1961

         

Born in Shanghai, China. Presently lives in San Francisco and Shanghai.

 

         

 

EDUCATION

1991

         

MFA San Francisco Art Institute, U.S.A.

1984

 

         

BFA Chinese Painting Department, Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts (now China Academy of Art), Hangzhou, China

             

Teaching EXPERIENCE

1984-88

   

Taught in the Chinese Painting Department, Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, China

 

         

 

AWARDS & HONORS

2010-11

 

 

Artist Excellence Exhibition Series Grant, San Francisco Chinese Cultural Foundation, CA, U.S.A.

2008-10

 

 

Rising Forest (site-specific installation, Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort, Singapore, Moshe Safdie and Associates, U.S.A.

1989-91

 

First International Fellowship, San Francisco Art Institute, CA, U.S.A.

 

         

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

         

Zheng Chongbin: Walking Penumbra, Ink Studio, Beijing, China

2017

         

Zheng Chongbin:Clusters of Memory, Asia Society Texas Center, Houston, U.S.A.

           

Zheng Chongbin:Asymmetric Emergence, Sundaram Tagore Gallery,New York, U.S.A.

2016

 

 

         

The Pacific Project: Zheng Chongbin, Orange County Museum of Art, California, U.S.A.

Structures, Sotheby’s S|2, Hongkong S.A.R, China

2015

         

Zheng Chongbin­­­: Wall of Skies, Ink Studio, Beijing, China

2014

 

 

         

Reconstruction Zone, Microsoft China Center One, Beijing, China

The Matter Becomes Form: Zheng Chongbin and His Ink Media, Asia Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan

2013

         

Zheng Chongbin: Impulse, Matter, Form, Ink Studio, Beijing, China

2012

 

 

 

         

Negotiating between Light and Ink, Asian Art Center, Beijing, China

Amorphous Geometry, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Singapore

Ink Phenomenon: Objects of Perception, Flo Peters Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

           

Black Wall / White Space, Hong Kong Arts Center, Hong Kong S.A.R., China

2011

 

 

 

 

 

         

White Ink: Fresharp Artists' Series, Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.

INKquiry: Zheng Chongbin, Ooi Botos, Hong Kong S.A.R., China

Obtrusive / Elusive: Recent Ink Work of Zheng Chongbin, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, U.S.A.

2010

         

ZHENG CHONGBIN: Emergent, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Singapore

2005

         

Ink and Wash Paintings, Michael Martin Gallery, San Francisco, U.S.A.

1997

         

East Meets East in the West, Limn Gallery, San Francisco, U.S.A.

1990

         

Humanism in the Arts, Montgomery Gallery, San Francisco, U.S.A.

1989

 

         

Introduction Show, Bruce Velick Gallery, San Francisco, U.S.A.

New Stone Color Ink Paintings, Riskin-Sinow Gallery, San Francisco, U.S.A.

1988

         

Chongbin Zheng, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

 

         

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

         

Chimeric Landscape displayed at Art on theMART (Chicago's city public art project), Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.

 

         

Post-Brushwork Era: Chinese Landscapes, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China; Zhejiang Museum of Art, Hangzhou, China

           

Ink Worlds: Contemporary Chinese Painting from the Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, CA, U.S.A.

2017

         

The Weight of Lightness, M+ Museum, Hong Kong S.A.R., China

           

Streams and Mountains without End: Landscape Traditions of China, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, U.S.A.

Chinese Contemporary Art: New Acquisitions for the Daimler Art Collection, Daimler Art Collection, Stuttgart-Möhringen, Germany

Boundless: On Going Chinese Ink Art, Art Museum of Sichuan Fine Arts  Institute, Chongqing, China

2016

 

         

Turbulence exhibited in Chinese art galleries, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Los Angeles, U.S.A.

           

Why Not Ask Again, 11th Shanghai Biennale, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China 

Shan Shui Within, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China

2015

 

 

 

         

Personal Structures: Crossing Borders, European Cultural Centre/Palazzo Bembo and Palazzo Mora, Venice, Italy

From a Poem to the SunsetDaimler Art Collection, Daimler Contemporary Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2014

 

 

 

         

Rendering the Future: Chinese Contemporary Ink Painting Exhibition, Asia Art Center, Beijing, China

A Fragment in the Course of Time: Landscape of Chinese Ink Art in 1980s, Himalayas Museum, Shanghai, China

2013

 

 

         

Ink Painting in the United States, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China

           

Personal Structures: Culture, Mind, Becominga collateral event of the 55th Venice Biennale, Palazzo Mora, Venice, Italy

Beyond Tradition: Chinese Contemporary Ink, Christie's New York, New York, U.S.A.

The Moment for Ink, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, U.S.A.

2012

 

 

 

         

Ink: The Art of China, Saatchi Gallery, London, U.K.

China's Imperial Modern: The Painter's Craft, University of Alberta Museums, Edmonton, Canada

Ink Limit, DADE Art Center M50, Shanghai, China

2011

 

 

 

 

         

N Minutes Video Art Festival: Urban Skin, organized by March Art Production, venues throughout Shanghai, China

Qi Yun Sheng Dong, Contrasts Gallery, Shanghai, China

XUAN, ETC.: Zheng Chongbin, Qiu Zhijie and You Si, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China

2010

 

 

 

 

         

Inaugural Exhibition of Zendai Contemporary Art Exhibition Hall, Shanghai, China

Contemporary Ink Painting, Morlan Gallery, Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.A.

The Third Taipei International Modern Ink Painting Biennial, Taipei, Taiwan

Shanghai: Art of the City, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, U.S.A.

2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

Point & Crosses: Exhibition of Contemporary Painting in China, Shanghai 2010 Art Center, Shanghai, China

Calligraffiti: Writing in Contemporary Chinese and Latino Art, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, U.S.A.

IN SITU, River South Art Center, Shanghai, China

Contemporary Ink Painting: Shanghai New Ink Painting Art Exhibition, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

2008

 

 

 

 

         

21st Century Contemporary Ink, China National Art Institute, Beijing, China

International Contemporary Ink Art Show, Busan Museum of Modern Art, Busan, South Korea

Contemporary Brush and Ink: Nomination Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Figure Painting Artist, Mingyuan Art Center, Shanghai, China

2007

         

Reboot: The Third Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu, China

2005

         

Dialogue, Michael Martin Galleries, San Francisco, U.S.A.

2003

         

Together, Michael Martin Galleries, Dallas, U.S.A.

1999

 

         

From Chinese Ink to Abstraction, Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco, Francisco, U.S.A.

1996

         

Rice / Snails / Pigeons, Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, U.S.A.

1995

         

Perception / Reflection, Gallery Concord, Concord, U.S.A.

1994

 

 

         

Asian / American American / Asian, Belcher Studios Gallery, San Francisco, U.S.A.

Cultural Identities and Immigration: Changing Images of America in the 90's, Oliver Arts Center, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, U.S.A.

1993

 

         

Beyond the Written Word, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, CA, U.S.A.

Group Six Show, Belcher Studios Gallery, San Francisco, U.S.A.

1992

 

 

         

The Object Is Bound (The Book As Metaphor), Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, U.S.A.

Art from Hangzhou, China, Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg, Germany

1991

         

A Grave Silence (Mixed Media Installation), Ghia Gallery, San Francisco, U.S.A.

1988

         

Chinese Painting Exhibition, Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg, Germany

1987

         

Contemporary Chinese Painting, Japan Gallery, Osaka, Japan

1985

         

National Young Artists Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

 

         

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

British Museum, London

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia

Brooklyn Museum, New York

Orange County Museum of Art, California

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Daimler Art Collection, Berlin

DSL Collection, Paris, France

M+ Museum, Hong Kong S.A.R.

 

Last Updated: August 2018