Visual images by Chen Shuxia condense a way of expression close to nature, with a self-contained inner spirituality and philosophy. Real yet imaginary brushstrokes, ethereal layout and minimalist painting style facilitate her artworks a distinctive ethereality from traditional aesthetics, which is the so-called 'The void has boundless potential'. In this regard, artistic tension that transcends time and space is presented, meanwhile a pure soul is condensed in artworks, inspiring endless reverie of audiences.Read More
Born in Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province in 1963, developed and nourished her artistic creations at the Central Academy of Fine Arts since the late 1970s. If tracing back to the visual origin of Chen Shuxia, the work 'Pink Flower' laid a foundation of her creative path. Without grandiose scenes, numerous or complicated objects in artworks, she focuses mostly on the subtleties of life, plain and simple, seemingly flat and straightforward, which nevertheless convey the 'scene' and 'object' with a soul that is stubborn and independent.
Doctoral advisor, professor and director of Department of Fine Arts Education, School of Arts Administration and Education at Central Academy of Fine Arts.
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
_Winning Cards - Artworks by Chen Shuxia _(Asia Art Center, Beijing, China, 2020), _Border · Margin - Chen Shuxia, _curated by Ji Shaofeng（Meilun Art Museum, Changsha, China, 2019), Forget the Form - Works by Chen Shuxia, curated by Zhu Qingsheng (Dadu Museum of Art, Beijing, China, 2015) Being There - Works by Chen Shuxia, curated by Zhao Li (The University Museum and Art Gallery of The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, 2015)
Significant Group Exhibitions:
Ink Painting on Going: 2000 - 2019 (Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong, China, 2020), Embracing the Orient and Occident - 2nd Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition (Cleveland State University Art Gallery, Cleveland, U.S, 2019) Curitiba International Biennial of Contemporary Art (The Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Curitiba, Brazil, 2019), New Painting - Chinese Contemporary Painting Exhibition (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, U.S, 2018), Tracing the Past and Shaping the Future - Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition (Powerlong Art Museum, Shanghai, China, 2017), Zao Hua - Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition (204 Art Space, Melbourne, Australia, 2016), Opening and Merging - Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art (Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, 2012), Busan Biennale (Busan City Hall, Republic of Korea, 2010), Red Hills and Blue Water - Tour Exhibition of Works by Contemporary Sino-German Artists (Lubeck Art Gallery, Lubeck, Germany, 2007), Falsehood and Truth - An Rediscovery of Asian Contemporary Art (Heyri Art Village, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 2006), History of the River - A Retrospective of Chinese Oil Painting of the New Era (The National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China, 2005).
The National Art Museum of China (Beijing)；Shanghai Art Museum (Shanghai)；Shenzhen Art Museum (Shenzhen)；He Xiangning Art Museum (Shenzhen)；CAFA Art Museum (Beijing)；The University Museum and Art Gallery of The University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)；Chinese Oil Painting Museum (Beijing)；Dadu Museum of Art (Beijing)；Meilun Art Museum (Changsha)；Teda Art Museum (Tianjin)；Beijing International Yiyuan Art Museum (Beijing)；Beijing Conference Center (Beijing)
Text courtesy Almine Rech.