YANG QIAN

Born in Chendu, Sichuan Province in 1959, Yang Qian studied at the Sichuan Fine Art Institute from 1982 – 1984. He then went on to read a Master’s Degree of Fine Arts at the University of Florida. Yang Qian’s work is a mélange of photography and painting. He adopts an attitude towards photography different from most Chinese artists. He purposefully creates a contradiction between painting and photography as reflections of contemporary life. The women in his works often appear in Karaoke halls, or bathrooms of a hotel room. Through conscious and subconscious ignoring and neglecting, identity, scene, and action become ambiguous and unclear.

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1959
Born in Chengdu, China
1978-82
Bachelor's Degree of Arts, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China
1982-1984
Instructor at Sichuan Fine Art Institute, Chongqin, China
1985-1988
Master's Degree of Fine Arts, University of Florida, USA
1999-2001
Guest Professor at Sichuan University, Chengdu, China

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2005
"NEW PAINTINGS BY YANG QIAN", Michael Berger Gallery, Pittsburgh, USA
2003
"PING YAO INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY ART FESTIVAL", Ping Yao, China
2000
"NEW WORKS BY YANG QIAN", Knox Gallery, Naples, Florida, USA
1999
"NEW PAINTINGS", Adamar Fine Art, Miami, USA
1997
"REFLECTIONS", Gallery 456, New York, USA
1995
"NEW WORKS BY YANG QIAN", David Wolf Gallery, New York, USA
1994
"QIAN YANG PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS", Suffolk Community College, Selden, USA
1993
"REALITY AND ILLUSION", Jamaica Arts Center, New York, USA
1992
"RECENT PAINTINGS BY QIAN YANG", Hanson Gallery, New York, USA
1991
"A DIALOGUE WITH TIME", 808 Penn Gallery, Pittsburgh, USA
"CLASSICAL VARIATIONS", Patricia Judith Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
1990
"NEO-CLASSICAL INTERPRETATION", Patricia Judith Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
1989
"RECENT PAINTINGS BY QIAN YANG", Patricia Judith Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
1988
"TANGIBLE AND INTANGIBLE", University of Florida, Gainesville, FLORIDA, USA
"NEW PAINTINGS OF QIAN YANG", Cornwall Gallery, New York, USA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2006
"GOOD GIRLS, BAD GIRLS", The Red Mansion Foundation, London, UK
2005
"BEIJING STORIES", The Red Mansion Foundation, London, UK
"EXPANDED PAINTING", Prague Biennale 2, Prague, Czech
"CHENGDU BIENNALE", Chengdu Museum of Modern Art, Chengdu; Shenzhen Sculpture Academy, China
"ON GOING", Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio, Bologna, Italy
"CHINA CONTEMPORARY PAINTING", Bologna, Italy
"CLOUD RAIN BEIJING", Art Now Gallery, Beijing, China
2004
"POSERS BEIJING", Courtyard Gallery
"SPEED BEIJING", Olympic Art Car Exhibition
"FORBIDDEN SENSES", Francois Mitterrand Culture Center, Perigueux, France
"NEW PERSPECTIVE IN CHINESE PAINTINTG", Marella Arte Contemmporanea, Milan, Italy
"FIAC INTERNATIONAL ART EXPOSITION", Paris, France
"SUBLIME AUDACITY - THE STROLLER EXPERIENCES", Lisbon, Portugal
"ME, ME, ME", Beijing Seasons Gallery, Hua Jia, Beijing; Art Seasons Gallery Hua Jia Di Singapore; Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China
"CHINA PHOTOGRAPHIC PAINTING", Beijing Seasons Gallery, Beijing, China
"CHINA AVANT-GARDE", Vanessa Art Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
2003
"URBAN ILLUSION AND PERCEPTION", Art Seasons Gallery, Singapore
"SUMMER INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION", Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China
"FIAC INTERNATIONAL ART EXPOSITION", Paris, France
"FEMMES DE CHINE", Galerie Veronique Maxe-Albert Benamou, Paris, France
2002
"DAY DREAM", Nan Jing Art Museum, Nan Jing, China
"DAILY ATTITUDE", Ping Yao International Photography Exhibition, Ping Yao, China
"INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION FOR 77 AND 88", Art Museum of Sichuan Fine Art Institute, Chongqing, China
2001
"UNUSUAL AND USUAL", Hong Kong Art Commune, Hong Kong
"CHINESE PLAN: ROTATE 360", Shanghai Paragold Int'l Art Center, Shanghai, China
2000
"UNUSUAL AND USUAL", Yuan Gong Museum, Contemporary Art Exhibition, Shanghai, China
"DOOR THROUGH THE CENTURY", National Art Exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, Chengdu, China
1999
"SURREALISM", Monique Goldstrum Gallery, New York, USA
1998
"FIGURATIVE ART IN '90", Center of Contemporary Art, Houston, USA
"ART AT THE END OF THE CENTURY", Vanderbuilt Museum, New York, USA
1997
"NEW FORM", Center For Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, USA
"FIGURATIVE PAINTINGS IN NEW YORK", Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, USA
"CHINA TURNS ONTARIO", IDA Gallery/York University, Ontario, Canada
1995
"GROUP SHOW", University Gallery, Gainesville, USA
1994
"FIGURATION", Nassau Community College, New York, USA
"THE STUDY OF THE FEMALE FORM", Adamar Fine Arts, Miami, USA
"NEW EXPRESSION IN ASIAN AMERICAN ART", Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York, USA
1992
"CHINA JUNE 4th, 1989", Austin, Texas (Traveling to Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland), USA
"SPECTRUM OF MODERN CHINESE PAINTING", St. John's University, New York, USA
"FRIENDS OF LIN LIN", Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York, USA
1991
"CHINESE ART MEETS WEST", University Art Gallery, San Diego State University, San Diego, USA
"SECOND SPRING", Founders Gallery, University of San Diego, San Diego, USA
"THE LAST PICTURE SHOW", Sally Hawkings Gallery, New York, USA
1990
"CHINA JUNE 4th", PS1 Museum, New York, USA
"GALLERY ARTIST SHOW", Access Gallery, New York, USA
"THE PUBLIC MIRROR", The Clock Tower Gallery, New York, USA
1989
"CHINA JUNE 4th", Blum Helman Warehouse, New York, USA
1987
"ARTISTS FROM CHINA - NEW EXPRESSION", Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, USA
"CHINESE OVERSEAS ARTIST UNITED SHOW", Chinese Institute, Boston, USA
"CONTEMPORARY OIL PAINTINGS FROM THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA", Harkness House, New York, USA

PUBLIC COLLECTION
National Museum of Art, Beijing, China
Museum of Art, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
Santa Fe Community College Art Gallery, Gainesville, FL, USA
Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA, USA
IBM International Corp. New York, USA
New Era of Networks Corp. Englewood, CO, USA
Bell Atlantic Corp. Hicksville, NY, USA
The Chase Manhattan Bank, New Hyde Park, NY, USA
Hang Seng Bank, Hong Kong
Annie Wong Art Foundation, Hong Kong
Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio, Bologna, Italy