Ann Niu

Chinese, b. 1960s

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Born and raised in Shanghai, Ann Niu (Niu An) graduated from the renowned Musashino Fine Art University in Japan then moved to Korea and The USA for her art & design career. Understanding her profound passion in painting, she moved back to Shanghai, set up her studio in 2000 and started painting in various mediums. As a young girl, Liu An practiced Chinese calligraphy, her flourishing skills and talent turned her into a great painter. Ann masters very well in the use of lines to create movements, flow and dynamics. These include shapes, straight lines, curves, ovals and circles. It is always interesting to look at Ann's artwork repeatedly due to the business of her paintings. Ann’s works are also pictorial and she is fond of including Chinese characters in it, like diary and penmanship.

Ann paints different themes and series, ranging from portraits to studying the complexity of relationship. In her paintings, Liu An wishes to express the feelings of people living in the urban areas.

Prior to her artistic career, Ann Niu has had exposure in art and design in both Japan and the USA.

From an early age Ann Niu practiced callig­raphy. This has further aided her develop­ment and creativity in her distinctive art­works.

She has an impressive number of public art­works and public collections globally.

Education and Background

 

2000-present

Working in Shanghai, established studio, creating artwork and experimenting various media 

 

1998-2000

Travelled to South Asia and U.S.A. 
Resided in Austin, Texas and San Francisco, California. 
Established new studio creating artwork and experimenting in various media 

 

1997-1998

Took sabbatical in Korea to research Korean contemporary art and studied the cultural route of art between Korea, Japan
and China.

Worked as a photographer and special reporter, wrote “Letter from Korea” for international art review magazine NMP, published on the Internet. 

  

1995 – 1996

Worked for an architecture design department of Fujita
- Tokyo, Japan. 

 

1993 – 1995

Worked for a Hoenkan Interior Design Studio - Tokyo, Japan.

1995

BA Honours from Musashino Fine Arts University - Tokyo, Japan 

1987- 1989

Studied at Shanghai University, Fine Arts Department, China 

 

1987

Graduated from Shanghai University, Fine Arts College, China

Solo Exhibitions

 

2018

"Flash Flash" Ann Niu Solo Exhibition, Shanghai, China 

 

2017

Ann Niu & Qiu Sheng Xian Contemporary Chinese Art Duo Solo Exhibition, Art Futures Group, Hong Kong 

 

2016

Microcosm - Ann Niu Solo Exhibition, ArtCN Gallery,

Shanghai, China 

2012

Niu Ann's recent work at SH Contemporary, Shanghai Exhibition Centre, Shanghai, China 

 

2011

Niu Ann's painting, The Opposite House, Beijing, China 

2010

2000-2010, Shanghai Art Museum, China

 

DRAMA, Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong

2009

Independent Series, Natelier, Shanghai, China 

2003

Femme Peintures de Niu An, La Maison de La Chine, Paris, France

For a Good Reason, Hong Merchant of Australia,

Sydney, Australia 

45 x 40 Ink work of Niu An, Hong Merchant Gallery,
Shanghai, China 

2002

Breathe, OmniQ Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 

 

2001

Unfitted Place, Hong M Gallery, Shanghai, China 

 

2000

Entering, Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai, China 

Group Exhibitions

 

2016

Art Fair Tokyo, Tokyo International Forum Art Stage Singapore, Singapore

 

2015

Asia Contemporary Art Show, Hong Kong 

 

2014

Art Beijing Contemporary Art Fair, Zendai Art, Beijing, China

Portrait Series Joined Winter Group Exhibition, IBU Gallery,

Paris, France 

Ceramic Work Participate Design Shanghai with Kaolin Gallery, Shanghai, China

2011

Fine Art Asia, Waterhouse & Dodd, Hong Kong 

2010

Head On, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China 

2009

30 Degree, Island 6 Art Centre / Studio Rouge Gallery,
Shanghai, China 

Reach the Heart - Art in Hospital, Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong

50-80 Group Exhibition, J Gallery, Shanghai, China 

Group Exhibitions

 

2008

Tribes - Group 1, Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong 

2007

Art Lan Asia Zaim Yokohama Art Foundation, Yokohama, Japan 

40- Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong 

2006

Face Value, World Art Centre, Rotterdamseweg, Netherlands 

2005

Shanghai Group Exhibition, Studio Rouge, Shanghai, China 

Art Saturdays, Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong

2002

Neo Abstraction, Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai, China 

2001

Shanghai Grand Exhibition of Fine Art, Shanghai 
Art Museum, China

China Art Now, Singapore National Art Museum, Singapore 

Major Public Collections & Creations

with Other Media

 

2015

Mini Documentary Movie "Under Stand A- Niu Ann & 

Scholar stone "

Went Jingdezheng making ceramic plates series "24 seasons" 

2010

Glass Mural for Joyce Boutique, Hong Kong 

2009

Commissioned paintings for HSBC, Hong Kong Headquarters 

 

Published stamp "Niu An's art work" by China Post, China

2008

Commissioned paintings "Seer - 8610 series", "Seer - 8621series" and "MAP series" for Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou
branch of HSBC 

2007

Large scale glass mural "Beats together" for Adidas exhibition

"Sport and Art" MOCA, Shanghai, China 

Commissioned painting for HSBC, Hong Kong Headquarters

2005

Mural "Where Are You Tonight" for La Garcon Chinois, Spanish cuisine restaurant / bar, Shanghai, China 

2004

Large scale glass mural "Under the fine sky" for the VIP lounge room in SHARP, China 

2002

Large scale glass building mural Embraced for Shanghai Carnival Shanghai International Tourism Festival, Shanghai, China 

2001

Large scale glass mural "Kissing You While Dancing" for Le Club of La Maison Cabaret of Xintiandi, Shanghai, China

Other Collections 

Shanghai Art Museum 

Singapore National Art Museum

Swire Hotels Group 

HSBC 

AWA - Australia Wild Abalone Association AWA

SHARP, China 

ANA Hotel & Resort, Japan 

Novel City, Shanghai, China 

China Post 

Ogilvy Publications Worldwide 

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