DONG Shawhwei

b.1962  Artist CV

DONG Shawhwei was born in 1962 in Taipei, Taiwan. She received her B.A. and M.F.A. from the Department of Fine Arts at National Taiwan Normal University, and worked as an art teacher in Taipei Municipal Song-Shan Senior High School. Dong traveled in Europe several times for solo exhibitions and published catalogs in 1994-2007. She has worked as Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Taipei Department of Visual Arts. In her early period, she studied the style of impressionism, and learned how to express the shadows and color from western painting. She devoted to analysis of the Zhuangzi’s thought and aesthetics when she studied in the graduate school of art. The thesis was published as the book Aesthetic Significance of Zhuangzi’s Thought, gradually refining and adding depth to her painting style, and also started a process of self-realization through uniting her life and her art. Since the late 1990s, she created her unique style with the “Still Life of Black Table Series”, as well as the “Courtyard in Black and White Series”. Dong restructured the common space in daily life on her paintings with many plants, wooden tables and chairs. Her important solo exhibitions include Twin Oaks of National Register of Historic Places in the Washington, D.C., and Unfettered Heart – 2013 Dong Shawhwei New Works Solo Exhibition at Asia Art Center Taipei in 2013. Her recent exhibition is Transgression throughout the Volatile World Inaugural Exhibition of Asia Art Center Taipei New Flagship Space in 2021, In Courtyard, Recollecting Precious Moments of Life: Dong Shaw-hwei 2017 Solo Exhibition at National Museum of History, Taiwan in 2017.


Sunny Window-Red Camellia

Reflection of Time-Red Camellias

Tranquility-Balloon Flowers



Leisure Time-White Camellia

Twin White Camellia

Quiet Day-Dahlia

Leisure-Pleione Orchid

All Seasons Red-Begonia

Early Summer-Yellow Apricots

Ten-Year Flower

Early Spring-Camellia

Gentle Chrysanthemum

Purple Iris

Morning Light

Courtyard-Dancing I

Courtyard-Dancing II

Courtyard-Pink and White Camellia

Courtyard-Orange Jasmine


Summer Iris

Spring in Courtyard-Dahlia

Courtyard-Idyllic Charm in Summer Shade I&II


Red geranium

African Pansy in a Sunny Day

Begonia in a Sunny Day

The Purple Fascinating-Dahlia

The Golden Dendrobium

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