About Artist Xiuying Chen
Xiuying Chen is an artist originally from China, currently residing in Sydney Australia. Chen’s art works have strong personal style with constant newly input associated with artist’s experiences and feelings. Chen creates her art works with “Four Treasures” from Sino sphere world: brush, ink, rice paper,and ink stone. Chen’s art works reflect her diversified and colorful view of the world, and her positive and sunny attitude towards life.
Chen was born in 1946 in Hebei province, China, and moved to Hubei province with parents in her childhood. Chen loved painting when she was young, always creating art with her pencils and brush, describing the countryside and urban areas that she travelled to. Chen graduated in 1975 from major of Traditional Chinese paintings in Hubei Art Institute, and accumulated solid art techniques and skills from formal academic studies. Then she was dedicated to a professional art career in an ancient city of Jingzhou, Hubei, for over 30 years, and obtained top level art membership from China Artists’ Association. In the year 2000, Chen was awarded Certificate of “Outstanding Art Creator” by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
In 2008, Chen started living in Australia, and has since been continuing her exploration in art world, creating new art works with her feelings and experiences in this new country. Chen’s art work “Sydney Central Railway Station” won the Trustees’ Watercolor Prize 2013 at Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize, exhibited in the Art Gallery of New South Wales.