Watching the Clouds Go By: Liang Quan's Creative Style and it's Changes



Liang Quan


1948 Born in Shanghai, with ancestral home in Zhongshan, Guangdong

1964 Admitted to the affiliated middle school of Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts (now China Academy of Art)

1978 Enrolled in Academy of Art College in San Francisco to study printmaking

1984 Back to China, started to teach at the Printmaking Department of Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts (now China Academy of Art)

1995 Started to works as professional painter at Shenzhen Fine Art Institute

Now works and lives in Shenzhen


Solo Exhibitions

2017 Liang Qian Solo Project, Insight, ART BASEL HongKong, HongKong, China

Arcadia Revisited: Liang Quan and the Eight Views of Xiao and Xiang Rivers, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

Liang Quan Light As Tea: Frank F. Yang Collection Exhibition, Extra Space, Shenzhen, China

2015 Amassing the Essence: Thirty Years of Paintings by Liang Quan, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

2014 Liang Quan Solo Exhibition, Wistaria Tea House, Taipei

The Joy of Tea:Liang Quan Solo Exhibition, Soka Art Center, Taipei

2013    Folds of the Infra-fade,  Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

2011 Bland, Wellside Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Eight Views of Xiaoxiang, Wistaria Tea House, Taipei

Sailing Afar -Liang Quan's New Works, PIFO New Art Gallery, Beijing, China

2006 Liang Quan's Solo Exhibition, Zhu Qizhan Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2005   Liang Quan's Solo Exhibition, M.Sutherland Fine Arts, New York, U.S.A

2004   Liang Quan's Solo Exhibition, Mies van Der Rohe Haus, Berlin, Germany

2001    Liang Quan's Solo Exhibition, Kunst House, Nürnberg, Germany

1994    Liang Quan's Solo Exhibition, Alisan Fine Arts Limited, Hong Kong, China

1989 Liang Quan's Solo Exhibition, University of San Diego, San Diego, U.S.A.



Group ExhibitionsSelected)

2017 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, Shenzhen, China

        The Weight of Lightness: Ink Art At M+, M+ Museum, Hong Kong, China

        Return to Otology: Tracing the source of acstract art in the new period of Guangdong,

        Lingnan Museum, Guangzhou, China

        Troposphere: Chinese and Brazilian Contemporary Art, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum,

        Beijing, China

        Tracing the Past and Shaping the Future: Powerlong Museum Inaugural Exhibition,

        Powerlong Museum, Shanghai, China

        Shanghai Galaxy, Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China

        Polar Region: Exhibition of New Ink Art, Ink Asia Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

        Emersion of AURA: Inaugural Exhibition for Hive's New Space in Shenzhen, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Shenzhen,China

2016 A Ride to Combine: Hive’s Special Exhibition 2016, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

Ten Years Collection Exhibition, Bridge Gallery, Beijing, China

Disguised Form-Ink Paintings' Dimension, Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou, China

Contemporary Ink Art Invitational Exhibition, Enjoy Museum of Art, Beijing, China

No.19 in Shenyun Road-Shenzhen International Invitational Exhibition, Artron Art

Centre, Shenzhen, China

Abstract and Beyond: The Research Exhibition of Abstract Art in China, Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

The World is Yours, as Well as Ours, Mason’s Yard, London, England

Annual Review Exhibition of China Contemporary Ink Painting, Today Art Museum,

Beijing, China

Chinese Abstract 2016, Shanghai Mingyuan Art Museum, Shanghai, China

Research Room: The Working of Non-fugurative System,Rightview Art Museum,

Beijing, China

G20, Hangzhou International Exhibition Centre, Hangzhou, China

Pi Daojian+Yan Yong: Being And Inking- Ducumenting Contemporary Ink Art, Redtory

Museum of Contemporary Art, Guangzhou, China

Shanghai Modern and Contemporary Paintings and Sculptures Exhibition: Artists Living

in Shanghai Wuu Speech, China Art Museum, Shanghai, China

New Objects: The End of the Brush and Ink Era, Hanshan Art Museum, Suzhou, China

Too Loud a Solitude: Stalkers of Chinese Contemporary Art, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

2015 Mind-Scape II, 3812 Art Space, Hong Kong, China

        The Research Exhibition of Abstract Art In China, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

        Deconstruction and Revolution of Ink Art, Phoenix Art Palace, Wuxi, China

        Dialog: The Differences and Similarities in the Abstract Art- Enrique Brinkmann&Liang

        Quan, Bridge Gallery, Beijing, China

Time and Space: Abstract Art in China, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China

The Boundaries of Order, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

2014 Perfection upon Finery: Liang QuanJin Shi, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing,   China

Form of the Formless: Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art, Saint Urban Museum of Contemporary Art, Switzerland

        Context of Paper Essence, Center for Book & Paper Arts, Columbia College Chicago


        Chinese Contemporary Art Research Exhibition,United Art Museum, Wuhan, China

        By the Name of Dailiness: Daily Discourse and Generation of Ideas in Chinese

        Contemporary Art,Blue Roof Museum, Chengdu, China

2013 Illusion/Image: Contemporary Chinese Ink Art Series I, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

2012   Re-ink: nvitational Exhibition of Contemporary Ink and Wash Painting 2000-2012,   Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan, China

Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

2011    LA GRANDE ASTRAZIONE CELESTE, Rome Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy

Chinese Abstract Art Exhibition, Minnesota University Art Museum, Minnesota, U.S.A.

Super-Organism CAFAM Biennale, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China

2010    Back to the Essence from Ink Painting to Ink,Da Xiang Art Space, Taiwan, China

One Day in June,Columbia UniversityGraduate School of Architecture, Columbia,    U.S.A.

Yi Pai:30 Years of Abstract Art in China,la caixa forum Palma / la caixa forum Barcelona/ la caixa forum Madrid,  Spain

        Geng-Yin Ink Art: Creation and Prospect, National Art Museum of China, Beijing,  


Reshaping History: China Art from 2000 to 2009, China National Convention Center,   Beijing, China

Thirty Years of China Contemporary Art 1979-2009, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai,   China

2009 Ink, Not Ink, Drexel University, Philadelphia, U.S.A.; Museum of Warsaw Royal, Poland

Paint Aloud: Wang Gongyi, Song Yonghong, Liang Quan, KogoArtSpace, Hangzhou,  China

Beyond the Image: Liang Quan, Lui Chunkwong & Yan Shanchun,Osage Kwun Tong,  Osage Gallery, Hong Kong, China

2008    Savoring Images with a Pure Heart: Contemporary Chinese Ink and Wash Invitational Exhibition, Daxiang Art Space, Taiwan

Guangdong Modern Art Exhibition, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

Yi Pai: Century Thinking, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

Zeichen Im Wandel der Zeit, Staatliche Kunstammlungen, Dresden, Germany

2007    Narration in Ink and Wash, Yokohama Zaim Gallery, Yokohama, Japan

2006 Chinese Abstract: Liang Quan,Wang Chuan and Yan Shanchun, Zhu Qizhan Art Museum,   Shanghai, China

2005   Korean-Chinese Contemporary Ink Painting, Seoul National Art Museum, Seoul,   KoreaInk and Paper, Weimar Art Museum, Weimar, Germany

Ink on Paper: Contemporary Ink and Wash, Palace Rihour, Lille, France

Retrospection of Experimental Ink and Wash 1985-2000, Shenzhen Fine Art Institute, Shenzhen, China

Tribute to 85, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

2003 Metaphysics2003: Shanghai Abstract Art Exhibition, Shanghai Museum of Art, Shanghai, China

2002   Ost+West: Ausstellung fuer die Zeitgenossische Kunst aus China, Kunstlerhaus in Wien,  Austria

1998   Shanghai Fine Arts Biennial, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

1997 Chinese Art Exhibition - Contemporary Chinese Painting, Shanghai, China

1996   Chinese Modern Print Exhibition, British Museum, London, UK  

1991   Exhibition in Headquarter of the World Bank, Washington, U.S.A.

1988    Chinese Modern Fine Art Exhibition, Churchill College, Cambridge University, UK 


Watching the Clouds Go By: Liang Quan's Creative Style and it's Changes

DATE: Mar 10 - Apr 29, 2018

ADDRESS: 1-5 Block A4, North Zone OCT·Loft, Nanshan District, 518053 Shenzhen, China


ARTIST: Liang Quan