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
Established studio in Shanghai, China
Traveled in South Asia and USA. Established studio for doing artwork and experimenting in various media in residence in Austin, Texas.
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.
Work for architecture design department of Japanese company Fujita, Tokyo, Japan
BFA Musashino Fine Arts University, Tokyo, Japan
Work for Hoenkan Interior Design Studio, Tokyo, Japan
Postgraduate study at Shanghai University, Shanghai, China
Graduated from Fine Art College, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China
Shanghai Women's Calligraphic Art Exhibition, First prize-winning, Shanghai, China
The 8th Japan - China Student's Calligraphic Art Exhibition, Mainichi News prize-winning, Tokyo, Japan
Wenhui Prize National Calligraphy Exhibition, prize-winning, Shanghai, China
Selected Solo Exhibitions
Brimming - Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong.
Whispers - Studio Rough, Shanghai, China.
PERCHANCE - Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong.
Invite Time - Painting and still movie exhibition - Bridge 8 Life Style Center, Shanghai, China.
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.
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.
Breathe - OmniQ Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
20 Illusions - Pango, Austin, Texas, USA.
Unfitted Place - Hong M Gallery, Shanghai, China.
Entering - Shanghai Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai, China.
Selected Group Exhibitions
Tribes - Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong
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.
Art Saturdays - Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong.
Face Value - World Art Centre, Rotterdamseweg, Netherlands.
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.
Neo Abstraction - Shanghai Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai, China.
Shanghai Grand Exhibition of Fine Art - Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China.
China Art Now - Chinese Expression - Singapore National Art Museum, Singapore.
The 1st Foreign Art Student Art Exhibition - Tokyo, Japan.
The First Exhibition of Shanghai Young Artist's Works - Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China.
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.
Group Exhibition - Fine Arts College, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China.
Wenhui National Calligraphy Competition - Shanghai, China.
Selected Public Art Work and Creations with Other Media
Mural painting Where are you Tonight for La Garoon Chinois, Shanghai, China.
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.
Huge glass building painting Embraceí (300 square meters) for Shanghai carnival- Shanghai tourism Festival in People's park, Shanghai, China.
Huge glass painting Kissing when the dancing for Le Club of La Maison Cabaret of Xin Tian Di, Shanghai, China.