Nian, originally from China, taught photo-journalism in Jinan University, Guangzhou,
prior to her move to the USA. She later 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 throughout the US.
As 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 newspapers
and magazines, as well as cover art for books, music CDs, and posters
produced by Stanford University, University of Illinois and others.