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Jian Wu graduated from the prestigious Art College of Qing Hua University (formerly known as Central Art and Crafts College of China). He studied sculpture and mural art. Most of his early works are sculpture and copper relief commissioned by China’s five-star hotels; his design works have been exhibited in many of China’s national art shows. Jian majored in Illustration for his graduate studies. He received his Master of Fine Art degree from Academy of Art University. Before graduating, he joined the faculty of the university. For over 25 years, Jian has been teaching painting and drawing, first at Academy of Art University and later at Ohlone College in Fremont. Currently, Jian has committed himself as a full-time artist focusing on his own studio art and studio workshop.    

Throughout his career, Jian has had solo exhibitions and participated in group shows. He has won many awards in nationwide professional art exhibitions and competitions.

Jian is a master member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS) and a signature member of Oil Painters of America. His book Pastel Technique was published by China Youth Press. And a book of his oil painting collection, The Overseas Oil Painter of China—Jian Wu, was published by China’s renowned publisher, Tianjin People’s Fine Arts Publishing House. Jian’s works have been collected throughout the United States and the world.

Awards

Third Place
2018 NOAPS 1st ‘Best of America’ Small Painting Exhibition

Honorable Mention, Portrait and Figure category
2018 Pastel 100 Competition

Award of Merit
2017 NOAPS ‘Best of America’

Exceptional Merit Award
2015 Portrait Society of America International Portrait Competition

7th Place, Out of the Box Category
2015 Portrait Society of America Members Only Competition

Merit Award
2013 NOAPS ‘Best of America’

Finalist, Landscape Category,
2012/2013 International ARC Salon Competition

Best Portrait
2010 NOAPS ‘Best of America’

Finalist, Landscape category
2010/2011 International ARC Salon Competition

Award of Excellence
2009 NOAPS ‘Best of America’

Exceptional Merit Award
2009 Portrait Society of America International Portrait Competition

Finalist, Figurative category
2008/2009 International ARC Salon Competition

Finalist, Landscape category
2008/2009 International ARC Salon Competition

Honorable Mention for Artistic Excellence
2009 Salon International

Best of the Show
2008 NOAPS ‘Best of America’

Second Place, Portrait and Figure category
2008 Pastel 100 Competition

Honorable Mention, Portrait and Figure category
2008 Pastel 100 Competition

Honorable Mention for Artistic Excellence
Salon International, 2008

Best Use of Light and Color
2007 NOAPS ‘Best of America’

First Place, Portrait and Figure category
2007 Pastel 100 Competition

Best Use of Light and Color
2005 NOAPS ‘Best of America’

Second Place, Portrait and Figure category
2005 Pastel 100 Competition

West Coast Award
33rd Annual Exhibition, Pastel Society of America, 2005

Clark Mitchell Award
19th Annual Exhibition, Pastel Society of the West Coast, 2005

Jury’s Top 50
2005 Salon International

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