LIU Ying Zhao

 

LIU Ying Zhao was born in Heilongjiang, China in 1956. He has participated in numerous exhibitions in China, United States, United Kingdom, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Macau, Indonesia, received several awards and had his achievements widely reported by various media such as the newspapers, television and radio throughout China and around the world. He is one of the few living Chinese master artists renowned for his hyper-realistic still-life works. They are highly collectible not only for the precision of details and their hyper-realism quality, but also for their contemporary compositions that give the pieces a refreshing perspective and contemporary look. With his masterly brushstrokes, LIU is able to perfect details to an incredible degree of life-likeness; at the same time depicting a three-dimensional quality to different textures.

Award

  • 1992     "Thunderstorm" - Liaoning Provincial Third Class Award - 50th 
                  Anniversary National Exhibition of Fine Arts
                  "Girl with a Clarinet" - Nomination Award - National Biennial Oil 
                  Paintings Exhibition, Guangzhou
  • 1994     "Process" - First Class Honour Award - 1st Still Life Oil 
                  Painting Exhibition of China
  • 1995      Gold Award, 1st Still Life Oil Painting Exhibition, China

Education

  • 1983     Bachelor of Fine Arts - Heilongjiang Normal College - Faculty 
                  of Fine Arts
  • 1992     Master of Fine Arts - Majored in Oil Painting & Art Education - 
                  Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts

Major Auctions

  • 1992     Christie's - " Still Lives. Harmony" - (Liu's works were 
                  auctioned successfully for seventeen consecutive times at 
                  Christie's since 1992)
  • 1993     Butterfields San Francisco - " Live Series"
  • 1994     China Guardian Auction House - "Red Pomegranate" 
                  Butterfields San Francisco - "Still Lives"
                  China Guardian Auction House - " Red Musical Note"
  • 1995     Singapore International Auctions - " Still Lives"
  • 1996     Beijing Pacific International Auctions - "Rivers and Mountains"

Press

"Chinese Oil Paintings"
"Art"
" Aesthetic Circle"
" Art Observer"
" Northern Art"
" Art Circle"
" School Art"
" Hundred Contemporary Chinese Artists Collection"
"People's Daily"
"Tianjin Daily"

Private Collections

Austria, Australia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Macau, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States

Major Exhibitions

  • 1984     Spring Exhibition, Heilongjiang Museum of Art, Heilongjiang, China
  • 1992     50th Anniversary National Exhibition of Fine Arts, National Art
                 Museum of China, Beijing, China
                  Asian Arts International Exposition 
                  Central Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition, Hong Kong 
                  1st National Biennial Oil Paintings Exhibition, Guangzhou
                  Hong Kong International Art Fair, Hong Kong Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
  • 1993     Central Academy Of Fine Arts Exhibition, Macau
                 Asian Arts International Exposition, Hong Kong Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
                 Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Macau Museum, Macau
  • 1994     Asian Arts International Exposition, Hong Kong Exhibiiton Centre, Hong Kong
                  1st Still Life Oil Painting Exhibition of China, China Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • 1995     Contemporary Oil Painting Exhibition from Twelve Chinese    
                 Contemporary Painters, Cooper Union Art Museum, New York, USA
  • 1996     Commemorative 90 Year Exhibition, Tianjin Academy of Fine Art,
                 China Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • 2000     16th Annual International Arts Exhibition, Asia Society of Arts of
                 America and Asia Art Institute, San Francisco, USA
  • 2002     10th Art Chicago, Chicago, USA
  • 2003      International Masters of Fine Art, San Antonio, Texas, USA
                 "Three Artists From Three Nations" Art Exhibition, New York, USA
  • 2005     International Masters of Fine Art, San Antonio, Texas, USA
                 Solo Exhibition, New Mexico, USA
  • 2006     Solo Exhibition, Florida, USA
                 Great American Figurative Artists Exhibition, Santa Barbara, California, USA
                 Solo Exhibition, New Mexico, USA
                 International Masters of Fine Art, San Antonio, Texas, USA
  • 2007     Solo Exhibition, New Mexico, USA
                 6th Annual Small Works Exhibition, Florida, USA
                 Solo Exhibition, Santa Barbara, California, USA
                 International Masters of Fine Art, San Antonio, Texas, USA
                 25th Anniversary Celebration Exhibition, San Antonio, Texas, USA
  • 2008     "Celebrating 19 Years of Fine Art", Connoisseur Art Gallery, Hong Kong
                 Solo Exhibition, New Mexico, USA
                 Great American Figurative Artists Exhibition, San Francisco, USA
                 7th Annual Small Works Exhibition, Florida, USA
                 Anniversary Celebration Exhibition, Florida, USA
                 Knoxville Museum of Art, Tennessee, USA
                 Great American Figurative Artists Exhibition, Santa Barbara, California, USA
  • 2009     Solo Exhibition, New Mexico, USA
                 Anniversary Celebration Exhibition, Texas, USA
  • 2010     Solo Exhibition, New Mexico, USA
  • 2011      Knoxville Museum of Art, Tennessee, USA
  • 2014      "1989 - Celebrating 25 Years of Fine Art", Connoisseur Art Gallery, Hong Kong

Publication

  • 1995     "Twelve Chinese Contemporary Oil Painting Artists' Collection"
  • 1999     "Still Life Oil Painting Technique Illustration" by Heilongjiang 
                  Art Publisher
  • 2000     "Liu Ying-Zhao's Art of Oil Painting" by Tianjin Green Willow 
                  Publishing Company
  • 2004     "Still Life Oil Painting Art College Teaching Reference Book", Tianjin
                 People's Fine Art Publishing House