BA in Sculpture,
Central Academy of Fine Arts.
Human with Animal series show man progressing from kneeling
to standing, squatting and lying down as the body goes from intersecting
with a giant fish or a crocodile to gradually becoming one with
them, an allusion to the life experience of the spiritual progression
from independent allegiance to a mysterious force, to submission
crocodile passes through the body as it calmly leads the animal
forward. The Buddha-like face hints at the secrets of the soul.
The deep gray sculptures are vivid and gloomy, marked by a near
religious solemnity, encompassing a wide range of spiritual references
such as self-redemption, Zen and Buddhism, and man and nature.
Urban Culture: the Flourished & Corrupted. Contemporary
Art Exhibition, Amelie Gallery, Beijing;
The Origin, Moon River Museum of Contemporary Art.
Fable-Literary Experiments by Contemporary Visual Artists,
Amelie Gallery, Beijing.
The Asia Pacific Contemporary Art Fair, Shang Hai.
Human with Animal Series is Bronze Award Winner
of National Art Academies Graduates Competition, Today Art Museum,
Niu Miao's works are collected by Today Art Museum,
Central Academy of Fine Arts & He XiangNin Museum.