Yu Yang

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Yu Yang, born in Ulanbator, Inner Mongolia in 1979, graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts with a master degree in 2013. He is a member of the ‘Cold Ink’ art group, and now lives and works in Beijing. Yu Yang is adept at using the characteristics of water, ink and paper to create a unique visual experience. His work has already been largely exhibited including at National Art Museum of China (Beijing, China), The Long Museum (Shanghai, China), Minsheng Art Museum (Beijing, China), +BTAP TOKYO Gallery (Beijing, China), Parkview Green Art (Beijing, China), 3812 Gallery (Hong Kong, China), etc.


  • Graduated from Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Master’s Degree of Modern artistic expression of Chinese painting and research on material


  • Born in Ulanhot, Inner Mongolia, China

Solo Exhibitions


  • Yu Yang | Opposites Attract, HdM GALLERY, Beijing, China


  • Yu Yang, Yu Beijing, HdM GALLERY, Hangzhou, China


  • Resurvey the Landscape, Ovation Art Space, Beijing, China

Selected Group Exhibitions


  • BEASTS, EGG Gallery, Beijing, China

  • Echo, the 10th Anniversary Exhibition of CHEN CHI Art Museum, CHEN CHI Art Museum, Wu Xi, China

  • New Exhibition of Ink Painting, Shenzhen Convention&Exhibition Center, Shen Zhen, China

  • MGM COTAI Art Collection Unbeiling, Macao, China

  • Never Winter, EGG Gallery, Beijing, China

  • 3cm, The Garage, Beijing, China


  • The Exhibition of Annual of Contemporary Art of China 2016, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China

  • Unlimited, EGG Gallery, Beijing, China

  • What is Ink?An Investigation of the Implications and Exhibitions of Ink, Beijing East Art Centre, Beijing, China

  • Beyond the Sea: International Contemporary Art Exhibition, e Museum of Contemporary Art, Shenzhen, China

  • China Urban Public Art Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

  • On Sharks & Humanity, Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Hong Kong, China; Parkview Square, Singapore; Musée Océanographique de Monaco, Monaco; Ekaterina Cultural Foundation, Moscow; National Museum of China, Beijing, China

  • Heiqiao Generation, Hi Art Centre, Beijing, China


  • Ink Asia 2016, 3812 Gallery, Hong Kong, China

  • Mind-Scape, 3812 Gallery, Hong Kong, China

  • The 4th Art Show of COLD INK - Doomed, Tokyo Gallery +BTAP, Beijing, China

  • Inheritances - The Language in Contemporary Art, PVG Art 798, Beijing, China

  • Opening the View Wide: The Ecology of Ink Painting Art Academic Invitational Exhibition of China Contemporary Ink Painting Art 2016, Weihai Museum, Weihai, China

  • Up-Youth – Young Artists Experiment Field, Beijing Times Art Museum, Beijing, China

  • Ready-made Painting, Ying Art Center, Shanghai, China

  • Cold Rush – COLD INK, EGG Gallery, Beijing, China

  • TongXi – The 3rd China International Art Forum & Exhibition on Installation Art, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

  • China Line-School Art Contemporary Research Exhibition, Epoch Art Museum, Wenzhou, China

  • Quarto Colour, EGG Gallery, Beijing, China


  • Eastern Land – Contemporary Ink Works, Gallery 49, Beijing, China

  • The 1st Comprehensive Material Painting Biennial, Ningbo Museum of Art, Ningbo, China

  • Classical Evolution - The Contemporary Changes of Ink Art, Lotus Art, Beijing, China

  • Black Dimension - The Gaze of Orpheus, Ying Art Center, Shanghai, China

  • A Beautiful New World, Nanjing International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Nanjing, China

  • The Spring Season Art Show of COLD INK:Facing Paper, Ying Gallery, Beijing, China

  • Black Measure, Curator Park, 22nd Street Art Plaza, Beijing, China


  • On the Road – Nomination Exhibition of Chinese Young Artists Works & Forum of Young Art Critics, Guan Shanyue Art Museum, Shen Zhen, China

  • The 3rd Art Show of COLD INK:Coming Out of the Closet – One Exorcism Ceremony, Tokyo Gallery +BTAP, Beijing, China

  • The 2nd China International Art Forum & Exhibition on Installation Art, Long Museum, Shanghai, China

  • The 12th National Fine Arts Exhibition, Museum of Hebei, Shijiazhuang, China

  • Vigorous Force – An Avant-Garde and Experimental Movement of Ink Painting, Part I:The Sword of Damocles:To Stab into the Limits,Jin Du Art Center, Beijing China; Part II:Super Virus to Spread Without Control, Ying Gallery, Beijing, China

  • On Sharks & Humanity, A Public-benefit Exhibition, Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, Monaco, Monaco

  • The 2nd Art Show of COLD INK Art:Ink Matters?, PVG Art 798, Beijing, China


  • Mo Said – New Chinese Ink Painting Invitational Exhibition, Shen Zhen Exhibition Center, Shenzhen, China

  • After Arthur C Danto, Where Will We Go?, Yuan Art Museum, Beijing, China

  • The 10th Arts Festival of China – Special Exhibition of Comprehensive Material Paintings, Jinan Art Museum, Jinan, China

  • The 1st Art Show of COLD INK, PVG Art 798, Beijing, China

  • Structure of Active – Invitational Exhibition of New Generation of Young Artists Born in 80s, PVG Art 798, Beijing, China


  • Out of Objects Images – Abstraction, Raphael Art Center, Beijing, China


  • Looking Back on China - Comprehensive Arts Exhibition for 100th Anniversary of the Revolution of 1911, NAMOC, Beijing, China; Art Museum of GAFA, Guangzhou, China; Prince Kung’s Mansion, Beijing, China; Japan-China Friendship Center Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

  • The 2nd Session of Chongqing Youth Art Biennial, CQ International Convention & Exhibition Center, Chongqing, China


  • Plastic – New Language:70’s Artists Group Exhibition, New Age Gallery, Beijing, China