Emerging intercultural and multidisciplinary female artist, Wang combines contemporary and pre-modern materials and approaches to create paintings, sculptures, installations, and works that exist somewhere between two and three dimensions. A descendent of the collector who amassed the celebrated Jade Studio collection of Chinese paintings and calligraphy, Wang has been exposed to Chinese art since early childhood. She earned an MA in Art History from Columbia University and a BA in Art History from City University of New York Hunter College. She has been studying calligraphy and traditional Chinese painting since 2010 while developing her own contemporary artistic practice. She has lectured about Chinese art (traditional and modern) and Western abstract painting at CUNY Hunter College.
Her works were collected by Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey, USA, where she had a solo exhibition Between Heartlands at Princeton's gallery project space in 2022. Her work was on display at Summoning Memories: Art Beyond Chinese Traditions, Asia Society Texas, USA through 2 July.
Ink Alchemy at Alisan Fine Arts-Central 2023 was the gallery's first time working with the artist. Wang’s abstract landscapes that combine contemporary with traditional Chinese material are on display in Asia for the first time in 2023. She also gave an artist talk Ink Alchemy at Alisan Fine Arts in 2023.
1992 Born in New York, granddaughter of the distinguished collector Wang Nanping (1924–1985), grew up studying the masterpieces in her family’s collection
BA in Art History, City University of New York Hunter College, New York, USA
MA in Art History, Columbia University, New York, USA
2010 Learned the techniques of traditional Chinese paintings from Chen Ruikang (1935–), a student of Pu Ru
Lectured about Chinese art (traditional and modern) and Western abstract painting at CUNY Hunter College
2023 Exhibited in Asia for the first time
Currently Lives and works in New York, USA
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
- Kelly Wang: Between Heartlands, Gallery Project Space, Princeton University, New Jersey, USA
2018 & 2020
- Kelly Wang: Recent Paintings, Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, USA
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
- Ink Alchemy: Beyond Tradition, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong
- Summoning Memories: Art Beyond Chinese Traditions, Asia Society Texas, Houston, USA
SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey, USA