__° Shen Wei °__
Born and raised in Shanghai, Shen Wei is a fine art photographer currently based in New York City. Shen’s work have been exhibited nationally and internationally, with venues including the Museum of the City of New York, Griffin Museum of Photography, Lincoln Center Avery Fisher Hall, the Harn Museum of Art and the Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. His photographs have been featured in various publications, including The New Yorker, Aperture, American Photo, Chinese Photography, PDN and Life Magazine China.
Shen's work is featured in many private and public collections including Museum of Contemporary Photography, Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Museum of Chinese in America, Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Kinsey Institute.
Shen is a recipient of the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Creative Artist Residency, the 2007 Griffin Award from the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Excellent Photographer Award from 2008 China Pingyao International Photography Festival and the 2008 Urban Artist Initiative New York City Fellowship. Shen was named one of the top fifteen emerging photographers in the world by American Photo Magazine in 2007, and was also part of PDN’s annual PDN30 list in 2008.
Shen holds an MFA in photography, video, and related media from the School of Visual Arts, New York; a BFA in photography from Minneapolis College of Art and Design; and a BA in decorative arts from Shanghai Light Industry College.