Artist Ni Zhu

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Ni grew up in a small town in southern China. She studied law in Beijing University, University of Pittsburgh, and University of Toronto. A career change happened as she devoted more and more time and energy in art. She has been working towards a MFA degree at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, while taking workshops from master painters such as Huihan Liu, Zhaoming Wu, and Daniel Gerhartz.
Ni always finds herself intrigued by a certain light, a certain mood, or simply a certain moment in life. Naturally she paints people doing their thing in their own world, trying to recreate in painting the mood or feeling that once moved her. Having grew up in China, lived in North America for 20 years and travelled extensively across the globe, Ni is constantly touched and inspired by interesting moments of life in various contexts and situations. 
Ni holds membership in and exhibits frequently with various professional organizations such as Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, and California Art Club. Recent recognition includes the Outstanding Composition and Technique Award of Excellence at the 2017 annual OPA competition, and the director’s choice award at the 2016 Spring Show of the Academy of Art University. 
2020 Academy of Art University, Master of Fine Arts
 2000-06 University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Doctoral candidate
1999 University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Master of Laws, cum laude
 1998 Beijing University School of Law, Bachelor of Laws
2018 Huihan Liu Xiahe Tibetan Region Workshop 
2016 Huihan Liu Shangri-La Workshop
2016 Daniel Gerhartz Workshop
2016 Jove Wang Workshop
2015 Zhaoming Wu Italy Workshop
Gallery Representation
Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
Southwest Art Magazine, September 2018 Issue

2020 Under the Shade Sails No.2, First Place in the Landscape category, 37th Artist Magazine Annual Art Competition
2020 Golden, 2D Award of Merit and In Pursuit of Beauty Special Award, Women Artists of the West 50th National Exhibition
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