PARTNERS / Artist / Zhou Qian

Zhou Qian



01/01/1975, Shanghai, China


2004 - 2005 China National Academy of Painting, Major in Chinese Painting
2002 - 2003 Shanghai Traditional Chinese Painting Academy, Major in Chinese Painting
2000 - 2001 Travelling in Europe
1996 - 1999 Singapore Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Oil painting Australia Curtin University, Major in Visual Art


2013 Etre/Floraison/En haut 2013, City Hall, Paris
2013 De Paris à Shanghai, Musée Montparnasse, Paris
2002 Female artist Show, Shanghai
2002 New Impression, Shanghai
2001 Zhou Qian Art Show, Shanghai
1997 Zhou Qian Art Show 97, Singapore
1997 Zhou Qian Art Show, Malaysia
1993 Zhou Qian Art Show, New Jing Jiang Art Gallery, Shanghai


Collections by:
Minstry of Foreign Affair, China
Liu Haishu Art Museum, Shanghai
Shanghai Charity Foundation
The Rotary Club of Shanghai
China Gongnong Party Shanghai Association
Shanghai Madam Song Chingling Foundation - Bank of East Asia
Shanghai Youth Literature & Art Federation
Singpaore Power Station

About the Artist

A native of Shanghai, Zhou Qian developed an interest in calligraphy and painting early under the influence of her father, a renowned calligrapher. Determined to forge her own style, she ventured outside of her Chinese roots and studied oil painting at Singapore's Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. After her graduation in 1999, she returned to China to focus on landscape painting at National Painting Academy of China and painting of flowers and birds at Shanghai Chinese Painting Academy. She has been widely recognised as the 3rd generation heiress to the great Chinese painter Li Keran.
In her art, Zhou Qian fuses her Eastern heritage harmoniously with Western training, having developed a style that blends the vibrant colors of oil painting with calligraphic strokes. She provides a fresh and unique interpretation of Chinese philosophy and symbolism.
Her work "South China View" was selected by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the P.R.C. as a national gift to the Indian Foreign Minister, S.M. Krishna.
Zhou Qian is also an active contributor to the Arts and Literature scenes in Shanghai, as well as various social and charity events.