Little Guy


10 X 8
16 X 14.25 Framed
Oil on Linen

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Jie Wei Zhou is a master realist whose love and talent for art brought him from Shanghai, China to the United States. Jie Wei Zhou developed an early passion for art in middle school, where his teachers soon recognized his gift. He continued his artistic pursuits with increasing dedication and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Shanghai Normal University. During this time, he extensively studied both French and Russian painting styles and refined his mastery of light and form. Then, in 1991, he became one of only eleven chosen students in his city of thirteen million to earn a Masters in Fine Art from the prestigious Shanghai Drama Institute. Jie Wei Zhou became a renowned artist in China and then achieved his dream of painting in America by sending his rolled canvases to a gallery in the U.S. The gallery sold his artwork and deposited the money in a savings account to pay for his passage. Now a U.S. Resident residing in Colorado, Jie Wei Zhou continues to remember and honor his cultural roots through his Chinese subject matters. Primarily an oil painter, Jie Wei Zhou creates with a distinct voice and refreshing originality. He conveys a story or invokes a certain emotion in each of his works because he believes that art is one of the purest forms of communication. Through sharing these narratives and memories he hopes to increase the understanding and appreciation for Asian cultures and remind viewers of their own similar experiences. As such, painting is a very personal journey for him and those who view his artwork often feel as if they are ‘in the moment’ with the subjects and offered a unique glimpse into the story of another individual’s life.

Jie Wei Zhou , Oil on Linen 10 X 8 (Interest categories: Oil on Linen, Classic, Bison, , Traditional Paintings, Fine Art, Art Gallery, Jie Wei Zhou Artist)

2017 Cultural Portraits; Trailside Galleries, Jackson, WY
2016-2017 American Miniatures; Settlers West Galleries, Tucson, AZ
2016 Small Works Show; InSight Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX
2011-2016 East Meets West; Trailside Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ
2015 The Storytellers: Artists of the American West; Trailside Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ
2015 Masters in Miniature Invitational; Trailside Galleries, Jackson, WY
2015 High Country Summer; Trailside Galleries, Jackson, WY
2014-2015 Deck the Walls-Holiday Miniature Show; Trailside Galleries, Jackson, WY
2005-2014 One Person Showcase; Trailside Galleries, Jackson, WY & Scottsdale, AZ
1993 Asian International Art Exhibition; Taiwan
1992 Chinese-Japanese Artists Exhibition; Shanghai, China
2016 Weekend in the West Art Show at Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, “Meininger Quick Draw Award”
2014 Weekend in the West Art Show at Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, “Artist’s Choice Award”
1993 Asian International Art Exhibition, “Memorial Award”
1992 Chinese-Japanese Artists Exhibition, “People’s Choice”
1990 Shanghai Horizon Art Exhibition, “Silver Award”
1986 Spring in Jiangnan, “Excellence Award”
Selected Press
2017 July Issue: Cultural Portrait, Western Art Collector Magazine
2016 April Issue: East Meets West, Western Art Collector Magazine
2014 April Issue: East Meets West, Western Art Collector Magazine
2013 April Issue: East Meets West, Western Art Collector Magazine
2008 February Issue: Western Art Collector Magazine
2007 May/June Issue: Art of the West
2006 June Issue: American Art Collector Magazine
2006 June Issue: Art of the West
2004 May Issue: Southwest Art, A World Away, Gussie Fauntleroy
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Monday – Saturday 9:30AM-5:30PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM-5:00PM

Workshop Materials List

1. Clay – Chavant Le Beau Touche. Get the regular clay, not HM (high melt).
2. Clay warming devices, a metal bucket with a clamp on heat lamp or 100 W bulb works great.
3. Tie wire.
4. Aluminum foil.
5. Scissors.
6. Favorite sculpture tools.
7. Plank of wood (pine) approximately 8″ x 8″ x 2″.
Bring as many planks as you wish…the wood is used as the base for your sculpture.
8. Plumber’s pipe, 1/2″ threaded: Bring several different lengths…up to 10″…not PVC pipe.
Plumber’s pipe T joint.
Plumber’s pipe couplers.
Plumber’s pipe flange.
9. Screws and screwdriver to secure the flange to wood…this may be done before you arrive. (Place flange in the center of plank)
10. Wire cutters
11. Needle nose pliers
12. Rubber mallet.
13. Spatula
14. Measuring devices such as rulers, measuring tape, dividers, and calipers.
15. Because we concentrate on BIRDS IN FLIGHT, live models in the classroom are more distracting than useful. I will demonstrate the technique of constructing a cantilevered bird armature that can be used for many different bird species and will show you how to assemble shapes to capture the “gist” of the specific bird.
16. Bird field guides such as Peterson, Stokes, Golden, or Sibley. Sibley’s Guide to Birds (not Sibley’s Guide to Bird Life and Behavior) is best if bringing only one field guide. This popular book can usually be purchased at any bookstore.
17. Bring your laptop to the class if possible.
18. Bring your sketchbook.

1 Lake Circle Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906