Shen, Jiawei



Born in Shanghai, China, in 1948, in 1989 Jiawei Shen migrated to Australia, and lives and works as a full-time artist in Sydney.



2012 Brothers and Sisters, Seymour Centre, University of Sydney, Australia
2010 Shen Jiawei, From Mao to Now 1961-2010, Hazelhuest Reginal Art Gallery, NSW, Australia
2008 Wallscapes, Galeri Petronas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2008  Merdeka, Universit of Sydney, NSW Australia
2006 A Retrospective, Art Fellow 2006, SGS, Sydney, Australia.
2002  Zai Jian Revolution, Gallery 4A, Sydney, Australia.
1997 Quadrivium Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
1996 Quadrivium Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
1995 Hui Yi Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
1987 Liaoning Art Gallery, Shenyang, China.
1984 Liaoning Art Gallery, Shneyang, China.



2011 New Horizon, Chinese Contemporary Art, National Museum of Australia, Canberra
2010 China and Revolution, University of Sydney; RMIT, Sydney and Melbourne, Australia
2009 Best Art Works in 60 years of PRC, NAMOC, Beijing, China
2008 Art and China’s Revolution, Asia Society Museum, New York, USA.
2006 Australian Visit, National History Museum, Frederiksborg, Denmark.
2012, 2011,2006, 2005, 2004, 2002, 1999-1993 Archibald Prize Exhibition, AGNSW, Australia.
2007,2006, 1996, 1994 Doug Moran NationalPortrait Prize exhibition, Australia.
2005, 2003 Beijing International Art Biennale, Beijing, China.
2005 Macquarie International PAA exhibition, Washington, USA.
2001 Federation, Australian Society 1901-2001, National Art Gallery, Canberra, Australia.
1998 China: 5000 Years, Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA; Bilbao, Spain
1995 Mary MacKillop, A Tribute, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia
1987, 1984, 1981, 1979, 1977, 1974 National Art Exhibition, National Art Gallery ( NAMOC ),Beijing, China
1982 Salon du Printemps, Paris, France



Shirley Hannan Portrait Prize : Second Prize, Bega Valley Regional Art Gallery, Australia, 2006
Winner of the Sulman Prize, AGNSW, Australia, 2006
People’s Choice Prize of the Salon des Refusés, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Australia,2007, 2003
PAA Exhibition People’s Choice Prize, Australia 2003
Sydney Royal Art Show Awards:  Second Still Life Prize, 1995,  Third Portrait Prize, 1994, 1993, Australia
Mary Mackillop Art Award: First Place, 1995, Australia.
National Art Exhibition Prizes: Outstanding Work, 1987, Bronze Medal, 1984, Second Prize, 1979, China
National Illustration Exhibition Prizes: Best Drawing, 1983, Best Cover Design, 1983, China
Many Chinese provincial art awards in 1980s and 1970s.


Jiawei at the PAA opening in 2005 at the Embassy of Australia in Washington DC with his portrait of Tom Hughes

Jiawei at the PAA opening in 2005 at the Embassy of Australia in Washington DC with his portrait of Tom Hughes


Portrait of Chancellor Professor Marie Bashir for the University of Sydney, Australia 2012 / Portrait of Nick Greiner, former Premier of NSW, for the NPG, Caberra, Australia, 2011 / Portrait of Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Goulter for the Charles Sturt University NSW, 2010 / Portrait of the Hon John Howard, ex-Prime Minister of Australia, for the Australian Parliament House, Canberra  2009 / Portrait of Lawrie Willett AO, the Chancellor, for the Charles Sturt University NSW, Australia, 2008 / Portrait of Mrs. Elaine Collin, the Principal, for the PLC,Melbourne Australia, 2008 / Portrait of the Hon David Hawker Mp, Speaker of the House of Representatives, for the Parliament House, Canberra, Australia, 2007 / Portrait of Mrs. Christine Briggs, the Principal, for the MGGS, Melbourne, Australia, 2007 / Portrait of Warden Don Markwell, for the Trinity College, Melbourne, Australia, 2006 / Portrait of Gordon Darling, for the NPG, Canberra, Australia, 2006 / Portrait of Dr Richard Walsh, for the ANZCA, Melbourne, Australia, 2005 /   Portrait of Dr Barry Baker, for the RPAH, Sydney, Australia, 2005 /   Portrait of Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, for the NPG, Canberra, Australia, 2005 /   Portrait of Lord Mayor Lucy Turnbull, for the City of Sydney, Australia, 2004 /   Portrait of Lord Mayor John So, for the City of Melbourne, Australia, 2003 /   Portrait of Tom Hughes QC, for the NPG, Canberra, Australia, 2003 /   History Painting for the Jiaxing City Museum, Zhejiang, China, 2003 / History Painting for the National Military Museum, Beijing, China, 2000 /   History Painting for the National Museum, Beijing, China, 1988 /   Many private commissions from Australia and overseas.



Australian Parliament House / National Portrait Gallery of Australia / National Art Museum of China /   National Museum of China /  National Military Museum of China /  Allen Memorial Art Museum of the Oberlin College, USA/ The University of Sydney Australia /The University of Queensland Art Museum, Australia /  City of Sydney /   City of Melbourne /   Tweed River Regional Art Gallery, NSW Australia /   Liaoning Provincal Art Gallery, China /   Jiaxing City Museum, China /   NSW Bar Association, Australia /   Art Beatus, Hong Kong / Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney /  Ipoh Limited, QVB, Sydney /   Arthur Robinson & Hedderwicks, Exchange Building, Melbourne/ White Rabbit Collection, Sydney / Austcorp Group, Sydney, etc, and many other public or private collections in Australia, China, USA, Europe, Asia, etc.



<Standing Guard for Our Great Motherland>( 1974 ) was auctioned by the Chinese Guardian in the 2009 Spring Auction in Beijing on 7,950,000RMB.


Princess Mary and  Jiawei Shen in front of the portrait

Princess Mary and Jiawei Shen in front of the portrait

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