Timeline

1954
Born in Shanghai
1978
Graduated from the Printmaking Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts
Currently living in Beijing as a professor of Mural Department in CAFA

Exhibitions

2011
WHAT - Chen Wenji’s New Works 2011, aye gallery, Beijing, China (solo)
2011
Dual Senses and Dynamic Views - Contemporary Art Exhibition across the Taiwan Straits of 2011, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
2011
The Evolving ART—The collection of works from the Founding of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University & The Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Art Museum of Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, China
2010
The Official Opening of Minsheng Art Museum – 30 years of Chinese Contemporary Art 1979-2009, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2010
ZAOXING - Artwork from the Faculty of the Central Academy of Fine Arts>, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing
2010
Central Academy of Fine Arts Annual Fine Arts Nomination Exhibition - 2010 Chen Wenji, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China (solo)
2009
’09 Chen Wenji Recent Works, Eastation Gallery, Beijing (solo)
2009
Central Academy of Fine Arts 60 Years of Drawing, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
2008
Seeking the Source – Oil Painting Research Exhibition, National Art Museum, Beijing, China
2008
China’s Revision, Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany
2007
The Opening Chinese Art, State Hermitage Museum, Russia
2007
Recent works, Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul, Korea (solo)
2006
All, Aye Gallery, Beijing, China (solo)
2006
Developing Realism - Oil painting from mainland of China since 1978, Taiwan, China
2006
Land Rich in Beauty – Invitation Exhibition of Oil Painters from North and South, National Art Museum, Beijing, China
2006
Developing Realism – Oil painters of Mainland China since 1978, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, China
2005
The 10th National Exhibition of Fine Arts•Award Works, National Art Museum, Beijing
2005
Whole Grand River, National Art Museum, Beijing, China
2005
The Opening Exhibition of aye gallery, aye gallery, Beijing, China
2005
Land Rich in Beauty – Invitation Exhibition of Oil Painters from North and South, Jiangsu Province Art Museum, Nanjing, China
2005
Boundless Landscape – Invitational Exhibition of Oil Painting by Artists from the South and the North, Nanjing, China
2005
Whole Grand River-Retrospect Exhibition of Chinese Oil painting in new Era, National Museum of Fine Arts, Guangzhou and Beijing, China
2004
Fine Arts with Nomination Award and 10th National Exhibition of Fine Arts with Excellent Award
2004
Sightseeing – Exhibition of Art Communication, Gallery of Sydney College of Art, Australia
2004
The First Exhibition of Nominated Literature of Fine Arts, Wuhan, China
2004
The 10th National Exhibition of Fine Arts•Oil Painting Works, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
2003
The Exhibtion of Beijing Landscape - Classical Gardens and Parks>, National Art Museum, Beijing, China
2003
Today’s Chinese Fine Art, Beijing World Art Museum, Beijing, China
2001
Winter Exhibition, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China
2001
Poster Art Exhibition of 21 Century’s Chinese Contemporary Artists, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, China
2000
Exhibition of Chinese Oil Painting in 20 century, National Museum of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
2000
Gate of Century-Invitational Exhibition of Chinese Art from 1979 to 1999 and 20th Century’s Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition
1999
Exhibition of Chen Wenji's Oil painting, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China
1999
Teachers’ works of Mural Painting Department of CAFA, Exhibition Hall of CAFA, Beijing, China
1999
At the New Century, 1979 -1999 China Contemporary Art Works, Chengdu, China
1999
Museum of Modern Art, Sichuan, China
1996
Chinese Contemporary Oil Painting Exhibition of Hundred of Masters, Taiwan, China
1996
Repeat. Start-’96 Oil Painting Exhibition, Beijing Working People Palace, Beijing, China
1995
Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Oil Painting, Hong Kong, China
1994
Linear Power – Contemporary Drawing by Chinese Artists from New York, Beijing and Hong Kong, Art Land Gallery, Hong Kong, China
1994
Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Oil Painting, University Museum and Art Gallery of Hong Kong University, Hong Kong, China
1993
Oil Painting Exhibition of Concrete Figures, National Art Museum, Beijing, China
1993
’93 Annual Exhibition of Chinese Oil Painting, National Art Museum, Beijing, China
1993
The Second Annual Exhibition of Chinese Oil Painting, National Museum of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
1993
Oil Painting Exhibition of Concrete Figures, National Museum of Fine Art, Beijing, China
1992
Twenty Century. China, National Museum of Fine Art, Beijing, China
1991
Annual Exhibition of Chinese Oil Painting
1991
Exhibition of Shenzhen Art Museum’s 15 anniversary, Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
1990
Exhibition of Excellent Teachers’ works for 40 anniversary of CAFA, Exhibition Hall of CAFA, Beijing, China
1990
Modern Oil Painting Exhibition, Gallery of Beijing Concert Hall, Beijing, China
1990
Chinese Modern Art, Singapore
1989
Exhibition of Chinese Modern Art, Seibu Department Store, Japan
1989
The 7th National Exhibition of Fine Arts, Nanjing, China
1989
Exhibition of Chinese Modern Art, National Museum of Fine Art, Beijing, China
1988
Exchange Exhibition of Print between CAFA and I’Ecole Nationale Sup e-rieuredes Beaux-Arts Pairs
1988
The 1st Exhibition of Fine Arts, Calligraphy on the Great Wall of China, National Art Museum, Beijing, China
1988
1988 Oil Painting Invitation Exhibition, Zhejiang Academy of Fine Art, Hangzhou, China
1988
The Sketch Exhibition of Youth Teachers of CAFA, National Art Museum, Beijing, China
1987
The First National Exhibition of Fine Art, Shanghai Exhibition Centre, China
1987
Biennale Exhibition of Excellent Works of CAFA, Exhibition Hall of CAFA, Beijing, China
1987
First Exhibition of Chinese Oil Painting with Excellent Award
1986
Tour Exhibition of CAFA’s Print in England
1986
CAFA Comic Strips and New Year Picture Faculty Works Exhibition, Exhibition Hall of CAFA, Beijing, China
1985
Exchange Exhibition of Print between CAFA and I’Ecole Nationale Sup e-rieuredes Beaux-Arts Pairs