Hu Qin Wu


Artist Biography

Hu Qin Wu

Hu Qin Wu

Hu Qinwu currently lives and works in Beijing as a painter, photographer and printmaker. His work is represented in countless collections across the globe from the likes of the Crown Casino, Macau to Onemoon Collection in the USA. Additional private collections can be found from China and Hong Kong, to Australia, the USA and England.

In 1990 Hu Qinwu graduated from the Oil Painting Department at Taian Normal Academy, Shandong. In 2003 he received an excellence award from the Second Small Painting Exhibition then the Best Innovative Idea prize in 2007. In 2008 Hu Qinwu received a Masters Degree (Painting) from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing. That same year, he received first prize in Marie’s Art Scholarship.

Hu Qinwu’s solo exhibitions include Phantasms (2008) and Illumination (2009) when represented by China Art Projects in Beijing, Hu Qinwu – New Abstraction from China at Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney (2010) and Abstraction: Meditation at Niagara Galleries, Melbourne (2011).


Hu Qinwu was born in Shandong province, China in 1969.

He works in Beijing as a painter, photographer and printmaker.


2010 – 2014 guest lecturer Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing

2008 graduate from Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, masters in painting

1990 graduate from the Oil Painting Department, Yantai Normal Academy, Shandong

Solo exhibitions

2016    Hu Qinwu: Meditations, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

2014    Relative Existence – Hu Qinwu @Boding Gallery, Beijing

2014    Hu Qinwu : Mathais Kupper Gallery, Beijing/Stuttgart

2014    Hu Qinwu: SP Gallery, New York / Miami

2014    Hu Qinwu: NKN Gallery, Melbourne

2014    Hu Qinwu: Art Equity, Sydney

2014    Hu Qinwu: Power Gallery, Beijing

2013    Hu Qinwu-Abstraction, China Art Projects, Hong Kong

2013    Locates in Vain Matthias Kuper Galleries Stuttgart/Beijing

2013    Abstraction: Mediation Studio Rouge, Hong kong

2011    Abstraction : Meditation  Niagara Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2010    New Abstraction from China – Hu Qinwu  Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney

2009    Illumination – Hu Qinwu China Art Projects @ Quac Art Space, Beijing.

2008    Phantasms – Hu Qinwu China Art Projects @ Two Lines Galley, Beijing.

Selected group exhibitions

2015      Hu Qinwu and Wu Lichang Art exhibition The Royal Danish Embassy in Beijing and Matthias Kuper gallery, Beijing

2014    Walking in Origin Force Gallery,Beijing

2014    The Seventh Abstract Art Exhibition PIFO Gallery, Beijing

2014    Two Voices China Art Projects& Niagara Galleries, Hong Kong

2013    considering the spiritual Ning Space, 798, Beijing

New Abstraction 5 PIFO Gallery, Beijing

2012    E(merge): 2 spiritualities The Drill Hall, Canberra, Australia

China/Germany, UCCA, 798 art district, Beijing

2011    E(merge): 2 spiritualities Space Station gallery, Beijing

China Nexus Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney

New Abstraction 4 PIFO Gallery, Beijing

CIGA China International Gallery Exhibition, represented by PIFO Gallery, Beijing

2010    Constructed Landscape, Timezone, Beijing

Constructed Landscape, Me Photo Gallery, Beijing

Lightbox, FAUX Arts, Hong Kong

2009    Beautiful World – New Art from China, Stella Downer Gallery, Sydney

International Artists Photograph Group, Quac Art Space, Beijing

Return to the Modern – Chinese Abstract Art, West Lake Art Museum, Zhejiang.

Contemporary Art, PIFO New Art Gallery, 798 Art District, Beijing

Catching Light, China Art Projects @ 798, Beijing

2008    Clue: Abstract Works, Aura Gallery, Beijing.

Future Sky – Chinese Young Contemporary Artist Works Selection Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing.

Expand and Synthesize, China Contemporary Oil Painting Research, National Art   Museum of China.

Echo, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing.

Painting and Handwork Third Exhibition, PIFO New Art Gallery, Beijing.

New Master – Contemporary Chinese Abstraction, Jin Du Art Space, Beijing.

Towards the Post-Abstract, PIFO New Art Gallery, Beijing.

POP – Beijing & New York Artists Group Exhibition, Pickled Art Center, Beijing.

Exist & Present – Three Artists Group Show, Quac Art Space, Beijing.

September – Photograph Group Show, 3 Space, Beijing.

C.A.P. Launch, Two Lines Gallery, Beijing.

Work on Paper exhibition, Two Lines Gallery, Beijing.

2007    Fourth Studios Open Day, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing.

Colour, 9 Person Contemporary Art Fair, BIAC Art Space, Beijing.

2003    Parallel Feeling and Testing, Second Small Painting Exhibition, Beijing

Painting, International Arts Center Gallery, Shandong, China.

Prizes and Awards

2014    Gyangju residency, Korea

2013    Korean residency, Beijing

2007    First Prize, Marie’s Art Scholarship, Beijing

2006    Excellence award, Second Small Painting Exhibition, Beijing

2003    Best Innovative Idea prize, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing


Crown Casino Macau, Park Hyatt Beijing, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, Swire Opposite House Beijing, Polo International Hotel/Club Tianjin, Park Hyatt Sanya, Park Hyatt Guangzhou, Mandarin Oriental Guangzhou


C.A.P. Art Collection, Crown Casino/Hotel, Macau, Opposite House Hotel, Beijing, Onemoon Collection, USA. BMW collection, Germany, ANZ Bank collection, Sydney

Private collections in China, Hong Kong, USA, Australia, Italy and England.