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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.

Education

  • 1963 Born in Shandong Province, China
  • 1986 Graduated from Tsinghua University Art College, Beijing, China
  • 2006 Present Living and working in Hong Kong, Beijing and Berlin

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2012 “Ling Jian/ Classics-New Watercolours”, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China
  • 2011 “Prelude to Water Melody - Moon in Glass”, UCCA, Beijing, China
  • 2010 “Prelude to Water Melody - Moon in Glass”, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • 2009 “Back to Beijing”, Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong, China
  • 2008 “Red Seed”, DF2 Gallery, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
  • "Sur-FACE: in transit”, Tang Contemporary Art, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2007 “Red • Vanitas, Oil Paintings by Ling Jian”, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong, China
  • “The Last Idealism”, Gallery 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
  • 1995 “White Room”, White Room Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
  • 1993 “Ling Jian”, Schwind Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1991 “Ling Jian”, Lochte Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

Group Exhibitions

  • 2012 “Faces”, Mingsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • 2011 “Art Stage Singapore”, F2 Gallery, Singapore
  • 2010 “Classical Remade - Carnival Limited Edition Art Works of Masters”, Gallery Yang, Beijing, China
  • “Group Exhibition”, KunstmuseumMülheim an der Ruhr ,Germany
  • 2009 Max Lang Group Show, New York,U.S.A.
  • “In the Mood for Paper - China, India and Iran Contemporary Paper Art Group Exhibition”, F2 Gallery, Beijing, China
  • “On Love? On War?Prominent Contemporary Chinese Artists”, STUX, New York, U.S.A.
  • 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 Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • 2007 “Hong Kong Artwalk”, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong, China
  • “Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair”, Xin Beijing Art Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • 2006 “Beaufourt 2ndTriennale of Contemporary Art, PMMK” - Museed'ArtModerne, 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, 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, U.K.
  • 2004 “Posers”, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China
  • “Art Cologne”, Cologne, Germany
  • “FIAC”, Paris, France
  • “Frieze Art Fair”, London, U.K.
  • “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, U.S.A.
  • "Aliens On The Way”, Buero fur Kunst, Dresden, Germany
  • "Cinesiartistifratraditione e presente”, PinacotecaProvinciale, Potenza, Italy “Armory Show”, New York, U.S.A.
  • 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, BadischerKunstverein”, 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, Germany
  • 1993 “MEDIALE”, Hamburg Deichtorhallen, Germany
  • Received First Prize Award, Chinese Oil Painting Biennale, China Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • “Art Cologne”, Cologne, Germany