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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

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

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

Honorable Mention of 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! Seventeenth Annual Fine Art Competition and Exhibition of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society, 2007

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

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

Second Place of 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

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

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