1948 Born in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China
1954 Moved to Beijing
1960-1966 Studied painting at Beijing Municipal Children’s Centre
1969 Sent to Yanbei, Shanxi Province
1978 Studied in Chinese Painting Department at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
1981-1982 Graduated from graduate course at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
Joined the Beijing Painting Academy as a Professional Painting Master
Elected Director of the Chinese National Artist’s Association
Works exhibited in the USA, China and Japan
1983 Spent a study period in the countryside
1984 Oil painting, ink painting and illustrated book exhibited at the Sixth National Art Exhibition, Beijing. Illustrated book awarded bronze medal.
Oil painting and illustrated book awarded first prize in Beijing.
1985 Exhibited in Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore
1986 Exhibited in Hong Kong. Illustrated book awarded amongst the “top ten” in China.
1987 Group exhibitions in Switzerland, China and the USA. Solo exhibition in Singapore
1988 Group exhibition in China and the USA. Solo exhibition in Taiwan. Works collected by New South Wales Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia
1989 Oil painting exhibited at the Seventh National Art Exhibition. Appointed judge at the same exhibition. Works collected by the Hong Kong Museum of Art
1990 Work collected by the British Museum, London, England. Group exhibition in Macau Study tour of Spain, France, Italy and Switzerland.
1992 Exhibited in the USA
1993 Appointed Grade One artist in China
1994 Work collected by the Hong Kong University. Oil painting exhibited at the Eighth National Art Exhibition, China. Visited Egypt.
1995 Exhibited in China
1997 Exhibited in China and England. Visited Indonesia and England
1999 Exhibited in China. Ink painting and oil painting exhibited at the Ninth National Art Exhibition. Ink painting awarded.
2000-2001 Exhibited in France, England, Austria and China
2002 Exhibited in Korea
2003 “Unforgettable”, exhibition at Yan Gallery, Hong Kong
Since 1990 over ten publications of Nie Ou’s works have been produced.