Pei Pei He is fascinated by the movement of people and traffic in urban space and the rhythm of city life. Pei Pei He depicts the urban cityscape in Melbourne and Sydney through her meticulously crafted photorealistic black and white oil paintings.
Pei Pei He was born in Shanghai and settled in Melbourne in 1987. She had her initial art training in China but returned to her art training and graduated with her Fine Art Honours degree from Victorian College of the Arts in 2010. Her works have been selected in numerous art prizes including in 2012, Arc Yinnar Biennial Drawing Prize, Heysen Prize for Interpretation of Place, John Leslie Art Prize Gippsland Art Gallery, Paul Guest Prize Bendigo Art Gallery, Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing 2012 & 2011, and in 2011, Dobell Prize for Drawing Art Gallery of NSW; Stan and Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize, Paddington Art Prize, Mosman Art Prize Mosman Art Gallery, Hobart City Art Prize Museum of Tasmania, Sunshine Coast Art Prize Caloundra Regional Gallery, Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize Bendigo Art Gallery, Rick Amor Drawing Prize Ballarat Art Gallery; Wynne Prize 2009 Art Gallery of NSW, and she also won the People’s Choice Award at the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2011.