Huihan Liu

Huihan Liu

Huihan Liu was born in Guangzhou, China. He trained in China from 1972 to 1975 at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art, also graduated with a Bachelor’s degree and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Academy of Art College of San Francisco in 1989. According to him, his strongest influences during his studies in China were the 19th-century Western painters. He says Russian painter Ilya Repin’s paintings of peasants were representative of this influence by the group of artists known as the “Wanderers”.

Liu, who also has done paintings of Tibetan people and their lifestyles, says he fell in love with the buildings, colors, and landscapes of New Mexico after moving to America. He has been to the state three times, and it was there he went to an American Indian pow-wow with his wife that, in his words, “touched my heart.” “I loved the costumes and the kids, “ Huihan said. “I got my ideas (for my paintings) there. “Some of the same patterns he found in Tibetan life also drew him to paint American Indian scenes, he says.

Education
• Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art, Guangzhou, China
• BFA, MFA, Academy of Art College, San Francisco, CA, 1989
• Academy of Art
Selected Exhibitions
• California Art Club 103rd Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, Autry National Center in Los Angeles, CA, 2014
• Olympic Fine Arts 2012, Exhibition 30th Olympic Games, London, 2012
• Guangzhou Museum of Fine Art, China 2009
• California Art Club, Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009
• Western Rendezvous of Art Exhibition, Helena, MT, 2003-2009
• Oil Painters of America, National Juried Exhibition, 1995-2009
• Bowers Museum of Cultural, Plein Air Art Exhibition, Santa Ana, CA, 2003
• Oil Painters of America, East/Southeast Regional Exhibition, 2002
• Bennington Center for the Arts, Artist For The New Century Invitational Exhibition, Bennington, VT, 2002
• Top 200 Arts for the Parks Competition, The National Academy of the Arts, Jackson,
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