Location: United States
Dr. He Qi was a professor at the Nanjing Union Theological Seminary ?1983-2005? and a tutor for master candidate students in the Philosophy Department of Nanjing University?1998-2002?. He is also a member of the China Art Association and a former council member of the Asian Christian Art Association(1998-2006).
He has invited by some universities and seminaries to be a visiting professor and artist-in-residence to do lectures and art exhibits such as: Yale Divinity School, Princeton Theological Seminary, New College and Regent’s Park College of Oxford University (UK), Toronto University of Canada, Wheaton College IL, Luther Seminary of St.Paul MN, San Francisco Theological Seminary CA, St.Olaf College of MN, Drew University of NJ, Samford University of Birmingham AL, Alliance Bible Seminary in Hong Kong etc..
Dr. He Qi was the first among Mainland Chinese to earn a Ph.D. in Religious art after the Cultural Revolution(1992). He wrote his dissertation while studying at Hamburg Art Institute in Germany, where he was also able to pursue research in medieval art. He also received his Honorary Doctor Degree from Australia Catholic University in Melbourne(2011).
His art work has been well received overseas: He has exhibited in Kyoto, Hong Kong, Geneve, Hamburg, London, St. Paul, San Francisco, Berkeley and Madison., as well as in mainland China. He won the 20th Century Award for Achievement in the field of Religious art Theory and Christian Art Creation by the International Biographical Centre Cambridge, England.
His art works has been introduced through some main medias such as: BBC, Washington Post, HK Cable TV, Asian Week, Far Eastern Economic Review, Christianity Today, Upper Room, Augsburg Fortress, Sing Tao Daily News, The World Daily, Star Tribune, St.Paul pioneer Press, WCCO, etc.
Four Historical Stages of the Indigenization of Chinese Christian Art>
To create his paintings, He Qi uses Japanese gouache paints and Chinese stone paints on rice paper.
He Qi’s official websit: www.heqigallery.com
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