Pingliang, b.1943

Zhang Hongtu

Zhang Hongtu works in a variety of media such as painting (sometimes with soy sauce), sculpture, collage, ceramics, digital imaging and installation. His work explores the freedom to criticize the Chinese authorities afforded to an artist living in the West. It also reflects on themes of authority and belief (specifically the power of iconic imagery) and cross-cultural 'East and West' connections. These themes are largely derived from his "outsider" standing as a Muslim in China and, after his move to the United States, as a Chinese citizen in the Western world.

Zhang Hongtu studied at the Central Academy of Arts and Crafts in Beijing. He moved to New York in 1982, where he lives and works today. He received the National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship in 1995....

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Biography

Zhang Hongtu works in a variety of media such as painting (sometimes with soy sauce), sculpture, collage, ceramics, digital imaging and installation. His work explores the freedom to criticize the Chinese authorities afforded to an artist living in the West. It also reflects on themes of authority and belief (specifically the power of iconic imagery) and cross-cultural 'East and West' connections. These themes are largely derived from his "outsider" standing as a Muslim in China and, after his move to the United States, as a Chinese citizen in the Western world.

Zhang Hongtu studied at the Central Academy of Arts and Crafts in Beijing. He moved to New York in 1982, where he lives and works today. He received the National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship in 1995. He has exhibited widely internationally, in institutions such as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Queens Museum (Solo Exhibition), Metropolitan Museum of Art, Israel Museum, Museu Picasso, Bronx Museum of the Arts (Solo Exhibition), National Palace Museum, Taipei, and more. His work has been collected by renowned institutions and private collections such as the National Museum of Art, Beijing, China; Guangzhou Art Museum, Guangzhou, China; Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY; Princeton University Art Museum, NJ, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, among many others.

Artworks

4

Bada - van Gogh #6, 2004-2005

Related Categories

21st Century Art / Art of the 2000s / Asian Art / Balance between the East and the West / Canvas / Chinese Art / Chinese Landscape Painting / Contemporary Asian Art / Contemporary Chinese Art / Figures in Nature / Flowers/Plants/Trees / Forests/Mountains / Freedom / Freedom of Expression / Inspired by Old Masters / Landscape Painting / Learning from Different Cultures / Oil on Canvas / Oil Paint / Oil Painting / Painting / Resistance against Authority / Searching for Identity / Short and Quick Brushstrokes / Smooth and Flat Surface

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 1986

    Art Students League, New York, NY (1982-1986)

  • 1969

    Graduated from the Central Academy of Arts and Crafts, Beijing, China

  • 1964

    Graduated from the High School associated with Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Zhang Hongtu: I DARE TO MATE A HORSE WITH AN OX, Baahng Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2018

    Van Gogh/Bodhidharma, Zhang Hongtu Solo Exhibition, Tina Keng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

  • Culture Mixmaster Zhang Hongtu, The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2020

    Variations in Line, Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2019

    Orphans of Painting II, Ethan Cohen KuBe, Beacon Frieze New York, New York, NY

  • Chinese Landscape Rethought, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, Connecticut

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Education

  • 1986

    Art Students League, New York, NY (1982-1986)

  • 1969

    Graduated from the Central Academy of Arts and Crafts, Beijing, China

  • 1964

    Graduated from the High School associated with Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Zhang Hongtu: I DARE TO MATE A HORSE WITH AN OX, Baahng Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2018

    Van Gogh/Bodhidharma, Zhang Hongtu Solo Exhibition, Tina Keng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

  • Culture Mixmaster Zhang Hongtu, The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA

  • 2015

    Zhang Hongtu, Queens Museum, Brooklyn, NY

  • The Journey Begins: Zhang Hongtu 1985-2004, Tina Keng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

  • 2005

    Zhang Hongtu, Goedhuis Contemporary, New York, NY

  • 2004

    Selected works by Zhang Hongtu, William Holland & Drury Gallery, Marlboro College, VT

  • Dialogue with the Taipei Palace Museum, Lin & Keng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

  • 2003

    Icon & Innovations: The Cross-Cultural Art of Zhang Hongtu, The Gibson Gallery, State University of New York at Potsdam

  • 2000

    New Paintings, Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2020

    Variations in Line, Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2019

    Orphans of Painting II, Ethan Cohen KuBe, Beacon Frieze New York, New York, NY

  • Chinese Landscape Rethought, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, Connecticut

  • iBiennale MMXIX (2019), Y Center for Visual Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.

  • 2018

    Fuck Off Generation: Chinese Art in The Post-Mao Era Part II, Ethan Cohen New York, New York, NY

  • Chinese Medicine in America: Converging Ideas, People, and Practices, Museum of Chinese in America, New York, U.S.

  • Blurred Boundaries, New York School of Interior Design art gallery, U.S.

  • 2017

    Uncharted Waters, Boers-Li Gallery, New York, NY

  • Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

  • TWO ROCKS: Nobuo Sekine & Zhang Hongtu, Baahng Gallery, New York, NY

  • Art Remixed, Ethan Cohen New York, New York, NY

  • Red Attack, Ethan Cohen New York, New York, NY

  • 2013

    Inspired by Dunhuang: Recreation in Contemporary Chinese Art, China Institute Gallery, New York, NY

  • Abu Dhabi Art 2013, Tina Keng Gallery, Abu Dahbi

  • 2012

    Abu Dhabi Art 2012, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Cultural District, Abu Dhabi, UAE

  • 2011

    ShContemporary, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China

  • Tina Keng Gallery, Beijing, China

  • East Meets West, Foster Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, WI, U.S.

  • 2010

    Urban Archives: Happy Together, Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York

  • East/West: Visual Speaking, Paul and Hillard University Art Museum, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA, U.S.

  • 2009

    Here & Now: Chapter II Crossing Boundaries, Museum of Chinese in America, New York City, U.S.

  • R/evolution, Tina Keng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

  • Tear Down This Wall, National Art Club, New York City, U.S.

  • Mythologies of Contemporary Art by Three Artists: Yang Mao-Lin, Zhang Hongtu, and Tu Wei-Cheng, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

  • Outside In: Chinese + American + Contemporary + Art, Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey, NJ, U.S.

  • Art, Archive, and Activism: Martin Wong's Downtown Crossing, 7th Floor Gallery, Asian/ Pacific/American Institute at New York University, New York

  • 2008

    Reason's Clue, Lin & Keng Gallery, Beijing; Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY

  • Back to the Garden: Daily Life to Spiritual Vision, Crossing Art Gallery, Queens, NY, U.S.

  • New Year Exhibition Opening Ceremony – Space B, Lin & Keng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

  • 2007

    Grand Opening Exhibition, Lin & Keng Gallery, Beijing, China

  • Made in China, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark

  • 2006

    On the Edge: Contemporary Chinese Artists Encounter the West, Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley, MA; Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN, U.S.

  • Dragon Veins, Contemporary Art Museum, University of South Florida, FL, U.S.

  • Travelers Between Cultures, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ, U.S.

  • Antiquity Modernity: Breaking Traditions, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York City, U.S.

  • New Chinese Occidentalism, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York City,

  • 2005

    The Way to China is the Way to America, Ji Dachun/Zhang Hongtu, Plum Blossoms Gallery, New York City, U.S.

  • Trading Place, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan

  • On the Edge, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, CA, U.S.

  • 2004

    Reinventing Tradition in New World, Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg

  • Out of Time, Out of Place, Out of China; Reinventing Chinese Tradition in a New Century, University Art Gallery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

  • 2003

    Shuffling the Deck: The Collection Reconsidered, Princeton University Art Museum

  • A Brush with Tradition: Chinese Tradition and Contemporary Art, Newark Museum BQE, White Box, New York

  • 2002

    Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou, China

  • AJATA-Unconquerable, the Station, Houston, Texas

  • Queens International, Queens Museum of Art, Queens

  • Paris-Pekin, Espace Cardin, Paris

  • ConversASIAN, National Gallery, Cayman Island

  • 2001

    Cross+Overs, Market Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

  • 2000

    Lineage, d.u.m.b.o. Arts Center, New York, NY

  • Word and Meaning, University at Buffalo Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York