Timeline

1948
Born Shanghai, Jiangsu Province, China
1977
Resident artist at Luwan District Cultural Palace Shanghai, China
1979
Organised "Grass Grass Society"
1982
Discovered the “cracks” in adversity and henceforth affirmed “fissuring” as his artistic language and philosophic basis
1985
Artist in residence at Tufts University, creating a monumental mural in the new building of its campus center
1988
Lectured at John King Fairbank Center Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
1996
Lectured at the Department of Art University of Arizona, USA
2007
Works of artist included in Shanghai Calligrapher’s and Painter’s Dictionary published by Shanghai People’s Fine Arts Publishing House
Currently working as a professional painter

Exhibitions

2010
Painting of Artists from Shanghai and Hong Kong, Yunfeng Gallery, Hong Kong, China
2010
Crossing Asia and Europe-Dialog of Civilization, Contemporary Art from Chinese and French Artists Grand Exhibition, Zhe Jiang Art Musem, Hangzhou/Expo Theme Pavilion, Shanghai/Paris Senior Art Institute, Paris.
2009
New Water Ink Art, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Morder Art, Shanghai, China
2009
Chinese Ink Painting: Change and Growth I, Presented by Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai Zendai Zhujiajiao Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2009
Open and Change-Creative Water-Ink Art Exhibition, Taipei Art Museum, Taiwan
2008
Time-Place-Person – 2008, Chinese & German Contemporary Art Exhibition, organized by Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany SH & Zuhui Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2008
Turn to Abstract, Retrospective of Shanghai Experimental Art from 1976 to 1985, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
2008
New Ink: Chinese Contemporary Ink Art Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Dresden, Germany
2008
Olympic Art Grand Exhibition, International Exhibition Center of China, Beijing
2008
Ah! We – Chinese Contemporary Art in the Last 30 Years, organized by the National Museum of China, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing, China
2008
Fissuring, Qiu Deshu Water-Ink Exhibitions, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China (solo)
2007
Qiu Deshu – Ten Years After “Grass Grass Group, Duolun Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai, China (solo)
2007
Contemporary Presentation, Shanghai, “Wu Jiao Chang 800,” Art Space, Dunhuang Art Center, Shanghai, China
2007
’07 “Contemporary Cultural Venation – China Version,” Beijing Comprehensive Art Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
2007
Exploration: New Ink Art, Shanghai, China
2007
China Onward: Chinese Contemporary Art, 1966 – 2006, Louisiana Museum, Denmark
2007
Art of Ink – Landscape Invitation Exhibition, Zhuqizhan Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2007
Impressions on Taiwan, National Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, Taichung Art Center, Taichung, Taiwan
2006
Intercourse Exhibition of Shanghai & Hong Kong Chinese Painting Institute of Shanghai, Shanghai Culture Intercourse Council, Hong Kong Modern Water Ink Art Association, Hong Kong
2006
“Rebirth of Water-Ink” Exhibition, Shanghai Water-Ink Art Exhibition, Zhu Qi Zhang Art Museum, Duo Lun Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2006
The 21st Asian International Art Exhibition, Singapore National Museum, Singapore
2006
Chinese Water-Ink Literature Exhibition, 1976-2006, JiangSu Provincial Museum, RCM Art Museum, Nanjing, China
2006
Chinese Contemporary Art – Qiu Deshu, Frankfurt, Germany (solo)
2006
First Taipei International Modern Ink Painting Biennial, Taipei, Taiwan
2006
Contemporary Water-Ink 2006, Shanghai Water-Ink Art Exhibition, Mingyuan Art Center, Shanghai, China
2006
Impressions on Taiwan, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2005
Sky Group Human Merge – Liu Guosung, Chen Jialing, Qiu Deshu, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
2005
Ten-Year Anniversary of Zhu Qi Zhan Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2005
25 Years Anniversary of “Grass Grass Group,” HaiShangShan Art Center, Shanghai, China
2005
Fissuring, Qiu Deshu New Works, Changliu Art Museum, Taiwan (solo)
2004
Fissuring, Recent Works of Qiu Deshu and the Completion of Qiu Deshu Exhibition Gallery, HaiShangShan Art Center, Shanghai, China (solo)
2004
Fissuring, Qiu Deshu Contemporary Chinese Art Fletcher Art Museum, Geneva, Switzerland (solo)
2004
Dreaming of the Dragon’s Nation, Contemporary Art Exhibition from China, Ireland
2004
First Exhibition of Peninsula Art Center, Peninsula Art Museum, Belmont, CA, USA
2004
Protruding Schema, Collected Contemporary Ink Paintings from Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2004
Shanghai Abstract Art Exhibition, Shanghai Mingyuan Culture Art Center, Shanghai, China
2004
Past as Present, Art Scene Warehouse, Shanghai, China
2003
The Paintings of Qiu Deshu, Goedhuis Contemporary, New York, USA
2002
East + West Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Shanghai Art Museum and Künstlerhaus Vienna, Austria
2002
Metaphysics Modern Art, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2002
On the Edge of the Millennium: New Art from China, Goedhuis Contemporary, New York, USA and London, UK
2002
The First Chinese Art Triennial, Guangzhou Museum, Guangzhou, China
2001
Xi’an International Ink Invitational Exhibition, Xi’an, China
2001
Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu, China
2001
Rocks and Art, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA
2001
Metaphysics Modern Art, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2000
Origin, Sky, Land, Man: Qiu Deshu, Asian Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea
2000
Qiu Deshu, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China
1996
Shanghai Ink, Univ. of AZ Museum & J. Cross Gallery AZ
1996
Genesis, Evolution, Sublimation, Plum Blossoms Gallery Hong Kong & Singapore
1995
Between East & West: Transformations of
Chinese Art in the Late 20th c., Discovery Museum Bridgeport, USA
1994
Grand Exhibition of Modern Chinese Ink Wash Painting, Taichung Provincial Art Museum Tapei, Taiwan
1994
Fissuring, Paintings, The National Art Museum of Shanghai Shanghai, China
1994
Century's Scar-Fissuring, Pan Long Art Center Taipei, Taiwan
1993
Shanghai Modern Art Exhibition, Yokohama, Japan
1992
Cracks and Rifts, Galerie Ilse Lommel Leverkusen, Germany
1990
The New Generation of Chinese Art, Smith College Museum of Art Northampton, MA
1988
Retrospective, Ethan Cohen Fine Art New York, NY
1988
, John K. Fairbank Center, Harvard University Cambridge, MA
1986
Fissures and Chasms, Recent Works, Chinese Cultural Institute Boston, MA
1984
Contemporary Art From China Comes into View, Princeton University Princeton, NJ