Wang Dalin

1949, Shanghai China

Introduction

Wang Dalin was born in Shanghai in 1949, and is recognised for his horse paintings, abstract figure drawings, and square apple sculptures. In 1982 he began studying art under the painter Kong Baiji  at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, majoring in Western painting, before graduating in 1984. He was head of the exhibition department at the Shenzhen Art Museum in 1995. From 1999 to 2001 he pursued further studies at the Central Academy of Arts in Beijing, and graduated with a MA. He then returned to the Shenzhen Art Museum, was promoted to art curator in 2005, before designing the interior of the museum. He currently lives in Shanghai, where he continues to write and produce artworks.

Alisan Fine Arts began representing Wang Dalin in 1987 when the gallery featured his works in the landmark exhibition A State of Transition: Contemporary Painting From Shanghai held at Hong Kong Arts Centre. Since then the gallery has included his work in several group exhibitions and organised three solo exhibitions for the artist. Notably, his sculptures were shown as part of Oriental Plaza: Selected Contemporary Sculpture from China held in Beijing in 2000, curated by Alice King.

BIOGRAPHY

1949   Born in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

1982   Studied under Kong Baiji

1984   Studied at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University majoring in Western Painting

1990   Began to show works at Alisan Fine Arts

1995   Appointed as head of Exhibition Department, Shenzhen Art Museum

1998, 1999, 2001   Traveled to Europe, America and Japan to experience exotic culture and customs

1998, 2007, 2012   Traveled to Gansu, Xinjiang province and Inner Mongolia to experience exotic culture and customs

1999-2001   Research and studied at the Central Academy of Arts, Beijing, China

2005   Art curator of Shenzhen Art Museum

2013   Two picture albums published in the Mainland China
 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014   
2002   
  • Wang Dalin Drawing Exhibition, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong
2000  
  • Wang Dalin Exhibition, China National Theatre for Children, Beijing, China
1995  
  • Wang Dalin Oil Painting Exhibition, Del Bello Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1993  
  • Wang Dalin – Visual Enchantment, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016   
2008  
  • Nagasaki Art Exhibition, Art Museum of Nagasaki, Japan
2005  
  • The Charity Auction of the Shanghai Consul, Shanghai, China
2003  
  • Galerie in Weyherturn, Straubing, Germany
2001  
  • Grand Hyatt Beijing, Beijing, China
2000  
  • China Art Fair – Exhibition of Sculpture, China International
  • Exhibition Centre, Beijing, China
  • Oriental Plaza – Selected Contemporary Sculpture from China, Beijing, China 
1999-2001   
  • Art exhibitions at the gallery of Central Academy of Fine Arts
1998  
  • Four Sides Art Exchange Exhibition, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong
1993  
  • The Sherwood Taipei, Taiwan
1992  
  • First Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition, Hong Kong Oil Painting Gallery, Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
1990  
  • Conrad Hong Kong, Hong Kong1987   Shanghai Five-Man Oil Painting Exhibition, Shanghai Exhibition Centre, Shanghai, China
1986  
  • Shanghai Youth Art Exhibition, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • The Ninth National JOG Arts Show, Tokyo Fine Arts Gallery, Tokyo, Japan