CHINA b. 1968
Su Xianzhong is an established artist from a long line of respected traditional Dehua Blanc de Chine sculptors and the fourth generation of the famed ‘Yun Yu Porcelain Studio’. This was established by his great grandfather Su Xuejin 1869 - 1919], also known as Bo Ji Yu Ren, who won a good medal at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, the world fair held in San Francisco, California, USA from 20 February to 4 December 1915.
Over the last 30 years, Su has established himself as the most influential artist in the contemporary Dehua Blanc de Chine style as demonstrated by the Eighteen Lohan, Chinese Opera, Image and Imageless series of works.
In 2015, China Central Television [CCTV] focused on Su Xianzhong in episode two of the Through the Maritime Silk Road series. He has also appeared in episode six [Dreams] of this series, which is a joint venture between Shanghai, Guangdong and Quanzhou TV stations.
Su Xianzhong has been awarded various gold and silver medals in national competitions and his work is collected in museums in Asia and Europe. He lives and works in Dehua, China. Work by Su Xianzhong will feature in the Victoria and Albert Exhibition, Blanc de Chine – A Continuous Conversation which open in August 2019.
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