Shan-Shun Yao















Shan-Shun Yao (XiaoYao Yao) was born in 1942 in ZheJiang Province, China. He had a passion for painting since his childhood days. His formal training includes Chinese brush painting lessons from Hu, Nian-Zu, oil paintings from Doug L. Mcllvain, Ozzie A. Arnts, and Connelle Gaynor. Over the past couple of years, he has become more interested in portrait paintings.


Shan-Shun Yao is an exhibiting artist with the Guild of Creative Art in Shrewsbury, New Jersey.




2010 Best in Show

N.J. Chapter – American Artists Professional League, Inc., 2010 Open State Juried Exhibition of Representational Art

2010 Kojola Award for Realism (painting),

Guild of Creative Art 18th Annual Open Juried Show

2009 Honorable Mention in painting,

Guild of Creative Art 17th Annual Open Juried Show