Ping Chen

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Oil on Canvas 182.8 x 152.5 cm[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][us_gallery ids=”8270″ layout=”masonry” columns=”5″][vc_column_text 0=””]

Ping Chen

陈平

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_column_text 0=””]Born in Guangdong, China, 1962

Lives and works in Beijing and Australia

Ancestor Di Jun was a god with the head of a bird, the body of a monkey and only one leg. There was a country in which the people all had one head and three bodies. These were Di Jun’s children; He had another ten sons who came out one at a time after washing in the south-east sea and then took turns to work as the sun in the sky; He also had twelve daughters who were the moons, they always bathed in the remote west and then took turns to come out at night. From time to time, Di Jun came down to meet the five coloured birds in the east valley. They danced joyfully. In the ancient Chinese myth, the  creator of the world, Pan Gu, had the head of a dog and the body of a human. Nu Wa, the goddess who created human beings, had the face of a woman and the body of a snake. The first king, Huang Di, was a bird, with four wings and six legs. There was also a god of the ocean and the wind, and he was sometimes a fish with a human face and sometimes a bird.

These great majestic creatures, once the carriers of the human spirit, are now nowhere to be seen. Their forests have been lost forever. Since the dream of communism was broken, we have turned ourselves into hungry hunters in the concrete reality, and our souls have been transmuted.

I traverse among spirit, illusion and reality; mingle man with landscape and animals. This is where I could once again let my spirit fly. Looking down, I am increasingly disengaging from politics and society.

“The phoenix has never come in the sky, the picture has never appeared from the river, and yet my life is near the end!”

BACKGROUND

1981  Sub-High School, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art, China: Certificate

1985  Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art, China: BFA (Education)

1997  The School of Art, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia: BFA (Painting )

ARTISTIC PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1985-90   Assistant Lecturer,Shantou University, Guangdong, China

1986-90  Member of Shantou Painting Society, China

1989-       Member of Chinese Artists Association, China

1997         Finalist, Hutchins Art Prize, Long Gallery, Hobart, Australia

  • Resident artist, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Australia

2000-01  Guest Speaker, Printmaking Dept. The School of Art, University of Tasmania, Australia

2001-       Member of Contemporary Art Tasmania, Australia

2002-05  Member of the Art Sub-committee, Salamanca Arts Centre, Australia

2002-      Representation, Colville Gallery, Hobart, Australia

2003        Co-Curator, ‘Out of China’, Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Australia
Co- Curator, ‘Tasmanian Vision’, Shantou University Gallery, China

2005        The Glover Prize, Finalist, Evandale, Australia
Representation, Mahoneys Galleries, Melbourne, Australia
Representation, Art Equity, Sydney, Australia

2008-      Presentation, Guangdong Museum of Art, China
Presentation, White Rabbit Contemporary Chinese Art Collection, Sydney, Australia
Representation, Vis-à-vis Art Lab, 798, Beijing, China
Representation, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong, China
Representation, Gaffer Studio, Hong Kong, China
Australian-China Council Grant, Australia
Arts Tasmania Grant, Australia
Tasmanian Premier Grant, Australia
Red Gate Gallery Residency, Beijing, China
Guardian Auction, Guangzhou, China
Winner, ‘Side By Side’ Art Competition, UK

2009       Representation, Galerie Trajectoire, France
Representation, EL Projected, New York, USA
Presentation, Davis Museum, Barcelona, Spain
Australian Government Foreign Affair and Trade EMDG Grant, Australia

2010        Representation, Melbourne International Fine Art, Melbourne Australia
Represetation, Colville Gallery, Hobart, Australia
Representation, Tally Beck Contemporary, North America, Europe, Asia
Virtual Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China.

2011         Representation, Tyche-Tyche, London, UK
Representation, Pearl Lam Fine Art, Shanghai, China
Speaker, Asian Art Forum, Contempo, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, Australia

2012        Donation, Members’ Travel Draw, The Art Gallery Sociality of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Print Editions, Sequoia Tees, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Acceptance to Time-Space-Existence2, Venice Biennale 2013, style Art Affairs Foundations, Netherlands
Participant, Made in China Australia, The Australia Council for the Art Grant 2013 Residency, Shang Yuan Art Museum, Beijing, China

2013         Residency, Shang Yuan Art Museum, Beijing, China
Attendance to Time-Space-Existence#2, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Project co-ordinater, MoCA West Lake, Hang Zhou, China and style Art Affairs Foundations, Venice
Speaker, Dialogue with Jason Yeap, Trustee of National Gallery of Victoria, Mapping Melbourne
Inclusion, A Thousand Living Painters, New Masters 2013-Verfhond’s List, Meristem, Holland

2014         Speaker, Australian Culture and Commerce Association, Sydney, Australia
Speaker, Australian School, Singapore
Participant, Paint Face, The Australia Council for the Arts Presentation and Promotion Grant
Inclusion, A Thousand Living Painters, New Masters 2014-Verfhond’s List, Meristem, Holland

Exhibitions

1985    ‘Graduation Exhibition-Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art’, Gallery of Culture Park, Guangzhou, China

1986    ‘Teachers’ Exhibition’, Shantou University Gallery, China

1987    ‘Annual Member Exhibition’, Shantou Painting Society, Shantou Museum, China

1989    ‘Shantou University Teachers’ Exhibition’, Gallery of Shantou Institute of Art, China

1990    ‘East Sydney Scenes’, The Watercolour Gallery, Sydney, Australia

1997    ‘Hue’s Hue’, Entrepot Gallery, The School of Art, Hobart, Australia
‘Affinity’, Fine Art Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
‘Beaching the Whale’, Long Gallery, Hobart, Australia
‘International Art Exhibition of Chaoshan Origin’, Gallery of Shantou Institute of Art, China
‘Hutchins Art Awards’, Long Gallery, Hobart, Australia

2000    ‘Box – viewpoint’, Solo Show, Foyer Installation Gallery, Australia
‘Converge’, Group Show, Long Gallery, Hobart, Australia

2001    ‘Drawing into the Square’, Solo Show, Loft gallery, Hobart, Australia
‘Shadowing the Paper’, Solo Show, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Australia
‘No Escape’, Solo Show, Kelly’s Garden, Salamanca Arts Centre, Australia

2002    ‘Still Time’, Solo Show, The Salamanca Collection, Hobart, Australia
‘Fingering Glover’, Group Show, Long Gallery, Hobart, Australia
‘The Charcoal Grilled She’, Foyer Installation Gallery, Hobart, Australia

2003    ‘Life is Beautiful’ Solo Show (opened by David Hanson, Senior Curator of Tasmania Museum and Gallery), The Salamanca Collection, Hobart, Australia
‘Living Artists Week’, Hobart, Australia
‘Trio’, Loft Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Australia
‘Trio’, Shantou University Gallery, China

2004    ‘Figure Out’, Solo Show, The Salamanca Collection, Hobart, Australia

2005    ‘Raphaelite Now’, Solo Show, The Salamanca Collection, Hobart, Australia
‘The Glover Prize’, John Clover Society, Evandale, Tasmania, Australia
‘They Are Figures’, Solo Show, Northern Exposure Festival, Melbourne
Sydney Art Fair, Represented by Mahoneys Galleries, Melbourne, Australia

2006    ‘If Turner Was Here’, Solo Show, The Salamanca Collection, Hobart, Australia
‘Landscape Paintings Launch’. Solo Show, Art Equity, Sydney, Australia

2007    ‘Figure Paintings Launch’, Solo Show, Art Equity, Sydney, Australia
‘Figurative Language’, Solo Show(opened by Rosemary Miller, Director of Salamanca Arts Centre), The Salamanca Collection, Hobart, Australia
‘Island Symphony’, Solo Show, Art Equity, Sydney, Australia
‘Living Artist’s Surviving Human’, Solo Show, Tasmanian Living Artists’ Week, Salamanca Art Centre, Hobart, Australia

2008    ‘Oil Paintings by Three Australian Artists’, Guangdong Museum of Art , Guangzhou, China
‘China’s Exhibition Preview’, Long Gallery, Hobart, Australia
‘Her Dreams’, Solo Show(opened by Michael Edwards, Director of Contemporary Art Tasmania), The Salamanca Collection, Hobart, Australia
‘Ruins’, Solo Show, Vis-à-Vis Art Lab, 798, Beijing, China
‘International Artist Residency Exhibition’, Group Show, Red Gate Gallery, China
Singapore International Art Fair, Presented by Gaffer Studio, Hong Kong
‘Try to Remember’, Group Show, Osage SoHo Gallery, Hong Kong

2009    ‘Melting Human’, Studio Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Australia
‘Girl in City’, Solo Show, Art Equity, Sydney, Australia
‘Australian Contemporary Art’, Group Show, Gaffer Studio&Koru Contemporary Art, Hong Kong
‘Still Life’, Solo Show, The Salamanca Collection, Hobart, Australia
‘Coming Home’, Group Show(Australian Art Council), Linda Gallery, 798, Beijing, China
Singapore International Art Fair, Presented by Gaffer Studio, Hong Kong
Melbourne Art Fair, Presented by The Salamanca Collection, Australia
‘Digital Art Expo International In Downtown Los Angeles’, Participant of Davis Museum, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, USA
‘One World One Home’, Group Show, Chinese Government Ministry of Culture, Qing Tong Museum,Ordos,Inner Mongolia, China

2010    ‘Three Australian Painters’, Australian Consulate General, New York, USA
Group Show, Eli Klein Fine Art, New York, USA
‘Ancient Dreams’, Art Equity, Sydney, Australia
‘Other’, solo show, Colville Gallery, Hobart, Australia
It’s Song, It’s Dream, Solo Virtual Project, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Beijing International Art Fair, Presented by Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Asian Art 2010, group show, Tally Beck Contemporary, New York, Mobile and San Francisco, USA
Sydney Art2010, Art Equity, Sydney Australia
Annual Show, Melbourne International Fine Art, Australia
Confucius, Other Realities. Solo Show, Tally Beck Contemporary, New York.

2011    Broken Hearted, solo show, Melbourne International Fine Art, Australia
Los Angeles Art Show2011, China Today, Represented by Gaffer, Hong Kong
Scope New York art fair 2011, Represented by Tally Beck Contemporary
Hong Kong Art 2011, Represented by Tally Beck Contemporary
New Paintings, solo show, Art Equity, Sydney, Australia
New Paintings, solo show, Colville Gallery, Hobart, Australia
Artmrkt2011,  San Francisco, Represented by Tally Beck Contemporary, USA
SCOPE Basel, represented by Tally Beck Contemporary, New York
Next, Art Chicago 2011
Group Show, Pearl Lam Fine Art Shanghai, China
Artmrkt Hamptons 2011, group show, Represented by Tally Beck Contemporary, New York, USA
Artmrkt, Texas Contemporary, Represented by Tally Beck Contemporary New York, Houston, USA
Art Asia Miami,presented by Tally Beck Contemporary New York, Miami, USA

2012    Los Angeles Art Show, Represented by Tally Beck Contemporary New York, Los Angeles, USA
Man and Universe are One, Gaffer, Hong Kong
Creation of Phoenix, Solo Show, Tally Beck Contemporary, New York, USA
The Myth of Dragon and Phoenix, Art Equity, Sydney, Australia
Phoenix, Colville Gallery, Hobart, Australia
Art Platform, Represented by Gaffer Hong Kong, Los Angeles, USA
Artmrkt Hamptons 2012, group show, Represented by Tally Beck Contemporary, New York, USA

2013    AES+F, Dale Frank, Yushitaka Amano, Chen Ping, Group Show, Art Statements & Gaffer, Hong Kong
Time-Space-Existence#2, 55th Venice Biennale, Group Show, Personal Structures, Venice, Italy
International Artists Exchange Program, Group Show, Shuanyun Art Museum, Beijing, China
Flying with Birds, Solo Show, Art Equity, Sydney, Australia
Falling Leaves, Solo Show, Melbourne International Fine Art, Melbourne, Australia
Waking up the Sky, Shaking the Land, Colville Gallery, Hobart, Australia

2014   Zen Flies Over, Solo Show, Singapore High Commission, Singapore
Seeking – Australian Chinese Artists, Group Show, Australia China Culture Council, Sydney, Australia
Paint Face, Group Show, Constance ARI, Hobart, Australia
Art Wall, Judges’ Chambers, Supreme Court Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
Group Show, Poly International Auction(China), Sydney, Australia
Unseen Mountain, Solo Show, Colville Gallery, Hobart, Australia
Made in China Australia, National Touring Exhibition, Australia
Group Show, Beyond Colours Gallery, Singapore
Artmrkt, San Francisco2014, Tally Beck Contemporary New York, San Francisco, USA

Grants

Australia Council, Australia-China Council, Art Tasmania, Tasmanian Premier

Collections

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Madam Peng Liyuan
Will Hodgman Premier of Tasmania
Guangdong Museum of Art, China
Tasmanian Museum and Art gallery, Australia
Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art, China
White Rabbit Contemporary Chinese Art Collection, Sydney, Australia
Davis Museum
Popov private collection, Moscow, Russia
Privates and Organizations- USA, Switzerland, Austria, England, Ireland, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Denmark, Hong Kong, Australia
Shangyuan Art Museum, Beijing, China

PUBLICATIONS

1986    Chen Ping, Illustration, Overseas Chinese Literature Magazine, Shantou University, China
1987    Chen Ping, ‘Village’, Shantou Daily, China
1985    Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art , ‘Artworks by Students of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art’, National Art Schools Series, China
2005    Australian Art Collector, Issue 32, ‘Raphaelite Now’, Australia
2007    Australian Art Collector, Issue 41, ‘Figurative Language’, Australia
2008    Guangdong Museum of Art, International Exchange Series, ‘Oil Paintings by Three Australian Artists’, Guangdong, China
Australian Art Collector, Issue 45, ‘Her Dreams’, Australia
2009    Vis-à-Vis Art Lab, ‘Chen Ping Painting’, Beijing, China
2010    Broadway Gallery, ‘Three Australia Painters’, New York, USA
2011    Tim Phelan, Amazon, 50 Contemporary Artists, USA
MIFA, Metaphysics, Chen Ping’s Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia
2012    MacMillan Dist, Chen Ping Painting, Mini Books (Australian Artists Series), Palgrave MacMillan, Australia
2013    Personal Structures, Time-Space-Existence#2, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
2014    Style Arts Foundation, Catalogue 2, Time-Space-Existence#2, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Australia China Culture Council, Seeking – Australian Chinese Artists Group Exhibition, Sydney, Australia

REVIEWS

Australia: Peter Timms, John McDonald, Ralph Hobbs, James Arvanitakis, Micheal Edwards
International: Ian Findlay, Rajath Suri, Michael Corbin, Tally Beck, Wang Huangsheng[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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