LIANG QUAN

In a Clear Stream

1948 Born in Shanghai, with ancestral home in Zhongshan, Guangdong

Had started to learn painting since childhood at the Yougth Palace in Yangpu District, Shanghai 

1963 Published an ink art painting in the Liberation Daily

1964 Admitted to the affiliated middle school of Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts (now China Academy of Art). 

1977 Red Grandfather (joint work) featured in the Art Exhibition for the 50th Anniversary of the Founding of Chinese People’s Liberation Army

1978 Enrolled in Academy of Art College in San Francisco to study printmaking 

1984 Back to China, started to teach at the Printmaking Department of Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts (now China Academy of Art)

1985 Participated in a seminar hosted by Zao Wu-ki at Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts. Went to Beijing for Rauschenberg Overseas Cultural Exchange and was deeply impressed by the silkscreen paintings

1990-1992 Worked on Chinese Album of Painting series. Published a catalog of the same name in 1993.

1995 Started to works as professional painter at Shenzhen Fine Art Institute

1997 Participated in Chinese Art Exhibition – Contemporary Chinese Painting curated by Pi Daojian. This was the very first time that Liang Quan was featured as an ink artist in a government-hosting art exhibition.

2000 Found his grandmother’s wash board by chance and was touched by the three-dimentional stripes, the tranquility and the peacefulness, hence brought a new perspective to the form of his work.

Now works and lives in Shenzhen.

Solo Exhibition

2015 Amassing the Essence: Thirty Years of Paintings by Liang Quan, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

2014 Liang Quan Solo Exhibition, Wistaria Tea House, Taipei, China

The Joy of Tea-Liang Quan Solo Exhibition, Soka Art Center, Taipei, China

2013 Folds of the Infra-fade, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

2011 Bland, Wellside Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Eight Views of Xiaoxiang, Wistaria Tea House, Taipei China

Sailing Afar -Liang Quan’s New Works, PIFO New Art Gallery, Beijing, China

2006 Liang Quan’s Solo Exhibition, Zhu Qizhan Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2005  Liang Quan’s Solo Exhibition, M.Sutherland Fine Arts, New York, U.S.A

2004  Liang Quan’s Solo Exhibition, Mies van Der Rohe Haus, Berlin, Germany

2001   Liang Quan’s Solo Exhibition, Kunst House, Nürnberg, Germany

1994 Liang Quan’s Solo Exhibition, Alisan Fine Arts Limited, Hong Kong, China 

1989 Exhibition in the University of San Diego, San Diego, U.S.A. 

Group Exhibition

2016 Too Loud a Solitude: Stalkers of Chinese Contemporary Art, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

2015 Mind-Scape II, 3812 Art Space, Hong Kong, China

Beyond the Image, Zhongshan Art Museum, Zhongshan, China

2014 Perfection upon Finery: Liang Quan Jin Shi, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

The Realm of Black and White, Shone – Show Gallery, Beijing, China

West Say East Say-Chinese Contemporary Art Research Exhibition, United Art Museum, Wuhan, China

By the Name of Dailiness-Chinese Contemporary Art Everyday Discourse and Generate Ideas, Blue Roof Museum, Chengdu, China

Abstraction and Nature, Zhu Zhong Art Museum, Beijing, China

Changing: Abstracts in China, Lelege Art, Beijing, China

Form of the Formless: Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art, Saint Urban Museum of Contemporary Art, Switzerland

Non-being Emptiness, Tokyo Gallery, Beijing, China

I-Inkness, ZHC Art Space, Beijing, China

2014’ the 7th Abstract Art Exhibition, PIFO New Art Gallery, Beijing, China

Empty Cold, Soka Art Center, Beijing, China

Reshaping Shuimo: New History, Jinling Art Museum, Nanjing, China

A Fragment in the Course of Time: Landscape of Chinese Ink Art in 1980s, Himalayas Museum, Shanghai, China

2013 Illusion/Image – Contemporary Chinese Ink Art Series I, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing

Anti- realism, Linda Gallery, Beijing, China

City-Space: the Invitation Exhibition of Shenzhen Contemporary Artists, Guanlan Museum, Shenzhen, China

Way: Contemporary Ink Art Exhibition, Mingyuan Art Museum, Shanghai, China

Mind and Hand in Accord: the Sixth Exhibition of Chinese Abstract Art, PIFO New Art Gallery, Beijing, China

Blank to Blank: Inframince Exhibition II, Soka Art Center, Beijing, China

The New Dimension of Ink Art: The Nomination Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

Mind-Scape, 3812 Art Space, Hong Kong, China

2012  Re-ink: nvitational Exhibition of Contemporary Ink and Wash Painting 2000-2012, Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan, China

Without Shape: A Thinking Format that Transcends the Medium, Da Xiang Art Space, Taichung, China

Trans-Media: Works by Zhang Yu and Liang Quan, Yue Museum, Beijing, China

At Rest-the Fifth Exhibition of Chinese Abstract Art, PIFO New Art Gallery Beijing, China

Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

2011   LA GRANDE ASTRAZIONE CELESTE, Rome Museum of Contemporary Art,Rome,Italy

Chinese Abstract Art Exhibition, Minnesota University Art Museum, Minnesota, America

Visible Soul-The 4th Chinese Abstract Art Exhibition, PIFO New Art Gallery,Beijing, China

Metaphysical Entity, Da Xiang Art Space, Taiwan, China

Super-Organism CAFAM Biennale, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China

Tao of Nature-Chinese Abstract Art Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, Shanghai, China

Contemporary Bland Painting, Shupu Art Museum, Beijing, China

Breaking Away-an Abstract Art Exhibition, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China

2010 One Day in June, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Columbia

Back to the Essence from Ink Painting to Ink, Da Xiang Art Space, Taiwan, China

Yi Pai:30 Years of Abstract Art in China, la caixa forum Palma / la caixa forum Barcelona/ la caixa forum Madrid, Spain

Geng-Yin Ink Art: Creation and Prospect, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

Chinese Contemporary Abstract Art Exhibition: Meditative Abstract Space, Wellside Gallery, Shanghai, China

The Great Celestial Abstraction: Chinese Art in 21th Century, Yuan Art Museum, Beijing, China

The Power of Simplicity, Wellside Gallery, Shanghai, China

Reshaping History – China Art from 2000 to 2009, China National Convention Center, Beijing, China 

Thirty Years of China Contemporary Art 1979-2009, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

Communication, Wellside Gallery, Shanghai, China

Array with No Objects, Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan, China

A Selected Collection of Chinese Ink Paintings from Fine Arts Literature Magazine, Wuhan, China

2009 Beyond the Image: Liang Quan, Lui Chunkwong & Yan Shanchun, Osage Kwun Tong, Osage Gallery,Hong Kong, China

Ink, Not Ink, Drexel University, Philadelphia, U.S.A/Museum of Warsaw Royal, Poland

Paint Aloud – Wang Gongyi, Song Yonghong, Liang Quan, Kogo Art Space, Hangzhou, China

Where the Spirit Lives, PIFO New Art Gallery,Beijing, China

2008   Minimalism & Maximalism, Babu Gallery, Shenzhen, China

Guangdong Modern Art Exhibition, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

Yi Pai: Century Thinking, Today Art Museum,Beijing,China

Zeichen Im Wandel der Zeit, Staatliche Kunstammlungen, Dresden, Germany

Savoring Images with a Pure Heart: Contemporary Chinese Ink and Wash Invitational Exhibition, Daxiang Art Space, Taiwan, China

Chinesische Tuschemalerei Der Gegenwart, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresgen, Germany 

Ink is Not Equivoal to Ink Painting: Li Huasheng, Zhang Yu, Liang Quan Art Exhibition, He Jing Yuan Art Center, Beijing, China

Exhibition of Yan Shanchun and Liang Quan, Osage Gallery, Beijing, China

Openning Exhibition of Zobon Art Museum, Zobon Art Museum, Shanghai, China

Ink not Ink: China Contemporary Ink-painting Invitation Exhibition, Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

May Flowers: Group Exhibition of Gallery Artists, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong, China

2007 Traces and Temperament, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China

Narration in Ink and Wash, Yokohama Zaim Gallery, Yokohama, Japan

Yi Pai-30 Years of Abstract Art in China, Wall Art Museum, Beijing, China

The Open Ink Painting, Guan Shanyue Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

Reboot-the Third Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu Century City New International Convention and Exhibition Center, Chengdu, China

2006 Chinese Abstract: Liang Quan, Wang Chuan and Yan Shanchun, Zhu Qizhan Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2005  Korean-Chinese Contemporary Ink Painting, Seoul National Art Museum, Seoul, Korea

Ink and Paper, Weimar Art Museum, Weimar, Germany

Ink on Paper—Contemporary Ink and Wash, Palace Rihour, Lille, France

Retrospection of Experimental Ink and Wash 1985-2000, Shenzhen Fine Art Institute, Shenzhen, China

The Quality of Materiality: Experimental Ink and Wash, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China

Tribute to 85, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

2003 Metaphysics 2003: Shanghai Abstract Art Exhibition, Shanghai Museum of Art, Shanghai, China

2002  Ost+West—Ausstellung fuer die Zeitgenossische Kunst aus China, Kunstlerhaus in Wien, Austria 

2001  Chinese Experiencing Ink Painting Two Decades’ Retrospective, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China 

1998  Shanghai Fine Arts Biennial, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

1997 Chinese Art Exhibition – Contemporary Chinese Painting, Shanghai, China

1996  Chinese Modern Print Exhibition, British Museum, London, UK  

1991  Exhibition in Headquarter of the World Bank, Washington, U.S.A. 

1988    Chinese Modern Fine Art Exhibition, Churchill College, Cambridge University, UK 

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