Wang Yi

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Wang Yi was born in 1991 in Shanghai and graduated from the China Academy of Art in 2013. He now lives and works in Shanghai.

Wang Yi’s practice is closely related to the new abstract movement in China initiated by Ding Yi. Obviously influenced by Frank Stella and Vasarely, his works rely on chromatic variations and geometrical shapes to create an illusion of movement and depth within the canvas.

His work has already been exhibited at the Minsheng Art Museum, China Academy of Art Museum, Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and at the Chengdu Museum of Contemporary Art.


  • Enrolled in Graduate School of the Oil Painting Department of China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China

  • Graduated from Oil Painting Department , China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China


  • Born in Shanghai, China

Solo Exhibitions


  • Yi Ri Guang,Wang Yi Solo Exhibition,Aike-Dellarco,Shanghai,China


  • Mirror: Wang Yi Solo Project, Art Taipei 2015, Taiwan


  • Wang Yi, HDM Gallery, Hangzhou, China


  • Nothing – Wang Yi Contemporary Art Exhibition, J:Gallery, Shanghai, China

Selected Group Exhibitions


  • Full of Tigers on the Roof, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Shenzhen, China

  • Degree Zero of Art: the Rational Expression of Abstract Art, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

  • Art Basel Hong Kong 2017, Aike Dellaco, Hong Kong, China


  • Abstract China 2016,Ming Yuan Art Museum, Shanghai, China

  • John Moores Painting Prize (China)2016”,Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

  • PAINTING AS STRAIT GATE, Post-80s Artists Invitation Exhibition,Hive Center For Contemporary Art,Beijing,China

  • New Capital - Huang Yu Collection Exhibition, Chengdu Contemporary Art Museum, Chengdu, China

  • The Suggestive Wheel: An Era of Metaphors, Boxes Art Space, Shenzhen, China

  • Art Basel Hong Kong 2016, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Hong Kong, China


  • Small is Beautiful, Jewelvary Art and Boutique, Shanghai, China

  • My House is Your House – Artists of Shanghai comment on Their City”, SPSI Art Museum, Shanghai, China


  • New Generation of Abstract Art, Si Shang Art Museum, Beijing, China

  • Study, Jewelvary Art & Boutique, Shanghai, China

  • Winter Group Show, AIKE-DELLARCO, Shanghai, China

  • Culture - September – Zhejiang Province Exhibition of Fine Arts, Ningbo Museum of Art, Ningbo, China

  • Fiction – The Young Artists Exhibition, Exhibition & Conference Center WTCZ”, Hangzhou, China

  • New Abstraction: Chapter 1, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China

  • Dream - Zhang Peiyun & Wang Yi Duo Exhibition, M50 Art Space, Shanghai, China


  • 2013 Graduation Exhibition of China Academy of Art, Art Museum of China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China

  • Will & Idea, J:Gallery, Shanghai, China

  • Excavation·Discovery - the Third Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition of the Newcomers, China Academy of Oil Painting, China National Academy of Arts, Beijing, China


  • Creative M50-2012 Annual Creative Prominent Awarded Works Exhibition, M Art Centre, Shanghai, China

  • 2012 Century Star Exhibition, the Collection Show Room of China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China


  • The Fifth Zhejiang Youth Art Exhibition, Taizhou Calligraphy and Painting Institution, Taizhou, China

  • 2011 National Young Artist Recommending Exhibition, Ming Yuan Art Centre, Shanghai, China


  • Creative M50 - 2010 Annual Creative Prominent Awarded Works Exhibition, Epson Imagine Gallery, Shanghai, China

  • Post-Generation - Shanghai Art College Students Invitation Exhibition, G Art Space, Shanghai, China