Keming Shen

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KEMING SHEN

Keming was born in Shanghai, China in 1954. He graduated from The Shanghai Light Industry College (Arts Department) in 1982 - his major subject being "Graphic Design".


 After graduation, he worked for The Shanghai Art Design Company as a Graphic Designer and also in his spare time freelanced as an illustrator for a book publisher and two Shanghai newspapers.

Following that and before coming to Australia, he taught at The East China Normal University (Fine Arts Department).


 Upon arrival in Australia in 1988 he concentrated on Commercial Artwork - two and a half years as a Free-Lance Graphic Artist at the University of Melbourne Publications & Printing Services Design Studio and then full time for a further four years for two art companies as a designer & painter. 


 In 1995 he established his own Commercial Art Studio.


 In 2004 he recommenced painting (Fine Arts) and shortly after began teaching at "Jiotto Studio" in Fitzroy - specialising in Portraits and Still Life. In mid 2006 he started teaching at Malvern Artists' Society's Studio. In 2009 he started teaching at Brighton Artist Society. In 2010 he started teaching at Glen Eira Artists' Society. Keming currently teaches at Malvern Artists' Society and in his own studio.

ACHIEVEMENTS

2013  "First Prize-Oil and Acrylic Category" and "People's Choice Award" The St Kevin's College                      Annual Art Show

2012  "Highly Commended" Herald Sun Camberwell Rotary Art Show

2010    "Highly Commended" Victorian Artist Society Winter Exhibition 

2010    "Highly  Commended" Victorian Artist Society People Painting People  Exhibition

2010    "Highly Commended" Victorian Artist Society Autumn Exhibition

2009    "Highly Commended" Victorian Artist Society Spring Exhibition

2008    "First Prize" Australian Artist magazine's Art Prize - Challenge No. 34

2008    "People's Choice Award" The St Kevin's College Annual Art Show

2008    "Second Prize Award"  & "People's Choice Award" Masterpiece in A Day open competition

2007     "Highly Commended" Herald Sun Camberwell Rotary Art Show

2006    "Third Prize" Little Archies Annual Portraiture Prize