Co-founded by Wan-Yi Lin, MFA in Sculpture and Roger Chen, BA in Architecture, both graduates of the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Mizzonk is an award-winning collaborative art and design studio based in Maple Ridge, BC Canada.
Lin and Chen combine their backgrounds in fine art and architecture to create meaningful objects, desktop and wall art, art installation and outdoor artwork. Their work evokes the senses and stimulates the relationship between one's inner world and its connection to one's outer world. Both founders believe that a person's relationships with others and with the world start with an introspective view and the exploration of one’s inner self.
Subjects in Mizzonk's art include consciousness, introspection, human nature, the human condition, memories, and identity.
In stripped- down, minimal and timeless appearance, Mizzonk's art invites the viewer to engage. It creates conversation, invites imagination and calls for contemplation.
CV & Education
Bachelor of Architecture, School of Architecture, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, 2000
Master of Fine Art, Sculpture, Pratt Institute, 1997
Bachelor of Arts, California State University Sacramento, 1994
Upcoming: Defining Moments, Project Exibition of the Public Participatory Art Project, The ACT Art Gallery, Maple Ridge, BC Canada
June 17 - July 15, 2017
La Conner Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition La Conner, WA, USA
May 22 2016 - April 2018
The 2015 TID Award Exhibition Taipei, Taiwan, ROC Date: TBA
Artscapes, Temporary Public Art Installation 2016 Tacoma, WA USA
Harmony Arts Festival, Vancouver, BC, 2012
One of A Kind Show, Chicago, IL, 2012
One of A Kind Show, Toronto, ON, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
One of A Kind Show, Vancouver, BC, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Accent on Design, New York International Gift Fair. Javits Centre, New York, summer and winter 2008 and summer and winter 2009
International Contemporary Furniture Fair, Javits Centre, NY, NY, May, 2008
“Nature of Wood”, Maple Ridge Art Gallery, Maple Ridge, BC, March, 2007
dv Urban living Interior Design Show, Canada Place, Vancouver, BC April, 2006
“In a White Dream”, ArtCity, Calgary, AB, Summer 2006
The 2015 TID Award of the Space Installation Art, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC, 2016?
Excellence in Craft- Bronze Award, Circle Craft, Vancouver, BC, 2009
Accent on Design Award, Overall Excellence, NYIGF, NY, winter 2008
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND INTERVIEWS
Forthcoming: The 2015 TID Award Publication, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC, 2016
Maple Ridge News, Maple Ridge, BC July, 2017
Home & Condo Guide, Vancouver, BC November 2011
Gift and Home Channel, Interview, NY, NY, 2009
Apartment Therapy, NY, NY, February, 2009
Bizbash Magazine, Toronto, spring 2009
Mandarin Magazine on Omni TV Channel, Interview, Vancouver, BC, March 2009
“Earth Day” ABC, April 2009
Canadian House and Home Magazine, Profiled, Toronto, ON, June 2009
The Georgia Straight, Best of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Oct 8-15 2009
The Vancouver Sun, Interview, Vancouver, BC, Oct. 9 2009
Western Living Magazine, Editor's Pick, Vancouver, BC, winter 2009
Architectural Digest Magazine, winter 2000