Wander, 2017
Oil on Canvas 66.5 x 137 cm Each
$21,000/Set

Chonggang Du

杜崇刚

Born in Shandong, China, 1963

Lives and works in Melbourne

Chonggang Du is an academic artist who expresses both theoretical and artistic concerns through his work, actively engaging with issues of culture, power and politics.

Du was born in China in 1963. He received a Bachelor of Fine Art from Shan Dong University and went on to teach at Jinan Craft Arts School and Shan Dong Arts Academy for 18 years before moving to Australia in 2003. In 2009, Du completed a Master of Fine Art at Monash University.

 

EDUCATION

Master of Fine Art (by Research), Monash University, Australia.
Bachelor of Fine Art, Shan Dong Normal University, China.
Diploma of Fine Art, Shan Dong Arts College, China.

 

SOLO EXHIBITION

2019    Intervention, Fox Galleries, Melbourne.
2018    Afterimage, Fox Galleries, Melbourne.
2012    Uncertain, Ausin Tung Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
2012    Paper in East and West, Jan Manton Art Brisbane, Australia.
2010    Ambiguous, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, Australia.
2010    Background, Place Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
2009    Hybridity, Monash University, Caulfield, Melbourne, Australia.
2006    New Paintings Exhibition in Span Galleries, Melbourne, Australia.
2004    Span Galleries, Melbourne, Australia.
2002    The Tenth Chinese Art Fair, Beijing, China.
1992    Capital Museum, Beijing, China.

 

GROUP EXHIBITION

2019    The Bridges, ACAE Gallery, Melbourne.
2018    Splash: McClelland Contemporary Watercolour Award Exhibition, McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery, Melbourne.
2018    Paul Guest Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Australia.
2018    Direction, E Hive Art & Design Gallery, Melbourne 2017 Weifang International Art Biennial, Weifang, China.
2014    Ocher, Bones & Urine: A Painting Show, Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne.
2014    Crossing Boundaries 2014, Sydney Town Hall, Sydney.
2013    蛇 rắn 뱀 Snake – A Celebration of Asian Australian Art, City of Sydney.
2013    Small Sculpture Fair 2013, McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery, Melbourne.
2012    Group Exhibition, Memento 2012, Jan Manton Art Brisbane.
2012    Review, Australia China Art Foundation, Melbourne.
2012    Melbourne Art Fair 2012, Ausin Tung Gallery, Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, Melbourne.
2012    Art Melbourne, Ausin Tung Gallery, Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, Melbourne.
2012    Chinese Australia, Ausin Tung Gallery, Melbourne.
2011    The Art of Christmas, Small Works Show, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane.
2010    China Obscura, MiFA, Melbourne.
2010    Fletcher Jones art prize, Geelong Gallery.
2009    Post, Place Gallery, Melbourne.
2007    Group Exhibition at Span Galleries, Melbourne.
2005    ANL Maritime Art Prize 2005, Melbourne.
2001    Selected to participate in China Watercolour Figure Paintings Exhibition, China.
2000    Selected to participate in the Fifth National Watercolour and Crayon Exhibition, China.
2000    selected to participate in the Ya Heng Cup National Painting Exhibition, China.
1999    Selected to participate in the Ninth National Art Exhibition, China.
1998    Selected to participate in the Fourth National Watercolour and Crayon Exhibition, China.
1997    Selected to participate in Shan Dong, Hu Bei and Hong Kong Watercolour Exhibition, China.
1996    Selected to participate in the Exhibition of Chinese Oil Paintings Overseas Touring and Outstanding Chinese Oil Paintings Exhibition, Malaysia.
1994    Selected to participate in Shan Dong Art Exhibition, Credit Award, Shan Dong, China.
1994    Selected to participate in the First Chinese Oil Painting Still Life Exhibition, Beijing, China.
1989    Selected to participate in Shan Dong Art Exhibition, Shan Dong, China.
1987    Selected to participate in the National Art Exhibition of the 60th Anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army, Beijing, China.

 

AWARDS

2018    Splash: McClelland Contemporary Watercolour Award, McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery, Melbourne.
2018    Paul Guest Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Australia.
2013    Small Sculpture Fair 2013, McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
2010    Fletcher Jones art prize, Geelong Gallery, Australia.
2005    ANL Maritime Art Prize 2005, Melbourne, Australia.
2000    Ya Heng Prize, National Painting Exhibition, He Nan, China
1999    First Prize, Shan Dong Art Exhibition, Shan Dong, China
1994    Credit Award, Shan Dong Art Exhibition, Shan Dong, China.

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

National Art Museum of China.
Private collections in Australia, Europe, China and USA.