Qiao Yuan

1980, Yixing Jiangsu China

Introduction

Born in Yixing, Jiangsu, China in 1980, Qiao Yuan is one of the most talented contemporary ink landscape artists in Shanghai. She received a BA from the College of Fine Arts of Nanjing University of the Arts in 2004. Prior to the completion of MA in the same college in 2007, she already obtained Silver Awards at National Exhibition of Outstanding Ink Paintings by Young Fine Arts Tutors in 2004 and Jiangsu Meticulous Paintings Exhibition in 2006 respectively. Over the past decade, she has explored a new perspective of Chinese traditional landscape paintings by using blue and green mineral pigments. With the combination of the techniques of meticulous painting and freehand brushwork, one can discover detailed layers and relaxed atmosphere in her works. She applies over twenty layers of colours on a thin rice paper that adds richness to the simplicity.

Qiao’s paintings have been included in several influential exhibitions including the 5th Shenzhen International Ink Biennale in 2006 and the 3rd Chengdu Biennale in 2007. Her works have been exhibited in major art museums of Mainland China, including the Art Gallery of China National Academy of Painting, Beijing; Shanghai Art Museum; Creative Centre of Fine Arts College, Shanghai University; Ningbo Museum of Art; Jiangsu Art Museum, Nanjing; Chengdu Contemporary Art Gallery; and Shenzhen Art Museum.




SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017        

2015       

  • Nanjing in the Six Dynasties: Young and Middle Age Jiangsu Artists Exhibition, Hande Jingshe Art Museum, Suzhou, China

2014        

  • Deep Feelings for Thousand Mountains: Group Exhibition of Landscape Paintings, Zhuzi Art Museum, Nanjing, China
  • Superior Youth: Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Ink, Rong Bao Zhai, Beijing, China

2012       

  • Vividly Landscape: Fang Jun and Students, Jiangsu Art Museum, Nanjing, China

2011       

  • We are the World: Colour Paintings by Chinese Artists, Shanghai Expo 2010, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • Beautiful World: Invitational Exhibition of Shanghai Meticulous Paintings, Shanghai, China

2010       

  • Impression·City: Nomination Exhibition of Contemporary City Landscapes, Ningbo Museum of Art, Ningbo, China

2009       

  • Exhibition of Works by Woman Artists in 4-Regions, Ningbo Museum of Art, Ningbo, China

2008       

  • Forever Classic: Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Painting, Art Gallery of China National Academy of Painting, Beijing, China
  • Shapes from Far away: 2nd Contemporary Meticulous Painting Exhibition, Art Museum of Tangyun, Hangzhou, China
  • Good-looking, Shanghai Female Art Exhibition, Shanghai, China
  • Pioneers: Invitational Exhibition by the Artists of Generation of 80s, Shanghai World Trade Centre, Shanghai, China

2007       

  • Between Two Capitals: Chinese Ink Exhibition, Artall Art Centre, Nanjing, China
  • 3rd Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu Contemporary Art Gallery, Chengdu, China
  • Focus on Generation of 70s: Ink Art Exhibition, Creative Centre of Fine Arts College, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China
  • The Spirit of Ink: Invitational Exhibition by Academic Ink Painters, Nanjing Construction Planning Exhibition Hall, Nanjing, China

2006       

  • Legacy & Fusion: Invitational Exhibition by Young & Middle Age Contemporary Ink Painters, Hangzhou Grand Theatre, Hangzhou, China
  • 5th Shenzhen International Ink Biennale: National Exhibition of City Landscapes, Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

 

SELECTED AWARDS

2004        Silver Award, National Exhibition of Outstanding Ink Paintings by Young Art Tutors, Hangzhou, China

2006        Silver Award, Exhibition of Jiangsu Meticulous Paintings, Jiangsu Art Museum, Nanjing, China

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Jiangsu Art Museum, Nanjing, China

Ningbo Museum of Art, Ningbo, China