Current Open Call

Open Call: Materiality Unleashed

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Open Call: Materiality Unleashed 

Li Tang Gallery is thrilled to announce our open call for submissions for the upcoming art exhibition, Materiality Unleashed. This exhibition delves into the exploration of materiality in contemporary art, encompassing the physicality, texture, and inherent qualities of artistic materials and mediums. We encourage artists to embrace experimentation and push the boundaries of materials, allowing their chosen medium to guide and inspire their creative process.

Artists at any stage of their career are invited to submit their work for consideration by our esteemed guest jury Han Qin and Sun Young Kang. The online group exhibition will be thoughtfully curated by the Li Tang team and extensively promoted on Li Tang Gallery’s website, social media platforms, and through press coverage in both the United States and China.


September 8, 2023 23:59 EST

Submission Fee

Free of charge

Guest Jury Judges

Han Qin

Sun Young Kang


Open to all artists 18 years and older from all over the world.

All visual art media will be considered.

Artwork must be original. Artists are responsible for copyright compliance.


  • Up to 5 images and/ or 1 video.
  • Brief bio/ artist statement 
  • CV (if applicable)
  • Portfolio website (if applicable)
  • Social media handles (if applicable)

Submitted images should be renamed as follows

Firstname_Lastname_Title_Medium_Dimensions_Year. jpeg 

Jpeg files should not exceed 1MB. Selected artists will be contacted for high-resolution images. 

For video submissions, time-based or kinetic artwork can be presented in videos limited to 2 minutes. For security reasons, we cannot access sites with passwords or download attachments from the web.

We do not accept submissions via email.


  • Submissions will be accepted until September 8, 2023 23:59 EST
  • Selected artists will be notified by September 18, 2023
  • Exhibition opens on October 2, 2023
  • Exhibition closes on December 8, 2023


Art America China Project

About Jury


While primarily focusing on digital art, Han’s work also extends to printmaking, video, installation, and performance art. She earned her B.F.A. and M.F.A. in Printmaking from China Academy of Art (Hangzhou) and her M.F.A. in Digital Arts from Pratt Institute (New York) in 2017. Currently, She lives and works in New York and Hangzhou as an artist, and adjunct professor at Stony Brook University (New York) and China Academy of Art. Han’s work has continued to exhibit in the U.S. and China, including Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, NY; Long Island Biennial, The Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, New York (2016, 2018); Open books, Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut (2018); Forms and thoughts: The 8th New Star Art Award Shortlisted Artists’ Group Exhibition 2017, Deji Art Museum, Nanjing, China, Han Qin: Where is Home, Long Island Museum, Stony Brook, New York (2017) and Changjiang International Photography & Video Biennale, Changjiang Museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing, China (2017). 

Han’s workflows from her experience of home and relocation. Moved from China at age 24, she feels the ambivalence between nostalgia and the wistfulness of transition. This encouraged her to create this uncertainty and spectacular feeling throughout her work. Interested in the social phenomenon of groups and individuals moving from place to place, she translated the moments of passing through, getting togethering, migrating, and even conflicting.


Sun Young Kang is a book and installation artist who creates physical and metaphorical spaces by incorporating various dimensions and metaphors associated with each material to challenge the duality fundamental to human existence. Originally from South Korea, she resided in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, PA for a decade and currently is based in Western New York. Kang received her BFA in Korean Painting from Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul, Korea, and her MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA in 2007.

Kang has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, including solo and group exhibitions at venues such as Whanki Museum in Seoul, Korea, Nanchizi Museum in Beijing, China, Queens Museum, NY, Susquehanna Art Museum, PA, Carnegie Museum of Art, PA, Pennsylvania State Museum, PA, and others. In 2021, she was named the UAH Contemporary Art Fellow, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, AL. She has also been the recipient of several grants and awards, including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, NY; New York Foundation for the Arts (NYSCA/NYFA) Artist Fellowship, NY; the West Collection LIFT Grant and Acquisition Award, PA, PRIX Whanki 2017 from Whanki Foundation/Museum in Seoul, Korea and the Center for Emerging Visual Artists Fellowship in Philadelphia, PA. Her work can be found in numerous museum and library special collections.

(text&photo courtesy of the artists)


If you have any questions regarding the submission process, please reach out to

*Li Tang Gallery Disclaimer

The Li Tang Gallery team will not be involved in any sales related to the Materiality Unleashed International Juried Exhibition. All sales inquiries will be redirected to the respective selected artists, who will handle all transactions independently.

Additionally, the Li Tang Gallery team kindly requests permission from the selected artists to utilize their artwork images for promotional purposes. We understand the importance of respecting artists’ rights and will ensure proper accreditation and permissions are obtained.

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