Yi Wang


Yi Wang

Born in Tianjin, China, 1959
Lives and works in Sydney

Yi Wang
Artist SHEN Jiawei
2015
Oil on canvas
100 x 100 cm

orn in Tianjin, China in 1959, Wang has a Bachelor of Art degree from the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts. After graduating in 1982, he started work as a senior art editor for one of China’s biggest-selling newspapers, The Evening Gazette of Tianjin. In 1990, he set up the Shadow Art Gallery. His reputation as a portrait painter grew during the 1980s and he began receiving important commissions. In 1987 an exhibition of his portraits called Liang Shan toured various Chinese cities. Some of these works are now in the collections of the Tianjin Gallery of Fine Art and the Bo Wen Gallery of Fine Art.


Wang moved to Sydney in 2006. Since arriving here he has visited many art galleries and museums, which has exposed him to the great works of master artists across the centuries. As a result he has created a number of portrait oil paintings using very strict realistic techniques and a modern artistic aesthetic.