Yu Hui

1960, Nanjing China

Introduction

Yu Hui studied Gongbi painting from her father Yu Jigao, who is a famous bird & flower painter. In 1983, she received a BA degree from the Jiangsu Traditional Chinese Painting Institute, and in 2006, graduated from the Academic Research department at Art School of Peking University, Beijing, China. Yu’s works, consisting of birds and flowers, inherit the Song Dynasty Gongbi paintings’ polished style. She succeeds in combining traditional and modern Gongbi styles through her use of pastel colors, reflecting the Chinese cultural love and respect for nature.

In 1997, Alisan Fine Arts held an exhibition in London for Yu Hui and Xu Lei, and on the exhibit’s opening day, all works were already sold. At Fine Arts Asia 2014, Yu exhibited her latest works.

Yu Hui has won many national awards and her works have been shown in London, America, Canada, Hong Kong and around China.

BIOGRAPHY
1960   Born in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China. During his 
childhood, she studied Gongbi painting from her father Yu Jigao, famous bird & flower painter

1979   Entered Jiangsu Traditional Chinese Painting Institute, Nanjing, China

1983   Received BA degree from Jiangsu Traditional Chinese Painting Institute, and stayed in the research department as a professional artist in bird & flower painting

1996   Attended symposium on bird & flower painting, Chinese Painting Research Institute, Beijing, China

1999   National level artist by mainland China government

2002   Received Master degree from Nanjing Arts University, Nanjing, China

Director of Bird & Flower Painting Research Institute, Jiangsu Traditional Chinese Painting Institute, Nanjing, China

2004   Filmed by CNS and Jiangsu Star TV, China

2005   Received National Technological Invention Award, listed as People Artist by mainland China government

Listed in Advanced Worker of Jiangsu Province, China

2006   Graduated from Academic Research department, Art School of Peking University, Beijing, China

2007   Visited Germany, Italy & France with PR department of mainland China government  

2008   Permanent member of Council, China Gongbi Art Association, China

Member of Jiangsu Artists Association

Visited Russia with China Artists Association


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014    
2010
  • 12th Shanghai International Arts Festival, Shanghai, China
2009
  • Exhibition by Hundred Artists, Jiangsu Art Museum, Nanjing, China
  • Exhibition of Bird & Flower Painting by Yu Jigao & Yu Hui, Zhuzi Art Museum, Nanjing, China
2008
  • 3rd Beijing International Art Biennial, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
2005
  • Exhibition by Hundred Artists, Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, China
2004
  • 10th National Art Works Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
  • Nanjing Ink Triennial, Jiangsu Art Museum, Nanjing, China 
2003 
  • Colourful Century-Jiangsu Art Exhibition, Jiangsu Art Museum, Nanjing, China 
  • National Art Institute Biennale, Guangzhou, China
2001
  • Fragment of Nature-Innovations in Chinese Bird & Flower Painting, organized by Asian Art Coordinating Council, The Curtis Arts Centre, Colorado, USA
  • Chinese Painting Exhibition of New Jiangsu Art Group, Nanjing, China 
1999
  • Jiangsu Arts Festival, Nanjing, China (Award of Excellence)
1998
  • Exhibition of Bird & Flower Painting, Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, China
  • Art Festival of Jiangsu Province, Jiangsu Art Museum, China
  • Exhibition of Peony Painting, Ontario Art Museum, Canada
  • Exhibition of Museum Collection, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
1997
1995
  • Works by Chinese Women Artists, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
  • Group exhibition by eight Chinese painters, Browse & Darby, London, UK
1994
  • 3rd National Gongbi Painting Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China (Third Prize)
  • 8th National Art Works Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
1992
  • 1st National Bird & Flower Painting Exhibition, Beijing, China
1991
  • Bird & Flower Painting Invitational Exhibition, Chinese Painting Research Institute, Beijing, China
1990
  • 2nd National Gongbi Painting Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China (Second Prize)
1988
  • Beijing International Ink Painting Exhibition, Beijing, China (Award of Merit)
1987
  • Group show of fourteen artists from Jiangsu Traditional Chinese Painting Institute, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
1986
  • Group show of four artists, Cultural Centre of Consulate General of USA, Guangzhou, China
1985
  • National Youth Art Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China (Award of commendation)

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

Jiangsu Art Museum, Nanjing, China

Jiangsu Traditional Chinese Painting Institute, Nanjing, China

Mountain Art Museum, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

International Olympic Committee