Vancouver Sculpture Studio was 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 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.
National Sculpture Society (USA)
Elected Professional Member
North Vancouver Community Arts Council
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 figurative sculptor and artist whose work engages both digital and hand-built processes to re-imagine the material world. She uses digital tools to disintegrate photographic representations of materiality using the resultant artifacts to describe new spaces. Her figurative sculpture explores how the body reacts to internal and external pressures.
Her work explores a process of capture, fragmentation, manipulation, destruction, and reconstruction. The resulting digital compositions suggest inventive immaterial spaces or an imaginative retelling of the material world. She often outputs these digital works as pigment prints. Her hand-built clay sculptures investigate ways in which we may make meaning in our lives through the expression of various identities and through alternative representations of the self which reflect embodied experience.
2015 – present
CARFAC, Canadian Artists Representation