Jianjun An



An Jianjun graduated with an arts degree from Shandong University of Art & Design in 1988. As an avant-garde artist and professional designer, he has over twenty years of experience and has had many of his works featured and exhibited. His artworks are a reflection of human life and modern society with many added to the collections of friends and collectors. Some of his most prominent works include Crow, Renoir Bathing Girl, Coffee Shop, and Dancing. In addition to painting, he has also designed many large-scale architectural works, including the reconstruction of the cultural landmark Yao Temple in Linfen, Shanxi, the library at North China Institute of Technology, and many more.

In 2005, he immigrated to Canada, and in 2006, he founded the New Primary Color School of Art and Design. He continued to pursue his love for oil paintings and design, incorporating not only the traditional Oriental style of his homeland but also constantly seeking for new breakthroughs, thoroughly researching the language and beauty perspectives of Western art. With an increased understanding of Western art, his own art style also began to slowly shift and change, until it became a merge of both east and west. His art carries the charm of Oriental culture but also conveys a unique hint of Western art. At the same time, he is also devoted to teaching to let more children thoroughly understand the variety, creativity, and international aspects of art. He wishes to allow students who come from China to fully experience, feel, and understand the essence behind Western art and to guide and educate these students to enter the top art and design universities in North America.

In 2008, he entered the White Rock Arts Council, then the Delta Arts Council in 2009. In January 2009, he had a solo exhibition with the White Rock Arts Council, then participated in the joint art exhibition in December. In 2010, he entered the Vancouver Chinese Artists Association and participated twice in their joint art exhibitions. In July of the same year, he had another solo exhibition in Delta. In 2011, he participated in the Art Specific Exhibition hosted by the Delta Arts Council and was able to obtain an award. In 2012, he was invited to attend a joint art exhibition hosted again by the Delta Arts Council before joining The Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) and attending the joint exhibition Work on Paper. In 2013, he entered a contract with Agora Gallery and in March 2014, he attended their spring exhibition in New York. Afterwards, in November of the same year, he participated in OpenArtCode Exhibition held at the Grand Palais in Paris, France. In May 2015, he held another solo exhibition in Richmond. In August of the same year, he participated in the Fragmented Reality Exhibition held by Agora Gallery in New York. In February 2016, An once again participated in the OpenArtCode Exhibition held in Venice, Italy. In the same year, he participated in the Limitless, Active Member Show, and Culture Exhibitions held by The Federation of Canadian Artists and one of his exhibited artworks, Come Back Home, was able to win 3rd place during the Culture Exhibition. In 2017, he was invited to participate in the OpenArtCode Exhibition held in Paris, France; he participated in the same event once more in April 2018, this time held in Florence, Italy.