Su Xinping
Resume Info Exhibitions Artworks Comments Video/interview

1960 Born in Jining, Inner Mongolia,China.

1977-79 Army Service

1983 Graduated from Tianjin Institute of Fine Arts, majoring in Painting and Printmaking Instruction,

Painting Department, Inner Mongolia Teachers College, Dept. of Fine Arts

1989 Graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Beijing, Masters

Degree in Printmaking

1998 Freeman Fellowship and Residency, Vermont Studio Center, USA

1999 Workshops at Elam School of Fine Arts; Wanganui Polytechnic; Dunedin Polytechnic School of Fine Arts; School of Art Lithography and Lectured at Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand

Present Deputy Professor, Deputy Head of Dept. of Printmaking, CAFA

Solo Exhibitions

1990 Su Xinping at Gallery 13, Hong Kong

1991 Su Xinping Lithographs, Shanghai Art Museum


Su Xinping, National Art Gallery of China (NAGC), Beijing

Su Xinping, Red Gate Gallery


Fire Station Gallery, Sydney, Kiang Gallery, Atlanta, USA, Su Xinping, Red Gate Gallery

Su Xinping, Yellow River Gallery, New York

1994 Seton Hall University, New Jersey, USA


Recent Lithographs by Su Xinping, Red Gate Gallery,LKF - the Gallery, Hong Kong

Fire Station Gallery, Sydney Kiang Gallery, Atlanta

1996 Su Xinping -- A Decade of Printmaking, Red Gate Gallery


Sea of Desires, Red Gate Gallery, Su Xinping, Chinese Contemporary, London

Mamalieres, Museum of Contemporary Art, Paris


Su Xinping Comrade Series, Red Gate GalleryRecent Lithographs, Exhibition,

Workshop and Lecturer, LASALLE-SIA. College of the Arts, Singapore

Mongolia in Transition, White Lotus Gallery, Eugene, Oregon, USA


Untitled, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, The Octagon, New Zealand

Exhibition of Lithographs, Dunedin Community Art Gallery, New Zealand

Hope: Recent Paintings by Su Xinping, Flanders Contemporary Art Gallery Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


Outer Appearance and the Inner Mindscape, Soobin Art Gallery, Singapore

Inner Spirit, Red Gate Gallery

Su Xinping, Flanders Contemporary Art Gallery Ling Nan Museum, Guangzhou

Su Xinping Exhibition, Portland Art Gallery, Cleveland, USA

Group Exhibitions

1989 China Avant-Garde, NAGC Modern Chinese Prints, Shanghai Art Gallery


New Works by New Chinese Artists, NAGC

Prints from Four Asian Countries, Chiba Art Gallery, Japan


Sapporo International Print Biennial Exhibition, Sapporo, Japan

World Triennial of Small Prints, Museum of Modern Art, France

Osaka International Prints Triennial Exhibition, Osaka, Japan

1992 Modern Chinese Prints, Rome


The Painter's Den, International Art Palace Gallery, Beijing

The 6th International Biennial of Prints and Drawing in Taiwan, Taipei Fine Arts

Museum, Taiwan International Invitational Exhibition of Prints, Kanagawa, Japan


Chinese Avant-Garde, Art Museum of Gothenburg, Sweden

Chinese Contemporary Art, Meridian Gallery, Australia


The People's Progress - 20th Century Chinese Woodcuts, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia

Contemporary Chinese Prints, Portland Art Museum, Oregon

Asia Print Art Festival, Pusan Cultural Centre, Korea


Three Printmakers from CAFA, Red Gate Gallery

World Prints Exhibition, Portland Art Museum, Oregon

In & Out - Contemporary Chinese Art of the Mainland & Diaspora, Australia

Faces and Bodies of the Middle Kingdom, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague

New Art from China, Flanders Gallery, San Francisco

New Art from China, Marco Polo Gallery, USA. World Triennial of Prints, Paris

4th Triennale Mondiale d' Estampes Petit Format, Chamalieres, Auvergne France

8th International Biennial Print & Drawing Exhibition, Taipei Fine Arts Museum


In & Out Contemporary Chinese Art from China and Australia, Plimsoll Gallery,

Tasmania School of the Arts, Hobart

Faces and Bodies of the Middle Kingdom, Galerie Otso, Espoo, Finland

Eastern Approaches, Brunel University, UK

Inside Out: New Chinese Art, Asia Society Galleries, New York

Retake: A Selected Exhibition Reviewing Red Gate Artists' Signature Works curated by Carolyn

Fitzpatrick, Red Gate GalleryPolitical Pop Art Works from China, Max Protetch Gallery, New York

The First Exhibition of Square Studio, International Art Palace Gallery

Chinese in Verduno City, Art Inside the Castle, Italy


Urban Yearnings: Portraits of Contemporary China by Liu Qinghe, Su

Xinping and Zhang Yajie, Chinese Culture Center, San Francisco

Inside Out: New Chinese Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

China 1999, Limn Gallery, San Francisco Square Studio, Konrad Adenauer Foundation Center,

Bonn, Germany Square Studio, Shenzhen Art Museum

The Tree of Life, Qingping Gallery, Boston


Inside Out: New Chinese Art, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, HK Museum


China Art Now!, Singapore Art Museum Clues to the Future - Red Gate Gallery's 10th Anniversary,

Beijing 1st Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu Contemporary Art Museum

2002 Guangzhou Chinese Artists Triennial, Guangzhou Art Museum


New Generation and Post - Revolution, China Blue Gallery, Beijing

An Opening Era - 40th Anniversary of the Founding of CAFA, CAFA

Chinese Art Today, China Millennium Monument Art Museum, Beijing

First Beijing International Art Biennale, NAGC Beijing

Reviews, Publications, Interviews and Selected Mentions


Su Xinping's Prints, Art Magazine, (Beijing), Feb


Lithographs of Su Xinping, Art Magazine (Beijing), Sept 15


Vast Grasslands Inspire Artist, China Daily, Sept

Motif and Space, Art Magazine, (Beijing), Nov


My Creative and Artistic Goals, Printmaking Art, (Shanghai), Sept


Gao Minglu, Far-Leading Silence and Tranquillity: The Prints of Su Xinping,

Catalogue, March


Entering the Grasslands: The Art of Su Xinping's Lithographs, People's Daily,

(Overseas Edition), Dec


Silence Leads to a Deeper View: An Exhibit of Su Xinping's Prints at the Fire

Station Gallery, The Chinese Herald, (Sydney), July Jacquetta Hayes,

Taking Mongolian Art to the Rest of the World, Window (Hong Kong), Sept 3

Jerry Cullum, Su Xinping's Shadowy Images Clearly Evoke New China, The

Atlanta Journal, Oct 29


Mongolian Artist Exhibit to be Displayed at Seton Hall, Irvington Herald

(New Jersey), Jan 13 Peggy McGlune, Chinese Rural Life Unfolds in Lithographs,

The Star-Ledger (US), Jan An Exhibition of Su Xinping's Prints:

The Sudden Emergence of a Mongolian Style, World Daily (Chinese Edition), Feb 16


David M. Raddock, Regarding China's New Avant-garde Artists, The New Art

Examiner, (US), Feb John McDonald, Mysteries and Majesty, Sydney Morning Herald, Nov. 18

Susan Dewar, Report from Beijing, Orientations, (Hong Kong), May

Jon Spade, Cultural Revolution - China's Contemporary Artists Show the

Country's Real Face, American Express Departures Magazine, Sep/Oct


Susan Dewar, Beijing Report: China, ARTAsiaPacific, (Australia), Vol. 3, No 1

Shao Yiyang, Out of the Grasslands, ARTAsiaPacific, (Australia), Vol. 3, No 2

Randy Crag, Prints for the Downtrodden, The Oregonian, (US), May

Su Xinping & Song Xiaoxia, Facing Chinese Reality: A Dialogue about Su Xinping's Change of Recent

Work, Art Research, (Beijing), Vol 4, No 21 Zhang Xiaojun, Horse Taking Back,

Fine Arts Literature - Chinese Printmaking (Beijing), Vol 1 No 13

Sasha Grishin, Burst of Energy on the Chinese Scene, Canberra Times, Dec 10


John Clark, Progress in Prints, Asian Art News, (Hong Kong), Jan/Feb

Su Xinping Lithograph - Supplement au No. 203, Art et Metiers du Livre, (Paris), May/June

Mary Abbe, Minneapolis Art Galleries Expand: Fresh Talent From Here and Abroad, Star Tribune, (US),

Sept 5 Doug Hanson, Chinese Revelations, Minneapolis Star Tribune, (US), Sept 20

John Baichtal, Crossing the Border, Minneapolis Daily News, Sept 25

Robyn McKenzie, Creative Views of China from the Inside & Out, The Age (Melbourne), August.

Song Xiaoxia, Visual Art in Consuming Times: From the Horse Walking to the

Distant Place to the Sea of Desire, 21st Century Magazine,

Chinese University of HK, Institute of Chinese Studies, Dec


Karen Smith, Su Xinping at Red Gate Gallery, Asian Art News, Jan/Feb

Steven Mufson, The New Cultural Revolution: Chinese Artists Paint Loneliness of Modern Society,

Washington Post, March Square Studio: A Semi-Sociologist with the Methodology of an Alchemist,

Artlife (China), May/June Karen Smith, Square Studio at Beijing International Art Palace,

Asian Art News, July/Aug Gao Ling, To Examine Social Issues, Artlife, July/August

Holland Cotter, A Great Chinese Leap Into a New Sort of Cultural Revolution, New York Times, Sept 18

Britta Erickson, Made in China, LIMN: Magazine of International Design, (US), Issue 2

Bob Keefer, Mongolia Meets the Millenium, The Register-Guard, Oregon (US), Nov


Julian Scarff, Down to the Sea, Asian Art News, Jan/Feb

City Lights, San Francisco Sunday Examiner & Chronicle Datebook, 7 Feb

Bruce Munro, Chinese Prints to be Exhibited, The Star, (New Zealand), March

Tracie Barrett, Mongolian Artist's Exhibition Opens, Otago Daily Times, (New

Zealand), March. Chinese Artist Showing, Otago Daily Times, (New Zealand), March.

New Artist Opens Window on Modern China, Festival of Asia, March

Far From Home, Arts/Entertainment Impressions, Otago Daily News, April 13

Artists Seek to Influence Society, Asia 2000, May/June

Bridie Lonie, Dunedin, Art New Zealand, No. 91, Winter



Grand Prize, Young Printmakers from the Mainland, San Yuan Se Art Center, Taipei

Bronze Medal, The 7th National Art Exhibition of China, NAGC

1989 Excellence Prize, National Exhibition of Prints by Young Artists, Shanghai Art Gallery


Outstanding Prize, Beijing -- Taipei Exhibition of Contemporary Prints, CAFA

Excellence Prize, World Triennial of Small Prints, Museum of Modern Art, France


Excellence Prize, Twentieth Century -- China Exhibition, NAGC

Bronze Medal, Eleventh National Exhibition of Prints, Chen Lie Hall, CAFA

1993 Nominated as candidate for UNESCO Award for the Promotion of the Arts


Excellence Prize, China Art Expo, Guangzhou, Excellence Prize, Shenzhen Art Expo

Silver Medal, 12th National Exhibition of Prints, Guangzhou


Asia Pacific Museum, Los Angeles, USA; The British Museum, London; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Portland Art Museum, Oregon, USA; The Shanghai Art Museum; NAGC; Seton Hall University, New Jersey, USA; Yokohama Art Gallery, Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan; Ludwig Foundation, Germany; Gallerie Otso, Finland; BHP China; Westinghouse China; and numerous private collections around the world.