Qiu Deshu  (Chinese, 1948) 


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Qiu Deshu Biography
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
Selected 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