Xin Xin: Happiness Lost and Found
Jun 16 – Jul 03 2022
Artists: Xin Xin
My works are a series of maps filled with pockets of love and loss in our lives. Happiness comes and goes during times of loss, grief, mental health struggles, and life transitions. Each piece and title recorded past thoughts and reflections.
In the uncomfortable spaces, these repetitive marks represent growth (steps) and grief (tears). Life is full of chapters closing, opening, and re-opening. We go through the white spaces of reflection and the dynamic path of the growing pains. With a variety of color, movement, and emotion I lay out our stories. But not everyone gets to hear these stories. I encourage viewers to step close and away from the works. From a distance the works almost become invisible. From afar, everyone’s life looks almost perfect. In reality, we are all struggling in silence.
I want to create a comforting feeling that you are not alone. I hope that one day we will come out of the fog. We will love a little harder and feel the grief a little less. We will continue moving on to the next unwritten chapter in search of happiness.
I am honored and humbled to have my first solo exhibition here at Arts West. I hope you find a moment of comfort and joy with this show!
Limited Edition Prints
Limited-edition archival Giclee prints are available upon request. They will be signed, numbered, and mailed anywhere in the United States and Internationally.
Starting price per limited print is $80.
If you are interested in purchasing a limited-edition print, please email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Let me know the title of the piece(s) you would like to purchase. Ordered prints will be mailed within four weeks.
Xin Xin is a visual artist who explores healing traumatic emotions through watercolor abstraction. Xin was born in Beijing, China, and emigrated to Washington with her family when she was twelve years old. Xin graduated from the University of Washington with B.A. in Communication and Sales. After 2 years of working in corporate, Xin decided to solo travel the world for four years. Art has been a consistent theme in Xin’s life since she was 3 years old. She continued to explore her artistic skills and pursued art as a way of self-healing.
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