Richard Chao CV


Richard (Tiejun) Chao

Born in Shanxi, China, 1972
Lives and works in Sydney

Richard Chao
A Tibetan Girl
Bronze free-Watercolour paint
55cm(w) x 75cm (H) x 1cm (D)

EDUCATION BACKGROUND

2007    Graduated from Xi’an Jiaotong University, Oil Painting, Master of Art
1995    Graduated from Xi’an Fine Arts Academy, Oil Painting, BA
1991    Graduated from Xi’an Fine Arts College, Certificate of Accomplishment

WORK EXPERIENCE

2013 –            Present Watercolorist
2004 – 2013   Chinese Business View, Head of Depart of Graphic Designing (Full-time)
2000 – 2004   Chinese Business View, Graphic Designer, Cartoonist (Part-time)
1995 – 2004   Shaanxi Xueqian Normal University, Teacher of Fine Arts (Full-time)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019    Identity— Richard Chao’s Watercolor Solo Exhibition, Sydney, NSW,Australia
2018    Richard Chao’s Watercolor Solo Exhibition, Sydney, NSW, Australia,
2016    Watercolor Solo Exhibition, Sydney, NSW, Australia,

GROUP EXHIBITIONS and AWARDS

2019    All Fresh, Live in Art Sydney, Sydney
2019    “the Marry Lind Award President”, National Watercolor Society, USA
2019    Jury of GAWA (Global Association of Watercolor Artists) Annual International Watercolor Contest
2018    “Indian Old Man”(watercolor on paper), Finalist, 2018 NWS 98th International Open Exhibition, USA
2018    “Indian Old Man”(watercolor on paper), Finalist, 2018 NWS 98th International Open Exhibition, USA
2018    “Good Friends” Excellence Award, The first Universal Watercolor Exposition, Zhejiang, China
2018    “Record of Life” Finalist, SENSAZIONI International Watercolor Exhibition, Italy
2018    “The Thinker” Rosemary & Co Bruch Award, A Symphony International Watercolour Festival, Exhibition, Richmond, Canada
2018    “Bronze Age” Excellence Award, International Watercolour Festival、Exhibition,Czech Republic
2018    “Street Drummer 2” Finalist, IWS Mexico’s Premio Tláloc,Mexico City, Mexico
2018    “Richard TiejunChao and His Watercolor” Solo Exhibition, Live in Art, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2018    Invited Demonstration Master, “Spring International Watercolor Festival”, Tirana, Albania,
2018    Representative Artist from the Watercolor Community of Australia, “Fabriano in Acquarello 2018”, Fabriano, Italy
2017    “Street Drummer” (watercolor on paper), Second Place Winner, Harmony through Watercolor 2017, 2nd International Watercolor Society (IWS) India Biennale, New Delhi, India
2017    “Dancing with Me”, selected art work, International Watercolor, Issue 3, Hong Kong
2017    “Hair in the Air”, selected art work, International Watercolor, Issue 3, Hong Kong
2017    “Hair in the Air” (watercolor on paper), First Prize Winner, IWS Canada 2017, Canada
2017    “Hair in the Air” (watercolor on paper), Finalist, NWS (National Watercolor Society) 2017 Member’s Exhibition, California, USA
2017    “Mirror Lake” (watercolor on paper), Finalist, “The World of Watercolor–IWS Slovakia International Watercolor Exhibition 2017”, Bratislava, Slovakia,
2017    “Street Drummer” (watercolor on paper), Winner of “Reader’s Competition”, “The Art of Watercolor”,
issue 27, Paris, France
2017    “Lest We Forget” (watercolor on paper), Finalist, Hunter’s Hill Art Exhibition, Hunter’s Hill, NSW, Australia
2017    “Tibetan Girl” (watercolor on paper), Finalist, Light Watercolor-1st International Watercolor Festival IWS Portugal, Portugal
2017    “Understanding Our Uniqueness”, interview article, “The Art of Watercolor”, Issue 26, Paris, France
2017    “Looking into the Sky”, Cover Painting, “The Art of Watercolor”, Issue 26, Paris, France
2017    “Tibetan Sunshine” (watercolor on paper), Second Place Winner, IWS 2017 Ecuador Biennale, Quito
2017    “In the Burning Sun” (watercolor on paper), Juror’s Selection Award, 8th Continental Watercolor Art Hua-Yang, Taipei, Taiwan
2016    “A Mongolian Wrestler” (watercolor on paper), Top 30, “Blue Thumb Prize”, Australia,
2016    “A Wrestler King’s Roaring after His Victory” (Watercolor on Paper), Portraiture Top 10, IWS 2016        Albania Biennale, Tirana, Albania
2016    “The Beauty of Faith” (watercolor on paper), Finalist, Kennedy Prize, Adelaide, SA, Australia
(Unfortunately he was not eligible in the exhibition because of non-citizenship of Australia)
2016    “A Weathered Face”, Finalist, IWS HK First International Watercolor Biennale, Hong Kong, China
2016    “The Parable of Seeds”, Finalist, Watercolor Exhibition of Western China Impression, Xi’an, China
2016    “A Little Girl from Rural Western China”, Finalist, Watercolor Exhibition of Western China Impression, Xi’an, China
2016    “An Aboriginal Man”, Finalist, IWS Canada Biennale, Vancouver, Canada
2013    Gold Medal, Illustration and Graphic Design section, China Newspaper Design Prize, Kunming, China
2013    “Mass-Media Innovation under the Influence of Integrated Graphic Design”, interview by News Front (the professional journal on journalism run by the People’s Daily), Beijing, China
2012    Bronze Medal, Illustration and Graphic Design section, China Newspaper Design Prize, Kunming, China
2006    Top 10 Chinese Design Directors, “Design Matters”, China

PUBLICATIONS

“Dancing with Me”, selected art work, International Watercolor, Issue 3, Hong Kong, Dec. 2017
“Hair in the Air”, selected art work, International Watercolor, Issue 3, Hong Kong, Dec. 2017
“Richard Chao Watercolor” (Book of Art) Sydney, Australia, May 2017
“Understanding Our Uniqueness”, interview article, “The Art of Watercolor”, Issue 26, Paris, France, Mar 2017
“Looking into the Sky”, Cover Painting, “The Art of Watercolor”, Issue 26, Paris, France, Mar 2017

MEMBERSHIP

Master Member of IWS (International Watercolor Society)
Member of NWS (National Watercolor Society of America)
Signature Member of GAWA (Global Association of Watercolor Artists)