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Mao Yan

  • S.W. No.4 Pencil on Paper201021.6 x 18 cm, 8.5 x 7.1 in
    S.W. No.4 Pencil on Paper201021.6 x 18 cm, 8.5 x 7.1 in

  • S.W. No.5 Pencil on Paper201030 x 22.4 cm, 11.8 x 8.8 in
    S.W. No.5 Pencil on Paper201030 x 22.4 cm, 11.8 x 8.8 in

  • Andrew Writing brush on 300g fine grain Watercolor Paper201161 x 46 cm, 18.1 x 24 in
    Andrew Writing brush on 300g fine grain Watercolor Paper201161 x 46 cm, 18.1 x 24 in

  • Delacroix Impression Writing brush on 300g fine grain Watercolor Paper201061 x 46 cm, 18.1 x 24 in
    Delacroix Impression Writing brush on 300g fine grain Watercolor Paper201061 x 46 cm, 18.1 x 24 in

Introduction

Born in 1968 and graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing, Mao Yan is currently living and working in Nanjing. Mao Yan is a prominent painter best known for his skillful portraitures. Mao Yan’s works are often soft colored and show the human figure in a “quiet and poetic” dimension.

Biography

  • 1991 Graduated from Oil Painting Department, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
  • 1968 Born in 1968 in Xiangtan, Hunan Province, China

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2015 Mao Yan, Pace Gallery, New York, USA
  • 2013 Mao Yan, Pace Beijing, Beijing, China
  • 3 × China, Galerie Römerapotheke, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2012 Mao Yan: Ethos, Galerie Art & Public, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2011 Mao Yan: Works on Paper, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China
  • 2010 Mao Yan in Dufftown, Shanghart, Shanghai, China
  • 2009 Longing for More ‒ Mao Yan, Solo Exhibtion, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • 2008 Mao Yan, Solo Exhibition, ChinaToday Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
  • Art Changsha, Hunan Provincial Museum, Hunan, China
  • 2000 Mao Yan, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong, China
  • 1997 Painting by Mao Yan, Pingge Gallery, Nanjing, China
  • 1992 View and Emulate - Drawing Works of Mao Yan, Nanjing Art Academy, Nanjing, China

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2017 Three Man Exhibition, N3 Gallery, Beijing, China
  • 2016 The Nanjing International Art Festival, Baijia Lake Museum, Nanjing, China
  • Talking on Paper, Pace Beijing, China
  • 2015 Art Historical Flashbacks: Another Path in Chinese Contemporary Art, Elion Art Gallery, Beijing,
  • 2014 ART 021 Contemporary Art Fair in Shanghai, Shanghai, China
  • 2013 The Garden of Diversion, Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing, China
  • ShanghART Summer Show, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • FIAC 2013, Grand Palais, Paris, France
  • Art Basel 2013, Basel, Switzerland
  • Armory Show 2013, New York, USA
  • 2012 In Time-2012 Chinese Oil Painting Biennale, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
  • Face, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • 2011 Growing Up, Exhibition celebrating SWFC 3rd & ShanghART Gallery 15th Anniversary, Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai, China
  • ShanghART Gallery Autumn Group Show, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • 2010 Photo Exhibition of Contemporary Artists, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • Contemporary Drawing Fair 2010 in Paris, Paris, France
  • Erotic Exhibition, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China
  • Thirty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art.on Painting (1979-2009), Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • RESHAPING HISTORY-Chinart from 2000 to 2009, China National Convention Center, Beijing, China
  • Passing territory: Chinese and Foreign Masters Fine Print Exhibition, 798 Art Bridge Gallery, Beijing, China
  • China Expressionism, Museum Of Contemporary Art Beijing, Beijing, China
  • 2009 Inaugural Exhibition, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China
  • Choir Art Works Exhibition, F518 Baoyuan RD, Bao’an Central District, Shenzhen, China
  • Mao Yan and He Duoling Works Exhibition, CHINABLUE Gallery in Yan-Huang Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • Shanghai Art Fair 13th Edition 2009, ShanghaiMart(No. 99 Xingyi Road), Shanghai, China
  • Trends in Hunan and Hubei̶Hubei and Hunan Contemporary Art Exhibition 1985-2009, Guangzhou Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
  • CHINAMANIA, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Arken, Denmark
  • Contemporary Edge Contemporary Artists Printmaking Works Group Exhibition, Chongqing Jiangshan Art Museum, Chongqing, China
  • Nanjing Mu Fushan Group Exhibition, Nanjing, China
  • 2008 Academy and Non-academy II, Yibo Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • Semiosis, The Square of China Gallery, Newyork, USA
  • China: Construot and Deconstruction, The National Gallery of St. Paul, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • The 23th Asia International Fine Art Exhibition, Guangzhou, China
  • Today’s China, BELvue Museum, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2007 Art Beijing 2007 Contemporary Art Fair, National Agricultural Exhibition Center, Beijing, China
  • CIGE 2007, China World Trade Center, Beijing, China
  • Portrait’s Zero -The Painting of Xia Xiaowan & Mao Yan, Aye Gallery, Beijing, China
  • The Form of Emotion, Danish Art Centre, Beijing, China
  • Transparent Situation, Tibet Museum, Lhasa, China
  • New Painting - Anti-form, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • Look on Somebody’s Trouble with Indifference, Kassel Central Train Station, Kassel, Germany
  • 2006 Contemporary Oil Painting Collectors Event, Aye Gallery, Beijing, China
  • Summer Time, Sharing Art, Aye Gallery, Beijing, China
  • Chains, REDe Gallery, Changsha, China
  • Art Node: 2006 Contemporary Art Collectors’ Exhibition, Tan Guobin Art Museum, Changsha, China
  • Flower?, Songzhuang Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • 2005 Sick: Our Art Today, Nanjing Art Museum, Nanjing, China
  • The Second Triennial of Chinese Contemporary Art, Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, China
  • 2004 The Painting Show of Mao Yan and He Duoling, Chinablue Gallery, Beijing, China
  • The Metamorphosis̶The Painting Show of Mao Yan and Liu Ye, Diya Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Poisonous̶Invitational Exhibition of Free Communication Book Store, Free Communication Book Store, Beijing, China
  • Portrayal, Yibo Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • Human Scenery, Anna Ning Fine Art, Hong Kong, China
  • 2003 New Paintings, Yibo Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • New Generation and Post-revolution, Chinablue Gallery, Beijing, China
  • 2002 Group Exhibition of Contemporary Artists, Schoeni Art Gallery, Beijing, China
  • On the Edge of the Millennium-New Art From China, Goedhuis Contemporary, New York, U.S.A.
  • Face to Face - Chinese Portrait Art Exhibition, Shanghai Jingwen Art Centre, Shanghai, China
  • Paris - Pekin, Pierre Cardin Museum, Paris, France
  • The Image of Idea, Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
  • The Different Similarities, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
  • 2001 Towards a New Image - Twenty Years of Contemporary Chinese Painting, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, Shanghai Art Museum, Sichuan Provincial Art Museum, Guangdong Provincial Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
  • Academic and Non-academic, Yibo Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • Poster Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Artists, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, China ; Tokyo, Japan ; Paris, France
  • Initial Image - Contemporary Art on Paper, Yibo Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • ABBILD, Landes Art Museum, Landes, Austria
  • Chengdu Biennial, Chengdu, China
  • 2000 Exhibition of Liu Haisu Museum’s Collection, Shanghai, China
  • Mao Yan & Liu Ye, Modern Chinese Art Gallery, London, U.K.
  • Chinese Art in the Twentieth Century, National Art Museum of China, Beijing , Shanghai Museum of Art, Shanghai, China
  • Magical Image, Yibo Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • 1999 Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, San Francisco, U.S.A
  • Collective Exhibition of Dongyu Museum of Fine Arts, Shenyang, China
  • Sharp New Sight, International Yiyuan Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • Fifty Years of Chinese Oil Painting, Beijing, China
  • Shanghai International Art Exposition, Shanghai, China
  • Gate of the Century 1979-1999, Chinese Art Invitation Exhibition”, Contemporary Art Museum, Chengdu, China
  • 1998 East Meets East in the West, LIMN Gallery, San Francisco, U.S.A.
  • Chinese Contemporary Artists League Exhibition, Shanghai, China
  • Mao Yan & Zhou Yiqing Painting Exhibition, Suzhou, China
  • The First Exhibition of Upriver Gallery’s collection, Upriver Galley, Chengdu, China
  • 1997 100 Years of Chinese Portraiture, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
  • The Qualities of Portraiture - Mao Yan & Zhou Chunya, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
  • Beijing Art Fair, Beijing International Exhibition Centre, Beijing, China
  • Shanghai Art Fair, Shanghai World Trade Centre, Shanghai, China
  • Chinese Modern Artists, Hong Kong Conference Centre, Hong Kong, China
  • 1996 Shanghai Art Biennial, Shanghai, China
  • Chinese Oil Painting Association Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
  • Contemporary Art Association Invitation Exhibition, National Art Museum of China / Hong Kong Art Centre, China
  • 1995 Current Chinese Oil Painting, Hong Kong University, Feng Pingshan Art Museum, Hong Kong, China
  • Chinese Contemporary Oil Painting Exhibition, Cooper Union College, Los Angeles, Press Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
  • 1994 The 2nd Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
  • Exhibition of Works Selected by Art Critics, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
  • Chinese Contemporary Oil Painting Exhibition, Sino-Japan Friendship Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • The 2nd Chinese Art Fair, Guangzhou, China
  • 1993 Asian Art Expo, Hong Kong, China
  • The 1st Chinese Oil Painting Biennial, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
  • Nanjing Modern Art Exhibition, Jiangsu Art Museum, Nanjing, China
  • 1992 Biennial Art Show of the 90s, Guangzhou, China

Public Collections

  • Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
  • Upriver Gallery, Chengdu
  • Dong Yu Art Museum, Shanghai
  • Feng Pingshan Museum, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong
  • Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen