Biography

FAN SHAO HUA  范少华

China | 1963

Fan’s lotus series explores the flower in all its spiritual and philosophical meaning. Fusing Eastern Western painting traditions, he depicts the beautiful symbolism of the lotus blooming resplendent out of the mud, in spite of its surroundings. With the background layer in many works, the texture is often created by the unexpected gradient of the handmade paper. This creasing-paper technique is found too in traditional Chinese ink painting and Fan Shao Hua has fused this with contemporary expressions of masterful brushstrokes.

EDUCATION & AWARDS

1960    Graduated from Singapore Art Academy

1961    Gold Medal Award, China Society Art Competition

1962    ESSO “This is Singapore” Art Competition: Oil Painting – Third Prize

1977    National Day Art Exhibition Special Award

1997    UNESCO NOMA illustration for children’s picture book – NOMA Illustrations Award

1978    UNESCO NOMA illustration for children’s picture book – NOMA Special Award

1999    Singapore Currency Note Design: Portrait Series

2002    HSBC Care-for-Nature Heritage Trees Most Beautiful Stamp (Asia)

            HSBC Care-for-Nature Heritage Trees 2 nd Most Beautiful Stamp (World)

2007    President’s Design Award Designer of the Year

2008    Tan Tsze Chor Art Award

EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibitions

2009    “A Garden Dialogue” Exhibition, Singapore

2006    “Flower Series” Exhibition, Singapore

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014    Nanyang Visionaries, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery,  ION Orchard, Singapore    

            India Cultural Exchange, Exhibition of Art, India

2013    Three Man Art Exhibition, “Reminiscence Scenes of the Past”, Singapore

2012    Living with Art, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, ION Orchard, Singapore 

2011    The First New Expression of World Art Biennial, China

2009    Singapore Art Show 09, by Federation of Art Societies, Singapore

            Landmarks – Taipei by the Society of Chinese Artist, Singapore    

2008    Exhibition, MH Art Gallery, Taiwan International Design Casa, Torino, Italy

1991    2 nd Bru-Sin Art Exhibition, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore

1988    1 st Bru-Sin Art Exhibition, National Museum Art Gallery, Negara Brunei Darussalam

1987    The international Teochew Artists’ Art Exhibition, Singapore 

1980    Fifth Festival of Asian Art, Hong Kong

1979    First Asian Graphic Design Biennial – Tehran, Iran

1978    Singapore Artists Group Exhibition, Moscow, Russia

1967    Six-Man Art Exhibition in Malaysia

1965    Six-Man Art Exhibition Victoria Memorial Hall, Singapore

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