IT professional for more than 20 years.  She specializes in traditional Chinese brush painting with an emphasis on landscapes and nature and has exhibited widely.

Chinese brush painting uses Xuan paper, ink stone, natural fiber brushes and Chinese watercolors to capture the inner essence of subjects; from bamboo to mountains. The hallmark of Chinese brush painting is in its emotive nature. Each painting is unique and marked with the artist’s personal seal and signature. Due to the nature of the absorbance of Xuan paper, mistakes cannot be corrected once the brush touches the paper. Through her artwork, Su hopes to be an advocate for Chinese brush painting. She also hopes that all who see her work will pause a moment for deeper reflection.

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Following a solo exhibit at McLean County Arts Center in 2017, Su participated in the 2018 Fusion Art International Art Competition displaying two paintings: Botanical Garden Under Moonlight and Quiet and Happy Life in the Mountain. In May 2018, Su exhibited her artwork at the Life of Arts Exhibition in Shanghai, China. Su felt honored to have her pieces available for public display during the weeklong gallery viewing. In January 2019, the James S. Murray Gallery at Lincoln Community College featured her Chinese brush paintings in a solo exhibit Tranquility of Nature. In addition, Su has taught Chinese brush painting in Heartland Community College in her hometown of Normal, Illinois.