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Biography: Yang Qian

A woman at her bath or “toilette” has been a persistant theme in Western art and Christian iconography. It refers to the most intimate ablutions—cleanliness and thus Godliness—of a woman’s daily life. Related to the Jewish idea of the Mikvah, the theme is also a meditation on sacred and profane love, hence good and evil. 
Yang Qian (“Yahn Chen”) updates these images for the contemporary viewer with steamy showers and bathrooms yet with a certain inherently oriental reticence.
A veil of steam “mist-ifies” the body as it provokes erotic desire; conceals as it reveals. Chinese modesty about the naked female body combined with the artist’s skill is the source of the compelling sublety and beauty in these painting – Michael Berger

Born, Chengdu, China.

1982 – 1984
Instructor at Sichuan Fine Art Institute. Chongqin, China.

1999 – 2001
Guest Professor at Sichuan University. Chengdu, China.
1985 – 1988
Master’s Degree of Fine Arts, University of Florida

1978 – 1982
Bachelor’s Degree of Arts, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, P.R. China

Solo Exhibitions:

Michael Berger Gallery, ‘New Paintings by Yang Qian’

‘Ping Yao International Photography Art Festival’ Ping Yao

Knox Gallery Qian Yang, ‘New Works’, Naples, FL.

‘Adamar Fine Art New Paintings’, Miami, FL.

Gallery 456 ‘Reflections’ New York, NY.

David Wolf Gallery: ‘New Works by Qian Yang’ New York, NY.

Suffolk Community College: ‘Qian Yang Paintings & Drawings’, Selden, NY.

Jamaica Arts Center: ‘Reality and Illusion’, New York, NY.

Hanson Gallery: ‘Recent Paintings by Qian Yang’, New York, NY.

808 Penn Gallery:’ A Dialogue with Time’, Pittsburgh, PA.
Patricia Judith Gallery: ‘Classical Variations’, Boca Raton, FL.
Patricia Judith Gallery: ‘Neo-Classical Interpretation’, Boca Raton, FL.

Patricia Judith Gallery: ‘Recent Paintings by Qian Yang’, Boca Raton, FL.

University of Florida: ‘Tangible and Intangible’, Gainesville, FL.
Cornwall Gallery: ‘New Paintings of Qian Yang’, New York, NY.

Group Exhibitions:

Prague Biennale 2; ‘Expanded Painting’. Prague, Czech
Chengdu Biennale; Chengdu Museum of Modern Art. Chengdu
Shenzhen Sculpture Academy; ‘On Going’, Shen Zhen
Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio in Bologna
‘China Contemporary Painting’. Bologna Italy
Art Now Gallery, ‘Cloud Rain Beijing’

Courtyard Gallery, ‘Posers Beijing’
Olympic Art Car Exhibition ‘Speed Beijing’
Francois Mitterrand Culture Center, ‘Forbidden Senses’ Perigueux, France
Marella Arte Contemmporanea ‘New Perspective in Chinese Painting’ Milan, Italy
FIAC International Art Exposition. Paris
Luis Serpa Gallery, ‘Sublime Audacity-he Stroller Experiences’ Lisbon
Beijing Seasons Gallery, Hua Jia Beijing
Art Seasons Gallery Hua Jia Di Singapore
Courtyard Gallery, ‘Me, Me, Me’ Beijing
Beijing Seasons Gallery, ’China Photographic Painting’ Beijing
Vanessa Art Gallery, ‘China Avant Garde’ Jakarta Indonesia

Shanghai Duo land Museum of Modern Art, ‘Open Sky Shanghai’
Museum Kunst Palast Dusseldorf, Grosse Kunst Ausstellung Duesseldorf Germany
Art Seasons Gallery, ‘Urban Illusion and Perception’ Singapore
Courtyard Gallery, ‘Summer Invitational Exhibition’ Beijing
FIAC International Art Exposition, Pari
Galerie Veronique Maxe- Albert Benamou, ‘Femmes de Chine’ Paris

Nan Jing Art Museum ‘Day Dream’ Nan Jing, China
Ping Yao International Photography Exhibition ‘Daily Attitude’ Ping Yao, China
Art Museum of Sichuan Fine Art Institute; ‘Invitational Exhibition for 77and 78’ Chongqing

Hong Kong Art Commune ‘Unusual and Usual’ Hong Kong
Shanghai Paragold Int’l Art Center ‘Chinese Plan: Rotate 360’Shanghai, China

Yuan Gong Museum: ‘Unusual And Usual, Contemporary Art Exhibition Shanghai, China.
Museum of Modern Art: ‘Door Through the Century’; National Art Exhibition Chengdu

Monique Goldstrum Gallery: ‘Surrealism’ New York, NY.

Center of Contemporary Art: Figurative Art in 90’ Houston, TX
Vanderbuilt Museum: ‘Art at the End of the Century’ Long Island, NY.

Center For Contemporary Art: ‘New Form’, New Artist Minneapolis, MS
Walter Wickiser Gallery: ‘Figurative Paintings in New York’ New York, NY
IDA Gallery/York University: ‘China Turns Ontario’, Canada.

University Gallery:’Group Show’, Gainesville, FL.

Nassau Community College: ‘Figuration’, Garden City, NY
Adamar Fine Arts: ‘The study of The Female Form’, Miami, FL
Graduate Center, City University of New York: ‘New Expression in Asian American Art’, New York, NY.

Mexico-Arte ‘China June 4th’, 1989 Austin, TX. (Traveling to Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH.)
St. John’s University: ‘Spectrum of Modern Chinese Painting’, New York, NY.
Graduate Center, City University of New York: ‘Friends of Lin Lin’, New York, NY.

University Art Gallery, San Diego State University:’Chinese Art Meets West’, San Diego, CA.
Founders Gallery, University of San Diego: ‘Second Spring’, San Diego, CA.
Sally Hawkings Gallery: ‘The Last Picture Show’, New York, NY.

PS1 Museum: ‘China June 4th’, New York, NY.
Access Gallery: ‘Gallery Artist Show’, New York, NY.
The Clock Tower Gallery: ‘The Public Mirror’, New York, NY.

Blum Helman Warehouse: ‘China June 4th’, New York, NY.

Sarah Lawrence College: ‘Artists from China-New Expression’, Bronxville, NY.
Chinese Institute: ‘Chinese Overseas Artist United Show’, Boston, MA.
Harkness House: ‘Contemporary Oil Paintings from the People’s Republic of China’, New York, NY.

Public Collection:

National Museum of Art, Beijing, China.
Museum of Art, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China.
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
Santa Fe Community College Art Gallery, Gainesville, FL.
Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA
IBM International Corp. New York.
New Era of Networks Corp. Englewood, CO
Bell Atlantic Corp. Hicksville, NY.
The Chase Manhattan Bank, New Hyde Park, NY.
Hang Seng Bank, Hong Kong.
Annie Wong Art Foundation, Hong Kong.
Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio in Bologna, Italy.