Shan Shan Sheng was born in 1957 in Shanghai and lives and works in San Francisco, California. With artworks installed in four of the world‘s tallest buildings, as well as other major works of architecture, she is truly an artist of great accomplishment.
Shan Shan Sheng
In 1982, Shan Shan Sheng came to United States to pursue her academic and artistic interests by attending Mount Holyoke College and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she earned her Master of Fine Arts Degree, and continued to Harvard University as an artist-in-residence for two years. In 1989, she was an official artist for the Asian Art Festival in Chicago, she was one of a hundred distinguish career women for the city of Chicago. In her 30 years as a professional artist, she has spent the last 20 years working in the public art field. She has now completed over 30 large-scale projects in the states of California, Arizona, Massachusetts, Florida, New Mexico, Utah, Texas, Oklahoma and the cities of Chicago, Miami, Denver, Nashville and Charlotte as well as the international cities of Shanghai, Beijing, Taipei, Hong Kong, London and Venice. Her public art project “Ocean Wave” at port of Miami was awarded the best public art project by Americans for the Arts in 2007. In 2009, Sheng‘s artwork “Bamboo Forest” at high speed train station, in Hsinchu, Taiwan, was awarded the best public art project by Minister of Culture, Taiwan. Sheng’s works appear in selected public collections around the world including Harvard University; University of Massachusetts at Amherst, China; National Art Museum, Beijing; Shanghai International Convention Center; Amoco Building in Chicago; Art Museum of South Texas: and Shanghai Art Museum, Museum Millesgarden, Stockholm among others. She has held over thirty one-woman shows in Europe, Asia and America. Recently, she has exhibited works at Venice Biennale (2009, 2014); Angela Li Gallery (2014), Hong Kong; TH(e) Telegraph Gallery (2015), San Francisco; in Glassfever (2016), Dordrecht, The Netherlands; and Centre international du Vitrail (2016-2017), Chartres.