yan yu


Yanyu,a male member of the Hui ethnic group,was born in  Xingping, Shaanxi, who is also a Associate Professor, Vice Dean of the Art Academy as well as a member of Gansu Artists Association and a representative of Gansu Artists Association.

From 1995 to 1999, he studied oil painting in Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts and gained a bachelor's degree. From 2009 to 2012, he studied contemporary and contemporary literature in Lanzhou University College of Literature and received a master's degree. He has worked in Lanzhou University Art College since 1999. From 2003 to 2005, the postgraduate course of Oil Painting Department of China Academy of Fine Arts was further studied.

Field of education and research:

Research Direction: Fine Arts

Main Courses: Sketch, Color, Human Sketch, Anatomy and Perspective

Projects presided over and participated:

From 2007-2009, (presided over) Lanzhou University Social Science Project "Comparative Study of Shadow Image Art in Longdong, Gansu Province"

From 2012 to 2012, (presided over) Lanzhou University Central University Project "The Collation and Research of Shadow Art in Longdong, Gansu Province"

From 2012 to 2013, (presided over) Gansu Province Social Science Project "Value Orientation Research of Local Painting Art in Gansu under Multicultural Background"Exhibition    Experiences:

In 2009, the work Thoughts on the Fashion of Art Examination was selected into the Gansu Art Works Exhibition on the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic.

In 2011, the work Zhouqu Disaster Relief  was selected in Gansu Province Exhibition on the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China

In 2013, The Girl in the Ancient City was selected into Gansu Art Exhibition.

Individual winners:

In 2008, Golden Camel Award for Fine Arts in Gansu Province

In 2009, the 3rd prize of Gansu Art Exhibition on the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China

Excellent Award of Gansu Major Theme Painting Exhibition in 2011.

Published papers and monographs:

In 2012, The Inheritance and Evolution of Shape Consciousness in Western Painting Tradition was published in Journal of Lanzhou University (CSSCI a national core Chinese periodical


In 2012, The Characteristics and Inheritance and Development of Shadow Plastic Arts in Longdong, Gansu Province was published in Gansu Social Sciences (CSSCI)

In 2012, On the Impressionist Complex of Chinese Painters was published in the Journal of Northwest University (CSSCI)

In 2013, Painting Spirit will Never Surrender was published in Gansu Social Sciences (CSSCI).

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