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Ren Hui was born in 1957 in Nanjing, China. From 1977~1989 he made his living as a poet and was published in various Asian literature magazines.


Since 1989, Ren Hui has focused on the visual arts, creating paper cuts, wood cuts and subsequently, ink on paper and oil on canvas paintings. Aside from solo exhibitions, his works have been featured in galleries and international art fairs in the US, China,Canada, Germany, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia andSingapore. His art has been sold worldwide and can be found in many privatecollections, including that of Morgan Stanley Investment Bank. Ren Hui maintains astudio in Songzhuang Artists Village in Beijing, China, and in 2011 established a studioin Ottawa, Canada.


Art Career Development

1991-1996 Paper cuts

1996-2009 Wood cuts

2004- present Ink on paper

2006- present Oil on Canvas

Exhibitions (Selection):

2011 Kun Gallery (Shanghai), Solo Exhibition “Pass Through”

2010 Art Corridor (Beijing), Group Exhibition

2009 Courtyard Gallery (Beijing), Solo Exhibition “Relax”

2007 Courtyard Gallery (Beijing), Kunsthaus Schoene (Germany), Castle Arenfels

(Germany), Kashya Hildebrand Gallery (Zurich)

2006 Ziyun Xuan Gallery, Kunst Raum 22, China Art Archives & Warehouse (CAAW,

Difference, exhibition with Zhang Guangping, curated by Ai Weiwei) Galerie Erhard

Witzel, Museum Villa Haiss(Germany)

2004 Pforzheim Art Association (Germany),

2002 Gallery Erhard Witzel (Wiesbaden,Germany); Gallery H.Remmele,

(Giessen,Germany) Bretzenheim Cityhall Gallery(Germany), Gallery in Medienhaus

Mainz (Germany)

2001 Alles Kuenstlich Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany

2000 Brigitte Knyrim Gallery, Regensburg, Germany; „Out of BoxⅡ“, Hong Kong

1999 Art Scene China

1998 Brigitte Knyrim Gallery, Regensburg, Germany

1996 Hongling Gallery, Beijing, China

1994 Duoyun Gallery, Shanghai, China

1993 Nanjing Drum Building Arts Hall, Nanjing, China

1991 Beijing Concert Hall Gallery, Beijing, China


Participation in International Art Fairs:

2011 Art North, Germany

2011 Art Beijing International Exhibition of Contemporary Art

2009 Art Beijing International Exhibition of Contemporary Art

2008 Art Beijing International Exhibition of Contemporary Art

2007 Art Santa Fe, Shanghai International Art Exhibition

2005 San Francisco International Art Exposition; Art Karlsruhe, Art Santa Fe, Art


2004 San Francisco International Art Exposition, Art Madrid bei Gallery Walter Bischof in Stuttgart; Art Karlsruhe, bei Gallery Brigitte Knyrim und Gallery Walter Bischof, China International Gallery Exposition, Great Art Exhibition in Duesseldorf(Germany)

2003 Art Frankfurt, Art Santa Fe, Art Bodensee, Gallery Erhard Witzel in Wiesbaden;

Art Lissabon, Gallery Walter Bischof.

2002 Art Frankfurt, Art Bodensee, Galerie Erhard Witzel;Art Wiener, Kunstmarkt

Dresden, Gallery Brigitte Knyrim.

2001 Kunstmarkt Dresden, Gallery Brigitte Knyrim.

1998 China Art Show Exhibition



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