Peng Jian

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Peng Jian was born in Yueyang, Hunan Province in 1982. He graduated with a master’s degree from the China Academy of Art at Hangzhou in 2013. He now lives and works in Hangzhou.

Like other “New Ink” artists, Peng Jian uses traditional Chinese painting materials to produce contemporary works. His paintings are mainly divided in 2 series: one shows vistas of Chinese cities seen from inside a scholar’s room while the other features piles of brightly colored books adroitly arranged to resemble abstract works.

His works have been exhibited in domestic and international museums and art fairs, including the National Art Museum of China, Shanghai Art Museum, Today Art Museum, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hongik Museum of Art, Sydney City Hall, Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Art Basel Hong Kong, etc.


  • Graduated from China Academy of Art(M.A.), Hangzhou, China


  • Graduated from China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China


  • Born in Yueyang, Hunan Province, China

Solo Exhibitions


  • Peng Jian | Floating Dawn, HdM GALLERY, London


  • Ten Miles Away, Galeria Ora-Ora,Hong Kong, China


  • Facing the light,Amyligallery,beijing,China


  • Peng Jian | Gorgeous, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China


  • The Composition under Rulers, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China


  • Through the Windows, Galerie Ora-Ora, Hong Kong, China

Selected Group Exhibitions


  • Art Basel Hong Kong 2017, Galerie Ora-Ora, Hong Kong, China


  • At Ink Asia 2016, Galerie Ora-Ora, Hong Kong, China

  • Art Basel Hong Kong 2016, Galerie Ora-Ora, Hong Kong, China

  • Painting 20 x 20, Hong Kong Poly Art Center, Hong Kong, China

  • CHA-NA, Galerie Ora-Ora, Hong Kong, China


  • Nocturnal Friendships, Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong, China

  • Painting 20 x 20, Poly Art Museum, Beijing, China

  • What’s Art, Hong Kong Poly Art Space, Hong Kong, China

  • 2015 Nanjing International Youth Art Biennial, Jinling Art Museum, Nanjing, China

  • New Ink - Hangzhou, HDM Gallery, Hangzhou, China


  • The Ode to Youth – China - Korea Young Artists Exhibition, Hongik Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

  • Direction of Ink - Abnormal State - Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Ink

  • Paintings by Invited Artists, Jiangsu Art Museum, Nanjing, China

  • Reform Art-system by Ancient Examples Contemporary Elaborate Painting Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

  • In Silence – China Contemporary Art, Sydney Townhall, Sydney, Australia

  • Chinese Contemporary Youth Ink Yearbook Exhibition, SZ Art Center, Beijing, China

  • Spring is Coming, Sanshang Art Centre, Hangzhou, China

  • Devotion to Ink’ Contemporary Ink Group Show, Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Hong Kong, China


  • The 8th International Ink Art Biennial of Shenzhen, Guanshanyue Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

  • New Ink: Chapter1, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China

  • 2013 Art Nova 100 Exhibition, 798 Art Factory, SZ Art Center, Phoenix Art Palace, Beijing, China

  • Elegance in the Mortal World - Contemporary Ink Painting Invitational Exhibition, Yuchen Art Museum, Yantai, China

  • New Face, New Art - Chinese Emerging Contemporary Artists, Colorado state University Pueblo Fine Art Gallery, Colorado, U.S.A.

  • Exhibition of Excellent Works of Art of Zhejiang, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China

  • New Ink - An Exhibition of Ink Art by Post 1970 Artists from the Yi Qingzhai Collection, Sotheby’s Art space, Hong Kong, China

  • Ink in the World, Galerie Ora-Ora, Hong Kong, China


  • Focus Asia, Toronto Convention Hall, Toronto, Canada

  • 2012 Art Nova 100 Exhibition, Enjoy Art Museum, SZ Art Center, Arario Gallery, Beijing, China

  • The Boat of 2012’ AUSSINO CUP Annual Nomination Exhibition for Students of Contemporary Art Academies, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

  • The John Moores Painting Prize China Exhibition, Shanghai Oil Painting Sculpture Museum, Shanghai, China


  • Dazzle’- 2011 Shanghai Youth Biennial, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

  • The 4th National Youth Art Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

  • The 5th Zhejiang Youth Art Exhibition, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China

  • Sketching the Heart - About Scenery, Beijing Space Gallery, Beijing, China


  • The 11th National Art Exhibition, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China

  • 12th Zhejiang Art Exhibition, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China

  • The Fair Sex’ Emerging Youth Artist Exhibition, Hangzhou International

  • Exhibition Center, Hangzhou, China