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Mixing Water and Oil by Katharine P. Burnett Associate Professor University of California at Davis

Extending the Boundaries of Tradition:  The Art of
Shi Mo by John Derbyshire

Shimo:  Forces Meeting
by Scott Sheilds, Associate Director/Cheif Curator, Crocker Art Muesum


Born:   1962

Education

2003 – Master of Art

                         Shanghai University – Art Institute

1983 – Bachelor of Art

                         China People’s Liberation Army Arts Academy (Beijing)

Affiliations

Chinese National Artists Association – Member

Shanghai Modern Art Institute – President

“Art Collection, China” – Former Executive Editor-in-Chief

New Hong Kong People Club – Board Member

Shenzhen Art Research Society – Vice Chairman

Shanghai Calligraphy and Painting Institute – Academician

Hong Kong China Research Institute – Honorable Chairman

Taiwan Taidong National Teachers University – Visiting Professor

Star Source – Ting Ting Culture and Art College – Chairman of the Board

International Lions Club (Branch 308) – Board Member

Selected Publications

"The Colors from My Heart" - 2011

Heaven – Collection of Shimo’s Contemporary Painting” – 2008

“The New Eastern Mentality – the Art of Shimo” – 2006

“Eastern Sensibility with a Western Flavor – the Art of Shimo” – 2004

“People, Lotus and Nature – Shimo Art” – 2003

“Shimo Century Light – Ink Wash Painting Exhibition” – 2000

“Painting Exhibition by Artist Shimo” – 1999

“Shimo Painting Collection” – 1999

Selected Auctions

2010 – Sold painting titled “Morning of American River” at The Art Auction 2010 by Crocker Art Museum.

2009 – Sold painting titled “Swan on Red Lake” at The Art Auction 2009 by Crocker Art Museum.

2007 – Sold painting titled “Love of the Ruby Lotus” at The Art Auction 2007 by Crocker Art Museum.

2006 – Sold painting titled “The Divine Lotus” at The Art Auction 2006 by Crocker Art Museum.

2000 – Sold painting at The Spring Auction of Master Painting and Calligraphy by Shanghai Dekang Auction House.

1999 – Sold painting at The Spring Auction of Master Painting and Calligraphy by Beijing Rongbao Art.

1997 – Sold painting titled “Lotus and Continues Income” at The Disaster Relief Auction of Chinese Master Painting and Calligraphy sponsored by Shenzhen Dept. of Public Services and Shenzhen Artist Association.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2011 - "The Colors from My Heart" at Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2011 - "The Colors from My Heart" at Ningbo Museum, Ningbo, China

2010 – “A Brave New Day” at Heilongjiang Daily Museum

2008 –“Heaven – Shimo’s Contemporary Painting” at the Liu Haishu Art Museum, Shanghai, China.

2007 – “The New Eastern Mentality by Shimo” at Centerline Gallery, California.

2006 – “Transcendent Landscape by Shimo” at University Library Gallery of California State University, Sacramento

2006 – “Shimo Painting” at University Union Gallery of California State University, Sacramento, California.

2005 – “Shimo Art Show” at the Stanford Gallery of the Railroad Museum,  Sacramento, California.

2004 – “Eastern Sensibility with a Western Flavor” at the Shanghai Luwan District Cultural Department, Shanghai, China   

2003 – “People, Lotus and Nature – Shimo Art” at the China Artist Association Gallery, Shanghai, China

2000 – “Yun Xiu Mo Dao – Shimo Art” at the Hong Kong Ruian Group Headquarters, Hongkong, China.

2000 – “Shimo Art” at the Bali Museum, Indonesia

2000 – “The Light of Century – Shimo Art” at the Bank of China, Hong Kong, China.

1998 – “Shimo Color Ink Wash Paintings Mini Paintings Exhibition” at the U.S. Embassy, Beijing, China.

1996 – “Shimo Art” at the Taiwan Chuangcheng Art Center, Taiwan.

1990 – “Shimo Color Ink Wash New Paintings Exhibition” at the Guangdong Foreign Experts Club, Shenzhen, China.

1989 – “Shimo Art” at the Shenzhen Museum, Shenzhen, China.

1987 – “Shimo Ink Wash Art Exhibition” at Tokyo Ginza, Japan.

Selected Joint Exhibitions 

2012 "The Colors from My Heart", Shimo and Gregory Kondos, Blue LIne Gallery, Roseville, CA

        2010 – “East Meet West” Shimo and Gregory Kondos Art Exhibition, Sacramento,US

2008 –“Chinese Sentiment”- Exchange Exhibition of Oversea Chinese Artists and Chinese Famous Writers, Shanghai, China

2007 – Chinese Quality Fine Art Collection Exhibition by P.R. of China Ministry of Culture

2007 – Asian Contemporary Art Fair, New York, US

2005 – California Fine Art Exhibition as part of the California State Fair

2001 – Zhenghai Art Museum, Zhejiang,China

2000 – Shanghai Calligraphy and Painting Institute Exhibition

2000 – “Da Chao Shenzhen Art Exhibition” by Shenzhen Artists Assoc.

1999 – China Ink Wash Master Painting Exhibition

1999 – “Famous Calligraphers and Painters invitational Exhibition” by Shenzhen Cultural Department

1997 – Chinese Painting Super Award Special Invitational Exhibition

1994 – “China Best Ten Painters Hainan Invitational Exhibition” by China Artists Association

1993 – China 2nd National Landscape Painting Exhibition

1993 – “The Spring of 1993 Ink Wash Invitational Exhibition” by the Beijing International Art Institute

1993 – “1993 Collections” by Shenzhen Art Museum

1991 – Shenzhen Art Research Association Artworks Exhibition

1991 – “Shanzhen Te Qu Four Painters Exhibition” by Shanghai Duo Yun Xuan

1985 – Shanghai Artworks Exhibition

1980 – National Army Artworks Exhibition

Select Collections

2008– “Sacred Bliss” (365 x 145 cm) collected by Shanghai Fa Zhuang Temple.

2008– “Holly Flower” (381.5 cm x 192.5 cm) collected by California State University, Sacramento, California.

2007– “Before the Storm” (365 x 145 cm) collected by City of Sacramento, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, and is displayed in the Sacramento Convention Center.

2005 – “Forces Meeting” (247.5 x 123 cm) collected by the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California.

2004 – “Morning Sun” collected by Luwan District Government, Shanghai.

2003 – “Lotus and Continues Income” collected by Shanghai Ruian Group.

2002 – “Damo” collected by Shanghai Art Museum.

2001 – “Damo” collected by Zhenghai Art Museum, Zhejiang.

2000 – “Lotus” collected by Bank of China, Hong Kong.

2000 – “June in Lingnan” collected by Shenzhen Artists Association.

2000 – A series of paintings painted in Indonesia and collected by Bali Museum.

1999 – “Damo” collected by Chengxiang Buddha Temple, Shanghai.

1998 – A series of paintings collected by the U.S. Embassy, Beijing.

1997 – A painting collected by Henan Calligraphy and Painting Institute.

1994 – A painting collected by Tiananmen Museum of the State Department, Beijing.

1993 – “Ink Wash” collected by Beijing International Art Museum.

1991 – “Lotus” collected by Shenzhen Art Museum.   

Selected Media Coverage

2006 – U.S. World Journal reported Shimo’s exhibition -
“Transcendent Landscape by Shimo” at
University Library Gallery of California State University, Sacramento.

2006 –Two special segments features an Interview and Demonstration on "Common Grounds" and Arts in Motion" with KCRA-Channel 3, Sacramento, California.

2005 – A special report: “A Lotus Blossoms in Citrus Heights”, Sacramento Bee, 5/22/2005.

2004 – A special report: “The Founder of Ji-Mo Painting Method – Shimo Art”, Eastern Airlines magazine.

2004 – “Eastern Sensibility with a Western Flavor – Shimo Art Exhibition”, Shanghai Jiefang Daily, Wenhui Daily, New People Evening, News Afternoon, and Shanghai Daily.

2004 – U.S. World Journal reported Shimo’s forthcoming October art exhibition in Shanghai.

2004 – U.S. World Journal reported Shimo being a new immigrant in the U.S.  

2003 – A special report: “Shimo Ink Wash Art”, Shanghai Today magazine.

2003 – Opening ceremony of “People, Lotus and Nature – Shimo Art Exhibition”, Shanghai Jiefang Daily, Wenhui Daily, Xing Ming Evening Post, News Morning Post, and News Evening Post.

2001 – A special report: “A Distinct Character, Special Style – An Interview with the Most Potential New Trend Artist – Shimo”, Eastern Airlines magazine.

2001 – “Shimo’s Ink Wash Paintings”, Shanghai News Afternoon Post.

2001 – “Shimo Art”, Shenzhen Fazhi.

2001 – “Shimo Art”, Shanghai Jiefang Daily.

2000 – “Famous Calligrapher and Painter – Shimo’s New Works”, Shanghai News Evening Post.

2000 – A special report: “Shimo Language”, News Afternoon Post.

2000 – A special report: “Shimo – Seeking Higher Ideology”, Hong Kong Da Gong Bao.

2000 – Opening ceremony of “Shimo Century Light – Ink Wash Painting Exhibition”, Hong Kong Oriental Daily.

2000 – Painting “Meditaion” was selected for the first edition of art book “Dachao Art Collections” by Shenzhen Art Circles.

2000 – “Shimo – The Most Potential New Trend Artist”, China Talent, published by the Department of Personnel.

1999 – A special report: “Shimo’s Ink Wash”, Shenzhen Te Qu Bao.

1998 – “Shimo – Ascetic of Black and White World”, Shenzhen Qiao Bao.

1998 – “China’s Most Potential New Trend Artist – Shimo’s Painting and Thinking: The Premier Lotus Painter”, New Hong Kong monthly magazine.

1994 – “Introduction of Shimo Art”, Shanghai Jiefang Daily.

Selected Lecture and Demonstration in America

2/3/2007 – Lecture and Demonstration at Crocker Art Museum in the    Museum Day.

12/1/2006 – Artist Lecture at Mariposa Hall, California State University, Sacramento, California.

3/21/2006 – Artist Lecture and Demonstration at U.C Hastings College of the Law.

2/10/2006 – Artist Lecture and Demonstration at Hinde Auditorium University Union of California State University, Sacramento, California.