• Biography
  • Exhibition


1936 Born in Chongqing, China 

Present Lives and works in Beijing, China Selected Group 


2020 To the lighthouse - ZHOU MAIYOU Solo Exhibition, Authorgallery, Beijing, China

2019 Horizon, Yuandian Art Museum, Beijing, China

2018 Undercurrents, Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai, China
2017 Fine Art Practices from 1972 to 1982 un Profile—A Beijing Perspective, Inside-Out Art Museum, 

Beijing, China
2014 The Un-Officials: Art Before 85, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China
2008 History Context, TRA Gallery, Beijing, China
2007 Thirty Years of Chinese Abstract Art, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
1980 The Second Stars Group Art Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China 

1979 The First Stars Group Art Exhibition, Beijing, China 

1979 Xidan Democracy Wall Exhibition, Beijing, China 

1978 Xidan Democracy Wall Exhibition, Beijing, China 

Zhou Maiyou was born in Chongqing, China in 1936. He followed his father to Shanghai, China in the 1940s, then studied pencil sketching and oil painting with an exiled Jewish painter. In the 1950s, Zhou joined the army. While in the army, he became a cultural instructor and learned about the making of art. In 1958, Zhou published lyric poems and his oil paintings in People’s Literature magazine. In the 1960s, he entered Minzu University of China to pursue advanced studies, followed by a trip to Tibet. Since 2000, he has resided in the suburbs of Beijing, China to write poetry and paint. 

Zhou Maiyou’s major exhibitions include Salon Salon: Horizon(2019), Yuandian Art Museum, Beijing, China; Undercurrents(2018), Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai, China;Fine Art Practices from 1972 to 1982 in Profile—A Beijing Perspective Lecture Series (2017), Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing, China; The Un-Officials: Art Before 85 (2014), Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China; Historical Context (2008), TRA Gallery, Beijing, China; Yi Pai: 30 Years of Chinese Abstract Art (2007), Wall Art Museum, Beijing, China; The Second Stars Group Exhibition (1980), Beijing, China; The First Stars Group Exhibition (1979), Beijing, China; and Xidan Democracy Wall Exhibition (1978 & 1979), Beijing, China.