Born in Fushun, Liaoning, China









BA Department of Printmaking, Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts (now China Academy of Art), Hangzhou








Department of Printmaking, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou










Lu Xun Engraving Award, granted by the Qingdao Engraving Artists Association, Qingdao, China







Pave the Road (copperplate), silver award, Art Exhibition in Zhejiang Province Celebrating the 45th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China, Hangzhou, China

Dream–Butterfly (copperplate), bronze award, The 12thNational Chinese Printing Works Display, Shenzhen, China




Love is Red (copperplate), excellence award, National Fine Arts Exhibition of Three Types of Printing, Nanjing, China




Horizon (copperplate), Third Class Prize, Exhibition of the Works of Fine Arts by the Progressive Chinese Youth, Beijing, China








 Worksby Chen Haiyan, Hanyang Art Center, Hangzhou, China


Yi Jue Dao Ren: Works by Chen Haiyan, Department of Foundational Education, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China



Lignin Gold Sound:Chen Haiyan Art Exhibition, Fujian Art Museum, Fuzhou, China






In Every Flower a World: An Exhibition of Chen Haiyan’s Prints, Art Gallery No. 2, Hangzhou, China

Ink Studio at the Armory Show 2014: Works by Chen Haiyan, Pier 94: The Armory Show 2014, New York, USA



Chen Haiyan: Carving the Unconscious, Ink Studio, Beijing, China



A Week's Dreams, Artone Center, Hangzhou, China



Works by Chen Haiyan, 798 Art District, Beijing, China




Chagall & Chagall: The Artworks of Chen Haiyan, Asia Museum, DaeJeon City, South Korea




Exhibition of Woodblock Prints by Chen Haiyan, College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA




Contemporary Prints by Chen Haiyan, Clotworthy Arts Centre, Antrim, UK

Prints by Chen Haiyan, The Elmwood Gallery, Ulster Arts Club, Belfast, UK




Dreams: Woodblock Prints by Chen Haiyan, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, California, USA








From/To: The Frontier of Chinese Art Education, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, USA


Out of Ink: Interpretations from Chinese Contemporary Art, Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey



Special Exhibition for the 90thAnniversary of China Academy of Art, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China


West Lake International Expo, Hangzhou, China



Ink and the Mind, Ink Studio, Beijing, China



Last Summer: Artists’ European Trip Exhibition, Jueshe Gallery, Hangzhou, China








Ink and the Body, Ink Studio, Beijing, China

Myriad Beings: Works by the Teachers and Graduate Students of the First Studio of the Department of Printmaking at the China Academy of Art, Ideallart Gallery, Hangzhou, China

Reading People: Shanghai International Printmaking Exhibition 2014, China Art Museum, Shanghai












Burden and Rediscover: Woodblock Prints from the China Academy of Art, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou

The Face of Lu Xun — Exhibition Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of China's New Woodcut Movement and the 130th Anniversary of Lu Xun’s Birth, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China

The 19th National Print-making Exhibition, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China

Trace, Invitational Exhibition of Chinese Print Art Masters’ Works, Lingnan Fine Arts Museum, Dongguan, China

2011 Guanlan International Print Biennial, Guanlan Original Printmaking Base, Shenzhen, China




Ecology and Home, Fourth Beijing International Art Biennale, National Art Museum of China, Beijing






Post-Mao Dreaming: Contemporary Art, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts, USA

Three Decades: The Contemporary Chinese Collection, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia



Vision Féminine—Six Chinese Artists in Venice, Fondaco dell’Arte, Venice, Italy



Dream: In Black & White, Art Beatus, Vancouver, Canada



Techniques of the Visible, Shanghai Biennale 2004, Shanghai Art Museum, China





An Opening Era: Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Founding of the National Art Museum of China, National Art Museum of China, Beijing

Parallel Time: Asian Contemporary Art Exhibition, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou






Chinese Printmaking Today: Woodblock Printing in China 1980–2000, British Library, London, UK

Female Vision: Exhibition of Chinese Female Artists, Western Australian Museum, Perth







Art Chicago, Navy Pier, Chicago, USA

Five Professors’ Exhibition, Haining Museum, China

The 1st Fine Art Exhibition, Jinmao Tower, Shanghai, China

The West Lake Gallery Exhibition, West Lake Gallery, Hangzhou, China

Shanghai Invitational Exhibition of Print Making, M50, Shanghai, China



Korea-China Professors' Exhibition, Dongduk Women's University, Seoul, Korea





Eastlink: Grand Opening of Shanghai's New Contemporary Art Gallery Showing Work by Selected Chinese Artists, Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai, China

1999 Art China, LIMN Gallery, San Francisco, USA







Die Hälfte des Himmels: ChinesischeKünstlerinnen, Frauenmuseum, Bonn, Germany

Jiangnan: Modern and Contemporary Art from South of the Yangzi River, The Art Institute of Vancouver, Canada

The Other Shore of the Sea: Engravings Exhibition, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, USA





Exhibition by Asian Women Artists, Regional Workshop on Plastic Arts for Women in Asia, Tehran, Iran

Exhibition by Women Artists, Aichach Art Association, Aichach, Germany






Fine Arts Exhibition by Chinese Women Artists, Reed College, Portland, Oregon, USA

The People’s Progress: Twentieth Century Chinese Woodcuts, Art Gallery of South New Wales, Sydney, Australia

China —Aktuelles aus 15 Ateliers, Räumen der Heßstraße, Munich, Germany







Images of the Western Lake: The Revival of the Colour Print in Contemporary China, British Museum, London, UK

Spaces: Sino-Austrian Exhibition of Female Artists’ Works, Vienna Parliament, Austria; Meerscheinschloss, University of Graz, Austria; Zhejiang Provincial Museum, Hangzhou, China





New Art from China: Post-1989, Marlborough Fine Art, London, UK

Voices from the Edge: Paintings, Installation and Video Art by Ten Chinese Women Artists, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong, China







China Avant-garde: Counter-currents in Art and Culture, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany; Kunsthal Rotterdam, Netherlands; The Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK; Kunsthallen Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, Denmark

New Art from China: Post-1989, Pao Gallery and Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong, China





New Art from China: Post-Mao Product, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane; City of Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat; Canberra School of Art Gallery, Australia





I Don't Want to Play Cards with Cézanne" and Other Works: Selections from the Chinese "New Wave" and "Avant-Garde" Art of the Eighties, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, California, USA




China/Avant-Garde, National Art Museum of China, Beijing

Contemporary Asian Art Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Japan






Beyond the Open Door: Contemporary Paintings from the People’s Republic of China, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, California, USA

Modern Chinese Painting Exhibition, Marlborough Fine Art, London, UK

Print Exhibition, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, UK





British Museum, London, UK

China Art Museum, Shanghai

Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

Muban Educational Trust, London, UK

Museum of Sydney, Australia

National Art Museum of China, Beijing

Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, California, USA

Portland Museum of Art, USA

Qingdao Art Museum, China

Shenzhen Art Museum, China

Shenzhou Engraving Museum, Chengdu, China

White Rabbit Contemporary Chinese Art Collection, Sydney, Australia

The World Bank, Washington, DC, USA


Last Updated: February 2017