Pang Yen Chou  (1972 - )

Pang-Yen Chou (b. 1972) Born in Taipei city, Taiwan , in 1972. I have studied painting for several years since I was a child in elementary school. When I attended the national Taiwan College of art as a BFA student, I focused on Chinese painting.

After I received my BFA in Taipei , I had a desire to study abroad because I wanted to grow a broader view as an artist. In the year of 1999, I decided to come to San Francisco to attend the graduate school at the academy of art College. During the time I was in college studying the oil painting, many artists influenced me, and one of them was Professor Hui-Han, Liu. He is not only influenced me in his style and techniques, but also his devotion to his dream in art. His steady well and dauntless character influenced me deeply, and I hope that I would have the same level of achievement as his.

Changing from a Chinese painting artist to be a Western style oil painter was a turning point for me. I had a hard time mixing color and painting the way to be, but I practiced all the time. My goals in the future are to be a respectful professor and expose my artwork in museum. I would also like to earn recognition through competitions. I will work hard to reach my goals. Education Master of Fine Arts, 2002, Western Painting Major from Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1996, Chinese Painting Major from National Taiwan College in Taipei, Taiwan

Exhibitions

Sep. 2006 The 5 th Annual Sonoma Plein Air 200

Aug. 2006 Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters- 5th Annual National Event Winter Park, CO

May 2006 Marin/Scapes 2006 -Exhibit and Sale of Landscape Art, Larkspur, CA

Carmel Art Festival 13th Plein Air Competition, Carmel , CA

OPA 15th National Juried Exhibition, Dana Gallery , Missoula , MT

Salon International 2006 -Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio , TX

Oct. 2005 San Luis Obispo Plein Air Painting Festival

Sep. 2005 Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters-Fall Colors, Estes Park, CO

Estes Park Plein Air competition 2005, Colorado

San Luis Obispo Plein Air Painting Festival Competition

July 2005 Oil Painters of American 2005 Western Regional Juried Exhibition of Tradition Oils. Waterhouse gallery

Plein Air Painting in Sherwood Forest Competition

June 2005 OPA Regional Juried Exhibition, Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara , CA

May 2005 International Museum of Contemporary Master of Fine Art Salon International 2005

Laguna Best Plein Air Artist Juried artist group show

Carmel Art Festival 12 th Plein Air Painting Competition

June 2004 Laguna Best Plein Air Artist Juried group show

May 2004 Oil Painters of American 13th National Juried Exhibition, Washington

Carmel Art Festival 11th Plein Air Painting Competition

July 2003 Los Gatos Art Association July 4th Anniversary Show

San Francisco Open Studio Show

May 2003 Carmel Art Festival 10th Plein Air Painting Competition

Oil Painters of American 12th National Juried Exhibition Nichols Taos Fine Art Gallery, New Mexcio

May 2002 Oil Painters of American 11th National Juried Exhibition, Chicago IL

Carmel Art Festival 9th Plein Air Painting Competition

International Museum of Contemporary Master of Fine Art Salon International 2002

Sep. 2002 One-man show in Academy of Art University gallery

Nov. 2002 Group show in Artisans gallery

Awards Sep. 2005 Second Place Award, Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters-Fall Colors, Estes Park, CO

July 2005 Second Place Award, Estes Park Plein Air Competition 2005, Colorado

Best of show in Oil Painters of American 2005 Western Regional Juried Exhibition of Tradition Oils. Waterhouse gallery

June 2005 The First Place Award, OPA Regional Juried Exhibition, Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

July 2003 Selected by the 20th Annual Artist's Magazine's Art Competition

May 2003 The First Place in Carmel Art Festival 10th Plein Air Painting Competition

Selected by Oil Painters of American 12th National Juried Exhibition, New Mexico

May 2002 The Glaser Frames Award of Excellence in Oil Painters of American 11th National Juried Exhibition, Chicago IL

Selected by International Museum of Contemporary Master of Fine Art Salon International 2002

Membership

Oil Painters of America(OPA), Signature Member

Laguna Plein Air Painters Association

California Art Club




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