Media Visual Arts
Dr. He Qi was a professor at the Nanjing Union Theological Seminary and a tutor for master candidate students in the Philosophy Department of Nanjing University. He is also a member of the China Art Association and a council member of the Asian Christian Art Association (please check www.asianchristianart.org for more information about He Qi). Dr. He Qi was the first among Mainland Chinese to earn Ph.D. in the Religious art after Cultural Revolution. He wrote his dissertation while studying at Hamburg Art Institute in Germany, where he was also able to pursue research in medieval art. His work has been well received overseas. He has exhibited in Kyoto, Hong Kong, Geneva, Hamburg, London, St.Paul, San Francisco, Berkeley and Madison, New Haven, Minneapolis, St.Paul, Madison, Washington, Princeton, Detroit, Toronto, as well as in mainland China.
He Qi has been committed to the artistic creation of modern Chinese Christian Art since 1983. He hopes to help change the "foreign image" of Christianity in China by using artistic language, and at the same time, to supplement Chinese Art the way Buddhist art did in ancient times. In his works, He Qi has blended together Chinese folk customs and traditional Chinese painting techniques with the western art of the Middle and Modern Ages, and has created an artistic style of color-on-paper painting. "Today, he [HeQi] ranks as arguably China's most internationally sought after contemporary Christian artist." His brilliant, colorful and highly contemporary paintings emerge unmistakably from ongoing Chinese contexts.” Far Eastern Economic Review
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