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Ping Shen
Rockville, Maryland

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My art is to further develop and forward Gongbi, a special watercolor art; additionally, to explore art assimilation of eastern art into western art.  I like to draw flowers to beautifully highlight rooms.  I like to draw people to reflect our daily life where we live.  I would like to use vivid pigments and extremely detailed strokes to develop my paintings that everyone can appreciate. My art tries to give people fresh breath and to refresh their minds. Spectators will feel relief and joyful after looking at my art.

It is highly regretful that such an elegant and magnificent art is rarely seen in the United States. This art should not be appreciated as antiques, but a masterpiece in a boutique instead.  Gongbi has a long history; it has new life and representability as well. My work is to refill young energy into Gongbi, and to give it a new contemporary life.





born: Hefei, Anhui, China



Anhui Normal University, MFA 2009

Anhui Normal University, BA 2006


selected awards/honors

The Best in Show Award for Less is More, Mitchell Gallery, 2013

Honorable Mention Award for 34 Annual International Juried Exhibition, The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, 2013,

The Excellence Prize for the Second National Art Exhibition of Chinese Line Drawing, China Artists Association, 2012


selected publications

Collection of Works in Fourth National Fine Arts Exhibition For Young Artists, Beijing, China: People's Fine Arts Press p. 187, 2011

Collection of Works in Second National Chinese Lines Art Exhibition. Henan, China: Henan Arts Press p. 31, 2010

Works Collection Of 2009 Art Exhibition [Chinese Painting] In Nanjing China. Nanjing, China: Jiangsu Arts Press p. 75, 2009

Everlasting Harmony (2008), Collection of Olympic Fine Arts 2008. Beijing, China: Beijing Press p. 70, 2008


selected solo or two-person exhibits

Ping Shen, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, Virginia, 2013


selected group shows

The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society 34th Annual International juried Exhibition, Crary Art Gallery, Warren, Pennsylvania, 2013

Less is More, Mitchell Gallery, Annapolis, Maryland, 2013

The 4th National Juried Young Artist Exhibition, National Gallery in China, Beijing, China, 2011

Olympic International Fine Arts 2008, China International Exhibition Center, Beijing, China, 2008


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