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Zhangwei Xu, born in Huzhou in 1975, graduated from art design specialty in Zhejiang Sci-Tech University. Young painter, fashion designer, photographer. He now teaches in Huzhou Art and Design School, and is special employed painter of Taihu Lake Gallery, Huzhou Wuxingnan. Member of China Artists’ Association, member of Zhejiang Artists’ Association, director and member of presidium of Huzhou Artists’ Association, member of Huzhou Photographers’ Association.
Selected Exhibitions:1998 Song in Field won excellence award in National Design Contest of Children’s Clothing (Huzhou, posted by China Fashion Designers’ Association).
2004 His work Illusion participated in 2004 International Fashion Festival, Shanghai (Shanghai, posted by China Fashion Designers’ Association).
2005 His work Leisure Noon at Moda Square won excellence award in the 2005 Shanghai Youth Art Exhibition, and was collected by Mingyuan Culture and Art Center (Shanghai, Liu Haishu Art Museum).
2005 His work Garden series No.1 entered International Art Fair Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Victory of French Anti-Fascist War, and was collected by China Art Museum (Beijing, China Art Museum).
2005 His works Fish and Fading Lotus entered the 18th Exhibition of New Talents and New Works (Wuxi, posted by China Artists’ Association).
2005 Talk with Autumn-Group Exhibition, posted by New Millennium Gallery Beijing.
2005 His work Impression of Huizhou entered the 7th National Watercolor and Gouache Painting Exhibition (Zhengzhou, China Artists’ Association).
2005 His solo exhibition Wuwei Oil Painting was held in Tea Talk in Lanting Booth in Huzhou.
2005 His solo exhibition Special Case was held in Shanghai Peak Gallery.
2005 His work Sunshine Afternoon won bronze prize in the 05th Zhejiang Oil Painting Great Exhibition (Ningbo, posted by Zhejiang Artists’ Association).
2006 His work In Snow and Wind won silver prize in the 2nd Zhejiang Exhibition of Painting, Calligraphy and Photography (Hangzhou, posted by Zhejiang Culture Administration).
2006 His series work Divinity series entered Zhejiang Youth Painters Nomination Exhibition (Hangzhou, posted by Zhejiang Culture Administration).
2006 His work Quintessence of China series entered Jinling Oil Painting Exhibition of China Top-100 Artists (Nanjing, posted by China Artists’ Association and Jiangsu Culture Administration).
2006 His work Train won excellence award in Zhejiang Minor-painting Exhibition (Jiaxing, posted by Zhejiang Culture Administration).
2006 His solo exhibition Quiet Autumn was held in Fuda Gallery of Shanghai Oil Painting and Sculpture Gallery (Shanghai, Shanghai Oil Painting and Sculpture Gallery).
2006 New Works Exhibition of Zhangwei Xuin Tea Talk in Lanting Booth Huzhou (Huzhou, posted by Huzhou Culture and Art Union and Huzhou Artists’ Association).
2006 His work Home series won silver prize in Group Stars Recommended Art Works Exhibition, Huzhou (Huzhou, posted by Huzhou Propaganda Department).
2007 2007 Vision--Contemporary Oil Painting Art Exhibition of Six Artists (Beijing, Yidun Gallery).
2007 His work Home series No.19 entered the 2007 Shanghai Youth Art Exhibition (Shanghai, Liu Haishu Art Museum).
2007 His work Seafaring No.3 entered Fine Arts Exhibition Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of Foundation of PLA, and was collected by China Art Museum (Beijing, posted by China Artists’ Association and PLA General Political Department of Culture Department)
2007 His work Train entered 2007 the 1st China Hundred Youth Oil Painting Exhibition (Shanghai, China Oil Painting Acad).
2007 His works Landscape of Great Times series entered the 1st Invitation Exhibition of Young Artists Born after 1970 (Hangzhou, China Golden Gallery, Hamburg and Art China Gallery, German)
2007 His work Water Town No.2 entered 2007 the 8th National Watercolor and Gouache Exhibition (Dalian, China Artists’ Association).
2007 His work Landscape of Great Times series No.1 won excellence award in China-ASEAN Youth Art Creation Contest (Oil Painting Year), and his work was collected ( China Artists’ Association and Culture Administration of Guangxi Zhuang minority Autonomous Region).
2008 His work Water Town entered Zhejiang Excellent Watercolor and Gouache Works Exhibition (posted by Zhejiang Artists’ Association).
2008 His works Landscape of Great Times series entered Recommended Works Exhibition of Artist Joining in Beijing Shangyuan Art Museum (Beijing, Shangyuan Art Museum).
2008 He was invited to join in Beijing Shangyuan Art Museum to creation exchange (Beijing, Shangyuan Art Museum).
Published Works:His works have been published on many newspapers and periodicals including Fine Arts, Photography World, Night of Photography, Art Discovery, Ornament, Jiangsu Painting, Fine Arts newspaper, China Collection, Art Field, Art Universe, Art and Investment, Art Literature, etc.
Collection:His works have been collected by many individuals and organizations including China Art Museum, Mingyuang Culture and Art Center, Shanghaixingyun Gallery, Golden Gallery, etc, and participated in many large-scale auctions.
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