Founder of X+Q Art, Honorary Chief Creative Director of China General Chamber of Commerce – USA
Famous contemporary Chinese sculptor Qu Guangci was born in Shanghai in 1969 and received his MFA from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts Sculpture Department. Since 1999, Qu has been invited to exhibit his works around the world, including China, Germany, France, the United States and throughout Southeast Asia. To date, he has held nine solo exhibitions, including “Revolutionary Romanticism”, “Collectivism”, “Twittering”, “Northernmost Country”. All of these achievements has made him the most influential contemporary Chinese sculptor in less than a decade.
In the year of 1994, 25-year-old Qu Guangci won the grand prize of Sculpture Award at the 8th National Fine Arts Exhibition, which was held every 5 years, and became the youngest winner in history. He became renowned throughout the art world for his sculpting techniques. He has attracted widespread attention for his contemporary sculpture language and his post-political expression techniques, Nowadays, his most famous “Little Fatty” series has become the most classical and recognizable symbol in Art and Design industry.
In 2010, Qu Guangci and Xiangjing, who is also the top-class contemporary Chinese sculptor, established the Art brand- X+Q Art. With its high quality and ingenuity, X+Q Art has won many prizes and become one of the greatest model of the “Combination of Art and Commerce” in 10 years. X+Q Art has successfully ascended to the highest stage in the world and received numerous prizes such as “ The Best Art Gifts for Christmas in the end of 2013”- BBC, “Brand of the Year”- China General Chamber of Commerce – U.S.A, “Annual Product Award”- Chinese Interior Decoration Association, “Decade of Contribution Award” – The Art Display & Decoration Committee of China. It represents the phenomenon of “Popularization of Fine Art” in China.