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Jian Wu graduated from the prestigious Art College of Qing Hua University (former Central Art and Crafts College of China) in 1984. During the period between his graduation and his emigration to the United States, Jian Wu was commissioned for works in five star hotels and his works were exhibited in China’s National Art Exhibitions. In 1993, he went to study at the Graduate School of Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and joined the university’s faculty shortly. He received his Master of Fine Art degree in 2000.

As a professional artist, Jian has had solo exhibitions and participated in group shows in the States. He has won awards in nationwide professional art exhibitions and competitions. His book Pastel Technique was published by China Youth Press in 2005. And a book of his oil painting collection, The Overseas Oil Painter of China—Jian Wu , was published by China's renowned publisher, Tianjin People’s Fine Arts Publishing House in 2007. Jian Wu's works have been collected throughout the United States and
the world.

Awards

Merit Award
THE BEST OF AMERICA! — Annual Fine Art Competition and Exhibition of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society, 2013

Finalist
Landscape Category, International 2012/2013 ARC Salon Competition

Best Portrait
THE BEST OF AMERICA! — Annual Fine Art Competition and Exhibition of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society, 2010

Finalist
Landscape category, International 2010/2011 ARC Salon Competition

Award of Excellence
THE BEST OF AMERICA! — Annual Fine Art Competition and Exhibition of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society, 2009

Exceptional Merit Award
Portrait Society of America International Portrait Competition, 2009

Finalist
Figurative category, International 2008/2009 ARC Salon Competition

Finalist
Landscape category, International 2008/2009 ARC Salon Competition

Honorable Mention for Artistic Excellence—Salon International, 2009

Best of Show
THE BEST OF AMERICA! — Annual Fine Art Competition and Exhibition of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society, 2008

Second Place — Portrait and figure category, Pastel Journal’s 10th Annual Pastel 100 Competition, 2008

Honorable Mention — Portrait and figure category, Pastel Journal’s 10th Annual Pastel 100 Competition, 2008

Honorable Mention for Artistic Excellence — Salon International, 2008

Best Use of Light and Color
THE BEST OF AMERICA! — Annual Fine Art Competition and Exhibition of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society, 2007

First Place — Portrait and figure category, Pastel Journal’s 9th Annual Pastel 100 Competition, 2007

Best Use of Light and Color
THE BEST OF AMERICA! — Annual Fine Art Competition and Exhibition of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society, 2005

Second Place — Portrait and figure category, Pastel Journal’s 7th Annual Pastel 100 Competition, 2005

West Coast Award
33rd Annual Exhibition, Pastel Society of America, 2005

Clark Mitchell Award
19th Annual Exhibition, Pastel Society of the West Coast, 2005

Jury’s Top 50 — Salon International, 2005

Memberships

•  Master member, the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society
•  Signature member, Oil Painter of America
•  Pastel Society of America
•  The National Academy of Professional Plein Air Painters

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