Born in Southern China, Mian
his formal art training in his native homeland of Guangdong,
He graduated with a Bachelor
of Fine Arts from the prestigious Guangzhou Institute of Fine
Art. After instructing for six years, he earned a Masters in
Fine Art. He then emmigrated to Canada and later moving to the
Mian's paintings clearly reflect his upbringing in the rural
countryside of his native China.
His artistic diversification
of subject matter, from the people of the small villages and
farming communities going about their daily lives to the exquisite
portraitures as well as his most recent works inspired by western
historical themes and American landscapes, all reflect the sensitive
dedication of this Master Artist.
Mian has been recognized with
many national art awards. During the 2002 Masters of the American
West exhibition and sale at the Autry National Center in Los
Mian Situ received the Masters of the American West Museum Purchase
Award, the Thomas Moran Memorial Award for Artistic Merit and
the Patron's Choice Award.
In 2003, Mian was honored with
the Thomas Moran Memorial Award, Artist's Choice Award and Patron's
In 2005, Mian was presented
with the Artist's Choice Award for his painting "The Word