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Ling Jian

  • Love for Two Watercolour on 300g Arches Paper201276 x 56.5 cm, 29.9 x 22.2 in
    Love for Two Watercolour on 300g Arches Paper201276 x 56.5 cm, 29.9 x 22.2 in

  • Moody Dream No.1 Watercolour on 300g Canson Paper 201276 x 57 cm, 29.9 x 22.4 in
    Moody Dream No.1 Watercolour on 300g Canson Paper 201276 x 57 cm, 29.9 x 22.4 in

  • Moody Dream No.2 Watercolour on 300g Canson Paper 201276.5 x 56.5 cm, 30.1 x 22.2 in
    Moody Dream No.2 Watercolour on 300g Canson Paper 201276.5 x 56.5 cm, 30.1 x 22.2 in

  • Moody Dream No.3 Watercolour on 300g Canson Paper 201261 x 46 cm, 24 x 18.1 in
    Moody Dream No.3 Watercolour on 300g Canson Paper 201261 x 46 cm, 24 x 18.1 in

  • Moody Dream No.5 Watercolour on 300g Canson Paper 201261 x 46 cm, 24 x 18.1 in
    Moody Dream No.5 Watercolour on 300g Canson Paper 201261 x 46 cm, 24 x 18.1 in

  • Sister Lotus No.1 Watercolour on 300g Canson Paper 201279 x 56.5 cm, 31.1 x 22.2 in
    Sister Lotus No.1 Watercolour on 300g Canson Paper 201279 x 56.5 cm, 31.1 x 22.2 in

  • Sister Lotus No.2 Watercolour on 300g Canson Paper 201278.5 x 52.5 cm, 30.9 x 20.7 in
    Sister Lotus No.2 Watercolour on 300g Canson Paper 201278.5 x 52.5 cm, 30.9 x 20.7 in

  • Sister Peony No.1 Watercolour on 300g Canson Paper 201261 x 46 cm, 24 x 18.1 in
    Sister Peony No.1 Watercolour on 300g Canson Paper 201261 x 46 cm, 24 x 18.1 in

  • Sister Peony No.2 Watercolour on 300g Canson Paper 201261 x 46 cm, 24 x 18.1 in
    Sister Peony No.2 Watercolour on 300g Canson Paper 201261 x 46 cm, 24 x 18.1 in

  • Snowflakes on the Heart Watercolour on 300g Saunders Waterford Paper 201276 x 56.5 cm, 29.9 x 22.2 in
    Snowflakes on the Heart Watercolour on 300g Saunders Waterford Paper 201276 x 56.5 cm, 29.9 x 22.2 in

  • Spring Snow Watercolour on 300g Saunders Waterford Paper 201276 x 56.5 cm, 29.9 x 22.2 in
    Spring Snow Watercolour on 300g Saunders Waterford Paper 201276 x 56.5 cm, 29.9 x 22.2 in

  • Summer Breeze Watercolour on 300g Arches Paper201276 x 56.5 cm, 29.9 x 22.2 in
    Summer Breeze Watercolour on 300g Arches Paper201276 x 56.5 cm, 29.9 x 22.2 in

  • Suzhou Garden Watercolour on 300g Canson Paper 201276 x 56.5 cm, 29.9 x 22.2 in
    Suzhou Garden Watercolour on 300g Canson Paper 201276 x 56.5 cm, 29.9 x 22.2 in

  • Wild Lotus Series No.2 Watercolour on 300g Canson Paper 201248 x 36 cm, 18.9 x 14.2 in
    Wild Lotus Series No.2 Watercolour on 300g Canson Paper 201248 x 36 cm, 18.9 x 14.2 in

  • Wild Lotus Series No.3 Watercolour on 300g Canson Paper 201248 x 36 cm, 18.9 x 14.2 in
    Wild Lotus Series No.3 Watercolour on 300g Canson Paper 201248 x 36 cm, 18.9 x 14.2 in

  • Wild Lotus Series No.4 Watercolour on 300g Canson Paper 201248 x 36 cm, 18.9 x 14.2 in
    Wild Lotus Series No.4 Watercolour on 300g Canson Paper 201248 x 36 cm, 18.9 x 14.2 in

  • Wild Lotus Series No.5 Watercolour on 300g Canson Paper201248 x 36 cm, 18.9 x 14.2 in
    Wild Lotus Series No.5 Watercolour on 300g Canson Paper201248 x 36 cm, 18.9 x 14.2 in

  • Five Elements - Earth Watercolour on Paper201480.8 x 60 cm, 31.8 x 23.6 in
    Five Elements - Earth Watercolour on Paper201480.8 x 60 cm, 31.8 x 23.6 in

  • Five Elements - Water Watercolour on Paper201480.8 x 60 cm, 31.8 x 23.6 in
    Five Elements - Water Watercolour on Paper201480.8 x 60 cm, 31.8 x 23.6 in

  • Five Elements - Wood Watercolor on Paper201480.8 × 60 cm, 31.8 × 23.6 in
    Five Elements - Wood Watercolor on Paper201480.8 × 60 cm, 31.8 × 23.6 in

  • Five Elements - Metal Watercolor on Paper201476 × 56 cm, 30 × 22 in
    Five Elements - Metal Watercolor on Paper201476 × 56 cm, 30 × 22 in

  • Moody Dream No.4 Watercolour on 300g Canson Paper 201261 x 46 cm, 24 x 18.1 in
    Moody Dream No.4 Watercolour on 300g Canson Paper 201261 x 46 cm, 24 x 18.1 in

  • Wild Lotus Series No.1 Watercolour on 300g Canson Paper 201248 x 36 cm, 18.9 x 14.2 in
    Wild Lotus Series No.1 Watercolour on 300g Canson Paper 201248 x 36 cm, 18.9 x 14.2 in

Introduction

Born in Shandong Province, China in 1963, Ling Jian graduated from Qinghua. He currently lives and works in Beijing and Berlin.

Biography

  • 2005 Graduated from University of Paris 1 Panteon – Sorbonne with an MA in Plastic Arts
  • 1986 Graduated from Tsinghua University Art College, Beijing
  • 1963 Born in Shandong Province, China, lives and works in Berlin and Beijing

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016 Ling Jian, Jue Lan Club, New York, NY
  • Song of the Ancient Birds, Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong
  • 2015 Nature Chain, Klein Sun Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2014 Brain and Heart, Gana Art Center, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2012 Ling Jian|Classics - New Watercolours, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China
  • 2011 Moon in Glass, UCCA, Beijing, China
  • 2000 Liebhaberstücke, Kunstmuseum Mühlheim an der Ruhr, Germany
  • Ling Jian Solo Show, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • 2009 Back to Beijing, Tang Contemporary Art Center, Hong Kong, China
  • 2008 Red Seed, F2 Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
  • Sur-FACE: in transit, Tang Contemporary Art , Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2007 Red • Vanitas, Oil Paintings by Ling Jian, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong, China
  • Ling Jian Solo Exhibition, Volker Diehl, Berlin, Germany
  • 2005 Ling Jian One-Man Show, Art RAI, Amsterdam, Netherland
  • Chinese Visions, Artiscope Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2004 Immaculate, Galerie van der Straeten, Amsterdam, Netherland
  • 2003 Sublime: New Works by Ling Jian, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China
  • 2002 Asian Fashion - Asian Vibes, Pruess & Ochs Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • Sense of Nirvana, Galerie van der Straeten, Amsterdam, Netherland
  • 2000 Private Journey - Asian Fine Arts, Pruess & Ochs Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • 1999 Axis of Time, Kampnagelfabrik - Medienpark, Hamburg, Germany
  • 1997 Ling Jian, Lochte Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
  • 1996 Ling Jian, Promotion Program, Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany
  • 1995 White Room, White Room Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
  • 1993 Ling Jian, Schwind Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1991 Ling Jian, Lochte Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

Group Exhibitions

  • 2017 Art Stage Singapore Fair 2017, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
  • On Sharks and Humanity, Parkview Square, Downtown Core, Singapore; Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Central, Hong Kong
  • Mutual Supplementary and Wedge, Shanghai Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • 2016 Observation/ Reference/ Gesture Contemporary Painting, Ringling College of Art and Design, Willis Smith Gallery, Sarasota, FL
  • 2015 On Sharks and Humanity, National Museum of China, Beijing, China ParkviewGreen – Blue, Parkview Green Art, Beijing, China
  • 2013 Beijing – Prague: New Sights in Chinese Contemporary Art, Prinz Prager Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2012 Faces, Mingsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • 2011 Art Stage Singapore, F2 Gallery, Suntec, Singapore
  • 2010 China’s Influential Artists, Zhuoke Art, Beijing, China
  • Classical Remade - Carnival Limited Edition Art Works of Masters, Gallery Yang, Beijing, China
  • 2009 In the Mood for Paper - China, India and Iran Contemporary Paper Art Group Exhibition, F2 Gallery, Beijing, China
  • The Power and the Glory, Andrew James Art, Shanghai, China
  • On Love ? On War ? Prominent Contemporary Chinese Artists, Stux, New York, USA
  • 2008 China Gold, Musee Maillol, Paris, France
  • Asian Contemporary Art, Salzburg, Germany
  • Crouching Paper, Hidden Dragon - Works on Paper, F2 Gallery, Beijing, China
  • This is Asia? , Andrew James Art, Shanghai, China
  • Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair, Volker Diehl, Shanghai, China
  • 2007 Hong Kong Artwalk, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong, China
  • Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair, Xin Beijing Art Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • 2006 Beaufourt 2nd Triennale of Contemporary Art, PMMK - Musee d'Art Moderne, Beaufort, Belgium
  • Temptations, Olyvia Fine Art, London, UK
  • First Exhibition, Xin Beijing Art Gallery, Beijing, China
  • Milan Art Fair, Milan, Italy
  • PULSE Art Fair, New York, USA
  • 2005 FIAC, Paris, France
  • Gorgeous Isn't Good Enough, Spazio Pirelli, Bicocca, Milan, Rome, Italy
  • Beauties, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China
  • Scent of a Woman, Contemporary Chinese Art sponsored by Escada, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, China
  • Identities, van der Straeten Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherland
  • Frieze Art Fair, London, UK
  • 2004 Posers, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China
  • Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany
  • FIAC, Paris, France
  • Frieze Art Fair, London, UK
  • Ling Jian and Diana Brunstein, Guardini Foundation Kunsthalle, Luckenwalde, Germany
  • Artist in Residence Program and Exhibition: China Moon, with Art Director Robert
  • Wilson, at the Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation, Water Mill, Long Island, USA
  • Aliens On The Way, Buero fur Kunst, Dresden, Germany
  • Cinesi artisti fra traditione e presente, Pinacoteca Provinciale, Potenza, Italy
  • Armory Show, New York, USA
  • 2003 The Rest of the World, Neuffer am Park, Pirmasens, Germany
  • Art Forum, Berlin, Germany
  • FIAC, Paris, France
  • Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany
  • 2002 Art Forum, Berlin, Germany
  • Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany
  • 2001 The World from a German View, Odapark, Venray, Holland
  • Masterpieces Asian Fine Arts, Pruess & Ochs Gallery, Berlin Foerderkoje, Berlin, Germany
  • Art Forum, Berlin, Germany
  • Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany
  • NRW Kunstausstellung, Dusseldorf, Germany
  • 2000 ART Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Sanssouci, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Art Forum, Berlin, Germany
  • Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany
  • 1999 Scholarship, Thesirius Arts Center, Ireland
  • 1996 Group Exhibition, Chapel Art Center, Cologne, Germany
  • 1995 Alphabet Of Cruelty, Museum Stadt Bad Hersfeld Video - Installation
  • NRW Kunstausstellung, Dusseldorf 1993 MEDIALE, Hamburg Deichtorhallen, Germany
  • Received First Prize Award, Chinese Oil Painting Biennale, China Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany