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Courtney A. Hogarth

Courtney A. Hogarth
Location
Beijing, China
Birthday
January 16
Title
Ph.D
Bio
Courtney A. Hogarth holds a Ph.D. in Classical Chinese Painting from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. Hogarth is a graduate of Edna Manley College – School of Visual Arts, in Kingston, Jamaica. He came to China out of a profound interest in Chinese Philosophy and Culture, to pursue studies in Classical Chinese Painting, Chinese Philosophy and Culture. He endeavours to exercise respect for the wisdom and traditions of the people with whom he co-inhabits the earth. It is out of the desire to interpret and share what he feels as an individual that Hogarth creates, utilizing visual imagery and the written word. Hogarth’s paintings have been exhibited at the China National Art Museum, National Gallery of Jamaica, Sunshine Museum, the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Grosvenor Galleries, Revolution Galleries and the Jamaica Tourist Board. In 2004 he curated his first solo exhibition in Jamaica. Titled ‘Spirit of The brush – Courtney Hogarth Looks at China’ it presented the Jamaican audience with ink paintings inspired by life in China. In 2006 Hogarth, along with four Chinese artists, created an exhibition titled ‘Cocoon’ at the newly established Jamaican Embassy in Beijing. In celebration of 35 years of diplomatic relations between Jamaica and the People’s Republic of China, Hogarth curated and participated in an exhibition titled ‘Journeys’ in November 2007. In his native Jamaica, he has been the subject of several newspaper and magazine articles, radio and television programmes. Hogarth has a unique interest in the literary world, writes poetry and prose dealing with the human condition, celebrating life, and questioning our journey as a nomadic race in the quest to find love and belonging. In 1994 he entered an essay competition sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). His entry titled: “Youth and the Struggle for Social and Economic Development in Latin America and the Caribbean” was awarded first place, qualifying him Jamaica’s representative to an international youth forum held in Jerusalem, Israel, in 1995. Additionally, he has been the recipient of several awards and scholarships, among them: the C.L. Stuart Award for Academic Excellence, the Mutual Life Foundation Scholarship, the Chinese Overseas Scholarship and the Distinguished Foreign Scholar’s Scholarship from the Government of China. In February 2009, the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus, invited Hogarth to deliver the inaugural lecture of the newly established Confucius Institute. Here he spoke on: “Language, Learning and the Future”. In China, Hogarth’s work has been reviewed on China Central Television (CCTV 9), China Education Television (CETV), included in exhibitions of the Central Academy, and published in ‘Configuration Multiply’ by Professor Hu Ming Zhe, of the Central Academy, in which she described his drawings as “…a seeming tropical breeze…” Additionally, his paintings are to be found in private collections in several countries and have also been collected by the Chinese Embassy in Jamaica, the Jamaican Embassy in China, and the Ministry of Education, Jamaica. Over the course of several summers Hogarth designed and taught drawing courses at the Edna Manley College – School of Visual Arts. In 2009 Hogarth was invited to deliver a series of lectures on “Jamaican Art” at the Beijing Institute of Education. One of his guiding philosophies is that the breadth of the world equals the individual’s mental space. Hogarth believes that artists ought to contribute to the creation of an environment allowing for visual interpretation to be accorded to dreams and ideas. This will, in turn, dictate how as creative individuals we communicate our visions to humanity – adding strength and impetus to that universal impulse seeking to forge a more harmonious, habitable environment.

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- Foreword (Artist’s Statement)

 

My work is a narrative of the movement of inward time, through thought. This is defined to some extent by outward time, manifested in corporeal process, and visible to physical, discerning eyes. That place from whence my thoughts germinate, is impalpableRead full post »

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FEBRUARY 19, 2014 11:23PM

Chinese Culture Week, 2014

The Confucius Institute at the University of the West Indies

in celebration of five years of existence presents

Chinese Culture Week 2014

March 3 – 7, 2014

Featuring:

March 3, 2014 (Monday) ‘Tea Day’

â— 10:00 a.m. - Launching Ceremony of Chinese Culture Week (Read full post »

FEBRUARY 19, 2014 11:20PM

“Dialogue - East and West in Images"

Dr. Courtney A. Hogarth lectures on "Dialogue: East and West in Images"

 Classical Chinese Painting and Traditional Western Painting in Comparison.

Neville Hall (N1) Lecture Theatre. Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 6:30 in the evening.

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The Role of Cultural Exchange and Documentation in Bridging the Gap Between Chinese and Jamaican Cultures

 

Dr Courtney A. Hogarth

 

The broad pursuit of Art demands a profound investigation into self. For Art is that tool through which we seek to express something of anRead full post »

Confucius Institute - Jamaican Context

 

Courtney A. Hogarth

 

Perhaps there are those not fully cognizant that the Confucius Institute (CI) at the University of the West Indies is a mere one in about four hundred such institutes worldwide. In its eighth year of existence, theRead full post »

APRIL 28, 2013 8:17PM

Of Bitterness and the Sublime

Of Bitterness and the Sublime

- A Commentary on the Art of Du Juemin

 

By Courtney A. Hogarth, Ph.D.

 

“…This is the tree of the emancipated.

The earth tree, the cloud tree.

The bread tree, the arrow tree,

the fist tree,Read full post »

- Foreword

 

“Deeply buried between white and black vicissitudes

Those chaotic human presences

Congeal into unsung names among pages

In the past wind blew against them

Now, my comfort, your sighs.”

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- Foreword

 

“Deeply buried between white and black vicissitudes

Those chaotic human presences

Congeal into unsung names among pages

In the past wind blew against them

Now, my comfort, your sighs.”

             &Read full post »

- Foreword

 

“Deeply buried between white and black vicissitudes

Those chaotic human presences

Congeal into unsung names among pages

In the past wind blew against them

Now, my comfort, your sighs.”

             &Read full post »

Opening Remarks

‘Reflection – Du Juemin Jamaica Exhibition’ (April 18, 2013)

Olympia Gallery, Kingston

 

Courtney A. Hogarth

 

“…This is the tree of the emancipated.

The earth tree, the cloud tree.

The bread tree, the arrow tree,

the fist tree,Read full post »

FEBRUARY 1, 2013 3:37PM

The Three Pillars of Asian Wisdom

Renowned Chinese Master for UWI Confucius Institute Anniversary Lecture

 

By Courtney A. Hogarth

 

Annually, during February, the Confucius Institute at the University of the West Indies seeks to celebrate the passing of another year with its Anniversary Lecture. Speakers are usually di… Read full post »

APRIL 12, 2012 1:27AM

Seventy Soul-Cycles

On unnamed days we would journey in groups of twos or threes to sit with Li Shaowen, Li Laoshi – teacher - to sit at his feet, really. Keen were we to be ensconced, always, in the inner-chambers of his abode, away from stingy lawns of the Central Academy of Fine… Read full post »

MARCH 31, 2012 9:55PM

Footprints

JANUARY 17, 2012 10:52AM

Reflections at the Threshold

Reflections at the Threshold

Courtney A. Hogarth

 

I was born atop a blue hill in a house, brightly painted, made with my father’s own hands, some twenty-odd years before the end of the Twentieth Century. Surrounded by innumerable fruit trees and tall grasses, I passed myRead full post »

OCTOBER 6, 2011 11:54PM

Memory of Poetry & Dreams

By Dr. Du Juemin

Child, a child... Hailing from distant Jamaica, a land unknown to me, read an ink painting from China, and the charm of ink stirred his soul. Years later, during a doctoral dissertation defence at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, a Jamaican called ‘Mountain Child’ (Courtn…

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OCTOBER 6, 2011 11:48PM

Mountain, Water, Man -

 An Interpretation of three ink Paintings by Courtney A. Hogarth

By Dr. Lv Peng 

Courtney A. Hogarth (Shanhaizi – ‘Mountain Child’) is my classmate. We studied under the same supervisor while pursuing our doctoral degrees. He enrolled two years later than I did. As we had… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 25, 2011 1:44PM

Black Earth – Artist’s Remarks

(Olympia Gallery)
September 22, 2011

Dr. Velma Pollard, moderator
H.E. Mr. Zheng Qingdian, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Jamaica
Professor Gordon Shirley, Pro-Vice Chancellor & Principal, UWI, Mona
Mrs. Rosemary Thwaites, gallery owner and our gracious host
Ladies and gentlemen

I… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 24, 2011 12:50AM

A Drop of Rain (Artist's Statement)

One day when a single raindrop fell from heaven, potent with myriad colours, I was born between sun and moon. This penetrated my brain, heart, soul – transuded every last fibre of my being. These colours raced, danced, sang and lifted my vision above vision - causing thirst evermore.

My world to… Read full post »

AUGUST 30, 2011 9:30PM

Courtney A. Hogarth's Black Earth

Black Earth Invitation
Foreword

- Curator’s Statement

Whence we emerged to gaze, perhaps in wonder, at the milliard shapes defining this existence, to where and in what fashion we are headed, has been the critical challenge of human beings – nomads in quest of self. Humans are concerned with acts of transition. F…

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MARCH 24, 2011 11:33PM

Director’s Address/Introduction

Director’s Address/Introduction
(BLCU Arts Troupe Performance) Courtleigh Auditorium (March 16, 2011)

Courtney A. Hogarth

The Most Hon. P.J. Patterson, patron of this evening’s proceedings, H.E. Chen Jinghua, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Jamaica, Mr. Xie Fei, artist… Read full post »

We live in a most important, if excruciating, time in the history of humanity. It is an age in which we are exposed to information spanning the capacious length of our collective histories. What we know of self shall make us wise, and what we understand of other people shall frame… Read full post »

DECEMBER 30, 2010 9:21AM

Opening Statement for 'Cocoon'

We have entered into an age where it is clear that the sources of wealth and strength are no longer material, but cultural, intellectual and artistic. It is a time in which we have unlimited access to information. Never before has this occurred in the history of humankind. This shall force… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 21, 2010 10:20AM

DRAWING - Form and Essence

DRAWING – Form and Essence
(Art & behaviour)
Courtney A. Hogarth
June 26, 2003
(Lecture: School of Visual Arts – Edna Manley College)

Since time immemorial man has had the conscious desire to relate to life around him, to mirror nature in himself and way of life, and to respond to this sa… Read full post »