Ann Niu
China 1987

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Born and brought up in Shanghai, Niu An (Ann) graduated from the renowned Musashino Fine Art University in Japan then moved to Korea and U.S.A for her art & design career. Understanding her most profound passion in painting, she moved back to Shanghai and set up her studio in 2000 started painting in vari­ous mediums. 

 

As a girl, Niu An practiced Chinese calligraphy, her skills and talent flourished turning her into a great painter. The art of Chinese calligraphy is both pure and abstract, Ann masters very well 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 over and over again, as there are so much going on in her paintings. 

 

Niu An’s works are pictorial and she is fond of including Chinese characters in it, like diary…like penmanship. Niu An also carefully picks her colours from her palette which further enhances the energy of her paintings. Niu An paints different themes and series, from portraits to studying the complexity of relationship. In her paintings, Niu An wishes to express the feelings of people in their urban lives. 

 

Niu An has had exposure in art and design in both Japan and the USA, prior to her artistic career.  From an early age Niu An 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.   

 

Educations and Background 

2000-present  

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

上海創立工作室,從事多媒介的藝術創作活動  

 

1998-2000  

Traveled in South Asia and U.S.A. In residence in Austin, Texas and San Francisco, California. Established new studio creating artwork and experimenting in various media.

南亞旅行並移居美國,居住於德州奧斯丁及加州舊金山,創立工作室,從事多媒介的藝術創作活動

 

1997-1998  

Took sabbatical in Korea to research Korean contemporary art and study the cultural route of art between Korea, Japan and China. Worked as photographer and special reporter, wrote "Letter From Korea" for international art review magazine NMP, published on the Internet.

旅居韓國,從事繪畫創作, 研究中 國、日本及韓國之間的文化同源和差異.同時為網上藝術雜誌NMP撰寫 "Letter From Korea",報導韓國當今及前衛藝術現狀  

 

1995-1996  

Worked for architecture design department of Japanese company - Fujita, Tokyo, Japan

為日本藤田建築株式會社本部建築設計部工作,東京,日本  

 

1993-1995  

Worked for Hoenkan Interior Design Studio, Tokyo, Japan

為室內設計事務所方圓館工作,東京,日本  

 

1995    

BA Honor from Musashino Fine Arts University, Tokyo, Japan

畢業於武藏野美術大學,B.F.A.,東京,日本  

 

1987-1989  

Studied at Shanghai University, Fine Arts Department, China

直升上海大學美術學院,攻讀室內設計,上海,中國  

 

1987    

Graduated from Shanghai University, Fine Arts College, China

畢業於上海大學美術學院附中,上海,中國   

 

Solo Exhibitions 

2018  

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

“本物應覽” 牛安個展, 中國上海   

 

2016  

Microcosm - Ann Niu Solo Exhibition, ArtCN Gallery, Shanghai, China

石在 - 牛安個展,ARTCN藝術畫廊上海,中國

 

Grace of Buddha,U+ Akasha Space, Shanghai

“觀自在”系列作品油畫展,優在集上海  

 

2014  

Studio Life, ArtCN Gallery, Shanghai, China

畫室生活, ARTCN 藝術畫廊, 上海中國

 

Met in Shanghai Portrait series, Zenart, Shanghai, China

上海認得肖像展, 善齋,上海,中國  

 

2013  

Together, Anne-Cecile Noique ART, Shanghai, China

在一起, Anne-Cecile Noique 藝術畫廊,上海,中國  

 

2012  

Niu Ann’s recent work at SH COMTEMPORARY, Shanghai exhibition center, Shanghai, China

牛安新作個展,當代藝術博覽會上海,中國

 

M50 Niu Ann, Tokyo Pan Gallery, Shanghai, China

M50牛安作品展,東京潘畫廊,上海,中國 

 

2011  

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

牛安繪畫展,瑜舍酒店,北京,中國  

 

2010  

2000-2010, Shanghai Art Museum, China

回國十年, 上海美術館, 上海, 中國

 

DRAMA, Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong

戲,Sin Sin 藝術畫廊, 香港

 

ANN Niu’s Work at Joyce Boutique, Hong Kong 

牛安繪畫展,Joyce 精品店,香港  

 

2009  

Independent Series,N.atelier, Shanghai, China

獨立系列, N.atelier, 上海, 中國  

 

2007  

Brimming, Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong

溢, Sin Sin 藝術畫廊, 香港  

 

2006  

Whispers, Studio Rough, Shanghai, China 

細語, 紅寨當代藝術畫廊, 上海,中國  

 

2005  

Perchance, Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong

偶然, Sin Sin 藝術畫廊, 香港

 

Invite Time, Bridge 8 Lifestyle Center, Shanghai, China

邀請時間, 8號橋生活時尚中心,上海,中國

 

2004  

Angel is Terrified, Chouinard Gallery/  Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong

天使在害怕, Sin Sin 藝術畫廊,香港

 

Closer, Natus Art Gallery, Shanghai, China

再近些, Natus 畫廊, 上海, 中國  

 

2003  

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

女人?, 中國之家, 巴黎, 法國

 

For a Good Reason, Hong Merchant of Australia, Sydney, Australia

投緣, HM 畫廊, 悉尼, 澳大利亞

 

45x40 Ink Work of Niu An, Hong Merchant Gallery, Shanghai, China

45 X 40, 水墨作品展, HONG Merchant畫廊, 上海, 中國 

 

2002  

Breathe, OmniQ Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

呼吸,OMNIQ畫廊, 東京, 日本  

 

2001  

Unfitted Place, Hong M Gallery, Shanghai, China

錯位,HONG Merchant畫廊, 上海,中國  

 

2000  

Entering, Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai, China

進入, 劉海粟美術館, 上海, 中國  

 

Group Exhibitions 

2016  

Art Fair Tokyo, Tokyo International Forum

東京藝術博覽會, 東京國際論壇 大樓

 

Art Stage Singapore, Singapore

新加坡藝術博覽會, 新加坡  

 

2015  

Asia Contemporary Art Show, Hong Kong

香港亞洲當代藝術展 , 香港 

 

2014  

ART BEIJING Contemporary Art Fair, Zendai Art, Beijing, China

藝術北京-當代藝術博覽會,上海證大藝術,北京,中國

 

Portrait Series Joined Winter Group Exhibition, IBU Gallery, Paris, France

肖像系列參與冬季群展, IBU 畫廊,巴黎,法國       

 

Ceramic work participate Design Shanghai with Kaolin Gallery, Shanghai

青花瓷盤系列由Kaolin畫廊出展上海設計,上海,中國  

 

2011  

Fine Art Asia, Waterhouse & Dodd, Hong Kong

亞洲藝術博覽會, Waterhouse &  Dodd,香港  

 

2010  

Head On, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China

碰擊, 紅門畫廊, 北京,中國  

 

2009  

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

30 度, 六島藝術中心, 紅寨畫廊,上海,中國

 

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

心窗 ---- 藝術在醫院, Sin Sin 藝術畫廊香港 

 

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

50-80, J畫廊, 上海,中國  

 

2008  

TRIBES - GROUP 1, Sin Sin Fine  Art, Hong Kong

部落 – 1組, Sin Sin 藝術畫廊,香港  

 

2007  

Art Lan Asia Zaim Yokohama Art Foundation, Yokohama, Japan

ZAIM 橫濱藝術基金會,日本

 

40- Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong Sin Sin 

藝術畫廊,香港  

 

2006  

FACE VALUE, World Art Centre, Rotterdamseweg, Netherlands

臉面水准, WAC, Rotterdamseweg, 荷蘭  

 

2005  

Shanghai Shanghai Group Exhibition, Studio Rouge, Shanghai, China

上海,上海, 紅寨畫廊, 上海, 中國

 

Art Saturdays, Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong

藝術 星期六, Sin Sin 藝術畫廊,香港  

 

2002  

Neo Abstraction, Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai, China

新抽像藝術展, 上海劉海粟美術館,上海, 中國  

 

2001  

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

上海美術大展, 上海美術館, 上海, 中國

 

China Art Now, Singapore National Art Museum, Singapore

中國現代藝術 "中國表情", 新加坡國立美術館, 新加坡  

 

Major Public Collections and Creation with Other Media 

2015  

Mini Documentary Movie ”UNDERSTAND A- Niu Ann & Scholar stone”

參與制作微紀錄片“UNDRSTAND A- 牛安與石頭”

 

Went Jingdezheng making ceramic plates series “24 seasons”

赴景德鎮制作24節氣陶瓷盆系列  

 

2010  

Glass mural for Joyce Boutique, Hong Kong

為香港時尚精品店Joyce Boutique創作玻璃壁畫  

 

2009  

Commissioned paintings for HSBC, Hong Kong headquarter 

受HSBC委托,為香港總部創作組畫“風和日麗的日子”     

 

2009  

Published stamp “Niu An’s art work” by China Post, China

中國世紀大風采活動紀念郵票“牛安作品選”出版發行  

 

2008  

Commissioned paintings “Seer – 8610 series”, “Seer – 8621series” and “MAP series” for Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou branch of HSBC

受HSBC委托, 為上海、北京、廣州分行創作組畫“預知者-8610”、“預知者-8621”、“地圖系列”  

 

2007  

Large scale glass mural “Beats together” for Adidas’ exhibition “Sport and Art” MOCA, Shanghai, China 

巨型戶外玻璃建築壁畫 "共震",為ADIDAS "共震" 運動視界藝術展而作, 上海當代美術館

 

MOCA  Commissioned painting for HSBC, Hong Kong headquarter

受HSBC委托, 為香港總部創作布上繪畫作品“起步”  

 

2005  

Mural “Where are you tonight” for La Garcon Chinois, Spanish cuisine restaurant / bar, Shanghai, China

壁畫“今夜何處",為上海著名西班牙餐廳樂加爾松繪制  

 

2004  

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

大型玻璃建築壁畫 "漫天夏普",為中國日本電器公司夏普而作  

 

2002  

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

玻璃建築壁畫 "月亮女人擁你入懷",為上海旅游節嘉年華而作 

 

 

2001  

Large scale glass mural “Kissing you while dancing” for Le Club of La Maison Cabaret of Xintiandi, Shanghai, China

玻璃畫 "在跳舞時吻你",為上海新天地法國紅磨房會所而作

 

Other Collections

Shanghai Art Museum

上海美術館   

 

Singapore National Art Museum 

新加坡國立美術館  

 

Swire Hotels Group 

太古酒店集團   

 

HSBC 

香港上海滙豐銀行  

 

AWA - Australia Wild Abalone Association 

AWA澳大利亞鮑魚協會   

 

SHARP, China 

中國日本夏普公司  

 

ANA Hotel & Resort, Japan 

全日空度假酒店, 日本   

 

Novel City, Shanghai, China 

永新城, 上海, 中國  

 

China Post 

中國郵政   

 

Ogilvy Publications Worldwide 

奧美公關國際集團  

 

Adidas 

阿迪達斯   

 

Shanghai 2002 International Tourism Festival 

上海2002年國際旅游節  

 

Le Club of La Maison Cabaret of Xintiandi, Shanghai, China 

樂美頌會所, 新天地, 上海, 中國