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An example of work by ShuQiao Zhou
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|Painting everything from Chinese culture depictions to landscapes, all
in a finely rendered realistic style, Shuqiao Zhou has exhibited world
wide including Albania, Yugoslavia, Canada, the United States, and his
native China where he is a member of the Chinese National Association
In 1987, he emigrated to the United States to become
an artist-in-residence at Occidental College and has been a resident of
Los Angeles, California since that time.
He is a Signature
Member of the Oil Painters of America and Artist Member of the
California Art Club. In June, 2001, he won the Club's Purchase
Award for his portrait The Sisters. In 1997, he entered the painting Going to Visit Grandparents
in the Oil Painters of America's Sixth National Exhibition where it won
the American National Award of Excellence for Best of Show.
Zhou was born in the Chinese countryside, outside Guangzhou, and grew
up under poor circumstances economically. He was admitted to the
Guangzhou Institute of Fine Art, and received vigorous training in
depicting the human form. He was required to participate in the
Cultural Revolution during which he painted super-size portraits of
Chinese leaders for the walls of institutions. He was also
assigned a special studio and required to produce paintings of
Early in his career he worked at Guangzhou
Art Studio as a Professor of Creative Arts. He then became
Director of the Oil Painting Department and also Vice President of
Guangzhou Art Academy.
During those years he worked on large
portraits of national leaders for many Chinese cities and provincial
governments and communities. Zhou was selected to join the
Creative Painting Group of the National Revolution History Museum, the
Guandong Provincial Museum and the Guanzhou City Museum. Twice a
year he created large posters for the Plaza in Guangzhou. Zhou
also created four large-sized murals for the great houses in the open
cities of Southern China.
On ten different occasions Shuqiao
Zhou's paintings were selected for National Art Exhibitions. His
work has appeared in shows throughout the world---China, Romania,
Yugoslavia, Albania and Canada. His American exhibitions include
Occidental College and Pacific Asia Museum-Pasadena.
hangs in permanent collections in The Chinese National Museum, The
Museum of Revolution and History in Beijing and at the Chinese National
Museum of Fine Arts. In the United States permanent collections
include, Occidental College and the Pasadena Historical Museum in Los
Zhou's many portrait commissions include Jackie
Collins, Dr. Richard C. Gilman, Professor Robert Hansen and attorney
Wellington Y. Kwan. His oil portraits, Mr. Pennington" and Miao Girl were selected in The Best of Portrait Painting published by F&W Publications, Inc., March, 1998.
Weifang Zhou, daughter of the artist
Submitted August 2005 by Jacqueline Kamin, Fine Art Professional, August 2005
|Biography from Artistic Gallery:|
|ShuQiao Zhou is known for his portraiture, his story-telling ability, and his technical skills. His paintings of China village convey outdoor light mixed with expression of a love of people that are caught in the activities of everyday life.|
He is a prolific painter and his subjects include still lifes, landscapes, nudes, genre and figures. Since joining the California Art Club in 2000, Zhou has won many of top awards and has introduced many Western artists to the techniques he learned in the 1960s and 1970 as a student at the Guang Zhou Institute of Fine Art and later as lead artist and vice chairman at the Guang Zhou Art Academy.
Peter Adams, President of the California Art Club said of Zhou: "It is because of his exceptional talent that he has achieved great success. He never toyed with his paintings, each was derived from an original idea. Throughout his career, Zhou was fortunate enough to secure posts that afforded him the opportunity to paint. Zhou excelled in the City of Guang Zhou, a fertile colony nurturing many artists. His achievement comes from a lifetime of hard work, built upon countless notes, drawings and sketches. In epic works one human figure may be rendered with ten poses, each with revisions and refinement; the amount of work multiplied by thousands of portraits paves the path to ultimate achievement.
China Art Association
Chairman, China Art Association Guangdong Branch
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