Jie Wei Zhou is a master realist whose love and talent for art brought him from Shanghai, China to the United States. Jie Wei Zhou developed an early passion for art in middle school, where his teachers soon recognized his gift. He continued his artistic pursuits with increasing dedication and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Shanghai Normal University. During this time, he extensively studied both French and Russian painting styles and refined his mastery of light and form. Then, in 1991, he became one of only eleven chosen students in his city of thirteen million to earn a Masters in Fine Art from the prestigious Shanghai Drama Institute.
Now a U.S. resident residing in Colorado, Jie Wei continues to remember and honor his cultural roots through his Chinese subject matters. Primarily an oil painter, he creates with a distinct voice and refreshing originality.