Biography

Yao Xiaoyou   (Yao, Shan-Shun  姚尚舜)

was born in 1942 in Zhejiang Province, China.   

He had a passion for painting since his childhood days.  

His formal training includes Chinese brush painting lessons

from Hu, Nian-Zu  (胡念祖),  oil paintings from Doug L. McILvain,

Ozzie A. Arnts and Connelle  Gaynor, Drawing from Amy S Faris.
  ...    ................                                                                                                                                         1961/ 19                                 2016/ 73
   
 
Memberships:
   
  Guild of Creative Art, Exhibiting Artist
620 Broad Street, Shrewsbury, New Jersey 07702
   
  The American Artists Professional League Inc., Elected Artist Membership
Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10003
   
  Art Alliance of Monmouth County, Membership
33 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
   
   
 
Awards/ Exhibits:
   
  2018  CVA Gallery Showcases Members of The Art Alliance of Monmouth County
..........Lincroft, NJ., USA
  2017  President's Award
..........Eighty-nine Grand National Exhibition 2017
..........The American Artists Professional League, Inc.
......... 47 Fifth Ave., New York City, NY 10003, USA.......
  2017  Guild of Creative Art October Open Show
..........Shrewsbury, NJ 07702, USA
  2016  Selected Exhibition
..........Eighty-Eight Grand National Exhibition 2016
..........The American Artists Professional League, Inc.
......... 47 Fifth Ave., New York City, NY 10003, USA.......
  2015  Selected Exhibition
..........Eighty-Seven Grand National Exhibition 2015
..........The American Artists Professional League, Inc.
......... 47 Fifth Ave., New York City, NY 10003, USA.......
  2015  Best in Show   
..........NJ Chapter - American Artists Professional League, Inc.
..........2015 Open State Juried Exhibition of Representational Art
..........Middletown Arts Center, Middletown, NJ, USA
  2013  Best in Show
..........Guild of Creative Art  21th Annual Open Juried Show
..........Shrewsbury, NJ 07702, USA
  2013  Selected Exhibition
..........Eighty-Five Grand National Exhibition 2013
..........The American Artists Professional League, Inc.
......... 47 Fifth Ave., New York City, NY 10003, USA.......
  2013  Best in Show   
..........NJ Chapter - American Artists Professional League, Inc.
..........2013 Open State Juried Exhibition of Representational Art
..........Middletown Arts Center, Middletown, NJ, USA
  2012  Selected Exhibition
..........Eighty-Four Grand National Exhibition 2012
..........The American Artists Professional League, Inc.
......... 47 Fifth Ave., New York City, NY 10003, USA.......
  2012  Selected Exhibition
..........70th Annual  Juried National Exhibition, NYC, USA
..........Audubon Artists Incorporated
  2012  John Grabach Oil Award (Best in Oil)
..........NJ Chapter - American Artists Professional League, Inc.
..........2012 Open  Juried Exhibition
..........Middletown Arts Center, Middletown, NJ, USA
  2011  Selected Exhibition
..........Eighty-Third Grand National Exhibition
..........The American Artists Professional League, Inc.
......... 47 Fifth Ave., New York City, NY 10003, USA.......
  2011  First Place in Painting (oil, watercolor, and Pastel)
..........Guild of Creative Art 19th Annual Open Juried Show
..........Shrewsbury, NJ 07702, USA
  2011  Selected Exhibition
..........69th Annual All Juried National Salmagundi Art Club Galleries
..........47 Fifth Ave., New York City, NY 10003, USA
..........Audubon Artists Incorporated
  2011  Ann Waldron Award
..........NJ Chapter - American Artists Professional League, Inc.
..........2011 Open  Juried Exhibition
..........Middlesex County College Center Gallery, Edison, NJ, USA
  2010  Best in Show   
..........NJ Chapter - American Artists Professional League, Inc.
..........2010 Open State Juried Exhibition of Representational Art
..........Middlesex County College Center Gallery, Edison, NJ, USA
  2010  Kojola Award for Realism (painting)
..........Guild of Creative Art 18th Annual Open Juried Show
..........Shrewsbury, NJ 07702, USA
  2009  Honorable Mention in painting
..........Guild of Creative Art 17th Annual Open Juried Show
..........Shrewsbury, NJ 07702, USA