Chen Hui (Chinese Painting)

Chen Hui

Professor, Bachelor of Arts, Director of Basic Courses Teaching & Research Office, Graduate Advisor and PhD Supervisor

Academic Memberships

Director of Beijing Higher Art Education Association

Member of Chinese Painting Art Committee of Beijing Artists Association

Artistic Consultant of Guangzhou Asian Games Team

Graduate Supervisor of Chinese Academy of Arts

Researcher of Zhang Ding Art Research Center

Research Fields
Research on Contemporary Experimental Ink Painting Art
Academic Standpoints

Visual tension and connotation are the nature and essence that the contemporary art focuses on and the core to empower the artworks. The in-depth exploration to visual art of contemporary ink paintings aims to develop the traditional Chinese paintings, break through excessively stylized limitations of traditional Chinese ink paintings in the concept, composition, form, vision and brush style, eliminate the disadvantage that traditional ink painting can only be appreciated at short distance, strengthen the visual tension and cultural taste of traditional Chinese ink paintings, reflect characteristics of the times of Chinese national art, thus establishing the academic position of Chinese ink painting art in international contemporary art.

The research on Chinese contemporary ink painting art will be bound to bring emotional shock to all people. But such emotional shock is not limited to the creation of artistic conception and space, but also include the review of history and modern connotation of contemporary ink paintings. This presents a perfect combination of tradition, subtle emotion as well as poetic and dreamy conception, and reflects the academic height, precision of creation, emotional depth and cultural purity.

Flexible art can thrive while the inflexible one doom. Changes in artworks depend on many comprehensive factors, such as artists’ artistic idea, 

aesthetics, value, artistic perception and expression skills etc. Only when artists prioritize cultural cultivation and accumulation can innovation survive.

As for the research on contemporary ink painting art, it is necessary to have a perfect combination of elements from China and the world as well as traditional and contemporary elements. In addition, we should integrate Chinese and Western advantages, adhere to vivid artistic conception and impressionistic style of traditional Chinese ink painting art, learn visual elements (proportion and composition etc.) from western paintings, pay more attention to cultural spirit and original expression, exploit new space of expression for contemporary ink paintings, and put our national cultural art at an important position in the international contemporary art from perspectives of art and culture.

Academic Achievements Exhibitions:

 2003     First Beijing International Art Biennale

 2004     Beijing Excellent Works Exhibition for Celebrating the 55th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China (National Art Museum of China)

         The 10th National Art Exhibition (Zhejiang Art Museum)    

 2005    Charms of Beijing Exhibition (National Art Museum of China)

           The 2nd Beijing International Art Biennale (National Art Museum of China)

  2006    Contemporary Famous Artists Invitation Exhibition of Chinese Art Week in Paris (Paris)

         The 5th Shenzhen International Ink Painting Biennale (Shenzhen Guanshanyue Art Museum)

  2007   One World: UN Family in Colored Paintings by Chinese Artists (National Art Museum of China)

            Chengdu Biennale (Chengdu New Century Convention & Exhibition   Center)                         

            World Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Century Joint Exhibition for Celebrating the 10thAnniversary of Hong Kong’s Handover (Hong Kong)

            Art in Early Century – Cross Straits Painting Joint Exhibition (Beijing, Taipei)                                                                                                         

 2008     Contemporary Ink Painting Invitation Exhibition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York)

            The First China (Zhengzhou) Ink Painting Biennale (Zhengzhou)

  2009   Art in Early Century – Cross Straits Painting Joint Exhibition (Taipei                    Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Fo Guang Art Museum)

           Chen Hui Glaring Works Exhibition (Solo Exhibition) (Singapore Xingyi Art Center)

           Chinese Contemporary Fine Art World Exhibition Tour (France, Germany, United States)

The 11th National Art Works Exhibition (Shanghai Art Museum)          

2010 The 4th Beijing International Art Biennale(National Art Museum of China)


2001   Eternal won a prize of Excellent Works for Science & Art International Art Works Exhibition

2004   Southern Anhui Impression won the Bronze Award of Chinese Painting Nomination Exhibition, Second Prize of Tsinghua University Higher Art Education Books and Nomination Prize of Fobaoshi Ink Painting Triennial

2007    Outstanding Award of 2007 World Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Art Exhibition

2008   Third Prize of Excellent Paper for Tsinghua University Higher Education Association


Root and Character of Artistic Conception, Literature & Art Studies, No.3, 2009

Ink Should Go with Modeling, Art Observation, No. 2, 2009

Case Study of Influential Artists in the 21st Century (Monograph), Beijing Arts and Crafts Press, 2006.7

The Structural Elements of Chinese Painting, Art Panorama, No.1, 2009

Vision and Spread of Contemporary Ink Painting, Men's Uno China, No.1, 2009

Glowing and Lingering - Contemporary Famous Artist Chen Hui Works (Monograph), Liaoning Fine Arts Press, 2009.6

Key Project:
Research on Contemporary Ink Painting Visual Art (RMB 640,000)   Project Leader
Courses Taught
Courses for undergraduate students: Decorative Art, Coloration (Landscape), Patterns, Social Practice
Courses for graduate students: Ink Painting Experiment