B. 1977 in Shanghai, China. Lives and works in New York City and Shanghai.
School of Visual Arts , New York, NY
MFA, Photography, Video and Related Media.
Minneapolis College of Art and Design , Minneapolis, MN
Shanghai Light-Industry College , Shanghai, China
BA, Decorative Arts and design
2009 Randall Scott Gallery, New York, NY
2008 Kunst.Licht, Shanghai, China.
2006 Elkins Photo Gallery, Temple University Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
2004 Gallery 456, New York, NY
2003 TIXE Gallery, New York, NY
2008 Randall Scott Gallery, Washington D.C.
Silver Eye Center for Photography , Pittsburgh, PA
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2009 Savignano Immagini La Fotografia, Global Photography, Savignano, Italy (upcoming)
J&Z Gallery, Portraits of Youth, Shenzhen, China
Phil. Gallery, Inside of Me, Los Angeles, CA
T&P Fine Art, Focus, Philadelphia, PA
2008 Michael Mazzeo Gallery , Bare, New York, NY
Lianzhou International Photo Festival , Lianzhou, Guangdong Province, China
The University of Arts . Best of Show. Philadelphia, PA
Pingyao International Photography Festival , Pingyao, Shanxi Province, China
Shanghai International Photography Week, Shanghai, China
Australian Centre for Photography , Hijacked, Sydney, Australia.
Katzen Art Center , The Washington Project for the Arts, Washington DC
Deutsche Bank Wall Street Gallery , Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win, New York, NY
Foto Freo , Hijacked, Fremantle, Australia.
Fluctuating Images , Hijacked, Stuttgart, Germany
2007 Aqua Art Miami , Randall Scott Gallery at Aqua Wynwood, Miami, FL
Saatchi Gallery at Zoo Art Fair, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
ZONE: Chelsea Center for the Arts , U Can't Touch Dis: New Asian Art, New York, NY
Griffin Museum of Photography , 13 th Annual Exhibition, Winchester, MA
Jen Bekman Gallery , A New American Portrait, New York, NY
Gallery 456, China on Paper: Eroticism, New York, NY
2006 Jen Bekman Gallery, Hey Hot Shot Fall 2006, New York, NY
Center on Contemporary Art, 2006 CoCA Annual, Seattle, WA
3rdWard Gallery , Strange Instrument , Brooklyn, NY
Center for Contemporary Art, TPS 15, Abilene, TX
Contemporary Project Space , Variety , New York, NY
Dougherty Art Center , TPS15 , Austin, TX
Visual Arts Gallery , Early Work , New York, NY
2005 Lincoln Center Cork Gallery , Obsession , New York, NY
2004 Lincoln Center Cork Gallery , Mainlanded , New York, NY
2003 SoHo Photo , Double Exposure , New York, NY
Main Gallery , Made at MCAD , MN
2002 Minnesota Center for Photography, ASMP Personal Work, Minneapolis, MN
Intermedia Arts, Flaming Film Festival , Minneapolis, MN
2001 Minnetonka Center for the Arts , Photo Exhibition 2001 , Wayzata, MN
Intermedia Arts , 55408, Minneapolis, MN
2000 Shanghai Center , Inaugural Flight , Shanghai, China
Calhoun Gallery , Visual Language, Minneapolis, MN
2009 Rockfeller Foundation Bellagio Center, Italy.
2009 Aperture Foundation, Historic NYC Green Carts Project.
2008 Urban Artist Initiative / New York City Fellowship
Photo District News , PDN30
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs / Lower Manhattan Cultural Council ,
Manhattan Community Arts Fund grant (for Almost Naked series)
China Pingyao International Photography Festival, Exellent Photographer Award
Photo Review Annual Competition , 3 rd Place
2007 The Griffin Museum of Photography, The Griffin Award
Magenta Foundation , Flash Forward 2007, Winner
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs / Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Manhattan Community Arts Fund grant (for Concubines of New York series)
Photo District News (PDN) Annual
Santa Fe Center for Photography, Singular Image Color, Third Place
2006 American Photo Magazine, Images of the Year 2007, Honorable Mention
Jen Bekman Gallery, Hey, Hot Shot Fall 2006 Winner
Texas Photographic Society , National Competition - Second Place
2005 Review Santa Fe
Photo District News (PDN) Annual
International Photography Awards (IPA), Honorable Mention
Arron Siskind Scholarship
2004 Arron Siskind Scholarship
2002 Photographer's Forum Annual, Finalist
American Photo Photo District News (PDN) CMYK
Photographer's Forum NY Arts JPG
Wonkavision Lavender Photo Review
Chinese Photography China Photo Press 0086 Magazine
Vision Life Magazine World Journal
TimeOut Shanghai PICS Photographer's Company
Travel and Leisure Life Element Homeland
La Tempestad (Mexico) Art Time (Russia) Hijacked I (Australia)
Flash Forward 2007 (Canada)
Parsons School of Design, New York
People's University of China, Beijing
The University of Memphis, memphis, TN
Kunst.licht Workshop, Shanghai
32HOW, Xiamen, China
Life Magazine. "Almost Naked." June, 2009. Beibei Yin.
Travel+Leisure. "Shen Wei, Modern Traveler." March, 2009. Tao Zi.
Zing. "Shen Weu, Almost Naked." November 2008. Stella.
TimeOut Shanghai. «Shen Wei: The Bridge of Physical Nakedness.» October, 2008. Hai Jay.
NY Arts. «Shen Wei - Almost Naked.» March, 2008.
Vision. «Vision China: Almost Naked.» May, 2008. Chan Chan.
Life Element. «Almost Naked.» May, 2008. Mate, Meng.
Photo District News. «30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch in 2008.» March, 2008.
La Tempestad. "Almost Naked by Shen Wei." February, 2008.
Chinese Photography. "Atman, Introspection and Freedom, an interview with Shen Wei." February, 2008. Ren, Yue.
Chinese Photography. "Behind Mask - About Shen Wei." February, 2008. Colberg, Jorg M.
China Photo Press. «Special Feature: Faces of 2007 in photography.» January 4, 2008.
Art Times. "U Can't Touch Dis." September, 2007.
American Photo. "A New Generation of Photo Pioneers." November/December, 2007. Johnson, Miki.
China Photo Press. "American Photo's 15 Emerging Artists." November 9, 2007. Zheng, Lijun.
Saatchi Gallery Online. "Shen Wei: Saatchi Online Critics' Choice." July 2, 2007. Schuman, Aaron.
Wonkavision. "Feature Artist: Shen Wei." May, 2007. Chad Muthard.
JPG Magazine . "Photo Essay: Almost Naked by Shen Wei." March, 2007.
Shanghai Deco. "Oversea Express: Shen Wei." March, 2007.
China Press . "Concubines of New York captures the stories behind Chinese Opera ." March 10. 2007. William Yep.
World Journal . "Shen Wei photography on Chinese Opera." March 10, 2007. David Hsieh.
American Photo. "Images of the Year." Jan/Feb, 2007.
Sing Tao Daily. "Behind the Scene: Shen Wei's Concubines of New York." March. 7, 2007. Wu Gang.
Ming Pao Daily News. "Preview of Concubines of New York by Shen Wei." March 9, 2007. Eric Wang.
Ilterzoocchio. "Shen Wei: Nudi non solo." February 23, 2007.
Sing Tao Daily . "Shen Wei at Jen Bekman Gallery." December 14, 2006. Locus Chow.
Ming Pao Daily News. "Shen Wei's Photography." December 14. 2006. Yang Yang.
The Stranger. "In Art News." December 5, 2006. Jen Graves.
Texas Photographic Society. " Thoughts on the curating the "TPS 15." " August, 2006. Harris Fogel.
The New York Ilbo. "2006 Contemporary Project Space Show." September 11, 2006
Blueeyes Magazine. "Portfolio: Shen Wei." July, 2006.
Conscientious . "A Conversation with Shen Wei." June 6, 2006. Joerg Colberg.
World Journal. "Asian photography exhibition at Lincoln Center." August, 2005. David Hsieh.
Liberty Times. "The Obsession." July, 2005. Liu, Jie.
St. Paul Pioneer Press. "Stay Focused." September 5, 2004. Rhoda Fukushima.
IntermediaArts . "Flaming Film Festival." June, 2002.
St. Paul pioneer Press. "Two Roads Converge." July, 2004. Fukushima, Rhoda.