Shencheng Xu (许深城)

s-xu@neiu.edu 

http://www.neiu.edu/~sxu

Shencheng Xu received his MFA in Sculpture from Maryland Institute College of Art’s Rinehart School of Sculpture in 2001. The same year, he received “Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award” from International Sculpture Center. His BFA in Sculpture was received from Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, China in 1993. In China he completed over a dozen monumental sculptures. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions both in United States and in China. He uses variety media and techniques in his works, both traditional and contemporary. His works were published in “Sculpture” and several other art periodicals. Currently he is an associate professor of sculpture in Northeastern Illinois University.

许深城出生于中国黑龙江省安达市,1993年毕业于中国鲁迅美术学院雕塑系,毕业后留校任教。1998年赴美求学。2001年毕业于马里兰艺术学院,瑞哈德雕塑研究生院,获硕士学位。同年,又被国际雕塑中心授予“杰出学者当代雕塑成就奖”。他曾多次在中美等地举办雕塑展览和参加城市雕塑创作。目前他在芝加哥东北伊利诺伊斯大学艺术系任副教授。许深城的雕塑作品属于当代具像雕塑风格。他在雕塑创作中采用多样的技法和材料。他在雕塑作品表现出对自然和人性的热爱,他从儿童和自然中得到启发, 并把其中的热情,以及纯真的情感表现在他的艺术创作中。