| Biography | Inventory Catalogue | Artist Statement | Artists Represented | Jie (Jack) Zhou


Biography
1991
Bachelors of Fashion Design, Beijing Union University, Beijing, China
2002
Immigrated to Canada
2003
Elected OSA
Currently lives in Toronto, Ontario


Inventory Catalogue

Solo Exhibitions
2014
"Resplendence", Art Beatus Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
Auburn Gallery of Fine Art, Gravenhurst, Ontario
2012
Auburn Gallery of Fine Art, Gravenhurst, Ontario
2010
Auburn Gallery of Fine Art, Gravenhurst, Ontario
2009
"Pretty Indeed”, Deleon White Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2007
“Original Oil Landscapes”, ArtTrax, Port Credit, Mississauga
“Sense of Place”, Auburn Gallery of Fine Art, Gravenhurst, Ontario
2006
Auburn Gallery of Fine Art, Gravenhurst, Ontario
Deleon White Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2005
Toronto Offices of Ray Berndston / Lovas Stanley, Toronto, Ontario
2004
“Nature’s Impressions”, Willow Gallery of Fine Arts, Toronto
“Blissful Weeds”, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong, China
2002 Deleon White Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Toronto International Art Fair, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario
2001 First Global Chinese Art Exhibition at website:  artkey.com
2000 Nine Person Show at Beijing, Capital Mansion, Beijing, China
1998 Zhoujie Landscape Oil Painting Exhibition, Lee Gallery and Cafe, Beijing, China
1997
Zhoujie Landscape Oil Painting Exhibition, Yunfeng Huayen, Beijing, China
1995
China Scenery Oil Painting Exhibition, China Fine Art Museum, China
Zhoujie & Kuang Zaibiao Fine Arts Exhibition, Wencaige Art Gallery, Beijing, China
1994
The 8th China Fine Art Exhibition, Beijing, China
1993
The China Youth Oil Painting Exhibition, Beijing, China
1992
The 2nd China Annual Oil Painting Exhibition, Beijing, China
Logicians Oil Painting Exhibition, Taiwan
1991
The 1st National and Professional Oil Painting Exhibition, Beijing, China

Selected Group Exhibitions
2014
The McMichael 24th Annual Art Sale, Kleinburg, Ontario
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario
2013
"Small Is Good", Group Exhibition, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
Asia Hotel Art Fair, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
The McMichael 23rd Annual Art Sale, Kleinburg, Ontario
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario
2012
“Queen West Art Crawl”, Toronto, Ontario
Barns Art Market, Toronto, Ontario
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario
2011
The McMichael 21st Annual Autumn Art Sale, Kleinburg, Ontario
“4 Views” Paula White Diamond Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario
“Queen West Art Crawl”, Toronto, Ontario
Barns Art Market, Toronto, Ontario
2010
“Queen West Art Crawl”, Toronto, Ontario
“One of a Kind Show”, Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario
The Artist Project Toronto, Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario
2009
“Christmas Gala Showcase” ArtTrax Gallery, Port Credit, Mississauga, Ontario
“From a Detailed Point of View”, Stephen Lowe Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
“Georgian Bay Revisited”, Canadian Fine Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario
2008
Beaux-Arts Open Juried Show 2008, Brampton, Ontario
“Inside Art Show”, Metro Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario
The McMichael 18th Annual Autumn Art Sale, Kleinburg, Ontario
2007
“Impact 2007”, Neilson Park Creative Centre, Toronto, Ontario
“Landscape-The Lasting Inspiration”, Praxis Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
42nd Annual Art in the Park, Oakville, Ontario
“Life in the form of Spring”, Masterpiece Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
“Canadian Artists Without Boarders”, Varley Art Gallery of Markham, Markham, Ontario
“Credit Village Marina Art show”, Mississauga, Ontario
“Inside Art Show”, Metro Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario
"Queen West Art Crawl", Toronto, Ontario
"One of a Kind Show", Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario
2006
The McMichael 16th Annual Autumn Art Sale, Kleinburg, Ontario
“4 Artists Impressions”, Willow Gallery of Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario
Waterloo Art Festival, Waterloo, Ontario
“Credit Village Marina Art show”, Mississauga, Ontario
Auburn Gallery of Fine Art, Gravenhurst, Ontario
Deleon White Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
“Inside Art Show”, Metro Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario
“The Cabbagetown Art & Craft Sale”, Toronto, Ontario
"Queen West Art Crawl", Toronto, Ontario
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario
2005
“The Cabbagetown Art & Craft Sale”, Toronto, Ontario
“Art Naturally”, Scarborough, Ontario
“Summer Selections”, Gallery C, Raleigh, NC, USA
"Queen West Art Crawl", Toronto, Ontario
"One of a Kind Show", Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario
2004
"Queen West Art Crawl", Toronto, Ontario
"One of a Kind Show", Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario
2003
Toronto International Art Fair, Metro Convention Center, Toronto, Ontario
2002
Toronto International Art Fair, Metro Convention Center, Toronto, Ontario
2001
First Global Chinese Art Exhibition, Beijing, China
2000
“Nine-Person Show”, Beijing Capital Mansion, China
1995
“Two-Person Show”, Beijing WenCaiGe Art Gallery, China

Awards and Honours
2007
Juror’s Award, “Impact 2007”, Neilson Park Creative Centre, Toronto, Ontario
First Prize, “Landscape-The Lasting Inspiration”, Praxis Gallery, Ontario
2006
Exhibition Assistance Grant – Ontario Arts Council
2002
Member of Ontario Society of Artists, Canada
Member of Visual Arts Ontario, Canada
1995
The Golden Prize on China Landscape Oil Painting Exhibition
1993
Member of Beijing Society of Artists, China
1991
The Bronze Prize on China Oil Painting Exhibition

Selected Collections
The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada, 2002
CCTV Station, Beijing, 1994
China Fine Art Museum, 1991

Artist Statement
Painting landscapes on canvas is a creative process which allows me, first of all, to express my passionate love for nature; secondly, to reproduce my precise observation of its seasonal changes; and thirdly, to search for harmony between human beings and the natural world.

I paint solid rocks, vast prairie, tranquil lakes, gurgling streams, and so on. To me nature not only possesses a mesmerizing power, but also restlessly changes itself and everything.

In my composition, I depict nature in action and movement. By combining dot, line, and space carefully with black, white, and grey shades, I want to compose the organic shape and status of nature, so that my paintings can give the audience a profound visual experience.

When applying colour, I reinforce the absorbing capacity of the canvas by emphasizing my personal emotions. I contrast warm colour with cold and cool colour, and heavy brushes with light touches; sometimes, I pay meticulous attention to the details. Overall, I hope to achieve a modern Eastern sensitivity on canvas, which includes a subjectively and decoratively created artistic momentum of landscape paintings.


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