Zhou Tianya was awarded Bachelor’s Degree from Hubei Institute of Fine Art, he taught art at Jingchu Academy of Technology after graduation. Currently he lives and paints in Shenzhen, China and works, as curator of Luohu Cultural Center. also as Curator and Organizer of Shenzhen International Watercolor Biennial.
He is a signature member of many watercolor and art societies, including the China Artists Association, American Watercolor Society ,National Watercolor Society. Tianya has won more than 50 major awards in national and international exhibitions, including the Bronze Medal Award of the 10th National Art exhibition, Excellence Award of 7th National Watercolor and Pastel Exhibition, Jack Richeson & Co. Purchase Award in the 89th Annual Exhibition and Watercolor West Reciprocal Award in the 93rd Annual Exhibition of National Watercolor Society, the First Place in the Watercolor Art Society-Houston’s 32nd International Exhibition and 2nd Place in the VII Vina del Mar Watercolor International Biennial in Chile...
His works are in mumerous public and private collections in China and abroad, including those of the National Art Museum of China, Zhengzhou Museum of Art, Hubei Museum of Art, Guanlan Museum of Art, Jack Richeson & Co. in USA ,the Enjoy Casino & Resort in Chile etc.
Zhou is also a well-known curator and author, who has successfully organized many international events in China, including Shenzhen Watercolor Biennial and Qingdao International Watercolor Salon. He edited several books has become China's best-selling watercolor books.
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