Curriculum Vitae

Bohan Li

1251 Diamond Ave NE, Grand Rapids 49505

(248) 251-2078

lbh880812@artistbohan.com

www.Artistbohan.com

Education

2017    MFA, Printmaking, Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD)

2013    English Language Certificate, Level 112 (Master’s level), ELS language Center of Grand Valley State University

2012    BFA, Visual Communication Art & Design, Jiangnan University, Shanghai Area, China

 

Teaching Experience

2014-2017   Teaching Assistant, Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD), Grand Rapids, MI

 

Introduction of Printmaking (6 sections):

Demonstration of introductory-level printmaking, which included monotype print, paper marbling, drypoint, etching, hard and soft ground etching, sugarlift, spitbite, aquatint, mezzotint, engraving, woodcut, reduction woodcut, photolithography, and photo transfer. Supervised the completion of student projects and assisted the instructor with assignments and critiques.

 

Printmaking III (1 section):

Demonstration of advanced-level printmaking, which included large-scale monotype print, mixed-media print, screen print, CMYK silk print, multi-block woodcut, and lithography. Supervised the completion of student projects and assisted the instructor with assignments and critiques.

 

Papermaking and Book Art (1 section):

Demonstration of advanced-level papermaking, which included western papermaking, machine and hand-pulp beating, clothes and natural fabric preparation, paper casting, pulp painting, art book making, paper sculpture and book installation art. Supervised the completion of student projects and assisted the instructor with assignments and critiques.

 

2014-2017   Printmaking Lab Technician, KCAD

-Assisted students with technical needs

-Assisted faculty with demonstrations and presentations

-Organized, maintained and repaired printmaking equipment

-Supervised the use and maintenance of studio facilities (including papermaking studio)

2009-2011   Instructor, Wu Xi Traditional Chinese Painting School, Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China

 

Traditional Chinese Painting:

Demonstration of advanced-level painting, which included silk watercolor painting, traditional Chinese painting and landscape painting.

 

2008-2009   Instructor, Feifan Painting Studio (foundational training for art), Beijing, China

 

2-D Design:

Foundational course with a focus on color and graphic design

 

Digital Illustration:

Foundational course with a focus on vector graphics design, Corel Painter, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustratration

 

Other Professional Experience

2009-2014   Graphic Designer, Southern Yangtze University Design Communication Group, Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China

-Designed and created large and small catalogs, brochures, pamphlets, billboards and other

promotional material

-Illustrated books for the university press and for individual writers

-Designed identity program for the university (logo and posters)

 

2010-2012   Graphic Designer, Wuxi Brand Identity Design Studio, Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China

-Business visual identity design and social media illustration

-Advertising design (social media advertising, customer flash advertising design, and visual communication design )

 

Awards/Scholarships/Residencies

2016   Golden Apple Scholarships, KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI

 

2016   Residency, Golden Apple Artist Program, Harrington, ME

 

2016   Honda Design & Drive Contest, one of six finalists, Grand Rapids, MI

2014   Awards, Graduate Assistantship, KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI

 

2012   Award, “The Best Graduation Design Prize” Jiangnan University, Jiangsu Province, China (Juried by Academic Committee)

 

2011   Industrial Design Award, Third Place, Philips Office Light Imagination Competition, Jiangsu Province, China (Juried by Architectural Society            of China and Philips)

 

2011   Advertising Design Award, First Place, “Brand Wuxi,” Wuxi Daily Newspaper Group, Jiangsu Province, China (Juried by the Advertising                  Association of Wuxi City, Wuxi Trademark Association, Wuxi Jiangsu Province Administration for Industry and Commerce)

 

2010   Poster Design Award,  Third Place, “Orange Blessing Harmonious Society, Fire Safety Poster Competition,” for the poster, “Detention,”                      Jiangsu Province, China (Juried by Academic Committee, Wuxi Jiangsu Province Government)

 

2010   Poster Design Award, Third Place, “Orange Blessing Harmonious Society, Fire Safety Poster Competition,” for the poster, “Game,” Jiangsu                Province, China (Juried by Academic Committee, Wuxi Jiangsu Province Government)

 

2010   Brand Design Award, Second Place, “Da Xiang Wu Xing” National Art and Design Competition, Jiangsu Province, China (Juried by            

           Academic Committee of Jiangnan University)

 

2008   Packaging Design Award, Third Place, “Bai Nian Wu Shuang” Competition, Jiangsu Province, China (Juried by the Advertising Association              of Wuxi City, Wuxi Trademark Association)

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018   Selected for a Solo Exhibition (“Fresh Pick” show), Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Green Room Gallery, March 1-May 13

 

2016   “Transaction,” The Fed Galleries at KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI (Curator: Danielle Wyckoff, Assistant Professor, KCAD)

 

2016   Artist Prints Show, Rockford Brewing Company, Rockford, MI (Curator: Brittney Oom)

 

2016   Gallery 602 at Holland Hospital, Holland, MI (Curator: Sandra Hansen)

2016   Art Reception, Wealthy Street Bakery, Grand Rapids, MI (Curator: Sarah Hofman-Graham)

 

2015   Mine 27, Sixth Floor Gallery, KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI (Curator: Margaret Vega, Professor of Painting, KCAD)

 

Group Exhibitions

2017   Selected ArtPrize Exhibition, Grand Rapids Downtown Market, Grand Rapids, MI (Curator: Ethan Ross)

 

2017   Master Thesis Exhibition, The Fed Galleries at KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI (Curator: Sarah Joseph)

 

2017   “Bound,” Art Downtown, KCAD Alluvium Gallery Grand Rapids, MI (Curator: Amber Bledsoe)

 

2017   “Liberalism,” (Art)ery Graduate Student Community Gallery, KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI (Curator: Matthew Farrell) March-April     

                                     

2017   Golden Apple Residency Scholarship Art Show, Sixth Floor Gallery, KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI (Curator: Margaret Vega Professor of      

           Painting, KCAD)

 

2016   “Aggregate,” Ceramics II Show, Helen Miller Gallery, KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI (Curator: Lydia Boda Koster)  

2016   “Aeipathy” Show, Cerasus Studio, Grand Rapids, MI (Curator: Olivia Timmons, Assistant Professor, KCAD)

 

2016    Honda Design & Drive Contest Exhibition, Rosa Park Circle, Grand Rapids, MI (Curator: Nicholas Dieleman)

 

2016   “Freedom Voyage,” Student Exhibition Open House, ​(Art)ery Graduate Student Community Gallery, KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI (Curator:  

           Matthew Farrell) May-August

 

2016    Student Exhibition Open House, ​Fountain Street Foyer, KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI (Curator: Alex A. Smart) May-August

2016   “Collection,” Art Downtown, The Fed Galleries, KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI (Curator: Sarah Joseph)

2016   “More Than Lore,” 122 S. Division Ave. (pop-up venue), Grand Rapids, MI (Curator: Whitney Ruhlman)

 

2016   ​ Screenprint Show, The (Art)ery, Graduate Student Community Gallery, KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI (Curator: Matthew Farrell) January-March

 

2015    Printmaking Installation Art, Student Exhibition Open House, KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI (Curator: Mariel Versluis, Professor of Printmaking             and Drawing, Chair of Printmaking, KCAD)

 

2012    Best Graduation Design and Arts Exhibition, Jiangnan University, Jiangsu Province, China (Curator: Xiangyang Xin, Professor, Dean, School             of Design, Jiangnan University)

 

2011    Philips Office Light Imagination Competition Exhibition, “Natural Window, ” Shanghai, Jiangsu Province, China

 

2010   Orange Blessing Harmonious Society, Fire Safety Poster Competition Exhibition, Jiangsu Province, China

 

2010   Da Xiang Wu Xing National and Art Design Competition Exhibition, Jiangsu Province, China (Curator: Anxia Wang, Professor, Jiangnan      

           University)

 

Bibliography

2017   “News and Notes: Students, Bohan Li,” Portfolio (Winter 2017), https://issuu.com/kcad/docs/16154_issuu/15

 

2016   “Design & Drive Art Contest, Artists Chosen by Fox Honda to Design a 2016 Honda Civic Coupe.”

           http://www.westmichiganhondadealers.com/design-and-drive-participants/

 

2016    Live interview by Jason Richmond for West Michigan Honda Design and Drive Contest, WoodTV Station

 

2016   “Art in Action by Wood TV” http://woodtv.com/2016/09/23/art-in-action/

2016   “MFA Printmaking Student Exhibits Work at Holland Hospital,” KCADDaily (July 22)

           http://www.kcad.edu/news/news-bites-mfa-printmaking-student-exhibits-work-at-holland-hospital/

 

2016   “Graduate Students Awarded Golden Apple Art Residency Scholarships”           

           http://www.kcad.edu/news/news-bites-graduate-students-awarded-golden-apple-art-residency-scholarships/

 

2011 “Philips Office Light Imagination Competition” http://special.id-china.com.cn/philips-wpl/work.aspx?id=334  


 

Publications as Author

Wrote and Designed “The Notebook of Weaving” (Jiangsu Province, China: Jiangnan University Magazine Press, 2010)

 

Co-wrote and collaborated in drawing and designing with Liangdi Shi, Mingxuan Liu and Yingying Li, Hetalia: Axis Powers Dōjinshi (comic book) (Jiangsu Province, China:  Jiangnan University Resonance Anime and Cartoon Club Press, 2009).

 

Graphic Design Work (selected)

2016   Visual Identity Design, Zheng Ji Lian Xin Genetic Testing Agency Company, Beijing, China

 

2016   Logo Design, Alluvium Gallery, KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI

 

2012   Illustration Design, Taiwan Children's Fairy Tales (“Big Fish” and“Tree Castle”) , Jiangsu Province, China

 

2011   Visual Identity Design, Wolf Investment Company, Jiangsu Province, China

 

2011   Visual Identity Design, Yi Chen Yuan Chinese Tea Company, Jiangsu Province, China

 

2011   Packaging Design, CooGoo Dog Food Company, Jiangsu Province, China

 

2010   Advertising Design,  Jiang Yin Pony Agent of Corporation, Jiangsu Province, China

 

2009   Director of Jiangnan University Resonance Anime and Cartoon Club, Jiangsu Province, China

 

2008   Visual Identity Design, Chao Dai (“Dynasty”) Beauty Production, Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province, China

 

2008   Logo Design, Hong Ping Guo (“Red Apple”) Television Advertising Company, Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province, China

 

Professional Service

2016 Artprize Gallery Volunteer, “Yardage,” Fed Galleries, KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI (September-October)

 

Languages Spoken

Fluent in Chinese(Mandarin) , Bilingual English Language Certificate

 

References

Karen L. Carter, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Art History and Visual and Critical Studies, KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Phone: 616.450.0609 Email: KarenCarter@ferris.edu

 

Olivia Timmons, Assistant Professor of Art, KCAD, Grand Rapids MI 49503. Phone: 602.228.8149 Email: OliviaTimmons@ferris.edu

 

Mariel Versluis, Professor of Printmaking and Drawing Chair of Printmaking, KCAD, Grand Rapids MI 49503. Phone: 616.4811.556 Email: MarielVersluis@ferris.edu

 

Danielle C. Wyckoff, Assistant Professor of Art, KCAD, Grand Rapids MI 49503. Phone: 407.256.3584 Email: DanielleWyckoff@ferris.edu

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