Xiong Yu
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1975 Born in Chengdu, Sichuan

1995 Graduated from the attached middle school of Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts and entered the oil painting department of Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts

1999 Bachelor’s Degree from the oil painting department of Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts.

Admitted as a graduate student majoring in oil painting of the plastic arts department of Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts.

2002 Master's degree in oil painting from the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts and began to teach in the Arts Academy of Sichuan University

Living and Working in Chengdu

Solo Exhibitions

2006 “Running on Tranquilly”, Chinablue Gallery, Beijing, China (catalogue)

2004 “Warm Wings”, Beijing, China (catalogue)

2003 “Pool of Light”, Beijing, China

Selected Group exhibitions

2007 “Chinablue in Berlin”, Berlin Art Centre, Berlin, Germany

“Human Ability”, Hagozae Art Centre, Seoul, Korea

“A+A 2007 – The 2nd A+A Travelling Exhibition”, Chongqing Art Museum/Sichuan University Art Museum/Chinese Central Academy of Art Exhibition Hall, Beijing/& Art Lab, Beijing, China

“A Retrospective of the Sichuan School from 1976-2006, Rural Modernity to Urban Utopia”, Sino-Foreign Art Gallery, Beijing, China

2006 “The Self-made Generation: a Retrospective of New Chinese Painting 2005”, Shanghai, China

“The Picture of Variation”, Shanghai Art Museum, China

2005 “Next stop: cartoons?”, Beijing/Shanghai/Shenzhen/Chongqing

“The game of Being Low and Shallow - The Rising of the Cartoon Generation”, 3818 Cool Gallery, Beijing, China

“Artists of the 70s - The Chinese Generation Changed by the Market”, Shanghai / Beijing, China

“Grounding Realities – Chinese Contemporary Art”, Seoul Art Centre, Seoul, South Korea

2004 “Ideal of New Generation, Chinese New Generation Artists Award Exhibition“, Shenzhen, China

“Living in Chengdu - Invitation Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Oil Painting”, Chengdu / Shenzhen, China

2003 “Embracing the New Century – The 3rd Chinese National Exhibition of Oil Paintings”, Beijing / Chengdu, China

““Turnaround”, The 1st Contemporary Artists Annual Invitation Exhibition 2003”, Chongqing, China

“New Generation and Post-revolution”, Beijing, China

2002 “National Fine Arts Academy Exhibition of Outstanding Works by Master’s Graduates in Oil Painting”, Guangzhou, China

“Young Artists Exhibition of Sichuan Province”, Chengdu, China

2001 “GB”, Chongqing, China

“Keep Watch – Feeling”, Chengdu, China

“Chilis aus Chongqing”, Kassel, Germany

“Study and Surmount - Chinese Small Format Oil Painting”, Beijing, China

“Difference – Happiness”, Chengdu, China

2000 “The 9th National Art Exhibition of Chongqing”, Chongqing, China

1998 “Thoughtfulness” photographic exhibition, Chongqing / Kunming, China

1999 “Fantasy Space Art Exhibition”, Chongqing, China

“View 99 Artwork Exhibition”, Chongqing, China

1997 “Moving Towards a New Century - Oil Painting of Chinese Youth”, Shenzhen / Beijing / Chongqing, China

Awards

2002 Excellent Works Prize in the “Young Artists Exhibition of Sichuan Province”, Chengdu, China

2004 Bronze medal at the “Ideal of New Generation, Chinese New Generation Artists Award Exhibition“, Shenzhen, China

Collections

“Bathe under light“ and “Pool of light “were collected by the He Xiangning Art Museum

“Space of Two Persons“, was collected by Shenzhen Art Museum

Critiques

Zhu Qi, “I Saw the Beautiful Nonentity in Illusion – On Xiong Yu's Painting“

Ji Lei, “Returning to One’s Roots, Reading Xiong Yu's New Works“, in Art World, 2003(1)