Ling Jian  (Chinese, 1963) 

Ling Jian (Chinese, b.1963) is a painter known for his sharp oil and acrylic portraits of women. Born in China’s Shandong Province, Ling attended Qinghua University Art College in Beijing, and graduated in 1986. He lived and worked in Vienna and Hamburg during the 1980s, and has divided his time between Berlin and Beijing since 1996. Ling’s paintings address issues of personal identity in China, and examine the social and political aspects of Chinese life. The artist has been exhibited in a multitude of solo and group shows since 1991.

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Ling Jian, Army Princess-Lotus


Ling Jian
Army Princess-Lotus

Fabien Fryns Fine Art
Ling Jian, Tear of Idealism – White Snow


Ling Jian
Tear of Idealism – White Snow

Rudolf Budja Galerie / Artmosphere Galerien GmbH Austria
Ling Jian, Rose Thinks of Rose


Ling Jian
Rose Thinks of Rose

Jacques Dupres Collection in collaboration with Olyvia Fine Art
Ling Jian, Wild Lotus Series no.1


Ling Jian
Wild Lotus Series no.1

Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery
Ling Jian, Summer Breeze


Ling Jian
Summer Breeze

Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery
Ling Jian, Sister Lotus no.1


Ling Jian
Sister Lotus no.1

Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery
Ling Jian, Moody Dream no.1


Ling Jian
Moody Dream no.1

Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery
Ling Jian, Red Bible Hour


Ling Jian
Red Bible Hour

Tanya Baxter Contemporary
Ling Jian, untitled


Ling Jian

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Ling Jian, Untitled


Ling Jian
Untitled, 2008
oil on canvas


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Ling Jian, Immaculate Buddha


Ling Jian
Immaculate Buddha, 2003
oil and acrylic on canvas


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Ling Jian, Palace Servant


Ling Jian
Palace Servant, 2006
oil on canvas


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1963   Born Shandong Province, China
1982   Studied, Central Academie for Fine Arts, Beijing, China
1986   Lecturer at the professional school in art in Boshan, China
2011   Prelude to Water Melody - Moon in Glass,Ullens Center forContemporary Art( UCCA ),Beijing (solo)
2010   Liebhaberstücke, Kunstmuseum Mühlheim an der Ruhr, Germany (solo)
Prelude to Water Melody - Moon in Glass,Today Art Museum (solo)
2009   Back to Beijing ,Tang Contemporary Art , Hong Kong (solo)
Max Lang Group Show, New York
2008   Red Seed ,DF2 Gallery, Los Angeles (solo)
sur-FACE : in transit Tang Contemporary Art , Bangkok (solo)
China Gold ,Musee Maillol,Paris
Asian Contemporary Art (Salzburg)
Rudolf Budja Galerie, Austria
2007   The Last Idealism , Gallery Volker Diehl , Berlin
Red Vanitas, Schoeni Gallery, Shanghai (solo)
Hong Kong Artwalk, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
2006   Beaufort 2nd Triennial of Contemporary Art, PMMK
MMK Museum of Modern Art Ostend, Belgium
2005   FIAC, Paris
Gorgeous Isn´t Good Enough, Spazio Pirelli, Bicocca, Milan, Rome
Beauties, Court Yard Gallery, Beijing
Chinese Visions, Artiscope Gallery, Brussels
Scent Of A Woman, Contemporary Chinese Art, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong
Ling Jian One-Man Show,Art RAI Amsterdam (solo)
2004   Immaculate, Galerie van der Straeten, Amsterdam (solo)
Posers, Court Yard Gallery, Beijing
Art Cologne, Cologne, FIAC, Paris
Ling Jian and Diana Brunstein, Guardini Foundation Kunsthalle Luckenwalde, Germany
Hoffman Water Mill Foundation, Water Mill, Long Island, USA
Aliens On The Way, Büro für Kunst, Dresden, Germany
2003   The Rest of the World, Neuffer am Park, Pirmasens, Germany
Art Forum, Berlin
FIAC, Paris
Art Cologne, Cologne
Sublime: New Works by Ling Jian, CourtYard Gallery, Beijing
2002   Asian Fashion - Asian Vibes, Prüss & Ochs Gallery, Berlin
Sense of Nirvana, Galerie van der Straeten, Amsterdam
2001   Odapark, Center for Contemporary Arts Venrai, the Netherlands
2000   Sans Souci, Badischer Kunstverein Karlsruhe
Private Journey, Asian Fine Arts, Prüss & Ochs Gallery, Berlin
1999   Axis of Time, Kampnagelfabrik - Medienpark, Hamburg
1997   Ling Jian, Lochte Gallery, Hamburg
1996   Ling Jian, Promotion Program, Art Cologne, Cologne
Art Cologne, Förderkoje
1995   White Room, White Room Gallery, Hamburg
das Alphabet der Grausamkeit, Museum Stadt Bad Hersfeld
Videoinstallation, Weisser Raum Hamburg
1993   Ling Jian, Schwind Gallery, Frankfurt am Main
1991   Ling Jian, Lochte Gallery, Hamburg