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1952年生于上 海,1989年移居加拿大. 现为职业画家及美国, 加拿大多家出版社签约插图画家, 加拿大美术家协会会员, 加拿大插图艺术家协会会员, 美国插图艺术家协会会员, 加拿大温莎市壁画艺术协会会员, 加拿大温哥华美术家协会会员。
1985年由南通工艺美术研究所保送至中央工艺美术学院(现清华大学艺术学院)研修.后移居加拿大进入北美著名 雕塑家, 画家Joe Fafard艺术工作室创作研修。
1971年版画渔场灯火入选全国美展并送澳大利亚, 罗马尼亚, 波兰等国巡迥展出. 创作了数十幅水印, 油印木刻版画和大批木雕作品, 多数被中国港, 澳, 台地区及曰本知名人士收藏.。
80年代创作连环画二十余部, 分别由上海, 北京, 广州, 浙江, 云南等出版社出版. 其中部分作品获全国优秀奖, 省一等奖, 数篇原作被曰本民间艺术协会收藏.。
90 年代初开始, 为台湾光华杂志创作了成语故事, 水浒故事三十六篇, 并被新加坡星岛早报转载. 美国纽约, 加州, 芝加哥出版社出版英文版精装少儿连环图画书十三本, 二家出版社再版, 杂志插图二, 三百幅. 多家出版社录制成DvD片入选少儿教科书, 其中部分作品获全美国”Parents Choice Award” 奖, 连续三, 四年插图原作入选全美国插图艺术大展, 上百篇美国权威机构书评, 原作被出版社, 画廊, 个人收藏.” 有关艺术家宣永生”” 宣永生自传” 上, 下集分别编入1999年,2000年,2010年出版的关于北美著名作家, 画家介绍典集,被列为美国, 加拿大主流著名画家。
1986年” 宣永生现代陶艺展” 在上海美术馆展出作品136件, 上诲电视台拍摄播放了” 宣永生陶艺专辑”.88年中国工艺美术” 百花” 创作设计二等奖, 青铜时代入选全国首届磨漆画艺术展. 先后多次在美国底特律艺术博物馆, 密歇根文化艺术中心, 依丽莎白画廊和加拿大不同城市(卡尔加里, 里贾那, 温莎, 多伦多, 温哥华等) 举办个人艺术作品展, 加拿大沙斯喀契旺省”STV” 电视台拍摄播放了宣永生艺术专辑.参加了加拿大温莎市政府和加拿大福特汽车公司合办的大型壁画创作, 作品福特的力量,准备出厂福特肖像等作品获市政府特 别奖.1990年加拿大里贾那拍买公司上拍作品成交。2010年出版个人画册, 宣永生戏剧人物清赏。2014年 “飚墨与狂逸”——旅加艺术家宣永生意象性抽象水墨展，在北京今日美术馆展出；2015年“宣墨宣言”——宣永生个展在北京上舍空间展出；2016年 “天问”——宣永生个人作品展在北京现实空间展出；2017年 “重写河山”——宣永生水墨作品展在北京展出奥加美术馆。
Artistic Biography of Xuan Yong Sheng
Born 1952 in Shanghai and immigrated to Canada in 1989, Xuan Yong Sheng is currently a professional artist and the leading illustrator on contract with multiple publishing houses across the United States and Canada. As a member of numerous prestigious artists’ organizations, including the Canadian Society of Artists, the Canadian Society of Illustration Artists, the Society of Artists Illustrators, and Vancouver’s own Canadian Artists Society.
In 1985, Xuan was admitted by rigorous examination to the Chinese National College of Art. After change of residency to Canada, Xuan tenured as professor at Langara College and took role as resident sculptor, researching and studying at artist Joe Fafard’s studio.
Xuan’s 1971 print titled “Lights at the Fish Market” gained entry to the National Art Exhibit and went on exhibition tour in Australia, Romania, Poland and other countries. From then on, he created dozens of water and oil woodblock prints and large batches of wood carvings, a significant number of pieces from which were claimed into personal and private collections by individual buyers from Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, as well as by dignitaries from Japan.
In the 80s, Xuan created over twenty volumes of serial illustrations for publication via numerous publishers across Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Zhejiang, and Yunan. Many of these works received National Awards of Excellence and Provincial First Prizes. Multiple sections from the originals were purchased into the private collection at Japan’s Society of Folk Art.
Since early 90s to present, Xuan produced for Taiwan’s Guang Hua magazine “18 Stories from Classical Chinese Idioms” and “18 Stories from Shui Hu Zuan (Outlaws of the Marsh)”, a Chinese literary classic. These popular serial works were reprinted by Singapore’s “Shingdao Morning Gazette”. 13 hardcover children’s books in English and more than 200 illustrated panels for magazines were published by various publishing houses of New York, Chicago, and California. Some of these works received the American National “Parent’s Choice Awards”; dozens of original artwork were selected for exhibition at the American National Children’s and Youths’ Books and Illustration Art Exhibition, and entered the private collections of related institutions and individuals.
“About the Artist Xuan Yong Sheng” and “Xuan Yong Sheng’s Autobiography Part I, Autobiography Part II” were respectively compiled to a collection titled “About Famous North American Authors and Artists, an Introduction Series” published in 1999, 2000, and 2010, in which Xuan was formally enlisted as a renown mainstream American and Canadian artist.
In 1986, the “Xuan Yong Sheng Contemporary Ceramic Art Exhibit” showcased 136 pieces of work at the Shanghai Art Museum, with a television special filmed and aired by Shanghai TV, “Xuan Yong Sheng’s Exclusive Ceramic Portfolio”. Xuan toured his personal art exhibition across North America, at destinations including the Detroit Art Museum, Michigan Center of Culture and Art, Elizabeth Art Gallery and at Canadian cities such as Calgary, Regina, Winsor, and Toronto. The provincial TV station of Saskatchewan, STV, filmed and aired an exclusive TV special, “Xuan Yong Sheng’s Art Portfolio”.
Xuan participated in a large-scale creative mural project jointly sponsored by the City Government of Windsor, Canada and the Ford Corporation of Canada. His works: “Power of Ford”, “Preparations to Leave Plant”, and “Portrait of Ford” received special awards from the city government. In 1990, his works were successfully listed and sold at the prestigious Canadian “Iegor” (a.ka. Legor) auction house.
In 2010, he published his personal painting album, Xuan Yong Sheng: A Light Exploration on Theatric Characters.
In recent years he has been concentrating on creating ink wash works.