Exhibition

About the Artist:

Chinese-American. Born in Shanghai, China.

M.A./M.F.A., The American University Washington, D.C.
B.A., Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Daniel Nie Art Show

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Slide #1:

  • Title: Global Warming
  • Description: I use stylish letters as the composition for my painting. I developed this unique style as a result of my years of training in both western and eastern art techniques.
  • Medium: Acrylic, ink, and gouache on paper.
  • Size: 14"x14"
  • Original: $12,500.00



  • Slide #2:


  • Title: Hope
  • Description: I use stylish letters as the composition for my paintings. I developed this unique style as a result of my years of training in both western and oriental art techniques.
  • Medium: Acrylic and gouache on canvas.
  • Size: 16"x20"
  • Original: $15,800.00






  • Slide #3:


  • Title: Land of Free
  • Description: I use stylish letters as the composition for my paintings. I developed this unique style as a result of my years of training in both western and oriental art techniques.
  • Medium: Acrylic and gouache on canvas.
  • Size: 20"x20"
  • Original: $16,800.00



  • Slide #4:


  • Title: Happy Birthday
  • Description: I use bold brush strokes and bright colors to introduce an expressionist style that is different from the one in the history of western art but it is closer to the idea of Xie-Yi, a Chinese version of expressionism in the 16th century of China. I developed this unique style as a result of my years of study in the history of western and oriental art.
  • Medium: Ink and gouache on paper.
  • Size: 8"x8"
  • Print: $350.00






  • Booth Shot

  • 10x10 or 10x8 booth

    I may use tables to do art demonstrations in my booth.





  • Part II

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    Slide #1:


  • Title: One Step at a Time
  • Description: I use bold brush strokes and bright colors to introduce an expressionist style that is different from the one in the history of western art but it is closer to the idea of Xie-Yi, a Chinese version of expressionism in the 16th century of China. I developed this unique style as a result of my years of study in the history of western and oriental art.
  • Medium: Acrylic on canvas.
  • Size: 16"x20"
  • Original: $19,550.00






  • Slide #2:


  • Title: Announcing Spring
  • Description: I use bold brush strokes and bright colors to introduce an expressionist style that is different from the one in the history of western art but it is closer to the idea of Xie-Yi, a Chinese version of expressionism in the 16th century of China. I developed this unique style as a result of my years of study in the history of western and oriental art.
  • Medium: Acrylic on canvas.
  • Size: 16"x20"
  • Original: $18,550.00



  • Slide #2:


  • Title: Standing Tall 
  • Print: $550 Original: $18,900.00
  • Size: 16"x20"
  • Medium: Acrylic on canvas.
  • Description: I use bold brush strokes and bright colors to introduce an expressionist style that is different from the one in the history of western art but it is closer to the idea of Xie-Yi, a Chinese version of expressionism in the 16th century of China. I developed this unique style as a result of my years of study in the history of western and oriental art.



  • Slide #4:


  • Title: Approaching to the Door
  • Description: I use bold brush strokes and bright colors to introduce an expressionist style that is different from the one in the history of western art, but it is closer to the idea of Xie-Yi, a Chinese version of expressionism in the 16th century of China. I developed this unique style as a result of my years of study in the history of western and oriental art.
  • Medium: Ink, acrylic and gouache on paper.
  • Size: 16"x16"
  • Print: $550.00 Original:24,900





  • Booth Image:
  • 10x10 or 10x8

    My tent is manufacturer-certified fire-resistant.

    I have been participating in both indoor and outdoor shows for more than 15 years.

    My booth display meets professional standards. 

  • Note: All the paintings displayed here are either sold or not available for sale.
  • Note: The images exhibited on this page are for your reference only. If you are interested to see some more DanNie artworks on sale please contact the artist via Email: danielnie@aol.com


  • The Artist's Statement:

    --------The uniqueness of my work.

    I was trained since childhood in using Sumi-e ink and a pointed brush to create hieroglyphs. In 1990, I was an art professor at St. Andrews Presbyterian College, and during that time I developed a new art form that I called "Coolligraphy." This form of calligraphy intertwines the letters of a word or words to create a very stylish hieroglyphic image with Sumi-e ink and gouache paint. Not only is this form of art unique, but the process of creating it also requires particular skills that take years of practice to perfect. My demonstrations of this unique art always bring enjoyment and amazement to the audiences at my exhibitions.

    Elan Magazine, Greater Washington, has proclaimed that Daniel Nie's "Coolligraphy painting" is a breakthrough in the history of art. This new form of art, Coolligraphy, was evolved from ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, French Fauvism, and modern New York Street Graffiti.

    Personal and Professional Background:

    A full scholarship brought Nie to American in 1981.

    B.A. in Art, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C. 1984.

    Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.), The American University, Washington, D.C. 1987.

    Art Professor, St. Andrews College.

    Art Instructor of N.C. Governor's School. 1987-1992.

    Art Professor, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, N.C. 1992-1995.

    A full-time artist since 1995.

    Recipient of Sam Ragan Fine Arts Award, 2000. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Ragan_Awards

    Resume of Shows:

    Member of Sugarloaf Shows. He exhibits his works in VA, MD. NJ, CT, MI, OH, PA, NY, and the Carolinas.

    Local Newspaper: https://www.ashburntoday.com/

    Local TV: Channel 66: WPXW - (PAX) - Manassas, VA (Wash. DC/Northern VA).

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