Yantai, b.1984

Chi Ming

Chi Ming was born in 1984 in Yantai, China. He graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in 2011, and currently lives in and works in Beijing. His work has been collected by the various collections, including the CAFA Art Museum, and the collection of his teacher, the painter Liu Xiaodong.

Coming from a family of three generations of painters, Chi Ming’s work captures daily scenes from the viewpoint of the young generation of contemporary China with exceptional skill and emotion. He paints his subject matters in private spaces, or captures scenes of daily life in China. He also paints scenes from his childhood, and fading memories of his family, in an attempt to hold on to moments in the passage of time. His work differs greatly from...

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Biography

Chi Ming was born in 1984 in Yantai, China. He graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in 2011, and currently lives in and works in Beijing. His work has been collected by the various collections, including the CAFA Art Museum, and the collection of his teacher, the painter Liu Xiaodong.

Coming from a family of three generations of painters, Chi Ming’s work captures daily scenes from the viewpoint of the young generation of contemporary China with exceptional skill and emotion. He paints his subject matters in private spaces, or captures scenes of daily life in China. He also paints scenes from his childhood, and fading memories of his family, in an attempt to hold on to moments in the passage of time. His work differs greatly from that of his father, and grandfather – while they earned their livings and reputations by painting portraits of Mao and movie posters, Chi Ming is aware of the freedom he has with his brush to express any subject matter he desires. His vibrant and playful paintings of contemporary China chronicle scenes of a life filled with hope, desire, and possibility, laden with an element of nostalgia and an attempt to hold on to the ephemeral moment.

Artworks

Turn Left, 2016

RELATED CATEGORIES

Asian Art / Beijing / Chinese Art / Contemporary Chinese Art / Contemporary Chinese Society / Daily Life / Hope / Inspiration from Daily Life / Lyrical Expression / Oil on Wood / Oil Painting / Painting / Possibility / Time

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

  • 2011

    MFA, Oil Painting Department, Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Beijing, China

  • 2008

    BFA, Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Beijing, China

  • 2004

    The Attached School of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Fears of Art, Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York

  • 2018

    Art Miami, Miami, FL

  • Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

Collections

  • Liu Xiaodong Collection, Beijing, China

  • Minsheng Bank Collection, China

  • CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China

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Education

  • 2011

    MFA, Oil Painting Department, Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Beijing, China

  • 2008

    BFA, Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Beijing, China

  • 2004

    The Attached School of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Fears of Art, Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York

  • 2018

    Art Miami, Miami, FL

  • Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Talent Show, Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York

  • Fuck Off Generation: Chinese Art in the Post-Mao Era, Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York

  • 2017

    Take in the scenery, Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

  • Art Stage Singapore, Singapore

  • Art Central, Hong Kong

  • 2016

    Art Central, Hong Kong

  • 2014

    Youth Notes (Solo), Minsheng Art Musuem, Shanghai, China

  • 2013

    Sharper Image, Ethan Cohen New York, New York, NY

  • Art Beijing, National Agriculture Exhibition Center, Eslite Gallery, Beijing

  • 2012

    Testing Freedom’s Temperature, dual exhibition with J.S. Tan, Atkins & Ai Gallery, Beijing, China

  • CAFAM Future, Report of Young Chinese Artists, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China

  • Face, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

  • 2011

    The Start of a Long Journey, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China

  • Affordable Art Fair, 798 District, Beijing, China

  • 2007

    School Spirit, A Selection of Fourteen Students, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China

Collections

  • Liu Xiaodong Collection, Beijing, China

  • Minsheng Bank Collection, China

  • CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China