Jie Wei Zhou Biography
The Shanghai Teaching University, Bachelor of Fine Arts; 1991, Shanghai Drama Institute, Master of Fine Arts.
Jie Wei Zhou studied fine art at The Shanghai Teaching University and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 1984. He furthered his studies at the Shanghai Drama Institude and in 1991, received the coveted Master of Fine Arts Degree, bestowed on only 11 graduates for the year from a city with a population of 13,000,000.
Zhou migrated to the U.S. in 1995.
Zie Wei's paintings take on much the look and feel of "The Old Masters," but his style is his own, mastering light and dark for a most dramatic result. His ability to paint the human figure, especially the very old and the very young is masterfully executed. Color plays a major role in his compositions. He portrays softness where needed as well as boldness of strokes.
Color plays a major role in his compositions. He portrays softness where needed as well as boldness of strokes.
Zhou is proficient in the mediums of oil and watercolor. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his art and has participated in many exhibitions in China, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, and the United States. His expert paintings can be viewed in many private collections and in fine art galleries in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Wyoming. His subject matter ranges from paintings of Native Americans, Tibetans, Chinese and Landscapes from North and South American, China, Tibet, Taiwan and Japan.
Jie Wei has been referred to as "An Artist To Watch." He has achieved much to date and has a great future in fine art painting.
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