Tianya Zhou was born in 1973 in Jingzhou, 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, also as Founder and organizer of Shenzhen International Watercolor Biennial Exhibition.
Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI), China Artists Association (CAA), American Watercolor Society (AWS), National Watercolor Society of USA (NWS), Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC), Honorary Member of Australian Watercolour Institute(AWI).
MAJOR AWARDS / PRIZES
Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI):
The Debra Manifold Memorial Award(206th).
The Ministry of Culture of the China and China Artists Association:
Medal Award, 10th National Arts Exhibition. Excellence Award, 7th National Watercolor and Pastel Exhibition.
The American Watercolor Society International Annual Exhibition:
Morris J.Shubin, AWS.Memorial Award(148th).Mary S.Litt Memorial Medal (149th).
The National Watercolor Society International Annual Exhibition:
Jack Richeson & Co. Purchase Award( 89th).Watercolor West Reciprocal Award(93rd).
Jerry’s Artarama Award (94th).
The Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour:
Dorothy J.Corson Award( 88th).Carl Schaefer Award(91st).Heinz Jordan Award(92nd).
The First Place,Watercolor Art Society-Houston’s 32nd International Exhibition.
The Second Place,VII Vina del Mar Watercolor International Biennial Exhibition, Chile.ect.
The National Art Museum of China, Beijing,China
Zhengzhou Museum of Art, Zhengzhou City Henan Prov.,China
Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan City Hubei Prov.,China
Guanlan Museum of Art, Shenzhen City Guangdong Prov.,China
Jack Richeson & Co., Kimberly WI ,USA
The Enjoy Casino & Resort, Viña del Mar, Chile
National Watercolour Museum “Alfredo Goati Rojo”, Mexico City, Mexico
Paper and Watermake Museum,Fabriano,Italy
Juror, American Watercolor Society’s 149th International Exhibition, 2016
Judge and Chairman of Jury,4th– 5 th International Biennial Prize “Marche d’Acqua” Fabriano Watercolor, Italy,2016-2018
Juror, Shenzhen Biennial and National Watercolor Society’s “International Small Image Exchange Exhibition”,2016-2017.
Judge, International Watercolour Salon, Greece, 2014 and 2018