The Third Muban Educational Trust Woodblock Printmaking Award
130 young Chinese artists from many parts of China applied for the 3rd Award with a selection of their current work initially sent as digital images. Working from these images a shortlist of 15 applicants was agreed. The shortlisted artists were then invited to send three original prints to MET’s London office.
The winners of the Third Award were announced on 14 February 2018.
First Prize Winner – He Sanqin 何三青
He Sanqing was born in Hunan Province in 1988. He entered the China Academy of Fine Arts in Huangzhou in 2011. He is currently a third year MA student in the Printmaking Department under the supervision of the artists Chen Haiyan and Fang Limin.
Neither Mountain Nor Water No 1 《非善非水之一》 61 x 97cm, 2016
Neither Mountain Nor Water No 2《非善非水之二》 61 x 97cm, 2016
Neither Mountain Nor Water No 4《非善非水之四》 61 x 97cm, 2016
Second Prize Winner – Liu Jing 刘京
Liu Jing was born in Hunan Province in 1983. He graduated from the Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts with a BA degree in 2006. He obtained his MA degree from Shenzhen University in 2012 under the supervision of the artist Jin Baoping. He is currently a Lecturer at Changsha Normal University.
Master 02 《大师 02》90 x 60 cm, 2017
Second Prize winner – Li Wenpeng 李文鹏
Li Wenping was born in Heilongjiang Province in 1991. He graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, his supervisors were Wang Huaxiang, Li Xiaolin, Kong Liang and Yang Hongwei.
Once Upon the Time there is a Mountain 《从前有座山》 90 x 90 cm, 2017
Special Prize for Emerging Artist – Zhang Qiuyuan 张秋源
Zhang Qiuyuan was born in Hebei Province in 1993. She graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 2017. Her supervisors were Wang Huaxiang, Li Xiaolin, Yang Hongwei and Kong Liang.
Number 4 《数字4号》90 x 60 cm, 2017
Other shortlisted artists
Huang Jinyi 黄金一 Southern Migration – Dusk 《南迁 薄暮》90 x 60 cm, 2016
Li Qiao 李乔 Daily Attitude 《日常态度 1/6》90 x 90 cm, 2016
Liu Gen 刘根 Assembly 《集结号》70 x 100 cm, 2009
Pang Xinsen 庞辛森 Zebra’s Red Storm 《斑马的红色风暴》60 x 45 cm, 2016
Ren Huihui 任慧慧 Song of the West No 5《西行歌之五》 70 x 110 cm , 2016
Shao Weifeng 邵威峰 Lost, Desire No 1 《拾遗 欲 之一》75 x 105cm, 2017
Wang Enchao 王恩超 Red Sea 《红色海洋》75 x 92, 2015
Wang Mi 王密 Prisoner’s Belief 《囚徒的信仰》110 x 79, 2016
Xu Na 徐娜 Deep in the Mountain – Rainbow 《闭门即深山 – 虹》40x 90 cm， 2016
Yuan Bo 原博 First Order 《初秩序》65 x 81 cm, 2017
Zhang Xinye 张心叶 After Dinner No 2, 95 x 95 cm, 2017