From a 40 North release:

Hua Nian, originally from China, gained her bachelor’s degree in journalism and taught photo-journalism in Jinan University, Guangzhou, prior to her move to the USA. She earned a Master’s degree in Art Education from Pittsburg State University, Kansas, in 1996, and is an active exhibiting artist and art instructor in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Her artwork is widely collected through US.

Ms. Nian is a signature artist of the International Society of Acrylic Painters (ISAP) and the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS). Her paintings appear in international and national art exhibitions, winning awards at local, state, and national shows. Her works have been featured in American Artist Magazine, the Chicago Sun-Times, Dialogue: An Art Journal, and in numerous local and Chinese newspaper and magazines, as well as cover art for books, music CDs, and posters produced by Stanford University and others.

For more information about Hua, please visit her website at http://www.huanianartstudio.com/