Updated: Jul 5, 2019


Arlene Sun: Pink Rendezvous

Curator: Dandi Gu Academic AdvisorZi Lin

Opening Reception: April 14th, 2019, 6 pm- 9 pm

Exhibition Dates: April 14th - April 21st, 2019, 11 am - 8pm

Location: PIN Gallery, 122w 25st, New York, 10001

Pink Rendezvous is an immersive illustration exhibition by Chinese-born New York based artist Arlene Sun. The show Pink Rendezvous consists of a series of units, attempting to capture people’s status quo in contemporary urban nightlife. These units are: Sanctimonious, Sarcasm, Savior, Secret, Sedative, Seduce, Selfless, Sequin, Shamble, Single, Sleepless, Smoker, etc. Instead of merging herself completely into the content of night life, Arlene Sun would describe her role as an observer. She observes people’s excitement, anticipation, involvement, performance, disappointment, and exhaustion. Arlene Sun’s illustration works are inspired by what she experienced and witnessed at these moments. The artist and the curator intentionally avoid this show as a criticism to the urban night life culture, instead, they wish it to be a strict focus on the phenomenon itself, as well as making the space as a sample of this night life sub-culture, thus turning the gallery into an immersive place where a different “Rendezvous” occurs.

Agency Gallery: PIN Gallery, 122w 25st, New York, 10001


Arlene Sun is a New York-based illustrator, film animator, digital art designer. In 2018, Sun graduated from the Parsons School with M.F.A. in Design and Technology. Sun started her professional career as an illustrator since 2005 and published magazine illustrations as many as 400 pieces, in the era of paper media, its illustrations occupy most of the mainstream publications with more than one million circulations, including Car And Driver, HighEndCars, Audi Magazine, SMART- OPEN YOUR MIND, China Auto Pictorial, Motor Trend China, Harper's Bazaar Man, Leon, etc. Her illustrations received some awards and recognitions, such as KAN TAI-KEUNG Design Award, Midi Music Best Album Cover Design Award. She is a member of the The American Institute of Graphic Arts. In 2015, Sun founded SUNNYPARK (SUN-NY-PARK) Cross-Over Design Lab, dedicated to research and development of innovative projects that combine artificial intelligence, art, and design to explore different levels of artistic experience.


Dandi Gu (b.1990, Dalian, China) Gu gained M.A. in Business Design and Arts Leadership at Savannah College of Art and Design; She graduated with B.F.A. degree in Multimedia Digital Art and Design from the China Academy of Art. Gu collaborated with talented artists from various background and nationalities, including fashion designers, filmmakers, performing artists, illustrators, sound designers to curate exhibitions both in China and the United States. Her independent curatorial projects include Secrets Behind Closed Doors, American Folk Art Exhibition (Savanna, Georgia, 2018); Bricolage and Minimalism, A Fashion Collection exhibition (Savanna, Georgia, 2018); New York Station, Solo Art Exhibition (New York, 2019).

Academic Advisor

Zi Lin, art critic, curator, freelancer writer, poet, graduated from Acadia University with double major in psychology and art history in 2010; graduated from Art Criticism and Writing MFA Program in SVA, 2017. His criticism and writing pieces can be seen from various major art media, including Artforum China, Artouch, ArtCo China, Yishu, Art and Design, Art China, Sina Contemporary Art, and many others. As a curator, Zi Lin’s previous works includes shows such as VPN-The Relative Position with Boundaries, Turbo Turbot, The Vision Machine, Illumination in the Black Box, and Fancy Blue Stroke.