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Xiangtan, Hunan Province, China

Birth year

Lives in
Nanjing, China

Works in
Nanjing, China

Representing galleries

Mao Yan Biography

1968 Born in Xiangtan, Hunan Province

1991 Graduated from Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

1992 Academic Prize Award, China

1994 Chinese Oil Painting Art Prize Award, China

1994 Excellent Art Work Prize Award, China

Selected Exhibitions

2010 Erotic, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China (group)

2009 Inaugural Exhibition, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China (group)

2008 "Mao Yan", solo show, ChinaToday Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2003 “New Paintings,” Yibo Gallery, Shanghai, China

2003 “New Generation and Post-revolution,” Chinablue Gallery, Beijing, China

2003 “The Different of the Different,” Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

2002 “China Contemporary Artists Collective Exhibition,” Schoeni Art Gallery III, Beijing, China

2002 “Pictures of Idealism, Invitation Exhibition of Contemporary Artists,” Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

2002 “Beijing, Paris,” Pierre Cardin Museum, Paris

2001 “Academic and Un-academic,” Yibo Gallery, 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

2001 “Poster Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Artists,” Beijing; Guangzhou; Shanghai; Tokyo, Japan; Paris ABBILD, France; Landes Art Museum, Austria

2001 “Initial Image: Contemporary Art on Paper,” Yibo Gallery, Shanghai, China

2001 “Chengdu Biennial,“ Chengdu, China

2000 “Mao Yan Solo Exhibition,” Hanyaxuan Gallery, Hong Kong

2000 “Exhibition of Liu Haisu Museum's Collection,” Shanghai, China

2000 “Mao Yan & Liu Ye Joint Exhibition,” Modern Chinese Art Gallery, London, UK

2000 “Chinese Art in the Twentieth Century,” National Art Museum of China, Beijing; Shanghai Museum of Art, Shanghai

2000 “Magical Image,” Yibo Gallery, Shanghai, China

1999 “Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition,” San Francisco, U.S.A

1999 “Collective Exhibition of Dongyu Museum of Fine Arts,” Shenyang, China

1999 “Sharp New Sight,” International Yiyuan Art Museum, Beijing, China

1999 “Fifty Years of Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition,” Beijing, China

1999 ”Shanghai International Art Exposition,” Shanghai, China

1999 “Gate of the Century 1979 -1999,” Chinese Art Invitational Exhibition, Contemporary Art Museum, Chengdu

1998 "East Meets East in the west," Live Gallery, San Francisco, USA

1998 “Chinese Contemporary Artists League Exhibition,” Shanghai, China

1998 “Mao Yan & Zhou Yiqing Painting Exhibition,” Suzhou, China

1998 "The First Show of the Collection of the Shanghe Art Gallery," Shanghe Art Gallery Chengdu

1997 "The Nature of Portraiture: Mao Yan & Zhou Chunya," Gallery of the Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing, China

1997 "One Hundred Years of Chinese Portraiture," National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

1997 "Paintings by Mao Yan," Nanjing Pinge Art House, Nanjing, China

1997 “Beijing Art Fair,” Beijing International Exhibition Centre, Beijing, China

1997 “Shanghai Art Fair,” Shanghai World Trade Centre, Shanghai, China

1997 “Chinese Modern Artists Exhibition,” Hong Kong Conference Centre, Hong Kong

1996 “Shanghai Art Biennial,” Shanghai, China

1996 “Chinese Oil Painting Association Exhibition,” National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

1996 “Contemporary Art Association Invitation Exhibition,” National Art Museum of China, Beijing; Hong Kong Art Center, Hong Kong

1995 “Current Chinese Oil Painting”, Hong Kong University, Feng Pingshan Art Museum, Hong Kong

1995 “Chinese Contemporary Oil Painting Exhibition”, Cooper Union College, Los Angeles, USA

1995 “Chinese Contemporary Oil Painting Exhibition”, China Press Gallery, New York, USA

1994 “The 2nd Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

1994 “Exhibition of Works Selected by Art Critics” National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

1994 “Chinese Contemporary Oil Painting Exhibition”, Sino-Japan Friendship Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1994 “The 2nd Chinese Art Fair”, Guangzhou, China

1993 “Asian Art Expo”, Hong Kong

1993 “The 1st Chinese Oil Painting Biennial”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

1993 “Nanjing Modern Art Exhibition”, Jiangsu Art Museum, China

1992 “Biennial Art Show of 90s”, Guangzhou, China

1992 “Mao Yan's ‘View and Emulate’ Exhibition”, Nanjing Art Academy, China
Recent Exhibits

Mao Yan participated in these exhibits:

Oct, 2015 Target: Contemporary Art Selected by the Collectors
Today Art Museum (TAM)
Mar, 2015 Solo Exhibition
Pace Gallery - 25th St.
Mar, 2014 A Choice Collection Sublime and Divine
Today Art Museum (TAM)
Sifang Art Museum
Sep, 2013 Calligraphy by 19 Contemporary Artists
01100001 Gallery
Jul, 2013 Portrait of the Times - 30 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art
Power Station of Art
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