Wang Chuan, born in 1953 and graduated from the Chinese Painting Department of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, is one of the most important artists in China. With the oil on canvas “Farewell!Village Road” and the installation “ink•dot”, Wang Chuan became an important representative of “Scar Art” and “Existentialism Art” in 1980s and 1990s. His art track incarnated a strong aesthetic desire of the young artists at that time.
Artist experienced some new wave of realism such as abstract expressionism and pop art in 30 years, earliest known with painting realistically, orientated from “ink•dot” concept, alternating between ink abstract and oil. They create a formal world with their sentiment. While this formal world doesn’t attempt to compare self-transformation with realistic visual symbol, or to show dissatisfaction with the things around. On the contrary, he is armed with indispensable and omnipotent feelings, creating a self-sufficient universe different from the objective reality by art creation.
Born in Chengdu in 1953
Bachelor degree and graduated from the Tranditional Chinese Painting of Sichuan Fine Art Institute in 1982
Now Living and Working in Beijing, China
Contemporary Chinese Ink Painting Joint Exhibition, VA Gallery, Hong Kong
Wang Chuan’s Ink Painting Exhibition，Galerie 99 Aschaffenburg，Germany
The Elements of Chinese Ink Art:Wang Chuan Solo Exhibition ,ShangHai Duolun Museum of Modern Art
Aloof from the Struggle & Aside from the Hubbub—Wang Chuan’s Solo Exhibition, PIFO New Art Gallery, Beijing, China
Ink On Paper By WangChuan ,Babu Gallery,ShenZhen,China
My Landscape, the Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China
Waking of Graffiti—Wang Chuan’s New Oil Painting, OCT
Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China
Chinese Abstract (Oil Painting), Zhu Qizhan Museum of Art, Shanghai, China
Trace of Life—A Retrospective Exhibition of Art Paintings, by Wang Chuan, He XiangNing Museum of Art, Shenzhen, China
Diary of a Reflective Life—Wang Chuan’s Ink Paintings, Hanart T Z Gallery, Hongkong, China
Wang Chuan’s Ink Paintings, Alisan Fine Arts Gallery, Hongkong, China
Wang Chuan’s Ink Paintings, Shenzhen Fine Art Institute, Shenzhen, China
Wang Chuan’s Ink Paintings, Gallery 456, Soho, New York, USA
Wang Chuan’s Ink Paintings, Hanart T Z Gallery, New York, USA
The Life Index, Hanart T Z Gallery, Hongkong, China
The Life Index, Hanart T Z Gallery, Taiwan, China
Blackness—Wang Chuan’s Solo Exhibition, Shenzhen Museum, China
Wang Chuan’s Ink Paintings, China Museum of Art, Beijing, China
Undoing Shuimo，Internationational Contemporary Shuimo Invitational Exhibition ,ShangHai DuoLun Museum of Modern Art
Chinese Contemporary Ink Painting Art Exhibition，Kunsthaus Hamburg，Germany
Attitude About Abstract Art ,ShangHai Suzhou River Art Center,ShangHai
Art Front,SongZhuang Art Museum，BeiJing
Art BeiJing ,National Argricutural Exhibiton Center,BeiJing
Self-essence Naturalism , Today Art Museum,BeiJing The 1st Project Exhibition of the 4th Guangzhou Triennal,Disenchantment of Chinese Imagination ,Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition
I Believe that…-Chinese Contemporary Art in SongZhuang,SongZhuang Art center,Beijing
Splendor,YangGallery BeiJing Grand Opening,BeiJing
Visible Soul,The 4th Chinese Abstract Art Exhibition,PIFO Gallery,BeiJing
China International Gallery Exposition 2011 BeiJing
Not Absence From Attendance ChengDu WenXuan Art Museum, ChengDu
Reconstruction—The top exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Abstract Art ,Today Art Museum,BeiJing,Hangzhou Museum of Arts
Geneva International Art Fair, Geneva, Switzerland
Open Flexibility: Innovative Contemporary Ink Art, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei
Array with No Objects—Academic Inviting Exhibition of Contemporary Abstract Art in 2010, Hubei Museum of art ,Wuhan, China
Thirty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art (1979-2009), MinSheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Exhibition of Chinese Abstract Art—Return to the Modern, Hangzhou Museum of Arts, Hangzhou, China
Space for Perspective, Chang Art, Beijing, China
Where the Spirit Lives:Exhibition on Occasion of 100 th Anniversary of Abstract, PIFO New Art Gallery, Beijing, China
Yi Pai—Century Thinking, Today Art Museum,Beijing,China
Qi Yun—International Exhibition of Chinese Abstract Art, China Square, New York, USA
Towards the Post-abstract, PIFO New Art Gallery, Beijing, China
Case Studies of Artists in Art History and Art Criticism, SZ Art Center, Beijing, China
Yi School·30 Years of Chinese Abstract Art, LaCaixa Form Art Museum Madrid, Spain
From Southwest: Contemporary Art from Southwest of China, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Lines: Chinese Abstract Art, Greek Art Center, Shanghai, China
Ink had Five Colors, PIFO New Art Gallery, Beijing, China
QI YUN: International Travelling Exhibition of Chinese Abstract Art, Shenzhen/Beijing, Hongkong/New York, China/USA
The Exhibition of Chinese Painting Documentaries, Nanjing Visual Art Museum, Nanjing, China
Wang Chuan & Yan Shanchun, Hanart T Z Gallery, HongKong, China
Create History: Commemoration Exhibition of Chinese Modern Art in 1980s, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China
Retrospection of Experimental Ink & Wash 1985—2000, Shenzhen Fine Art Institute, Shenzhen, China
Korean—Chinese Contemporary Ink Painting, Seoul Museum of Art, Korea
The Art of Giving—A Selection of Donations to the Hongkong Museum of Art, Hongkong Museum of Art, Hongkong, China
The 4th International Ink Painting Biennial of Shenzhen, Guan ShanYue Museum of Art, Shenzhen, China
Review Today’s Works of 77′, 78′, Art Museum of Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, ChongQing, China
2001 Urban Slang—Chinese Contemporary Art of Zhujiang Delta, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Grand Exhibition of New Chinese Painting, Liu Haisu Art Gallery/Jiangsu Art Museum, Shanghai/Nanjing, China
The 2nd International Ink Painting Biennial of Shenzhen, Guan ShanYue Museum of Art, Shenzhen, China
China: 20 Years of Ink Experiment, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong, China
The Gusto of Ink & Wash, German Herrenhof Mussbach Art Museum, Germany
Exhibition of the Two Artists, Goldstrom Gallery, New York, USA
1998 Looking Eastern—Three Artists, Goldstrom Gallery, New York, USA
The 1st International Ink Painting Biennial of Shenzhen, Guan ShanYue Museum of Art, Shenzhen, China
Chinese Abstraction and Beyond, Alisan Fine ArtsGallery/Hongkong Arts Center, Hongkong, China
Modern Ink Painting in China, Shanghai Library, Shanghai, China
Returning to Homeland, Gallery on the RIM, San Francisco, USA
Abstract Paintings, Alison Fine Arts Gallery/Shanghai Museum of Art, Hongkong/Shanghai，China
Abstract Paintings, Alisan Fine Arts Gallery, Hongkong, China
New Art from China: Post-1989, Hongkong Arts Center, Hongkong, China
Chinese Fine Arts in the 1990s: Experiences of China, Sichuan Museum of Art, ChengDu, China
China Newly Abstract, Hanart T Z Gallery, Hongkong, China
The First 1990’s Biennial Art Fair, Guangzhou, China
Exhibition of Research Literature and Works of Post-1989 Art, Beijing, China
Metamorphosis—Contemporary Chinese Paintings, Hongkong Arts Center, Hongkong, China
Singapore Art Fair ’90, Singapore
China Avant—garde, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
Aspetti Della Pittura Chinese Contemporanea, Ferrara Arts Museum, Italy
Words, Words, Words, Hanart T Z Gallery, Hongkong/Taipei, China
Ink of Myth, Hanart Gallery, Hongkong/Taipei, China
The 1985 New Wave in Art Seminar, Zhuhai, China
National Worker’s Art Exhibition, Beijing, China
National Rail Art Exhibition, Beijing, China
Sichuan Oil Paintings Exhibition, Hongkong Arts Center, Hongkong, China
SiChuan Fine Arts Academy Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
Farewell, Village Road (oil painting) for Youth Artists Exhibition of SiChuan Province and the Whole Nation; Winner of Prizes of the Two Exhibitions of SiChuan Best Art Work Prizes, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
Artworks Published Records
Contemporary Chinese Art Primary Documents,Published by the Museum of Modern Art,NewYork. by WuHong,
Chinese Contemporary Art Catalogue,by LuHong,Shanghai Fine Arts Publisher.
Thrity Years of Chinese Contemporary Art·Paintings Culture and Art Publishing House.
60 years Art China 1949-2009, Pan Gongkai, People publishing house.
Ink on Paper By Wang Chuan 2009, Vioset Books Hongkong.
Studies of Artists in Art History and Art Criticism, Lv Peng, Hunan Fine Art Publishing.
tory of Art in Twentieth Century China, Lv Peng, Peking University Press.
QI YUN·Abstract Art in China of Tour Exhibition, Huang Zhuan, Lingnan Art Publishing House.
Crossing the Boundary, China’s Auant—grade 1997-2004, Edited by Lu Hong, Hubei Fine Arts Publishing.
1985-2000 China Ink experiment,Hu Nan FineArt Publishing.
The 4th International Ink Painting Biennial of Shenzhen, Hebei Art Publishing House, 2004
History of Contemporary Chinese Art 1989-1999 by Lv Peng, Hunan Art Publishing House.
China:20 years of Ink Experiment, Pi Daojian, published by LingNan Art publishing House.
The 2nd International Ink Painting Biennial of Shenzhen, Guangxi Art Publishing House.
Wang Chuan 2000, Published by Alisan Fine Arts Gallery.
The 1st International Ink Painting Biennial of Shenzhen, Guangxi Art Publishing House.
The Complete Works Exhibition of China 97’, Chinese Picture Scroll,Shanghai Calligraphy and Painting Publishing House.
Chinese Fine Arts of 1990’s, Hanart T Z Gallery.
China’s New Art, Post-1989 by Hanart T Z Gallery.
One Hundred Young and Middle-age Artists in the Mainland by Liao Wen, Art Trend Press.
Locus—Wang Chuan, Hanart T Z Gallery of Hongkong.
History of Contemporary Chinese Art 1979-1985 by Lv Peng and Yi Dan.
History of Modern Chinese Art by Gao Minglu.
The Contemporary Art Document of New China: Fine Art Edition, China Literature Union Press.