Born 1977, Shanghai, China. Lives and works in New York City.
Shen Wei is known for his intimate portraits of others and himself, as well as his poetic landscape and still-life photography.
He holds an MFA in photography, video, and related media from the School of Visual Arts, New York; and a BFA in photography from Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Shen Wei is a recipient of the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Arts Residency, the Asian Cultural Council Arts & Religion Fellowship, the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Arts Grant.