“With Artworks installed in four of the world’s tallest buildings, as well as other major works of architecture, Shan Shan Sheng is truly an artist of great accomplishment. From the city where she was born, Shanghai, to an American city known for its architecture, Chicago, to the bicultural city of Hong Kong, Sheng is an artist whose universal messages can be appreciated anywhere in the world.
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. Now she lives and works in San Francisco. In 1989, she was an official artist for the Asian Art Festival. In her 25 years as a professional artist, she 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, Charlotte and Cleveland 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.
Her 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, Berengo Collection, Venice, Italy and Shanghai Art Museum, among others.”
Chinese, b. 1957, Shanghai, China, based in San Francisco, California