Born: China, 1962 

Lives and Works: Tasmania, Australia. 

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2000  Box – viewpoint, Foyer Installation Gallery, Hobart.

2001  No Escape, Kelly’s Garden, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart.

2002  The Charcoal Grilled She, Foyer Installation Gallery, Hobart.

2003  Life is Beautiful, Salamanca Collection, Hobart.

2005  Raphaelite Now, Salamanca Collection, Hobart.

2005  They Are Figures, Northern Exposure Festival, Melbourne.

2006  If Turner Was Here, Salamanca Collection, Hobart.

2007  Figurative Language, Salamanca Collection, Hobart.

2007  Island Symphony, Art Equity, Sydney.

2007  Living Artists Surviving Human, Tasmanian Living Artists Week, Salamanca Art Centre, Hobart.

2008  Her Dreams, Salamanca Collection, Hobart. 

2008  Ruins, Vis-à-Vis Art Lab, 798, Beijing.

2009  Girl in the City, Art Equity, Sydney.

2010  Ancient Dreams, Art Equity, Sydney.

2010  Other, Colville Gallery, Hobart.

2010  Confucius, Other Realities, Tally Beck Contemporary, New York.

2011  Chen Ping, Melbourne International Fine Art, Melbourne.

2011  Metaphysics, Art Equity, Sydney.

2011  The Great Myth, Colville Gallery, Hobart.

2012  Unseen Forest, Tally Beck Contemporary, New York. 

2012  Art Platform, Represented by Gaffer Hong Kong, Los Angeles.

2012  Complex Emotions, Art Equity, Sydney.

2012  Phoenix, Colville Gallery, Hobart.

2012  Man and Universe are One, Gaffer, Hong Kong.

2013  Flying with Birds, Art Equity, Sydney.

2013  Mapping Melbourne, Melbourne International Fine Art, Multicultural Arts 

Victoria, Melbourne.

2013  To Feel, To Fly, Colville Gallery, Hobart.

2014  Zen Flies Over, Singapore High Commission, Singapore.

2014  Unseen Mountain, Colville Gallery, Hobart.

2015  Returning Lives, Nanda/Hobbs Contemporary, Sydney.

2015  Colour and Ink, Colville Gallery, Hobart.

2016  Magic Narratives, Colville Gallery, Hobart

2017  New Tales of Magic, Nanda/Hobbs Contemporary, Sydney

2017  Australian Artists, Art Beijing, Beijing

2017  Returning Lives, Ten Days on the Island, Rosny Barn, Hobart

2017  The Picnic, Colville Gallery, Hobart

2018  Bird’s Daughter, Nanda/Hobbs, Sydney

2019  Chinese Contemporary Paintings, Australia-China Arts and Cultural Symposium, 2019  Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide

2019  Ladybird’s Garden, Colville Gallery, Hobart

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1984  Students Exhibition, Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art, Guangzhou.

1985  Graduation Exhibition – Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art, Gallery of Culture Park, Guangzhou.

1986  Watercolour, Shantou Museum, Shantou.

1987  Shantou University Teachers’ Exhibition, Gallery of Shantou Institute of Art, Shantou.

1997  Hue’s Hue, Entrepot Gallery, School of Art, University of Tasmania, Hobart.

1997  Affinity, Fine Arts Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart.

1997  International Art Exhibition of Chaoshan Origin, Gallery of Shantou Institute of Art, Shantou.

1997  Hutchins Art Prize, Long Gallery, Hobart.

2000  Converge, group show, Long Gallery, Hobart.

2002  Fingering Glover, Long Gallery, Hobart.

2003  Trio, Gallery of Shantou University, Shantou.

2005  Glover Prize, Evandale.

2008   Oil Paintings by Three Australian Artists, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou. 

2008  International Artist Residency Exhibition, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing.

2008  Singapore International Art Fair, represented by Gaffer Studio, Hong Kong & Singapore.

2008  Try to Remember, Osage SoHo Gallery, Hong Kong.

2009  Australian Contemporary Art, Gaffer & Koru Contemporary Art, The Rotunda, Hong Kong.

2009  Coming Home, Australian Sydney Olympic Park, Linda Gallery, 798, Beijing.

2009  Digital Art Expo International in Downtown Los Angeles, participant of Davis Museum, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles.

2009  One World One Home, Chinese Government, Ministry of Culture, Qing Tong Museum, Ordos, Inner Mongolia.

2009  Exhibition of the Permanent Collection of Contemporary Art by Davis Museum, MKAC, Museo Karura Art Centre, Spain.

2009  Hong Kong International Art and Antique Fair, represented by Gaffer, Hong Kong.

2010  Three Australian Painters, Australian Consulate General, New York.

2010  Asian Art 2010, Tally Beck Contemporary, New York and Mobile.

2011  Los Angeles Art Show, China Today, represented by Gaffer, Hong Kong.

2011  Artaid@TMAG 2011, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart.

2011  Scope Art Show, New York 2011, represented by Tally Beck Contemporary, New York.

2011  Next, Chicago Art Fair 2011, represented by Tally Beck Contemporary, Chicago.

2011  Artmrkt, San Francisco 2011, represented by Tally Beck Contemporary, New York and San Francisco.

2011  Scope, Art Basel 2011, represented by Tally Beck Contemporary, New York and Basel.

2011  Artmrkt Hamptons 2011, represented by Tally Beck Contemporary, New York .

2011  Contemporary Chinese Art, Pearl Lam Fine Art, Shanghai.

2011  Artmrkt, Texas Contemporary, represented by Tally Beck Contemporary, New York and Houston.

2011  Art Asia Miami, represented by Tally Beck Contemporary, New York and Miami.

2012  Los Angeles Art Show, represented by Tally Beck Contemporary, New York and Los Angeles.

2012  Artmrkt Hamptons 2012, represented by Tally Beck Contemporary, New York.

2012  Artmrkt, San Francisco 2012, represented by Tally Beck Contemporary, New York and San Francisco.

2012  Made in China, Australia, Salamanca Arts Centre, national touring exhibition. 

2012  Art Asia Miami, represented by Tally Beck Contemporary, New York and Miami.

2013  AES+F, Dale Frank, Yushitaka Amano, Chen Ping, Art Statements & Gaffer, Hong Kong.

2013  Personal Structures: Time–Space–Existence#2, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice.

2013  International Artists Exchange Program, Shuanyun Art Museum, Beijing.

2013  Made in China, Australia, Salamanca Arts Centre, touring. 

2014  Seeking – Australian Chinese Artists, Australia–China Culture Council, Sydney. 

2014  Paint Face, Constance ARI, Hobart.

2014  Art Wall, Judges’ Chambers, Supreme Court of Tasmania, Hobart.

2014  Chinese Masters & Chen Ping, Poly International Auction (China), Chinese Art Centre, Sydney.

2014  Artmrkt, San Francisco 2014, Tally Beck Contemporary, New York and San Francisco.

2015  Chinese Contemporary Art, Chinese Pavilion, Expo Milano.

2015  35 x 35 Art Project, Copelouzos Family Art Museum, Athens

2016  The First Australian National Lunar New Year Joint Exhibition for Profound Chinese Australian Artists,

2016  204 Art Space, Melbourne.

2016  Twenty Twenty, Kensington Contemporary, Sydney.

2016  Collaboration, Fujian Museum, Fuzhou.

2016  Mutualism – Contemporary Ink Paintings, China Cultural Centre, Sydney.

2016  New Ink Paintings, Institute of Sichuan New Ink Paintings, Chengdu.

2017  Personal Structures: Time–Space–Existence#4, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice.

2017  Australian Chinese Artists, Art Nova 100, Art Beijing, Beijing

2018  King’s Art Prize, King School, Sydney

2018  Inheritance and Exploration, Contemporary Ink Paintings, Qing Yuan Ji Museum, Sichuan

2018  Chinese Contemporary Art, 35 x 35 Art Project, Copelouzos Family Art Museum, Athens

2019  China Translated, Mona Terminal, Brooke St Pier, Hobart

2019  China Translated, Chinese Contemporary Art Month, China Cultural Centre, Sydney

 

SELECTED AWARDS

1997  Finalist, Hutchins Art Prize, Hobart 

2005  Finalist, Glover Prize, Evandale

2008  Australia–China Council Grant 

2008  Arts Tasmania Grant 

2008  Tasmanian Premier’s Grant

2008-10  Australian Government Foreign Affairs and Trade, EMDG Grant 

2014  Participant, Paint Face, Australia Council for the Arts, Presentation and Promotion Grant 

2014  Arts Tasmania Grant

2016  Arts Tasmania Grant 

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Official gift to the visiting Chinese president by Tasmanian Government, Beijing

Gift to the premier, Tasmanian Government, Hobart

Davis Museum, Barcelona, Spain

Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong, China

Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Guangzhou, China

White Rabbit Contemporary Chinese Art Collection, Sydney, Australia

The Island Collection, Hobart, Australia

Fujian Museum, Fuzhou, China

Copelouzos Family Art Museum, Athens, Greece

Private collections

Austria, Australia (Jason Yeap Collection, Melbourne), China, Denmark, England, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Russia (Popov Collection, Moscow), USA. 

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Monographs, exhibition catalogues and brochures

Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art, Artworks by Students of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art, National Art Schools Series, 1985.

Ralph Hobbs, Island Symphony, Art Equity, Sydney, 2007.

Guangdong Museum of Art, International Exchange Series, Oil Paintings by Three Australian Artists, Guangdong, 2008.

Peter Timms, ‘Taking off the masks’, in Oil Paintings by Three Australian Artists; forewords by Bill Bleathman & Wang Huangsheng, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong, 2008.

Michael Edwards, Foreword, Chen Ping, Painting, China, 2009.

Sydney Olympic Park, Coming Home, China/Australia, 2009.

Louise Joel & Mikala Tai, ‘In conversation with Chen Ping’, in Metaphysics; foreword by Wong Suihong, Melbourne Intercultural Fine Art, Melbourne, 2011.

Tally Beck, Chen Ping’s Unseen Forest, Tally Beck Contemporary, New York, 2012.

Dean Chan, Looking for ‘China, Australia’: The Transnational Dimensions of Diaspora, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, 2012.

Greg Leong, ‘Hybrids, crafts & others: Two generations of Chinese Australian art’, in Made in China Australia, Salamanca Art Centre, Hobart, 2012.

Global Arts Foundation, Catalogue 1, Time–Space–Existence #2, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, 2013.

Multicultural Arts Victoria, Mapping Melbourne, Independent Contemporary Arts, Melbourne, 2013.

Australia–China Culture Council, Seeking: Australian Chinese Artists Group Exhibition, Sydney, 2014.

Global Arts Foundation, Catalogue 2, Time–Space–Existence #2, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, 2014.

Andrew Harper & John McDonald, Chen Ping: Unseen Mountain, forewords by Bill Bleathman, Vanessa Goodwin, and Doug Lowe, Australia China Business Council, Hobart, 2014.

Tasmanian International Art Festival, Catalogue, Made in China Australia, Hobart, 2015.

Ralph Hobbs, Returning Lives, Nanda/Hobbs Contemporary, Sydney, 2015.

Briony Downes, Colour and Ink, Art Guide, Australia, 2015

Copelouzos Family Art Museum, 35 x 35 Art Project, Athens, 2015

James Arvanitakis, Collaboration, forewords by Fujian Museum, Fuzhou, 2016.

James Arvanitakis, Mutualism, forewords by China Cultural Centre, Sydney, 2016.

Trudi Young, Magic Narratives, Colville Gallery, Hobart, 2016

Ten Days on the Island, Catalogue, Returning Lives, Hobart, 2017

Global Arts Foundation, Catalogue, Time–Space–Existence #4, 57th Venice Biennale, Venice, 2017

Ralph Hobbs, New Tales of Magic, Nanda/Hobbs Contemporary, Sydney, 2017

Art Nova 100, Australian Artists, Art Beijing, Beijing, 2017

King’s Prize, King School, Sydney, 2018

Inheritance and Exploration, Contemporary Ink Paintings, Qing Yuan Ji Museum, Sichuan, 2018

 

SELECTED ARTICLES & INTERVIEWS 

Chris Nelson, ‘Box – viewpoint’, ABC Radio, 31 May 2000.

Yang Pei Jiang, ‘Painting is the language of ambiguity’, Shantou Metropolitan Daily, 2002.

Zeng Song Ling, ‘The joy of self-righteousness’, Chao Sheng Magazine, 2002.

Penny Thow, ‘Painting’s language’, Sunday Arts, Sunday Tasmanian, 2005. 

———, ‘Local atmosphere’, Sunday Arts, Sunday Tasmanian, 2006.

Sally Glaetzer, Interview, Stateline, ABC-TV, 2007.

Tricky Walsh, ‘Tear in her eyes’, Newsletter, Art Equity, Sydney, 2007.

Jane Dyer, ‘Tasmanians in China’, Artnotes, Art Monthly Australia, 2008.

Sally Glaetzer, Art’s Big Smoke – Tassie’s Fresh Air, News, Mercury, 2008.

Jan Hauters, ‘Chen Ping, paint, hope & pain’, That’s BJ, 2008.

Jane O’Sullivan, ‘Artist milestones’, This Art Week, Australian Art Collector, 2008. 

Penny Thow, ‘The Great Wall’, Sunday Art, Sunday Tasmania, 2008.

Ian Findlay, ‘Emptiness and substance’, Asian Art News, 2009.

Zhu Xili, ‘Coming home’, Interview, China Central TV, 2009.

Tally Beck, ‘Confucius, other realities’, TB Contemporary, New York, 2010.

Ralph Hobbs, ‘Ancient dreams’, Art Equity, Sydney, 2010.

‘New work’, News Brief, Asian Art News, Hong Kong, 2011.

Jeremy Eccles, ‘Spirit of Tasmania’, Art Market Report Magazine, 2011.

‘Art Asia Miami 2011 concludes with strong sales’, News, Art Asia, 2011.

James Arvanitakis, ‘Complex emotions’, News & Media, University of Western Sydney, 2012.

Klowden Mann, Art Platform– Los Angeles, LA Art Diary, 2012.

Allison Tait, ‘How would you invest $50,000?’, Investment/Navigate, Voyeur Magazine, 2012.

Phil Whelan, ‘Morning brew’, Interview, RTHK Radio 3, Hong Kong, 2012.

 ‘Venice Biennale 2013’, News, ABC-TV, 16 November 2012.

 ‘Chen Ping’s paintings’, Advocate Art, Art Market Magazine, Beijing, 2013.

James Arvanitakis, ‘The artist & the threshold’, in Catalogue1, Time–Space–Existence#2, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, 2013.

Alan Greenhalgh, Alan’s Venice Show #72, Interview, YouTube, 55th Venice Biennale, Palazzo Bembo, part 3, 3 August 2013.

Michael Corbin, ‘A beautiful mess’, Art Book Guy, 2014.

Emma Hope, ‘Paint face’, News Point, Mercury, 2014.

Rajth Suri, ‘Savagery & silence’, in Catalogue2, Time–Space–Existence#2, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, 2014.

Yan Xi, Interview, Elite, Modern Youth Magazine, Beijing, 2014.

News, ABC TV 7 News, Hobart, 2014

Report, Australian Financial Review, Hobart, 2014

Ryk Goddard, Interview, ABC Radio, Hobart, 2014

Andrew Harper, ‘The Picnic, Mercury, Hobart, 2017

Ralph Hobbs, ‘Bird’s Daughter’, Nanda/Hobbs. Sydney, 2018

 

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE

1986-90  Assistant Lecturer, Shantou University, Shantou

1989  Member, Artists Association China, Shantou

2009  Freelance Artist, Hobart 

2001  Member, Contemporary Art Tasmania, Hobart

2002-2005  Member, Art Sub-committee, Salamanca Arts Centre

2003  Organiser, Tasmanian Vison, Art Museum of Shantou University, Shantou

2008  Organiser, Oil Paintings by Three Australian Artists, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou

2008  Artist Residency, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing

2009  Organiser, Three Australian Painters, Australian Consulate General, New York

2011  Speaker, Asian Art Forum, Contempo, Art Gallery of New South Wale, Sydney

2013  Speaker, Dialogue with Jason Yeap, Mapping Melbourne, Melbourne

2013  Artist Residency, Shanyuan Art Museum, Beijing

2014  Speaker, Australian School, Singapore

2016-17  Member, Committee of Lunar New Year Celebration, Hobart City Council, Hobart

2016  Artistic Director, Chinese Contemporary Art Tasmania, Hobart

2016  Co-host, Zaohua, Chinese Contemporary Ink Paintings, Art Nova 100, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart

2016  Co-host, Mutualism – Contemporary Ink Paintings, China Cultural Centre, Sydney

2016  Organiser, Collaboration, 35th Anniversary of  Tasmania-Fujian Sister State Relationship, Fujian Museum, Fujian

2016  Coordinator, Life in Motion, Zhejiang Song & Dance Company, Theatre Royal, Hobart

2017  President, Chinese Contemporary Art Tasmania Inc, Hobart