Yang Qian


Artist Biography

Yang Qian was born in 1959, Chengdu, China, and is a member of the first generation of Contemporary artists from Mainland China. Yang attended the Sichuan Fine Art Institute from 1982 to 1984, before obtaining an MFA at the University of Florida, in the United States in 1988. He has held multiple teaching positions, and his work has been exhibited internationally at such institutions as the National Museum of China, Beijing; the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul; and the Czech National Art Museum, Prague. Yang works primarily with photography and painting, and there are often many layers of meaning contained within each piece of his art.


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Artist Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions:

2009 Shanghai Z Art Center Media Made-Yang Qian’s New Works, Shanghai
Today Art Museum Transmundane-Yang Qian’s New Paintings and Installations,Beijing

2008 Red Mansion Foundation Painting After Painting-Yang Qian’s New works, London UK
The Jam Jar Dual Paintings by Yang Qian, Dubai UAE

2007 Zengdai Museum of Modern Art Overlaping-New works by Yang Qian, Shanghai

2006 Today Art Museum Neo-Painting by Yang Qian, Beijing
Marella Arte Contemporanea Illusion of Reflection-Paintings by Yang Qian, Milan Italy
Ming Art Gallery Mirror Image-New Paintings by Yang Qian, Taiwan

2005 Michael Berger Gallery New Paintings by Yang Qian, Pittsburgh PA. USA

2003 Ping Yao International Photography Art Festival Yang Qian Ping Yao

2000 Knox Gallery Qian Yang-New Works, Naples FL. USA.

1999 Adamar Fine Art New Paintings by Qian Yang, Miami FL. USA
1997 Gallery 456 Reflections, New York NY

1994 Suffolk Community College Qian Yang Paintings & Drawings, Selden NY.

1993 Jamaica Arts Center Reality and Illusion, New York NY.

1992 Hanson Gallery Recent Paintings by Qian Yang, New York NY.

1991 808 Penn Gallery A Dialogue with Time, Pittsburgh PA. USA
Patricia Judith Gallery Classical Variations, Boca Raton FL. USA

1990 Patricia Judith Gallery Neo-Classical Interpretation, Boca Raton FL. USA

1989 Patricia Judith Gallery Recent Paintings by Qian Yang, Boca Raton FL. USA

1988 University of Florida Tangible and Intangible, Gainesville FL. USA
Cornwall Gallery New Paintings by Qian Yang, New York NY.

Group Exhibitions:

2009 Czech National Art Museum Open Vision-Contemporary Art from China, Prague Czechoslovakia( Scheduled )
Cuba National Museum of Fine Art New Art Revolution-Chinese Contemporary Art in Cuba, Havana Cuba ( Scheduled )
Suzhou Art Museum Inlaiding Suzhou-Invitational Contemporary Art Exhibition, Suzhou
Taiwan National Museum of Art Speak and discribe-Chinese Contemporary Art Taizhong, Taiwan ( Travelling to China Art Museum Beijing )
Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei Spectacle-To Each His Own, Taiwan
Meridian International Center Metropolis Now-A Selection of Chinese Contemporary Art, Washington DC. USA

2008 Today Art Museum The Love of Art-Collecting Contemporary Art in China, Beijing
Seville Biennale Youniverse, Seville Spain
Busan Biennale Expenditure, Busan Museum of Modern Art Busan Korea
Nanjing Triennial Reflexive Asia, Nanjing Museum Nanjing
Poznan Biennale Mediations, Poznan Poland
Singapore Art Museum Accelerate-Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Singapore
Found Art Museum China Fantasy, Beijing
Zengdai Museum of Modern Art Invalving Project, Shanghai
Belvue Museum Today’s China, Brussels Belgium
National Museum of Indonesia Sichuan Painters, Jakata Indonesia
National Art Center Beijing-Athens-Contemporary Art from China, Athens Greece
Guangdong Museum of Art The Supplemental History, Guangzhou
Triumph Art Space Wandering Heart, Beijing
Gallery TN Painting Rebellion, Beijing
Li Space Grand Opening Show, Beijing
Xin Dong Cheng Contemporary Art Center Let’s Consume, Beijing

2007 Museum of Contemporary Art at ZKM Thermocline of Art-New Asian Waves, Karlsruhe Germany
Beijing Today Art Museum Today’s Documents 2007-Energy, Beijing
National Museum of Contemporary Art Floating-New Generation of Art in China, Seoul Korea
Guang Dong art Museum Departure from Southwest-Contemporary Art from Southwest of China, Guangzhou
PAN-Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli La Cina e’vicina, Napoli Italy
Guizhou Biennale Personal Myth, Guiyang Guizhou
Asia Art Center The Power of the Universe-An Exhibition of the Frontier of Contemporary Chinese Art, Beijing
Doosan Art Center A Truth Beyond the Real, Seoul Korea
Tang Gallery Breaking Vision-Chinese Contemporay Painting, Bangkok Thailand
Hong Kong City Hall What’s Next?-Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Hong Kong
Osage Contemporary Art Center Chinese Whispers, Hong Kong
Kwangju City Museum of Art New Style From Beijing-Chinese Contemporary Art, Kwangju Korea
Ming Art Gallery Seven Plateau-Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Beijing
Galeria Louis Serpa Transition Territories, Lisbon Portugal
Tang Gallery From New Figurative to New-Painting, Beijing

2006 6th Shanghai Biennale Hyper Design, Shanghai Art Museum Shanghai
Taibei Art Museum The Expansion in Realism-Paintings in China since 1978, Taiwan
Zhu Jizhan Art Museum The group with Oxygen, Shanghai
Art Beijing 2006 Thematic Exhibition Art Unfobidden, Beijing
Willem Kerseboom Modern & Contemporary Art A Ticket to Beijing, Amsterdam The Netherland
Vanessa Art Link Common-Link, Beijing
First 5×7” Picture Taking Biennale Project, Pingyao
Soka Contemporary Space Re-excavate the Contemporary Realism, Beijing
He Xiangning Art Museum-Contemporary Art Center One Time Consumption, Shenzhen
Heyri Asia Project Unclear&Clearence-China Contemporay Art Exhibition, Paju city Korea
Qingdao Art Museum Chongqing Chilis-Contemporary Art in Sichuan, Qingdao
Art Basel Presented by Gallery Hyundai, Seoul Korea
China Art Museum Cross Culture-Four Artists Show, Beijing
Marella Gallery Vanity Beauty-Three-Men show, Beijing
China Millennium Art Museum First Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Beijing

2005 Prague Biennale 2 Expanded Painting, Prague Czech
Seoul Art Center Grouding Reality- New Artists from China, Seoul Korea
Beijing TS1 Contemporary Art Center Turning Hands With Cloud- Rain, Beijing
Red Mansion Foundation Good Girls, Bad Girls, London England
Lianzhou International Photograph Biennale, Lianzhou
Chengdu Biennale Chengdu Museum of Modern Art, Chengdu
Red Mansion Foundation Beijing Story, London England
Shenzhen Sculpture Academy On Going, Shenzhen
Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio in Bologna China-New Contemporary Painting, Bologna Italy
Art Now Gallery Cloud Rain, Beijing
Edwin’s Gallery Group Show-25th Anniversary, Jakarta Indonesia

2004 Courtyard Gallery Posers, Beijing
Olympic Art Car Exhibition Speed, Beijing
Francois Mitterrand Culture Center Forbiden Senses, Perigueux France
Marella Arte Contemmporanea New Perspective in Chinese Painting, Milan Italy
Luis Serpa Gallery Sublime Audacity-he Stroller Experiences, Lisbon Portugal
Beijing Seasons Gallery Hua Jia Di, Beijing
Art Seasons Callery Hua Jia Di, Singapore
Courtyard Gallery Me, Me, Me, Beijing
Beijing Seasons Gallery China Photographic Painting, Beijing
Vanessa Art Gallery China Avant Garde, Jakarta Indonesia

2003 Shanghai Duoland Museum of Modern Art Open Sky, Shanghai
Museum Kunst Palast Dusseldorf Grosse Kunst Ausstellung, Dusseldorf Germany
Art Seasons Gallery Urban Illusion and Perception, Singapore
Courtyard Gallery Summer Invitational Exhibition, Beijing
Galerie Veronique Maxe-Albert Benamou Femmes de Chine, Paris France

2002 Nanjing Art Museum Day Dream, Nanjing
Ping Yao International Photography Exhibition Daily Attitude, Ping Yao
Art Museum of Sichuan Fine Art Institute Invitational Exhibition for 77and 78, Chongqing

2001 Hong Kong Art Commune Unusual and Usual, Hong Kong
Shanghai Paragold Int’l Art Center Chinese Plan: Rotate 360, Shanghai

2000 Yuan Gong Museum Unusual and Usual Contemporary Art Exhibition, Shanghai
Museum of Modern Art Door Through the Century National Art Exhibition, Chengdu


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