Nie Ou

1948, Beijing China

Introduction

Nie Ou was born in Shenyang, Liaoning in 1948, and is noted for her idyllic paintings of villages in a naïve style. After the Cultural Revolution (1966-76), she studied Chinese ink painting under Li Keran (1907-1989, renowned contemporary Chinese painter) at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 1978. She has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in mainland China, Hong Kong and overseas including in the United States, Switzerland, Taiwan, and Indonesia. Her works have been collected by National Art Museum of China, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, and other institutions and private collectors.


BIOGRAPHY
1948   Born in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China

1953   Moved to Beijing with family, learned to paint at the CHoldren’s Palace after school

1954   Received her first art lessons at Beijing Municipal Youth Palace, China

1969   Was sent to Yanbei, Shanxi Province during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976)

1978   Studied Chinese Painting at the Central Painting at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China, under Li Keran (1907-1989, renowned contemporary Chinese painter)

1981   Graduated from a postgraduate course at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

Became a professional artist

Awarded second prize of Beijing Fine Art Competition, China

1982   Awarded Prize for outstanding work of Exhibition of Ink Painting in China & Japan

1989   Catalogue Modern Chinese Paintings, A Selection from Beijing, Hangzhou & Sichuan, published by Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong

1997   Visited Indonesia for delegation

2003   Catalogue Famous Chinese Artist – Nie Ou, published by Jiezhang Fine Arts, China

 


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2014

2002   
  • Group Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese and Korean Artists, China, Korea
  • Open Times National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
2000-2001   
  • Group Exhibition of 6 Chinese Artists, China Academy of Chinese Painting, Beijing, China
1999   
  • Group Exhibition of 21 Chinese Masters, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
  • Ninth National Art Exhibition China
1997   
  • Group Exhibition of China Academy of Chinese Painting, Beijing, China
1995   
  • Paintings by Chinese Women Artists, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
  • Modern Chinese Ink Painting and Sculpture Travelling Exhibition, organized by Cultural Department of Mainland China Government, France, UK, Austria
1989   
  • Modern Chinese Paintings, A Selection from Beijing, Hangzhou & Sichuan, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong
  • Exhibition of Chinese Water Ink Painting USA
  • Seventh National Art Exhibition China
1987   
  • First Exhibition of Chinese Oil Paintings, Beijing, China
  • Exhibition of Chinese Ink Paintings, USA
  • Hsiung Shih Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1986   
  • Contemporary Chinese Ink Painting Exhibition, Hong Kong
1984   
  • Sixth National Art Exhibition China, China
1981   
  • The works of postgraduates of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

China Academy of Chinese Painting, Beijing, China

China Artists Association, China