Wang Tiande (b. 1960 in Shanghai) graduated from the Chinese Painting

Department of Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts (now the China Academy of Art) in

1988 and later obtained his doctoral degree from its Department of Calligraphy. He

is currently a professor at the Fudan University in Shanghai.


Celebrated for his revolutionary takes on traditional Chinese art in China and

abroad, Wang Tiande is best known for his burned landscapes, consisting of a

painted underlayer and an overlayer burned with cigarettes or incense sticks. More

recently, he has incorporated into the landscapes rubbings of famous ancient steles

from his own collection. In their fusion of the fleeting and the timeless, Wang

Tiande’s works meditate on creation and destruction. They are both elegies to the

past and celebrations of its present persistence.


Wang has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in major galleries and museums

worldwide, including Chambers Fine Art, New York (2004), Alisan Fine Art, Hong

Kong (2007), Spencer Museum of Art, Kansas (2009), University of Sydney, Australia

(2010), Suzhou Museum, Suzhou (2014), Today Art Museum, Beijing (2014), The

Palace Museum, Fujian and Beijing (2015), Nanhai Art Center, San Francisco (2016),

Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou (2017), National Art Museum of China,

Beijing (2018), and Suning Museum of Art, Shanghai (2019), among others.


Wang’s work has been collected by the British Museum, London, the Metropolitan

Museum of Art, New York, Brooklyn Museum, New York, Museum of Fine Arts,

Boston, The Art Institute of Chicago, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, UC

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, California, Asian Art Museum

of San Francisco, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Montreal Museum of

Contemporary Art, Canada, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada, Hong Kong

Museum of Art, Shanghai Museum of Art, Suzhou Museum, Guangdong Art

Museum, Shenzhen Art Museum, and Today Art Museum, Beijing, among many









Born in Shanghai, China







A professor at Fudan University, lives and works in Shanghai.









BA China Academy of Art, Chinese Painting Department



PhD. China Academy of Art, Department of Calligraphy











"Wang Tiande: Winter of Longing", Ink Studio, Beijing, China



"Awaiting: New Works by WANG Tiande", Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong



"Over Mountains And Across Valleys: WANG Tiande Solo Exhibition", Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China



"Literati Gathering: New Work by WANG Tiande", NanHai Art, San Francisco, USA



"The Palace", The Palace Museum, Beijing, China




"Kai Men", Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

"Mountain Forward", Suzhou Museum, Suzhou, China



          "Gu Shan", Sanshang Art, Hangzhou, China

"Gu Shan", Nou Gallery, Taipei



          "3720", Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA

"Boat", Gallery 99, Aschaffenburg, Germany




"3,720", Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, China

"Shuang Shuang", University of Sidney, Sidney, Australia


          "Up Down: WANG Tiande Art Project", Spencer Museum of Art, Kansas, USA



"WANG Tiande: One Meter Seventy-Three," Contrasts Gallery, Shanghai, China


"WANG Tiande Solo Exhibition", Xerxes Fine Arts, London, UK




          "Made by Tiande II", Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA

"Shan ( Mountain ) & Shui ( Water ) ", Alisan Fine Art, Hong Kong

"WANG Tiande Solo Show", Han Art, Montreal, Canada

2005           "Redolent of Incense", Yishu Space, Vancouver, Canada



          "Made by Tiande", Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA

"One-man Show", Galerie 99, Germany


"WANG Tiande: Ink for the 21st Century", Alison Fine Art, Hong Kong


SELECTED Group Exhibitions






          "Inquiry on Water", Suning Art Museum, Shanghai, China

"Spirit of Ink Art: New Creation from Traditional Thoughts and Wisdom", Jining Art Museum, Jining, China

"Writing Non-Writing: Hangzhou International Modern Calligraphy Festival", China Academy of Art Art Museum, Hangzhou, China


          "Reconfirming: The Future - Oriented Ink Art", National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

"Ink Worlds: Contemporary Chinese Painting from the Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang", Cantor Arts Center of Stanford University, California, USA

"From the Canglang Pavilion", Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum, Suzhou, China

"Splendors of the Sun and Moon: Contemporary Art Exhibition of China", Museo Querini Stampalia Fondazione, Venice, Italy

"Chinese Expressionism: The First International Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art", Cui Zhenkuan Art Museum, Xi’an, China

"INK: Zeitgenossische Tuschemalerei aus China", Kunsthalle Goppingen, Goppingen, Germany










          "Luxehills Art Museum Contemporary Ink 10: More Than 10 Feasibilities of Ink", Luxehills Art Museum, Chengdu, China

"Mountain Removing: The Thematic Exploring of 13 Contemporary Artists",

Ucity Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Guangzhou, China

"Crisscrossing East and West: The Remaking of Ink Art in Contemporary East Asia", MOCA Yinchuan, Yinchuan, China

"Boundless: Ongoing-Chinese Ink Art 2017", Art Museum of Sichuan Fine

Arts Institute, Chongqing, China

"Mandala of Ink Art", Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung








"Gather They Conceive Donations: Suzhou Museum Modern and Contemporary Art Exhibition", Suzhou Museum, Suzhou, China

"In Disguised Forms: The Dimension of The Ink Painting, Guangdong Museum", Guangzhou, China

"Annual Review Exhibition of China Contemporary Ink Painting 2015-2016",

Today Art Museum, Beijing, China






"Polar Light, Ink Ocean: The Exhibition of Chinese Ink Painting and Artists to the Antarctic", Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

"Haunt of the Recluse: Chinese Contemporary Ink Art Invitational Exhibition", Dachuan Comtemporary Art Center, Changzhou, China





          "Within & Without", Museum of Stanford University, California, USA

"Contemporary Ink Art Exhibition", Nanhai Art, San Francisco, USA

"Shuimo: Water Ink", Sotheby’s S2 Gallery, New York, USA

"The Joy of Collecting Art", Chiang Kai-shekMmorial Hall, Taipei





          "Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China", Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

"Insightful Charisma: Inaugural Exhibition of Shanghai Himalayas Museum", Shanghai Himalayas Museum, Shanghai, China






"Chinese Modern Art Exhibition", British Museum, UK

"New Ink Painting", Saatchi Gallery, UK

"Ink Painting Promotion: International Ink and Wash Painting Exhibition", Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall, Taipei



          "Red Flag: Contemporary Chinese Art in Montreal Collection", Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada
            "Word: China Mainland Contemporary Art Exhibition", Huashan1914 Creative Park, Taipei
            "Papercut: Exchange Exhibition of Sine-German Contemporary Art Work", Creative Centre of Shanghai Artists Association, Shanghai, China



"Create Something Out of Nothing", Hong Kong Central Library, Hong Kong


"New Ink", Mingyuan Art Center, Shanghai, China

"Memories of the Past: Contemporary Chinese Ink Painting", Transylvania University, Kentucky, USA


          "Ink Not Ink: Contemporary Chinese Art", Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA

"Contemporary Ink Art Evolution: Nominating Exhibition of Contemporary Ink Artist", Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, Harvard University, USA

"YI PAI: Century Thinking", Today Art Museum, Beijing, China





          "Chinese Minimal Art 30 Years", La Caixa Forum, Palma, Spain

"The Transforming Marks of Ink", The Staatiche Kunstsammlungen,

Dresden, Germany

"New Ink Art", Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong



"Extension Deduction Permeability: Ink, Pure World", Kyo Po Pen, Tokyo, Japan


"FUN: Taipei Calligraphy Biennial", Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei

"China Onward", Luisiana, Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Danmark




"Brush and Ink: The Chinese Art of Writing", Metropolitan Museum of Art,

New York, USA






"The 2nd Chengdu Biennale", the International Museum of Chengdu,

Chengdu, China

"Contemporary Ink Art of Korea and China", Seoul Municipal Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea



"Contemporary Chinese Art", Dublin Contemporary Art Museum, Dublin, Ireland


"Modern Times of Shanghai", Museum Villa Stuck, Germany


          "An Opening Era", National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

"Art of East Asia: 20th Century Painting Exhibition of China", Golden Palace, Paris, France

"Dots and Beyond", National Art Museum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia





"Ink Color", National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

"20 Years of Experimental Ink Paintings", Guangdong Art Museum,

Guangzhou, China









The British Museum, London, UK

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, USA

The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA

Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, USA

The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, California, USA

Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Kansas, USA

Royal Ontario Museum, Toront, Canada

Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal, Canada

The National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

Shanghai Museum of Art, Shanghai, China

Suzhou Museum, Suzhou, China

Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong


Last Updated: January 2020