Ann Niu has been practicing calligraphy and Chinese ink painting since she was 5 years old following the works of the old masters. She also learned western oil painting as a teenager. She moved to Japan in 1989, after four years at an art college in Shanghai. She graduated from the Tokyo Musashino Fine Art University, Department of Design in 1995. Between 1995 and 2000, she lived and practiced her art in Korea and the USA.
Ann Niu’s artistic language is about painting spontaneous lines with ease and grace. She often uses "female figures" and "love relationships" as themes in a contemporary style with a traditional oriental soul.
She has exhibited in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, France, Holland, and Australia. Her works are also in the collections of several private collectors and institutions, including the Singapore National Art Museum and the HSBC Private Bank (HSBCPB).