ARTIST BIOGRAPHY
Lei Q. Min graduated from the Shanghai Art Academy in 1978. She began her career painting advertising murals for cinemas as well as political murals in Shanghai China. She moved to Singapore in 1985, and eventually established a career as a portrait painter for society figures and government officials. During her time there, she held two solo exhibitions at the National Art Museum of Singapore and National History Museum of Singapore.

In 1990, Lei moved to Brussels, Belgium, and completed an Art Education degree at Vrije University Brussels, Belgium, as well as painting portraits for local commissions. She returned to China in 1995 to raise her children and continued doing commissions for the Singapore government.

Lei Q. Min has been living in San Francisco since 2000, where she completed a BFA at the San Francisco State University and MFA in painting at the Academy of Art University. She has been actively participating in group exhibitions and art studio events. In 2015, her oil painting ¡°Lakeside¡± has been selected as one of the top 21 finalists in the 2015 Portrait Society of America International Portrait Competition.

Awards
2015 Portrait Society of America International Portrait Competition, Exceptional Merit, Atlanta, GA
2015 American Impressionist Society 16th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Fine Art Connoisseur Award of Excellence, Scottsdale, AZ
2014 The National Oil & Acrylic Painters¡¯ Society, Best Painting in Oil Award Bolivar, MO
2014 First Annual Artists Guild Show, Silver Medal Award, Scottsdale, AZ
2012 Portrait Society of America member¡¯s only competition, 2nd Honorable Mention, Tallahassee, FL
2010 Pacific Art League, Second Place Award, Palo Alto, CA

Solo Exhibitions
2001 VIP Portraits of Singapore, National History Museum, Singapore
1988 Pioneers, Personalities, and People, National Fine Art Museum, Singapore

Group Exhibitions
2016 Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition, The Marshall Gallery of Fine Art,Scottsdale, AZ
2016 Oil Painters of America Salon Show, Castle Gallery Fine Art, Fort Wayne, IN
2015 Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Cutter & Cutter Fine Art, St. Augustine, FL
2014 The 24th Annual National Oil & Acrylic Painters¡¯ Society Exhibition, The Ella Carothers Dunnegan Gallery, Bolivar, MO 2014 The first annual Artists Guild Show, Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2013-2014 Art Renewal Center , International Salon Competition, Port Reading, NJ
2013 The 23rd Annual National Oil & Acrylic Painters¡¯ Society Exhibition, The Ella Carothers Dunnegan Gallery, Bolivar, MO
2013 The Artist's Magazine 30th Annual Art Competition, Palm Coast, FL
2013 Oil Painters of America Salon Show, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, MI
2013 OPA 22nd Annual National Juried Exhibition, InSight Gallery, Fredericksbug, TX 2012 Portrait Society of America Member¡¯s Only Competition, Tallahassee, FL
2011-2012 Art Renewal Center (ARC) International Salon, Port Reading, NJ 2012 Salon International Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX 2012 The 22th ¡°Best of America¡± Annual National Oil & Acrylic Painters¡¯ Society Exhibition, The Ella Carothers Dunnegan Gallery, Bolivar, MO
2010 The Pacific Art League Show, Palo Alto, CA
2009 The 19th ¡°Best of America¡± Annual National Oil & Acrylic Painters¡¯ Society Exhibition, The Ella Carothers Dunnegan Gallery, Bolivar, MO

Commissions
US Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Portraits of Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Hunt, Dallas, TX
The Ella Carothers Dunnegan Gallery of Art, ¡°Ballerina #3¡±, Bolivar, MO
The Paul Weldon, Weldon family portrait, Chicago, IL
The National University of Singapore, Portrait of Chancellor Benjamin Sheares Singapore History Museum, VIP Portraits Project, Singapore
Singapore Central Narcotics Bureau, Portrait Project for CNB CEO¡¯s, Singapore Singapore Parliament, Portrait of five Speakers of the Singapore Parliament, Singapore
Tan and Tan Developments, Datuk Tan Chin Nam, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
IGB Bhd, Portraits of Datuk and Datin Tan Kim Yeow, Ipoh, Malaysia
The General Manager of Reuters News Agency Europe, family portrait of Mr. Henry Manisty, Brussels, Belgium
CEO of the European Services Industry Forum, portrait of Mr. Gunter Pauli Brussels, Belgium
European Community Commissioner, Portrait of Mr. Abel Matutes , Brussels, Belgium
The Chief Justice of Singapore, Portrait of Mr. Yong Pung How, Singapore
UIC Holding, portrait of Mrs. Angela Oei, Singapore
Far Eastern Group, portrait of Mrs. HsuYu Ziang, Taiwan
Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Portrait of Conductor Mr. Chu Hui, Singapore
Chairman of OUB Bank of Singapore, Portrait of Mr. Lien Ying Chow, Singapore
Chairman of OCBC Bank of Singapore, portrait of Mr. Tan Chin Tuan, Singapore