He Qi has been at the forefront of creating modern Chinese Christian art for the past 30 years and today, arguably ranks as China’s most internationally sought after contemporary Christian artist (Far Eastern Economic Review).
He Qi was the first among Mainland Chinese to earn a Ph.D. in Religious art after the Cultural Revolution. He wrote his dissertation while studying at Hamburg Art Institute in Germany where he was also able to pursue research in medieval art.
His works have successfully blended Chinese folk customs and traditional Chinese painting techniques with the western art of the Middle Ages and modern times. The result are works that seek to be more than just decoration, but to help change the “foreign image” of Christianity in China by using artistic language. He Qi’s art has worldwide appeal and has exhibited in Kyoto, Hong Kong, Geneva, Hamburg, Toronto, London, New York, San Francisco, Washington, New Haven, Berkeley, St.Paul, Minneapolis, Detroit, Ellison Bay, Madison, and more recently, mainland China. NEW AND EARLIER ARTIST PROOF HE QI PRINTS AND HE QI POSTERS ARE ON SALE VIA THE GALLERY OR BY SPECIAL REQUEST.
20th Century Award for Achievement in the field of Religious Art Theory and Christian Art Creation
2013 Center Art Gallery, Calvin College, MI
2012 Nanjing, China
2011 Amity Foundation Charity Exhibit, Guangzhou, China
2011 Presbyterian Church, 5th Avenue, New York, New York
2010 Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO
2009 Billy Graham Museum, Wheaton College, IL
2008 Solo Art Exhibit, Linden Gallery, WI
2008 St. Olaf College, MN
2008 St. John the Divine Cathedral, New York
2008 United Theological Seminary, Dayon, OH
2007 Exhibit and Lecture, Oxford University, U.K.
2007 Wadworth Atheneu, Hartford, CT
2006 Museum of Biblical Art, New York
2006 Stillwater Art Guild Gallery, MN
2006 First Presbyterian Church, Vancouver, WA
2006 JELC, Tokyo, Japan
2006 Solo Art Exhibit, Linden Gallery, WI
2006 Global Mission Event, MA
2006 Princeton Theological Seminary Artist-in-Residence
2006 Yale Institute of Sacred Music Exhibit
2006 Milligan Art Gallery
2004 Premier Art Gallery
1999 Hong Kong Cultural Centre