Born on May 30th, 1958 in the town of Xian, Province of Shaanxi (China).

Lives and works in Paris (France).

Director at Institute of arts of contemporary - Shaanxi (plan and handle art events in Paris, Beijing and Xian).

During his childhood, he was initiated in the art of traditional painting by his elder brother Fan CHEN.

He attended primary school in Xian then went to college of Xian.

Between 1976 to 1979, he was sent to the countryside as an «educated young person».

Between 1979 to 1982, he worked in a factory.

Between 1982 to 1986, Qian CHEN studied at the department of studies in Oil painting at the CHINA XI'AN ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, under the supervision of Chen Beixin - he graduated in July 1986.

Between 1986 to 1999, Qian CHEN taught at the department of drawing and industry of art at the University of Xian and gave lectures on art to the teachers of the University Jiaotong of Xian, capital of Shaanxi.

Since 1987, he is President of the association for the Oil painting of Xian, and since 1997, he is Secretary - general of the association for the Oil painting of the province of Shaanxi.

Between 1990 and 1997, Qian CHEN directed restoration and decoration work directly or through the company Decoration Zheng - Ye of Xian which he created in 1995, in particular Qian CHEN directed work of decoration of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Xian, Store of the People of Xian, Company of pharmaceutical products, Center of the Chinese of Overseas of Xian and finally of the Laboratory of the University of Xian.

Between 1998 -1999, Qian CHEN was responsible for the department of draftsmanship of the provincial University of Xian.

In 1999, he was invited by the department of Eastern studies of Università Cà Foscari Di Venezia in Italy to take part in a conference with Magda Abbratr on Chinese contemporary art.

In 1999, he and families have visited France, Italy, Vatican, Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg etc countries and museums and galleries.

Since 2000, he is a member of the «Maison des Artistes».

In 2004, he worked with the Association «Atelier Du Passage».

In 2006, he worked in an art studio at Levallois Pereire.

Since 2007, he lives and works in the "cheng" studio.

In 2008, he visits the United States of America.

In 2009, he visits the Britain ( National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery; the Modern Tate and Britain Tate; Royal Academy of Arts and Burlington House Piccadilly; the British Museum; the British Library; such as the University College London etc ).

In 2009, March to July he lives and works at an art studio in New York.

In 2010, Paris; Peking.

In 2011, "SHANG FANG JIAN" So then happenning nature Contemporary art and gesture total_SHAANXI PROVINCE ART MUSEUM.

In 2013, "make the sword a plow" The ideals of all gestures_BANPO INTERNATIONAL ART ZONE (of Xi'an the CHINA).

In 2014, the Place du Tertre Montmartre in Paris the FRANCE.


1975:  Participated in collective exhibitions at the town hall of Xian.

1977:  Exhibition as an «educated young person».

1983: Participated in exhibitions in «Contemporary art and youth» in the Gallery of the Park of the Revolution.

1984:  Participated in exhibitions in the CHINA XI'AN ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS and roadshows.

1986:  Participated in exhibition in 1986 (graduation) at the department of studies in oil Painting at the CHINA XI'AN ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS (in the CHINA XI'AN ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS exhibition room).

1986:  Participated in exhibition in 1986 (graduation) at the National Institute of Fine arts of Xian China (Shaanxi Art Gallery).

1987: Participated in exhibition of «First Oil painting of Xian» at the Shaanxi Art Gallery.

In 1995: He created his own art gallery (Gallery Zheng - Ye).

In 1996: He played the role of the painter in a film made in China, «Dad, do not lie to me».

In 1997: Participated in exhibitions in the Gallery Zheng - Ye.

In 1997: Participated in exhibitions «Oil painting of Shaanxi».

In 1997: Reproduction of frescos of XVIIème century of the house of Santin (Italy).

In 1997: «Participated in exhibitions of painting of Qian CHEN» a great personal exhibition at the Cultural Center of Taichung, Taiwan is recognized of his work.

In 1998: Participated in exhibitions for the Oil painting of Shaanxi (Shaanxi Art Gallery).

In 2006: Radio France Internationale (RFI) interviewed Chen Qian. And the newspaper "European Times" interviewed him too.

In 2008: Be awarded the honorary title of master of Chinese art (Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China).


In 2012 : Exhibtion – Société Général (The agency Félix Faure  and the agency Balard).



Qian CHEN' s main work has been presented in various newspapers and magazines(Xian-Evening;  Culture of Shaanxi;  Fine art of China;  Europe News;  News of Europe);  they have been reproduced in the following catalogues: «CHEN Qian oil paintings in Xian», 1998;  «CHEN Qian oil paintings», 1999;  and some have entered private collections.

Qian CHEN, whose quality of work was acknowledged by the art historian Pierre RESTANY and by the art critic SHAO Yang-De or professor Chen-Fong WU, is referred to in the following: «The Collected Works Of Authentic Works Of World-Famous Contemporary Painters And Calligraphers»;  «Fine Arts Collection of China 1949-1989», Guangxi Fine Arts Publishing House (P.114);  «A Great Biographic Dictionary of Chinese Artists», Shaanxi (P.665);  «The Dictionary of Contemporary Calligraphers Painters & Seal-Cutters», Shandong (Volume I p. 709 and volume II p. 657);  «Dictionary of the contemporary Chinese artists», Shanghai (P.1093); «ZHONGGUO YUOHUA YISHU DAJIA», Pekin, China Pictorial Publishing House (p.166).


He took part in the Frederic de Carfort 2002 prize devoted to a work of art.

Collective exhibitions « Portes Ouvertes des Ateliers de Belleville » in Paris in France, from the 14 to May 17, 2004 (Association de l'atelier du Passage).

Collective exhibitions « Portes Ouvertes des Ateliers de Ménilmontant » in Paris in France, of September 30 at October 3, 2005 (Association de l'atelier du Passage).

Artist with the - Association De l'Atelier Du Passage.


2008: Qian Chen travels to and for between the United States and France promote development of his art.