Rona Hu started her
painting pursuit when she was eight years old under the guidance of
professional artists. In the ensuing years, she participated in numerous
art exhibitions and competitions at municipalities and provincial levels.
One of her artwork titled ¡°Celebration the Nationwide Delivery of
Petroleum¡± won top prize in Hunan Province and subsequently selected to
participate in an exhibition in the National Gallery in Beijing.
Rona studied and fine-honed her artistic capabilities at an advanced study
program in the Guangzhou Fine Arts Institute, further enhancing her solid
painting technique and developing her distinctive characteristics in terms
of color and space application as well as depiction of human characters..
In the late eighties, Rona Hu left China for the United States to pursue
advance study, graduating with Master of Art in Economics. In 1999, she
and her family settled in Hong Kong, where she began to engage herself in
the work of professional painting. At once, she found that her rich life
experiences allowed her to transcend and calmly observe the unique
perspectives of both Easter and Western cultures.
In 2007, Rona participated in the Guangzhou Fine Arts Institute¡¯s
Exhibition. In the April of this year, Hong Kong¡¯s prestigious Conrad
Hotel hosted her ¡°China Melody¡± themed solo exhibition, as well as the
book premiere for the publication of her artwork collection titled ¡°China
Melody, attracting large crowd of art lovers and collectors, causing a
media sensation. In the following two months of May and July, she was
invited to participate in the Fourth Asian International Arts and Antiques
Fair, as well as the International Exhibit of Outstanding Artists in
Penang, Malaysia. Beijing Professor Li Song, a well known art critic and
dean of Beijing University Fine Arts College remarked that Rona Hu
¡°portrays her subjects through the lens of multiple angles.¡± Dr. Luo Li of
the Chinese Fine Arts Research Institute refers to Rona Hu as ¡°among the
recent crop of female artists who have gained both prominence and
significant promise in the artistic world¡± and claims that her works
¡°demonstrates her vigorous and exuberant creativity.