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Zhou Chunya

1955 중국 윈난성 쿤밍시

1982 스촨미술학원 유화과 졸업

1988 독일 카셀미술대학 자유예술과 졸업

현 중국유화학회 이사

Zhou Chunya (Chinese, b.1955) is a painter best known for his series of Green Dog paintings. He studied at the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, which educated students in creating art that would serve as political propaganda during the Cultural Revolution. During this time, Zhou traveled to Tibet and painted a series depicting nomad life according to the Socialist Realist style. At the same time, Zhou embraced Western techniques of painting, and was inspired by German Expressionism while studying in Kassel, Germany. Eastern and Western influences converge in his Green Dog series, begun in the 1990s, which depicts his German Shepherd painted green. The dynamic, aggressive brushstrokes recall German Expressionism as well as ancient Chinese calligraphy, while the dog itself is a symbolic self-portrait. In 1999, Zhou began to paint peach blossoms with pink men and women in an embrace, combining the traditional Chinese subject of the peach blossom with a modern and liberal approach to sexuality. Zhou’s series of landscapes feature a more muted palette of dark browns and depict jagged rocks and trees. His Landscape Series No.5 appears almost abstract with brushstrokes reminiscent of ancient Chinese landscapes. A retrospective of 30 years of his work was held at the Shanghai Art Museum in 2010. His work has been exhibited at many international galleries and museums, including the Shanghai Gallery of Art, the National Art Museum in Beijing, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. He currently lives and works in Chengdu, China.

1955 Born, Chongqing, Sichuan Province

1982 Graduated from the Department Painting, Sichuan Academy of Fine Art, China

1988 Graduated from Experiment Art Department, Kassel Academy of Fine Art.

Kassel, GermanyCurrently lives and works in Chengdu


2010 Flora and Fauna', Solo show at ARCO Madrid, Spain

2007 Red Hot! Asian Art from the Chaney Family Collection, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA

Zhou Chunya, ChinaToday Gallery, Brussels, Belgium (solo)

2006 Zhou Chunya, Zeng FanZhi and Ji DaChun Longrun Art, Beijing China

Ten Years, Chinese Contemporary Gallery, Beijing, China

Blue House Artists, Chinese Contemporary, Beijing, China

Zhou Chunya: Three on the Bund, Shanghai Gallery, Shanghai, China (solo)

2005 Living in Chengdu Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Oil Painting,

18 Chinese Contemporary Artists, Soobin Art Gallery, Singapore

Focus on China WBK Vrije Academie Den Haan Holland

Biennale International D'Art Contemporain Chinois de Montpellier France

Land of Warmth - the opening exhibition of Red Bridge Gallery, Shanghai, China

2004 Dreaming of Dragon's Nation-Contemporary Art Exhibition from China Irish Museum of Modern Art, Ireland

Living in Chengdu-Inviting Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Oil Paing ShenZhen Art Museum China

New Works by Liu Wei, Zheng ZaiDong, Zhou ChunYa Shanghai Gallery of Art at Three on the Bund

Beyond Boundaries, Shanghai Gallery of Art at Three on the Bund, Shanghai

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