Window, 2015 - Chromogenic print
Born and raised in Shanghai, China, Shen Wei is a visual artist based in New York City. He is known for his intimate portraits of others and himself, as well as his poetic landscape and still-life photography. He also works on video, performance, and mixed-media art.
Shen Wei's work has been exhibited internationally, with venues including the Museum of the City of New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, the North Carolina Museum of Art, and the He Xiangning Art Museum. His work has been featured in publications such as The New Yorker, Aperture, ARTnews, American Photo, EXIT, Photo District News, and Wall Street Journal.
Shen Wei's work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, the Library of Congress, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Museum of Chinese in America, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Kinsey Institute.
Shen Wei is a recipient of the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Arts Residency, the Asian Cultural Council Arts & Religion Fellowship, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Arts Grant, and the Urban Artist Initiative NYC Fellowship. He holds an MFA in photography, video, and related media from the School of Visual Arts, New York; and a BFA in photography from Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
Inside Outside: Outside Inside—A Century of East Asian Landscapes 1900s–2000s
featuring Shen Wei
Harn Museum of Art
Exposure: Naked before the Lens
Featuring Shen Wei
The Ringling Museum of Art
Private Eye: Allen G. Thomas Jr. Photography Collection
North Carolina Museum of Art