Vancouver Sculpture Studio is a fine art studio founded by Geemon Xin Meng and Ellen Scobie. Our work is driven by a passion for figurative sculpture and exceptional technique. We are inspired by the process through which sculpture takes shape in the evolution of materials to the final sculptural form. Geemon offers sculpture classes to students of all levels and abilities. He is also available for sculpture commissions.
Geemon Xin Meng
Geemon Xin Meng is the Director of the Vancouver Sculpture Studio. He is an internationally-recognized professional sculptor working within the tradition of classic, figurative sculpture. After having received a rigorous education at the Fine Art & Design Central Academy of Beijing, he immigrated to Canada in 2004. A prolific artist with exceptional technical skill and vision, he focuses on developing a mastery of the medium while imbuing each sculpture with his own personal, contemporary vision. With over 25 years of experience as a sculptor, he has worked in a broad range of media — clay, fiberglass, marble, stainless steel, hammered copper, and bronze — creating both figurative and abstract works. In addition to teaching students at his Vancouver studio, Geemon has also been an Artist Mentor in the Master of Fine Arts program at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. Geemon’s work has been shown in solo and group exhibits in Canada, China, the US and the UK.
|2018||National Sculpture Society (USA), Elected Professional Member|
|2015||North Vancouver Community Arts Council|
|2006-present||Sculptors’ Society of Canada|
|1996-2004||Academic Committee of Chinese Talent Research Association|
|1994-2004||Professional Sculpture Committees of Chinese National Arts and Crafts Society|
|1994-2004||Chinese Industrial Design Association|
|1993-2004||Chinese Minority National Arts Promotion Committee|
Ellen Scobie is a Vancouver-based artist. Her interest in the confluence of artistic media has led her to explorations in figurative sculpture. Often her process unites the traditional art forms of photography, printmaking and painting. Her work originates from digitally deconstructed photographic fragments that are recomposed into something new. These densely layered, digital mixed media works navigate the territory between photography, printmaking and painting. She received a Bachelor of Fine Art in art history from the University of Manitoba where she also studied lithography. Her work has been exhibited in Canada and internationally and is included in various private and corporate collections throughout the world.