Tian Shui is a fine artist studying MPA( Master of Public Administration in Finance) at NYU. She graduated with a BS in Economics from Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing, China. She is also systematically trained in Central Academy of Fine Art and University of the Arts London.
The philosopher Schopenhauer and architect Louis Kahn are very important inspirations for her works. She also considers the psychologist Jung as an irreplaceable people in her life. She uses a lot of prototypes and symbols in her works. The past series of 'orange people' shows the relationships human beings with society and the true nature of people themselves. She considers the thoughts in a work are much more important than skills showed on canvas, like Minimalism. Recently she has been working on new series of installations and photography about social issues and life.
She once worked for The Armory Show, Elein Klein Gallery (Bravo TV reality show 'Gallery Girls'), Soho NY, NYC Dep of Cultural Affairs under Mayor Bloomberg, UCCA Beijing and Credit Capital (Young Artists Art Fund), Beijing. Her experience covers private sector, public sector and government.
As a part-time model, Tian was featured in GQ Black Book (China), year 2010. She currently lives in New York City.
Co-Exhibition at Dabei Gallery, Qianmen Business District | From Oct, 2010 to Nov, 2010
'Archetypes' Solo Exhibition at Art Center No.39 | From Feb, 2011 to Mar, 2011
Young Artists Group Exhibition, UpSpace Gallery, Sanlitun | From Aug, 2012 to Sep, 2012