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Bio:


Johnson Wu was born in 1959 in the colourful city of
Shanghai, China.  After graduation school, Mr. Wu went on to study at the Shanghai  Fine Arts College, graduating in 1980.  From this time on, Mr. Wu began perfecting his style, images with bold and brilliant colors literally jumping off his canvases and began to exhibit his work in 1986.

Mr. Wu continued to make his way within the art world with various organizations as a Senior Art Designer.  He is also an Associate Signature Status (AFCA) member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.  Mr. Wu came to Canada in 1997 as an instructor in art and continues to teach painting at his studio in Vancouver.


Inventory Catalogue

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2006   “Johnson Wu – Memory of Europe”, West End Gallery, Victoria, BC

2003    “New Artwork Show”, Stephen Lowe Art Gallery, Victoria, BC

2002    “Symphony of Spring” , The University of British Columbia Asian Center, Vancouver, BC

2001    “Exhibition 2001 – O Canada My Beautiful Country”, Gateway Theater, Richmond, BC

1991    "The Deep Autumn", The Fringe Club, Hong Kong

             "Symphony of Spring", Sheung Wan Civic Center, Hong Kong

1990    "Hong Kong Graphic Prints Exhibition", Sai Wan Ho Civic Center, Hong Kong

             "The Abstract and The Concreate", Fringe Club, Hong Kong

             "Hong Kong Graphic Exhibition", Shatin Town Hall, Hong Kong


Selected Group Exhibitions

2011/12  "Winter Group Show", Omega Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2007    "Summer Gallery 2007", Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2006    "Rhapsody in Maple", Guangzhou Shi & Feishan Shi, China

2006    "Memory of Europe", West End Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

2005    "Summer Gallery 2005", Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2004    "Painting on the Edge", Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2002    "Recollection Reconnection", Art Beatus Gallery, Vancouver, BC

             "Art Show 2002", Evergreen Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC

             "20/20 Vision - Part II", Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC

             "In Motion", Juried Exhibition, Chinese Cultural Center Museum, Vancouver, BC

             "Winter Juried Show", Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2001    "Christmas Minia Tune Juried Show", Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC

             "Driven by Colour", Federation Gallery, Vancouver

             "Full Juried Show", Federation Gallery, Vancouver

             "Human Figure in Painting Juried Show", Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC

             "Summer Gallery 2001", Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC

             "Experimental & Mixed Media Juried Show", Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC

             "Winter Juried Show", Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2000    "Art Show 2000", The University of British Columbia Asian Center, Vancouver, BC

             "Human Figure in Painting Juried Show", Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC

             "Theme Show 2000", Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC

             "Ode to a New Country", Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver, BC

             "New Millennium - Past & Future", Burnaby Arts Council Gallery, Burnaby, BC

             "Spring Open Show", Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC

             "Winter Show", Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC

             "Experimental & Mixed Media Show", Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC

1999   "Winter Show", Bayat Inuit Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

          "Millennium Karma"The University of British Columbia Asian Center,

           Vancouver, BC

          "The Eight Talents", Chinese Cultural Center Museum, Vancouver, BC

1997   "Unity Creates Force", Philippe Charriol Foundation, Hong Kong

1991  "VSO's Second Auction for the World", Voluntary Service Over-Seas League,

          London, UK      

         "Central Lounge Display of Overseas Works", Royal Over-Seas League,

          London, UK           

1989   "The Landscape Sketch Festival", Buenos Aires, Argentina

1988   "Living with Art", Hong Kong Art Center, Hong Kong

1986   "Urban Council Children Books Exhibition", City Hall, Hong Kong




ARTIST STATEMENT


I was born and raised in the busy commercial center of 
Shanghai, China - a way art of life which I found uninspiring to the style of art which I longed to produce.

Then, as an immigrant, I came to Canada where freedom of  thought and expression, combined with the natural beauty of this land, offer an artistic paradise.

Here - man’s creations sit in the lap of nature’s wonders.

Here - high-rises sit obediently at the foot of high peaks

Here - mature serenity holds us all in awe.

Now the rest is up to me - to put this beauty onto canvas with truth and with respect - in a style that I hope pleases you, the viewer.  I sincerely hope that this exhibition reflects how I feel about my new country and that my style mirrors the harmony I feel with this beautiful land.


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