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Award-winning painter Han Xin was born in 1955 into a cultured Shanghai family and exposed to Chinese paintings and reproductions of international art at an early age. He studied at Beijing’s China Central Academy of Fine Arts before moving to the United States in his mid-20s. In 1984 he earned an MFA with distinction in painting from the California College of Arts and Crafts (now California College of the Arts) and began exhibiting widely across the country. In 1989, a one-year artist residency at Giverny, offered through the Reader’s Digest Artists at Giverny Program, enabled him to explore new ways of treating light and colours.
After 20 years in the United States, Han returned to China to open a studio in Beijing. Surrounded by the countryside, the studio is the perfect place to develop works that reflect both the gritty realities of urban life and the serenity of the nature.
2011 Memories and Reflections, The Rotunda, Exchange Square, Hong Kong
1996 From Mao to Now, Mandarin Oriental Fine Arts, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hong Kong
1995 Contrast, Michaelian-Kohlberg Gallery, New York, USA
1994 New York, New York, Gallery V, Columbus, Ohio, USA
1993 Sounds of Nature, Gallery V, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Visions, Delaware County Cultural Arts Centre, Delaware, Ohio, USA
Thinking of Today, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
1993 Artist Residency, Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, New York, USA
1993 Art/Omi International Artists’ Workshop, USA
Visiting Artist, Department of Art, Ohio State University, USA
1992 Art/Omi International Artists’ Workshop, USA
1991 First Chinese Art Seminar Workshop, San Diego State University, USA
1989 Artist Residency, Reader’s Digest Artists at Giverny Program
Han Xin. Pushing the Past Away. Hong Kong: Today Publications Ltd, 2007. ISBN: 978-988-17018-2-4.