Shencheng Xu
Professor, Sculpture
Art + Design
College of Arts and Sciences
Shencheng Xu has had numerous solo and group exhibitions, and completed dozens out-door public sculptures both in United States and in China. He uses variety media and techniques in his works, both traditional and nontraditional.
Courses Taught
Sculpture I
Sculpture II
Sculpture III
Sculpture IV
Three Dimensional Design
Studio Experiences: Sculpture
Research Interests
Shencheng created a series of sculptural characters that he used in various combinations and developed into his art works. Most of these character images combine human forms with natural forms. His art works express the relationship between man and nature in different cultural backgrounds. He believes that art will help of us to see more connections between ourselves and the natural world. He hopes that his art works will not only bring joy to people but also make people think, understand each other more and respect the mother nature.

Master of Fine Art, Rinehart School of Sculpture, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Bachelor of Fine Art, Sculpture Department, Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, Shenyang, China

Selected Exhibitions

The 3rd-19th Annual Chicago Sculpture Exhibit, Chicago, IL

Art on Clark Public Sculpture Exhibit, Chicago, IL

Harmony and Evolution, Ruth Davis Design Gallery, Madison, WI

The Chicago Flower and Garden Show, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

The 6th-7th Annual Sculpture Walk, Oak Park, IL

Nature in Motion – Sculpture at Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL

The Bridgeport Art Center Public Sculpture Exhibit, Chicago, IL

Shencheng Xu Retrospective, Johnsonese Gallery, Chicago, IL

The Garden of Eden, Gallery Uno, Chicago, IL 

Little Life, Knobe Gallery, Chicago, IL

Additional Information

Selected Public Art and Commissions:

“Rise Up”, Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce collection, Chicago, IL

“Catch Up”, City of Oak Park public art collection, Oak Park, IL

“Fly with the Wind”, COTELAC LMSF-WEBSTER LLC collection, Chicago, IL

“Wonderful Tonight”, Black Ensemble Theater, Chicago, IL

“Gourd Man I”, Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce collection, Chicago, IL

“Happy Family”, The Healing Garden at Ronan Park, Chicago, IL

“A Song of Joy”, Avoca West Elementary School, Glenview, IL

“Gourd Man II”, Village of Skokie Public Art Collection, Skokie, IL

“Our City”, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

“Ever Alert”, Elm Place School, Highland Park, IL

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