Shen Xiaonan Sculptor
Shen Xiaonan (born 10/12/1964) is a dynamic young contemporary Chinese sculptor whose own professional career as a freelance artist parallels his deep commitment to an academic path. He creates reliefs, as well as monumental sculpture and smaller scale sculpture in steel, bronze, stone, wood and resin.
Shen Xiaonan working on a wood sculpture in his rooftop studioHe not only teaches advanced sculpture students at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in Chongqing but also acts as a Master Degree course leader and coordinator within the contemporary Chinese sculpture department of this excellent fine arts institution, one of the best five such fine arts schools in China today.
Shen Xiaonan (the latter pronounced "shiaonan) has exhibited his sculptures nationally, executed over 100 public and corporate sculpture commissions, participated in international sculpture events in China and abroad, as well as taking up a two month residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris in the spring of 2002.
He currently lives with his daughter Yezi and wife Zhang Yaxi (also a sculptor) in a roomy appartment with a rooftop garden and small home studio at the top of the teachers building within the grounds of the campus in Chongqing.
Besides his home studio he also has a larger studio at the Tank Loft Contemporary Arts Center.