Biography

Olivia Zeng

Olivia Zeng was born in Greater Vancouver in 1998 to a family of artistic background. Her father Xiangming Zeng, who is a world-renowned artist with two paintings in the National Gallery of China, taught her how to draw and paint since she was the age of four. From then on, Olivia Zeng has created more than a thousand pieces of art.
Olivia Zeng was born in Greater Vancouver in 1998 to a family of artistic background. Her father Xiangming Zeng, who is a world-renowned artist with two paintings in the National Gallery of China, taught her how to draw and paint since she was the age of four. From then on, Olivia Zeng has created more than a thousand pieces of art.

As a young artist, she has received many major awards in both artistic and academic fields. She was awarded First Place in the Royal Canadian Legion National Poster Contest, and was invited to meet the 28th Governor General of Canada Mr. David Johnston, Prime Minister Mr. Justin Trudeau, and the Royal Canadian Legion officers in Ottawa. Her achievements also include the Governor General Academic Medal, Top Artist in the District, First Place in the Opus Outdoor Painting Contest, and the People’s Choice Award at the Emerging Talent 19 Exhibition.

Olivia Zeng is a fine artist and illustrator based in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. She is a director of the Canadian and American Drawing Artists Association. Olivia is also a director, board member at large for the Vancouver International Children's Festival.

​Her practice includes acrylic painting, oil painting, watercolour, and drawing. Olivia’s subject matter and artistic style includes a blend of both traditional technique and modern fluidity. Her works often maintain a delicate balance between realism and impressionism while displaying a vivid palette of hues and tones.

EXHIBITIONS


2020 - The Show


Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC


2019 - Vancouver Arts Carnival "Splendour of Canada" Paintings Exhibition
International Arts Gallery, Vancouver, BC


2019 - Father and Daughter: Art Gallery Exhibit & Live Painting
LeSoleil Fine Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC


2018 - The Figure and the Body
ECU Landing Gallery, Vancouver, BC


2018 - Chinese New Year of the Dog 2018 Arts Festival
International Arts Gallery, Vancouver, BC


2017 - "Beautiful Canada" National Crossing Boundaries Art Exhibition
International Arts Gallery, Vancouver BC


2017 - Foundation Show
ECU Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, BC


2016 - Remembrance
Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, ON


Parliament Hill, Ottawa, ON


2016 - Emerging Talent 19
Art Gallery at Evergreen, Coquitlam, BC


2016 - District 43 Art Exhibition
Coquitlam Centre, Coquitlam, BC


2012 to 2015 - Howe Street Gallery, Vancouver, BC


2011 to 2013 - Omega Custom Framing and Gallery, Vancouver, BC


2010 to 2011 - Gallery 88 Arts, Vancouver, BC


AWARDS


2019 - 2nd Runner-up for Best Demonstration of Skills from Canada Chinese Arts Bridge Association


2018 - Best Work on Board or Canvas for Precious from International Arts Gallery


2018 - People's Choice Award for Precious from International Arts Gallery


2016 - Governor General Academic Medal


2016 - 1st Place Nationally for Senior Colour Poster in the Royal Canadian Legion Poster Contest


2016 - 1st Place Provincially for Senior B&W Poster in the Royal Canadian Legion Poster Contest


2016 - Top Artist Overall at the SD43 District Art Exhibition


2016 - Emerging Talent 19 Viewer's Choice Award for Harvest Dance


2014 - 1st Place in OPUS Outdoor Painting Contest


Olivia Zeng

Artwork

  • Landscape Painting. Title: Blossoming in Summer, Original Oil 16x20 inches by Contemporary Canadian Artist Olivia Zeng.

    Blossoming in Summer

    Oil on Canvas

    16 x 20 in | 41 x 51 cm

  • Contemporary Painting. Title: Shimmering Purple and Pink, Oil, 16x20 inches by Canadian Artist Olivia Zeng.

    Shimmering Purple and Pink

    Oil on Canvas

    16 x 20 in | 41 x 51 cm

  • Contemporary Painting. Title: Scarlet Flowers, Original Oil- 16x20 inches by Contemporary Canadian Artist Olivia Zeng.

    Scarlet Flowers

    Oil on Canvas

    16 x 20 in | 41 x 51 cm

  • Olivia Zeng -Blue and Pink Original Oil Painting 16x20

    Blue And Pink

    Oil on Canvas

    16 x 20 in | 41 x 51 cm

  • Contemporary Painting. Title: Washing After the Harvest, Original Oil 18x24 inches by Contemporary Canadian Artist Olivia Zeng.

    Washing after the Harvest

    Oil on Canvas

    18 x 24 in | 46 x 61 cm

  • Contemporary painting. Title: Laundry at Dawn, Acrylic 18x24 inches by Contemporary Canadian Artist Olivia Zeng.

    Laundry at Dawn

    Acrylic on Canvas

    18 x 24 in | 46 x 61 cm

  • Olivia Zeng -Chrysanthemum Original Oil Painting 10x8

    Chrysanthemum

    Oil on Canvas

    10 x 8 in | 25.5 x 20 cm

  • Commission Work. Title: Tansy Field, Oil, 20x24 in by Contemporary Canadian Artist Olivia Zeng.

    Tansy Field – SOLD

    Commission Work

    Oil on Canvas

    20 x 24 in | 51 x 61 cm

     

  • Olivia Zeng -Pink Flowers Original Oil Painting 18x24

    Pink Flowers – SOLD

    Original Oil Painting

    18″x24″

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    In Front of the Little Window-SOLD

    Original Oil
    16 X 20

  • Olivia+Zeng.+SUmmer+Garden.+Original+Oil.24X36

    Summer Garden-SOLD

    Original Oil
    24 X 36

  • On+the+Stone+Shelf.+16X20.Original+Oil

    On the Stone Shelf-SOLD

    Original Oil
    16 X 20

  • Olivia+Zeng.+Secret+Backyard.+Original+Oil.18X24

    Secret Backyard-SOLD

    Original Oil
    18 X 24

  • Olivia+Zeng.+Backyard+Flowers.+Original+Oil.18X24

    Backyard Flowers-SOLD

    Original Oi
    18 X 24

  • Gardener's+House.18X24.+Original+Oil

    Gardener’s House-SOLD

    Original Oil
    18 X 24

  • Garden in July-SOLD

    Original Oil
    23.5 X 31.5