AI XUAN
艾軒

1947

1967

Born in Zhejiang, China

Graduated from the Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts Preparatory School

Currently a member of the Beijing Art Academy’s Committee and a member of the China Artists Association

1986

Participated in the 2nd Exhibition of Asian Art in Japan

1987

Participated in the Chinese Contemporary Oil Paintings, Harkness House, New York

A visiting scholar at the University of Oklahoma City

Solo exhibition was held in New York

1987-88

His works received great praise in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Art News and The Christian Science Monitor

1988

His painting Lonely Marshland sold at a Sotheby’s auction to safeguard The Great Wall and Venice. Ai Xuan’s name was placed on The Great Wall Monument

1989

Participated in the Monte Carlo International Competition of Art in France

1996

Ai Xuan, Luo Zhong Li, Wang Huai Qing, Wang Yi Dong and Zhao Li visited the U.S.A. and participated in the China Oil Painting Exhibition

1999

Published in the renowned Prof. M. Solomon’s Art of China No. 4.  The text is required reading for Yale University. Ai Xuan is regarded as one of the few representatives of Chinese contemporary art history

Award

In 1981, the painting A Man of Great Will won the Second Prize in the 2nd National Exhibition of Young Artists

In 1986, his painting Snow was awarded at the French International Fine Art Exhibition, the Eighth National Salon in Paris and also received Honorable Mention at the Second Asian Art Exhibition in Japan