Ling Jian Biography

Shan Dong Province, China, 1963

An established Chinese artist, Ling Jian paints strikingly sharp and beautiful portraits with oil and acrylic on canvas.

He studied at the Central Academy for Fine Arts in Beijing, and later worked as a lecturer at the professional school of art in Boshan, China. Jian currently lives and works in both Berlin and Beijing.


2007 -

2005 - FIAC. Paris, France. - Gorgeous Isn?t Good Enough. Spazio Pirelli. Bicocca, Milan, Rome, Italy. - Beauties. Court Yard Gallery. Beijing, China. - Chinese Visions. Artiscope Gallery. Brussels, Belgium. - Scent of a Woman. Contemporary Chinese Art. Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, China. - Art RAI. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

2004 - Posers. Court Yard Gallery. Beijing, China. - Art Cologne. FIAC. Paris, France. - Ling Jian and Diana Brustein. Guardini Foundation. Kunsthalle Luckenwalde, Germany. - Hoffman Water Mill Foundation. Water Mill, New York, USA. - Aliens on the Way. Buro fur Kunst. Dresden, Germany.

2003 - The Rest of the World. Neuffer am Park. Pirmasens, Germany. - Art Forum. Berlin, Germany. - FIAC. Paris, France. - Art Cologne. Cologne, Germany. - Sublime: New Works by Ling Jian. Courtyard Gallery. Beijing, China.

2002 - Asian Fashion ? Asian Vibes. Pruss & Ochs Gallery. Berlin, Germany. - Sense of Nirvana. Galerie van der Straeten. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

2001 - Odapark Center for Contemporary Arts. Venrai, Netherlands.

2000 - Sans Souci. Badischer Kunstverein Karlsruhe. - Private Journey. Asian Fine Arts/ Pruss & Ochs Gallery. Berlin, Germany.

1999 - Zeitachse. Kampnagelfabrik ? Medienpark. Hamburg, Germany.

1996 - Chapel Art Center. Cologne, Germany. - Art Cologne. Forderkoje, Germany.

1995 - das Alphabet der Grausamkeit. Museum Stadt Bad. - Video installation. Weisser Raum. Hamburg, Germany.