Timeline

1942
Born in Xushui, Hebei Province,China
1958
Attended Beijing Arts and Crafts School
1960
Attended Zhejiang Fine Arts Institute
1962
Served as soldier
1968
Taught at Beijing Arts and Crafts School
1969
Worked in the crafts field as ivory carver and lacquer polisher
1977
Employed as art director at the People's Fine Arts Publishing House in Beijing, China
1978
Toured thirteen countries in Africa
1979
Published African sketches
1980
Became a professional artist
1982
Held solo exhibition at Nanjing Museum
1985
"Selected Paintings of Shi Hu" published by Shanxi People's Publishing House, China
1987
Solo exhibition at Ji Gu Zhai, Hong Kong
1987
Participated in Basle Art Fair, Basle, Switzerland
1988
Participated in "Contemporary Chinese Paintings" exhibition, organised by the Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, which toured Honolulu, Hawaii and Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
1988
"Selected Paintings of Shi Hu" published by Tianjin Yang Liu Qing Painting Society, China
1988
Solo exhibition at Yangtze River Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1990
Solo exhibition at the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Singapore
1991
Solo exhibition "Heartbeat of The Stone Tiger" at Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong
1991
Solo exhibition at Lou Lim lok Garden, Macau
1992
Solo exhibition "Stone Tiger", Singapore
1992
Solo exhibition "Ordained - Shu Hu" which toured Singapore, Macau, Beijing and Taipei
1992
Solo exhibition "Unity - Shi Hu" in Jakarta, Indonesia
1992
Participated in "Art Asia" exhibition
1992
Participated in "Art Miami" exhibition
1993
Participated in Tresors d'Art, Singapore
1993
Participated in China Art Expo, Guangzhou, China
1993
"Living Colour: Paintings by Shi Hu" exhibition at "Art Asia" organized by Zee Stone Gallery, Hong Kong
1994
Solo exhibition at China Art Expo, Guangzhou, China
1994
Established "Shi Hu Poetry Society"
1995
Solo exhibition at China Art Expo, Beijing, China
1996
Published essays "Discussion of Character and Thoughts", "Character and Pictograph" and "Spiritual Awakening"
1996
Appointed Chairman of the Society of Chinese Artists Worldwide
1996
"Solo Exhibition of Shi Hu" organized by Cultural Bureau of Macau
1997
Solo exhibition at China Art Expo, Shanghai, China
1998
Solo exhibition at China Art Expo, Shanghai, China
1998
Four-volume catalogue "Paintings by Shi Hu" published by People's Fine Arts Publishing House
1999
Solo exhibition at China Art Expo, Shanghai, China
1999
Exhibited a monumental work "Dreams on Earth" (1.6m x 8m)
2000
“Paintings by Shi Hu”, University Museum and Art Gallery, University of Hong Kong
2003
Solo Exhibition, Macau
2004
Solo Exhibition, Museum National, Jakarta, Indonesia
2004
Solo exhibition, National Arts Museum of China, Beijing, China
2005
Solo exhibition, Shenzhen Art Museum, China

Exhibitions

2003
"Shi Hu Asian Tour Solo Painting Exhibition" Macau SAR
2003
"Asian Tour Solo Painting Exhibition by Shi Hu" Museum Nasional, Jakarta, Indonesia
1998
"Shi Hu Solo Exhibition" Longrun gallery Shanghai