Shi Hu  (Chinese, 1942) 

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Shi Hu Biography
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
Selected 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