Weimin He (PhD, ARE) is currently the artist-in-residence in the University of Oxford’s Estates Directorate, creating artworks that reflect the development of the University’s Radcliffe Observatory Quarter (ROQ) and the new Bodleian site. He is also the tutor for the Saturday morning life drawing class at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. Born in northeast China, Weimin studied both Chinese and western painting in the Fine Art Department of Harbin Normal University. He then studied for a postgraduate qaulification in printmaking in The Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts in Shenyang. In 1999, after working eight years as a professional artist in the Heilongjiang Provincial Printmaking Institute, he received a scholarship from the Muban Foundation (now the Muban Educational Trust) which enabled him to travel to the UK to study printmaking in the University of Ulster in Belfast. He was awarded a DPhil degree in 2005 and the same year was appointed as the Christensen Research Fellow in Chinese Painting at the Ashmolean Museum where he was responsible for the acquisition of contemporary Chinese prints on behalf of the Museum, a result of which was the exhibition Chinese Prints 1950 – 2006 in the Ashmolean Museum which he co-curated with Shelagh Vainker. As a printmaker, Weimin has practiced in both woodblock printmaking and lithography, his work often depicting scenes of everyday life in town and countryside, landscapes and portraits with both the brush and the cutting knife. His style is bold and innovative, using broad and vivid strokes with sharp outlines to produce black and white imagery. Inspired by traditional Chinese seal cutting and calligraphy, he has created his individual style, portraying contemporary scenes of both Britain and China. Weimin’s works have been exhibited internationally during the last two decades, he was awarded the Lu Xun Prize by the Chinese Printmakers Association in 1999 in recognition of his achievements in printmaking. His work is represented in many public and private collections, including The British Museum, The Ashmolean Museum, The Portland (Oregon) Museum and The China National Gallery in Beijing.