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 an 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 four 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    Master of Fine Arts in Oil Painting, Central Academy of Arts, Beijing, China
2005    Art curator of Shenzhen Art Museum
2013    Two albums published in Mainland China

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016  

  • Crash/Meet/Unexpected: Wang Dalin Painting Exhibition, Shanghai Peninsula Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2014   

2002   
  • Wang Dalin Drawing Exhibition, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong
2000  
  • Wang Dalin Exhibition, China National Theatre for Children, Beijing, China
1998   
  • Wang Dalin Oil Painting Exhibition, Del Bello Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1993  
  • Wang Dalin – Visual Enchantment, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong
1990   
  • Wang Dalin Oil Painting Exhibition, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong

1989   
  • Wang Dalin Oil Painting Exhibition, Shenzhen Museum, Shenzhen, China


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021 

2019  

  • Reunited Here: Shanghai 5 Artists, Shanghai History Museum, Shanghai, China

2016   

2008  
  • Nagasaki Art Exhibition, Art Museum of Nagasaki, Japan
2006  
2005  
  • The Charity Auction of the Shanghai Consul, Shanghai, China
  • Wang Chuan & Wang Dalin, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong
2002  
  • Sketches: Jiao Xiaojian, Wang Dalin, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong
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, Alisan Fine Arts, Oriental Plaza, Beijing, China 
1999-2001   
  • 7 Art exhibitions, Gallery of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
1999  
  • Art Gallery of Pace University , New York, USA
1998  
  • Four Sides Art Exchange Exhibition, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
1993  
  • The Sherwood, Taipei, Taiwan
1992  
  • Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition, Beijing History Museum, Beijing, China
  • First Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition, Hong Kong Oil Painting Gallery, Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
1990  
  • Conrad Hong Kong, Hong Kong   
1987  
  • State of Transition: Contemporary Painting From Shanghai, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
  • Contemporary Chinese Paintings, Cadogan Contemporary Gallery, London, UK
  • Contemporary Chinese Arts Exhibition, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, USA
  • Shanghai Five-Man Oil Painting Exhibition, Shanghai Exhibition Centre, Shanghai, China
1986  
  • Shanghai Youth Art Exhibition, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • 9th National JOG Arts Show, Tokyo Fine Arts Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

SELECTED CURATED PROJECTS

1991   The Final Years: Huang Binhong, Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

1993   Exhibition of Hong Yi, Feng Zikai, Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

2002, 2004, 2005     Exhibition of Sculpture – Peace & Friendship, Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

 

SELECTED DESIGN PROJECTS

1997   Design of C1, Chinese Youth Oil Painting Exhibition, organised by National Art Museum of China and Chinese Oil Painting Society, Beijing, China

2001   The sculpture series of Square Apple, Grand Hyatt Beijing, Beijing, China

2002   Design of the "Hall of Contemporary Art", Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

2003   Design of new C1 and V1, Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

2006   Design of the facade, Shenzhen Art Museum and the plaza, Shenzhen, China

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

The U.S. Congress, Washington DC, USA

Grand Hyatt Beijing, Beijing, China

Private collections in USA, UK, France, Brazil, Portugal, Japan and Hong Kong

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2013   Live in a Fantasy, Shanghai People's Publishing House, Shanghai, China

2014   Painter, Shadow of Poetry, Shanghai Bookstore Publishing House, Shanghai, China