Mao Yan
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1968 Born in Hunan Province, China

1991

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

Currently teaches in the Nanjing Art Institute, Nanjing, China

Critiques

Li Xianting, “Exploration of Realism“

Wu Zhenjun, “The Love of World Culture“

Zhu Qi, “The Modern Roots of the Youth: Mao and the Square after Mao's Time“

Awards

1994

Excellent Art Work Prize at “The 2nd Chinese Art Fair”, Guangzhou, China

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

1992

Academic Prize at the “Biennial Art Show of the 90s”, Guangzhou, China

Exhibitions

2007

“Portrait’s Zero —The Painting of Xia Xiaowan & Mao Yan”, Aye Gallery, Beijing

“The Form of Emotion”, Danish Art Centre, Beijing

“Transparent Situation”, Tibet Museum, Lhasa

“New Painting—Anti-form”, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai

“Look on Somebody’s Trouble with Indifference”, Kassel Central Train Station, Germany

2006

“Contemporary Oil Painting Collectors Event”, Aye Gallery, Beijing, China

“Summer Time, Sharing Art”, Aye Gallery, Beijing, China

“Chains”, REDe Gallery, Changsha, Hunan Province, China

“Art Node: 2006 Contemporary Art Collectors’ Exhibition”, Tan Guobin Art Museum, Changsha, Hunan Province, China

“Flower?”, Songzhuang Art Museum, Beijing

2005

“Sick: Our Art Today”, Nanjing Art Museum, Nanjing, China

“The Second Triennial of Chinese Contemporary Art”, Nanjing Museum, Nanjing

2004

“The Painting Show of Mao Yan and He Duoling”, Chinablue Gallery, Beijing

“The Metamorphosis—The Painting Show of Mao Yan and Liu Ye”, Diya Gallery, Taiwan

“Poisonous—The Invitation Exhibition of Free Communication Book Store”, Free Communication Book Store, Beijing

“Portrayal”, Yibo Gallery, Shanghai

“Human Scenery”, Anna Ning Fine Art, Hong Kong

2003

“New Paintings”, Yibo Gallery, Shanghai, China

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

2002

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

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

“Paris - Pekin”, Pierre Cardin Museum, Paris, France

“The Image of Idea”, Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen

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

2001

“Academic and Un-academic”, Yibo Gallery, Shanghai, China

“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, China

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

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

“Chengdu Biennial“, Chengdu, China

2000

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

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

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

“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

1998

 "East Meets East in the West", LIMN Gallery, San Francisco, USA

“Chinese Contemporary Artists League Exhibition”, Shanghai, China

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

1997

“100 Years of Chinese Portraiture”, National Art Museum of China

“The Qualities of Portraiture - Mao Yan & Zhou Chunya”,

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

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

“Painting by Mao Yan”, Pingge Gallery, Nanjing, China

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

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, Beijing / Hong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong

1995

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

“Chinese Contemporary Oil Painting Exhibition”, Cooper Union College, Los Angeles / China Press Gallery, New York, USA

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

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

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

1992

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

“View and Emulate” (solo), Nanjing Art Academy, China