About Zhou Tianya
Zhou Tianya was born in 1973 in Jingzhou, Hubei,China. he was awarded Bachelor's Degree from Hubei Institute of Fine Art, currently he lives and paints in Shenzhen and works as a curator and professional artist of Luohu Cultural Center,National Second-class Artist. he is founder of Shenzhen International Watercolor Biennial.
Tianya is an elected member of many watercolor and art societies, including Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours(RI),UK,American Watercolor Society (AWS), National Watercolor Society(NWS),USA, Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC), China Artists Association (CAA),and Honorary Member of Australian Watercolour Institute(AWI).
He has won many major awards in national and international exhibitions, including the Bronze Medal Award in the 10th National Arts Exhibition of the Ministry of Culture of the China. Excellence Award in the 7th National Watercolor and Pastel Exhibition of China Artists Association. Premier Award“Winsor & Newton Award”,Chaoshan Watercolour Award, Debra Manifold Memorial Award in the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 206-208th Exhibition,UK.Morris J.Shubin, AWS. Memorial Award,Mary S.Litt Memorial Medal,Louis J.Kaep Memorial Award in the American Watercolor Society 148th -149th,152nd International Exhibition. Jack Richeson & Co. Purchase Award, Watercolor West Reciprocal Award, Jerry's Artarama Award , The Jeanette Thayer Schmidt Memorial Cash Award, Jack Richeson & QoR Watercolor Merchandise award in the 89th, 93rd ,94th,98th Annual Exhibition of National Watercolor Society. Dorothy J.Corson Award, Carl Schaefer Award ,Heinz Jordan Award, Royal Talens America Award in the 88th , 91st , 92nd ,94 th Open Water Exhibition of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour.The First Place in the Watercolor Art Society-Houston's 32nd International Exhibition. The Second Place in the VII Vina del Mar Watercolor International Biennial Exhibition in Chile, etc...
Tianya is also an International judge for many of the world's leading watercolor competitions including American Watercolor Society's 149th International Exhibition, 4th -5 th International Biennial Prize “Marche d'Acqua” Fabriano Watercolor in Italy...,His works are in numerous 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, The Museum of Shenzhen Fine Art Institute, Jack Richeson & Co. in USA, Enjoy Casino & Resort in Chile, National Watercolour Museum in Mexico etc. Tianya is also a well-known curator and author, who has successfully organized many international Exhibition and events in China,he edited several books that have become among China's best-selling watercolor books. His art articles and works also are featured in some international leading magazines, including Watercolor Artist(USA), The Artist Magazine(USA), The Art of Watercolour (France), International Artists (USA), The Artist (UK) etc.