Xi Chuan who works as a  journalist for Art Intern once commented in an article published in 2008 that if there were one word to describe Chen Shuxia’s paintings, it would be “poetic.” Actually, she makes this word self-update to accommodate her paintings. Viewers feel something beautiful, quiet, self-sufficient and free as they view her canvasses. Among those painters of the new generation with works commonly flaunted as cynical, intranquil, dangerous, angry, satiric, and ugly, there is no place for Chen Shuxia.

He goes on to say that: “like the Chinese proverbial Monkey King (Sun Wukong) who makes a circle to protect Monk Tang, Piggy and Monk Sha, Chen Shuxia, too, makes a safe space. The difference is that she makes the circle for herself to jump into. Unless she walks herself out, all evils are powerless to break into it. She is not an iconic painter (though she has her own icons), nor a language painter (though she uses her own language); it seems that rather we should call her an emotional painter, who creates her own world and with her paintings invites you to take a trip into her the deepest corners of her mind.” [1]

References:

1. http://en.artintern.net/index.php/review/main/html/4/199

Art Experience of Chen Shuxia

1963 Born in Zhejiang Province, China

1987 Graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing

Present :  Associate Professor,  Department of Fine Arts Education, Humanities Institute, Central Academy of Fine Arts

Solo Exhibitions

2006 “Virtual and Real” National Art Museum of China, Beijing; Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai;

2005 “Primitive Colors” Sunshine Art, Hangzhou;

2004

“Chen Shuxia Solo Exhibition”, PYO Gallery, Seoul;

“Chen Shuxia Solo Exhibition”, Art Scene Warehouse, Shanghai;

2003 “Chen Shuxia Solo Exhibition”, Shanghai Shengling Gallery, Shanghai;

2002 “Chen Shuxia Solo Exhibition”, Academy of Art & Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing;

1995

“Chen Shuxia Oil Paintings Exhibition”, Gallery of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing;

“Chen Shuxia Oil Paintings Exhibition”, Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen;

Group Exhibitions

2007

“Red Hills and Blue Water—-Touring Exhibition of Works by Contemporary Sino-German Artists”, Lubecker Art Gallery, Germany;

“Contemporary Cultural Venation—-China Version”, Today Art Museum, Beijing;

2006     

“Vanity and Reality—-Rediscovery of Asian Contemporary Art”, Culture space of Seoul Heyri Art Fund, Seoul;

“The Blossoming of Realism”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei;

“Chineseness in Indigenous Mode: Contemporary Renaissance in Aesthetic Reconstruction”, Today Art Museum, Beijing;

“Imago in Wuyi—-Sino-German Face to Face Interactive Creation Exhibition”, Shanghai Art Museum;

2005

“Nature and Human—-The 2nd Contemporary Chinese Oil Painting Landscape Exhibition”, National Art Museum of China , Beijing;

“History of the River—-Chinese oil painting exhibition in new era”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing;

2004

“Excellent Artists Nomination Exhibition”, Today Art Museum, Beijing;

2003

“Seoul International Art Expo — China Theme”, Seoul;

“The 3rd Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition, Art Gallery of Central Academy of Fine Arts”, Beijing;

“China New Physical Oil Painting Exhibition”, Shanghai Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai;

“China Today Art Show” , Gallery of China Century Altar, Beijing;

2002

“Woman’s Vision —Chinese Women Artists Show”, Australia;

2001

“Beijing New Century International Women Art Exhibition”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing;

2000

“Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition in the 20th Century”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing;

“The 3rd World Exhibition of Woman Artists”, Gallery of International Art Palace, Beijing;

1999

“Contemporary Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition”, Los Angeles;

“The 9th National Fine Arts Exhibition—Awarded Works Exhibition”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing;

1998

“Century —-Female Art Exhibition”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing;

“Group Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Painters”, Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai

1997

“Asian Art Exhibition”, Bangladesh;

“China Art Exhibition—Contemporary Oil Painting Show”, Shanghai Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai;

“Towards the New Century—Chinese Youth Oil Painting Exhibition”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing;

1996

“The 1st Chinese Oil Painitng Academic Exhibition”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing;

“‘96 Contemporary Chinese Art Exhibition”, Gallery of International Art Palace Beijing, Beijing;

1995

“The 3rd Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing;

“The 2nd World Exhibition of Woman Artists”, Gallery of International Art Palace, Beijing;

“Chinese Woman Artists Works Exhibition”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing;

1994 “Contemporary Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition”, University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong;

1993 “ ’93 Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing;

1992 “’92 Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition”, Hong Kong;

1991

“New Generation’s Art Exhibition”, National Museum of Chinese History, Beijing;

“’91 Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition”, National Museum of Chinese History, Beijing;

1990

“The 1st World Exhibition of Woman Artists”, Gallery of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing;

1988

“Group Exhibition of Four Artists”, Gallery of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing;

“Rencontres d’Arles Festival”, Arles, France;

Awards

2006 The candidate of “Xiao Shufang Art Fund” Excellent Female Painter

1999

Bronze Medal, The 9th National Art Exhibition

Excellent Award of Literature Works Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China

1995 Bronze Medal, the 3rd Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition

1991 Silver Medal, the 1st Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition

1985 Bronze Medal, Academy Show, the Central Academy of Fine Arts

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