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Qi Fang Colbert is an active artist, ceramist illustrator, art tutor and independent researcher working between art practice and academic research. Qi was trained to be a practice- led PhD in Fine Art at Newcastle University, UK, after her her MA and BA of Visual Design at Jiangnan University, China.


Qi’s contemporary works encompass various mediums including drawing, illustration, animation, pottery and video installations, with a focus on exploring the development and the transforming identities, misplaced individuals, experience of place in dramatic social changes and cultural dislocations globally and locally. Qi attempts to bridge the unknown, fear and surreal of the new with the realities of a rapidly developing globalisation, cultures and communities by constructing conversations via space and image, with which she invites her audiences to challenge and explore the conventional definitions of self, memories, identity, and the human nature.


Major works are exhibited internationally and nationally in Edinburgh, Durham, Newcastle upon Tyne, Nottingham, Sheffield, Ashington, UK and Beijing, Shenzhen, Wuxi, Ningxia, China. Major installation exhibition includes By No Definition (2015), Northern Landscapes: Picture Poems (2016), The Outsiders (2017) at Newcastle University (Gosforth Civic Theatre, 2017) and The Reversible Future (2016) at Abject Gallery, Breeze Creatives, and The Temporary Entrance, DSFA (2021), accompanied by publishes in Art Review Magazine Issue 50, 2019, Speech The Meanings of Transformation, Beijing University of Agriculture, 2019, The Urgency of Art, Royal College of Art (2019), ‘The Power and Influence of Illustration’ (Alan Male, 2018), Evolving Fields - Sensorially, Imagination and Memory in the Humanities Experience, Queen’s University Belfast (2017) and etc.

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