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Shen Zi Yao 沈子尧

Shen Zi Yao 沈子尧

Cascading arrangements of ink subtly mask forests and signs of human habitation. A poetic sense of abstraction suggests the immensity of all that lies between heaven and earth. Incorporating elements of Western art such as perspective and lighting as well as a judicious application of mixed media to a classic Chinese medium, Shen Zi Yao’s artwork is a contemporary re-imagining of the Chinese landscape genre. Shen makes creative use of collage to redefine the concept of brushstrokes and space. The edges of painted pieces of rice paper serve as bold lines, spatially delineating patterns of ink.

Shen Zi Yao 沈子尧

1985 Born in Nantong, Jiangsu Province
2009 Graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Chinese Ink faculty under the tutelage of Professor Yao Ming Jing, Zheng Wei, Chen Ping, Qiu Ting and Liu Rong
2014 Awarded a full scholarship, graduating with a Master’s degree from CAFA, Chinese Ink faculty under the tutelage of Professor Yao Ming Jing.
2015 Appointed as a teaching assistant at the Li Keran Academy of Painting, Beijing

Cascading arrangements of ink subtly mask forests and signs of human habitation. A poetic sense of abstraction suggests the immensity of all that lies between heaven and earth.

2018 Affordable Art Fair Singapore – White Space Art Asia
2018 “The Enchanted Forest” Solo Exhibition at ION Art Gallery Singapore, White Space Art Asia
2018 Art Stage Singapore – White Space Art Asia
2017 Artwork selected and exhibited at the 2nd China Comprehensive Material Painting Biennial Ningbo 2017, Ningbo
2017 Affordable Art Fair Singapore – White Space Art Asia
2017 “Fast Forward” Joint Exhibition of Young Artist at ION Art Gallery Singapore, White Space Art Asia
2017 Singapore Contemporary Art Show, White Space Art Asia
2016 Art Kaohsiung, White Space Art Asia
2016 Art Taipei, White Space Art Asia
2016 “On the same path” – Joint Exhibition of the Excellence Graduates Residency Programme of CAFA
2016 “Domino Garden” Artist-in-Residence (Initiative Exhibition)
2016 Affordable Art Fair Singapore – White Space Art Asia
2015 “New Ink New Youth”, Contemporary Chinese Ink Invitational Exhibition, Today Art Museum
2015 "A DREAM OF YOUTH" Chinese Ink Exhibition, Enjoy Art Museum
2015 Beijing Garden Sketching Exhibition at Li Keran Academy of Painting
2015 Excellence award received from “Ten Years”, the Annual Nomination Exhibition for Students of Contemporary Art Academies
2015 “Genesis”, Joint Exhibition of the First Excellence Graduates Residency Programme of CAFA
2015 Art Shenzhen
2015 Art Beijing
2015 “Ten Fingers”, Joint Exhibition of the sixth Excellence Graduates Residency Programme of CAFA
2015 Professor Yao Mingjing Teacher-student Landscape Series Exhibition
2014 Solo Exhibition of the Excellence Graduates Residency Programme of CAFA
2014 Nantong Young Artists Invitational Exhibition. Published an Art Album.
2014 A Large-scale Lacquer Landscape painting project for APEC, Beijing Yanqi Lake, APEC Convention hall
2014 Artwork entered The Twelfth National Exhibition of Fine Arts, China
2014 Shen Ziyao Solo exhibition at Laiyang Star Art Gallery
2014 Artwork entered “The Realm of Advaita”, Annual Nomination Exhibition Students of Contemporary Art Academies
2014 The Second Teacher-student Invitational Exhibition Tour of Beijing Art School at China National Academy of Painting. Artwork awarded the Li Keran Legacy Award
2014 Artwork entered the Excellence Graduates Residency Programme of CAFA, 2014
2014 Graduation Exhibition of Excellent Artwork, CAFA
2014 Received First Prize for Graduation Exhibition, CAFA. A Series of Artwork were being collected by CAFA Art Museum
2014 Artwork participated in the “Fine Classical Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy Auction” in Chongqing
2014 Artwork entered Professor Yao Mingjing Hainan Teacher-student landscape artwork Exhibition at Hainan Art Museum.
2014 Professor Yao Mingjing Teacher-student Exhibition
2013 Participated in the interactive practical activity held by CAFA, Lingnan Fine Art Institute and Guan Shanyue Art Museum. Artwork was being collected and published by Lingnan Fine Art.
2013 Artwork entered Professor Yao Mingjing Teacher-student landscape sketching Artwork Exhibition held by Li Keran Academy of Painting and CAFA, and published in “Professor Yao Mingjing Teacher-student Art Album”.
2013 “Exposition Invitation des Jeunes Artistes Chinois-Francais”.
(A Chinese and French Young Artists Invitational Exhibition held in Loire, France)
2013 Chinese Ink Artists Invitational Exhibition held by Prince Gong Mansion management centre. Artwork was being collected by Prince Gong Mansion, Beijing.
2013 Artwork was being auctioned and collected during the exhibition in Yantai Art Expo
2013 Artwork entered Professor Yao Mingjing Teacher-student Landscape Exhibition. 9 pieces of artwork were being collected by Yantai Art Museum.
2012 Artwork was being published on magazine “ART” by Cultur Alrelic Academy China
2012 Artwork was being awarded the second prize during the First Beijing Southern City Sketching Exhibition and collected by Beijing Deng Huai Art Museum. Event was held by Beijing Daxing distinct Government, Li Keran Academy of Painting and the Academy of Arts & Design , Tsinghua University.
2011 Artwork entered Professor Yao Mingjing Teacher-student Sketching Exhibition held by Foshan Cultural & Art Museum and also published on Yao Mingjing Teacher-student Art Album.
2011 Artwork was being awarded the Excellence Award during the International Ink Invitational Exhibition held by Kyoto University of Art and Design
2011 Artwork entered “College Days”, Art Student Category, China Guardian Auction
2010 Artwork entered the Chinese Ink Invitational Exhibition held by Beijing Guan Yin Tang Art Museum for Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Founding Beijing Government
2009 Received the First Prize for Graduation Artwork exhibited during the Graduation Exhibition in CAFA.
2009 Artwork entered the Teacher-student Exhibition held by Li Keran Academy of Painting and Yantai Art Museum
2008 Awarded the First Prize for the Autumn Sketching Activity held by the school of Chinese Ink, CAFA.
2008 Awarded the Second Prize for the Spring Sketching Activity held by the school of Chinese Ink, CAFA.
2008 Artworks were being awarded during year-end Exhibition held by the school of Chinese Ink, CAFA and collected by the school
2007 Awarded the First Prize for the Spring Sketching Activity held by the school of Chinese Ink, CAFA.
2007 Artworks were being awarded the Third Prize during year-end Exhibition held by the school of Chinese Ink, CAFA and collected by the school
2005 Sketching Artworks were bring awarded and collected by the school of Chinese Ink, CAFA

Incorporating elements of Western art such as perspective and lighting as well as a judicious application of mixed media to a classic Chinese medium, Shen Zi Yao’s artwork is a contemporary re-imagining of the Chinese landscape genre. Shen makes creative use of collage to redefine the concept of brushstrokes and space. The edges of painted pieces of rice paper serve as bold lines, spatially delineating patterns of ink.

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