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Yuan Jiaqi

Yuan Jiaqi, deputy director of Hubei Institute of Arts and Crafts, national first-class artist, academic pacesetter of Jade Carving for undergraduates, supervisor of masters, intangible cultural heritage inheritor of turquoise carving of Hubei province. He won the government subsidies of the State Council in 1994, being elected judge of the Fifth China Arts and Crafts Master in 2006, judge of the Fifth China Jade Carving Master in 2013. Yuan is an expert of gems and jades of China Association of Collectors, a senior consultant and expert of China General Chamber of Commerce and Nephrite Research Association. In 1970s, he became an apprentice of famous artists Wang Shusen and Wang Deling in Beijing Jade Ware Factory to learn jade carving. Later he was admitted to Hubei Institute of Fine Arts for further study. He combined the essence of traditional art and modern sculpture, forming a distinct artistic style of jade sculpture. He compiled technical training of jade ware, Modern Jade Art Thinking, and so on. His works won many national gold medals, and he published collections of jade carvings, held personal jade carvings exhibition, and established personal jade carving museum in 2004.

Education background

Studied in Beijing and learned jade carving from Wang Shusen and Wang Deling in 1978.

Carving Department of Hubei Institute of Fine Arts for further study, 1981.

Working  experience

Worked in Hubei Arts and Crafts Factory from 1975

1987, Switch his job to Hubei Institute of Arts and crafts until now, deputy director of Hubei Institute of Arts and Crafts, professional technical position, rank 3, national first-class artist;

Elected as member of the sixth Youth Federation of Hubei Province in 1979

Hubei arts and crafts artist granted by Hubei People's Government in 1987

Won the government subsidies of the State Council, and being promoted to senior arts and crafts artist, and awarded as arts and crafts artist master of Hubei province in 1992

Won Labor Medal of May Day, awarded as Young and middle-aged experts with outstanding contributions in 1995;

Chinas arts and crafts artist master in 1996                    

Chinas Jade Carving Master  in 2004

Judge of the Fifth China Arts and Crafts Master in 2006

Awarded "excellent master of literature and art" in Wuhan in 2009

Elected as judge of jade carving for Tiangong Awards

Judge of the Fifth China Jade Carving Master in 2013

Member of expert committee of gems and jades of China Association of Collectors association, senior consultant and expert of China General Chamber of Commerce and Nephrite Research Association in 2013.

Academic pacesetter and professor of Jade Design in Wuchang University of Technology in 2013;  

Academic pacesetter and professor of Carving Design in Zhejiang Ocean University in 2014

Intangible cultural heritage inheritor of turquoise carving of Hubei province in 2014

Achievements

1、 Collection of Jade Carvings by Yuan Jiaqi, published by People's Fine Arts Publishing House, 2014;

2、Starting Work at Dawn  won gold medal of the fourteenth Baihua Cup of  Chinese Arts and Crafts, 2013.

3、Full Bloom in Paradise,  won gold medal of the “Baihua Cup of Chinese Arts and Crafts.

4、Journey to the West won gold medal of the “Baihua Cup of Chinese Arts and Crafts in 2012.

5、Kid in the Mountain won gold medal of the twelfth BaihuaCup of Chinese Arts and Crafts in 2011.

6、Great Love is A Song from Heaven won gold medal of the twelfthBaihuaCup of Chinese Arts and Crafts in 2011.

7、Watching Hunt won gold medal of the eleventh “Baihua Cup of Chinese Arts and Crafts in 2010.

8、Fragrant Lotus won the gold medal of "Liang Chu Cup" best jade carvings exhibition, 2010;

9、Song of Spring won gold medal of the tenth”BaihuaCup of Chinese Arts and Crafts, 2009.

10、After Snowing won gold medal of the eighth China Art Festival in 2007;

11、Flower from Heaven won gold medal of the eighth”BaihuaCup of Chinese Arts and Crafts in 2007.

12、Jade carving treasure of the century Within Buddha, 1998;

13、Collection of Turquoise Carvings by Yuan Jiaqi published by Hongkong Xinhua Communication Press, 1995.

14、Giant turquoise carving, Pilgrimage in Wudang Mountain, won the highest national honor award Zhenjue Cupin 1990.

15、Turquoise carving, High Mountains and Flowing Streams,  won award of the Baihua Cup Chinese Arts and Crafts flowers cup.

16、Turquoise carving Pure Land exhibited in Honglong and caused a sensation, the reserved price for auction is 1.8 million RMB.

17、 Turquoise carving, Ode to Pride Poplar, won the high-quality award of top five categories of national jade products, in 1977.