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Huihan Liu

A Master signature member of the Oil Painters of America and an artist member of California art Club, Huihan Liu was trained in the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art in China in 1972 with a BA and MFA from the Academy of Art College of San Francisco in 1989. With more than twenty years of his professional career as an illustrator, teacher, and painter, he won Best of Show Award in the Oil Painters of American Regional Exhibition in 1996. Huihan Liu was featured in Art of the West magazine in 1998, 2003, and 2005; in The Artist’ Magazine in April 1999; and in Southwest Art in April 2000.

Education
Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art, China, BA (1972-1975)
Graduate School of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art, China (1985-1987)
Academy of Art College, San Francisco, MFA (1987-1989)

Exhibition

  • Exhibition of Guangdong Fine Art, Guangzhou Museum of Fine Art, China 2009
  • Plein Air Art Exhibition, Bowers Museum of Cultural Art 7th Annual
  • Sight of Southern California, Santa Ana, California, 2003
  • Western Rendezvous of Art Exhibition, Helena, Montana, 2003-2009
  • Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, 1995-2009
  • California Art Club Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009
  • Oil Painters of America The East / Southeast Regional Exhibition, 2002
  • Artist For The New Century Invitational Exhibition, Bennington Center
  • for the Arts, Bennington, Vermont, 2002
  • Top 200 Arts for the Parks Competition, The National Academy of the Arts, Jackson, WY, 2001
  • Exhibition of Guangdong Contemporary Oil Paintings, Guangzhou, China, 2001


Awards

  • International Artist Award - Finalist for a work entitled “Making Wishes,” Issue 7C, December 2009
  • Gold Medal for the Master Signature Division at the Oil Painters of
  • America Western Regional Show, 2009
  • South West Art Award of Excellence, California Art Club Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, Pasadena Museum of California Art, 2009
  • “Ben Stahl Artist’s Choice,”Western Rendezvous Art Exhibition , Helena, Montana, 2005, 2006
  • “Awards of Excellence,”Western Rendezvous Art Exhibition, Helena, Montana, 2003, 2004
  • “Third Place Winner,” Plein Air Art Exhibition , Bowers Museum of Culture Art, Santa Ana, California, 2004
  • “First Place Painting,” Plein Air Art Exhibition in Bowers Museum of
  • Cultural Art, Santa Ana, California, 2003
  • “Best of Show in Painting - John Scott People’s Choice Award,”
  • “The Awards of Merit,” The 25th Western Rendezvous of Art, Helena, Montana in August 2003
  • “First Place Winner,” The California Art Club held its Ninth Annual Mission San Juan Capistrano Plein Air painting event, August 2003
  • Art of the West Publisher’s Choice Award, Artist for the New Century Invitational Exhibition, Bennington Center For The Arts, Bennington, Vermont 2002
  • “Gold Medal for Best Painting,” California Art Club’s 92nd Annual
  • Juried Exhibition, Pasadena Historical Museum Pasadena, CA, 2002
  • Master Signature Member’s Award of Excellence by Art of the West Magazine, Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Chicago, IL 2002
  • Master Signature Member’s Award of Excellence, Oil Painters of America, The East / Southeast Regional Exhibition, Richmond, Virginia, 2002
  • Master Signature Member’s Award of Excellence, Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Palm Springs, CA, 2001
  • The Winsor & Newton Painting Award, Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, P. & C. Galleries, Georgetown, Washington D.C., 1998
  • The Tara Fredricks Canvas Company Award, Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonia, TX, 1996
  • The Grumbacher Gold Medallion Award, Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX, 1996
  • Best of Show Award, Oil Painters of America Pacific Coast Regional Juried Exhibition, Fremont, CA, 1996


Bibliography

  • “The Chinese Connection,” by Shirl Smithson, Art of The West Magazine, January / February, 1997
  • “Winners : The Judges of Oil Painters of America Focus on Time-Honored Standards,” by Susan Hallsten McGarry, Southwest art Magazine, May, 1997
  • “A Joyful Feeling,” by Barbara Coyner, Art of the West Magazine, September / October, 1998
  • “Capturing Character - Special Section: Portraits,” by Huihan Liu, The Artist’s Magazine, April, 1998
  • “Huihan Liu,” by Chuan Huang, Professor, and Shirl Smithson, President of Oil Painters of America; published by Robert & Li Gallery, Taiwan.
  • “Artist Worth Watching : Huihan Liu,” published by Art-Talk Magazine, January, 2001
  • “Art is Life, Not a Living,” by Barbara Coyner, Art of the West Magazine, September / October, 2003
  • “American Dream : California painter and Chinese native Huihan Liu’s versatility is hard-earned,” by Todd Wilkinson,
  • Southwest Art Magazine, October, 2003


Museum Collection

  • “Eaton Canyon,” Oil 24”x30”, First Place Winner, Bowers Museum Contemporary Plein Air Permanent collection, Santa Ana, California, 2003,
  • “Silence of the Mission,” Oil 24”x18”, First Place Winner in Ninth Annual Mission San Juan Capistrano Plein Air painting event, Wilmington Trust purchase collection, 2003

Teaching Experience

  • Instructor - Drawing and painting, Art School of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art, Guangzhou, China, 1979-1985
  • Part-time Instructor - Painting, undergraduate and graduate School of Academy of Art College, San Francisco, 1993-
  • Informative Instructor - Painting, Fechin Art Workshops, San Cristobal, NM, 2000-


Membership
Master Signature Member of Oil Painters of America
Artist Member of California Art Club