BIOGRAPHY

Niu An (Ann New)

Born in Shanghai, after studied and worked in Japan, Korea and America, she has returned to the city which she was born and inspired her most. Her works reflects the diverse experiences from her multicultural background. Ann expresses her sentiments with passionate and dynamic brushstrokes featuring calligraphy as a personal style. She is also actively participating in collaboration projects with different media, including interior & fashion design.

"I battle with my mind - battle with my feelings and self-adjustments.

When one side wins, the result becomes a painting. At least, one of these sides should be realistic and honest, otherwise, the painting should not be exhibited.

I
 was born in Shanghai. I feel and understand its nature after spending many years abroad and then re-experiencing the city. Shanghai is devilishly beautiful yet novel. At the same time it expresses melancholy. In this "naked" city, it is easy to encounter new relationships and forget them quickly."-- Ann New


Education and Background
2000-present  
Established studio in Shanghai, China

1998-2000       
Traveled in South Asia and USA. Established studio for doing artwork and experimenting in various media in residence in Austin, Texas.

1997-1998        
Sabbatical to Korea to research Korean Contemporary Art and study the cultural route of art between Korea, Japan and China. Photographer and special reporter, wrote "Letter From Korea" for international art review magazine NMP, published on the Internet.

1995-1996         
W
ork for architecture design department of Japanese company Fujita, Tokyo, Japan

1995           
BFA Musashino Fine Arts University, Tokyo, Japan

1993-1995 
Work for Hoenkan Interior Design Studio, Tokyo, Japan

1987-1989
Postgraduate study at Shanghai University, Shanghai, China

1987                   
Graduated from Fine Art College, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China


Selected Awards
1986        
Shanghai Women's Calligraphic Art Exhibition, First prize-winning, Shanghai, China

1984         
The 8th Japan - China Student's Calligraphic Art Exhibition, Mainichi News prize-winning, Tokyo, Japan

1983          
Wenhui Prize National Calligraphy Exhibition, prize-winning, Shanghai, China


Selected Solo Exhibitions
2007                  
Brimming - Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong.

2
006   
Whispers - Studio Rough, Shanghai, China.

2005           
P
ERCHANCE - Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong.
Invite Time - Painting and still movie exhibition - Bridge 8 Life Style Center, Shanghai, China.

2004               
Angel is Terrified - Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong.
Closer - Natus Art Gallery, Shanghai, China.
In Face, In Body, In Soul - Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong.
So solo - Hong Merchant, France.

2003                 
Femme? Peintures de Niu Ann- La Maison de La Chine, Paris, France.
For a good reason - Hong Merchant of Australia, Sydney, Australia.
45X40, ink work of Niu Ann - Hong Merchant Gallery, Shanghai, China.

2002          
Breathe - OmniQ Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
20 Illusions - Pango, Austin, Texas, USA.

2001
Unfitted Place - Hong M Gallery, Shanghai, China.

2000                  
Entering - Shanghai Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai, China.


Selected Group Exhibitions
2008
Tribes - Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong

2007        
Sports & Art, Group Exhibition by Adidas - MOCA Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Shanghai Fine Jewellery and Art Fai - Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China
40 Plus, 40 Minus- Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong.
Art Lan Asia- Zaim Yokohama Art Foundation, Yokohama, Japan.

2006
Art Saturdays - Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong.
Face Value - World Art Centre, Rotterdamseweg, Netherlands.

2005
Art Saturdays - Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong.
Shanghai Shanghai - Group Exhibition, Studio Rouge, Shanghai, China.
Sin Sin Through Artistís Eyes - Sin Sin Atelier, Hong Kong.

2002
Neo Abstraction - Shanghai Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai, China.

2001                    
Shanghai Grand Exhibition of Fine Art - Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China.
China Art Now - Chinese Expression - Singapore National Art Museum, Singapore.

1993
The 1st Foreign Art Student Art Exhibition - Tokyo, Japan.

1987
The First Exhibition of Shanghai Young Artist's Works - Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China.

1986        
M - Hongkou District Cultural Center, Shanghai, China.
Critical Action - Fudan University, Shanghai, China.
China National Women's Calligraphic Art Exhibition - China Art Museum, Beijing, China.

1984        
Group Exhibition - Fine Arts College, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China.

1983        
Wenhui National Calligraphy Competition - Shanghai, China.


Selected Public Art Work and Creations with Other Media
2005                  
Mural painting Where are you Tonight for La Garoon Chinois, Shanghai, China.

2004                  
Selected as one of ten creative people, designed Mao suit as fashion for the first issue of the fashion magazine VOGUE China.
Large glass painting Under the fine sky  (8mX3m) for the VIP lounge room in Japanese electronic company SHARPís factory in Wu Xi, Jiangsu Province, China.

2002
Huge glass building painting Embraceí (300 square meters) for Shanghai carnival- Shanghai tourism Festival in People's park, Shanghai, China.

2001
Huge glass painting Kissing when the dancing for Le Club of La Maison Cabaret of Xin Tian Di, Shanghai, China.