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Wang Zi Jiang 王子江 (Ou Suko)

Wang Zi Jiang 王子江 (Ou Suko)

Wang is a native of Beijing and his early art education in Chinese ink was with the Beijing School for the Arts and the China Art Research Institute. In 1988, he moved to Japan where he has continued to live and work for the past thirty years. A familiar face in Japan due to his regular NHK series on Chinese ink, Wang is also recognized for his large-scale compositions, some of which span over one hundred meters. Wang’s affection for his adopted country is evident in his Japanese series of women in kimono amidst the flutter of cherry blossoms. His ink technique is a synthesis of the fluid, free-form of Chinese ink and the controlled balance of Japanese ink technique. He infuses his works with an evocative atmosphere, as seen in his evocative street scenes of rainy days with light reflecting off wet pavement.

Wang Zi Jiang 王子江 (Ou Suko)

1958 Born in Beijing
1975 Graduated from Beijing Art College  
1988 The artist takes up residence in Japan

Member of China Artist Association
Deputy Director of Capital Museum China
Director of Chinese Painting Research Institute
Member of Beijing Landscape Painting Research Institute
Visiting Scholar of Chinese National Academy of Arts
President of Japan Water Ink Art Association
Vice President of National Water Ink Painting Association for Overseas Chinese in Japan
Member of Japan Artist Federation
Awarded Permanent Artist Fellowship title by State Hermitage Museum St Petersburg.

The artist currently resides in Tokyo, Japan.

Wang is a native of Beijing and his early art education in Chinese ink was with the Beijing School for the Arts and the China Art Research Institute. In 1988, he moved to Japan where he has continued to live and work for the past thirty years. A familiar face in Japan due to his regular NHK series on Chinese ink, Wang is also recognized for his large-scale compositions, some of which span over one hundred meters. Wang’s affection for his adopted country is evident in his Japanese series of women in kimono amidst the flutter of cherry blossoms. His ink technique is a synthesis of the fluid, free-form of Chinese ink and the controlled balance of Japanese ink technique. He infuses his works with an evocative atmosphere, as seen in his evocative street scenes of rainy days with light reflecting off wet pavement.

2017 “Kyoto” - Wang Zi Jiang solo exhibition at the ION Orchard by White Space Art Asia, Singapore
2016 Solo Exhibition at the Hermitage Museum, St Petersberg. Awarded the title of Permanent Artist Fellow by the State Hermitage Museum St Petersburg.
2015 Wang Zi Jiang Solo touring exhibition held at Jinan, Tengzhou and Qingzhou in Shandong province.
2014 Solo Exhibition at the Oita Prefectural Museum of History, Japan
2013 Solo Exhibition at the Ishigaminooka Museum, Iwate Prefecture, Japan
2012 Solo Exhibition at the Maizuru-shi, Kyoto Japan. Wang Zi Jiang hosts a Sunday art program with NHK.
2011 Nine-episode series ‘You Are an Artist Too!’ airs on NHK TV.
2010 Solo Exhibition by Wang Zi Jiang at Repin Academy of Fine Art Museum. Wang Zi Jiang hosts a NHK series describing Chinese poetry through ink painting. A total of 27 paintings were created.
2009 Invited for a solo exhibition and one-week lecture at the Repin Academy of Fine Art, St Petersburg
2008 Painting titled ??????(Memories of Kyoto) measuring 2m x 5m was collected by the Singapore Art Museum
2008 Solo Exhibition entitled For World Peace held at Ueno?Mori Museum, Tokyo
2005 NHK airs series on Chinese ink and Japanese ink hosted by Wang Zi Jiang
2004 NHK airs a series on Wang Zi Jiang’s large format paintings.
2004 13-metre long painting titled ???????????collected by the National Art Museum of China
2004 Solo Show at the National Art Museum of China which showcased 21 works in large format.
2004 State Government of Shimane-ken commissions a 50-metre painting for Izumo Yashiro. The painting entitled ???????is now part of the permanent collection
2004 Mobara City Art Museum organises exhibition “Wang Zi Jiang - Remembering Yuugendaichi”
2003 30-metre long painting titled ???????was collected by Nyoraiji Temple in Nagano City.
2002 Solo Exhibition at Dr Sun Yat-sen National Memorial Hall, Taipei
2002 50m long painting titled???????(The Sacred Izumo) was collected by the Izumo Shrine.
2001 100-metre long painting titled ???????was collected by the Himeji City Museum
2000 Solo Exhibition at the Japanese Artist Association, Ginza, Tokyo
1999 Artwork entitled ????received an award from the Ministry of Education, Culture, sport, Science and Technology.
1999 100-metre long Folding Screen mural titled Seikirameki was commissioned and for the permanent collection of Yakyshu-Ji Temple, Nara. NHK airs a series on Wang Zi Jiang’s large works.
1998 8-metre painting entitled ???????was collected by the Mirokunosato Modern Chinese Art Museum, Hiroshima
1997 Solo Exhibition in New Zealand
1996 Invited by the government of New Zealand to participate in the Asia 2000 Art Festival. ??????measuring 2m x 20m and??????measuring 2m x 10m were created as part of the live performance of art. NHK airs series on Wang Zi Jiang’s large scale works.
1996 Folding Screen mural titled ??????????measuring 2m by 30m was collected by the Himejishi Hokenjo Central Health Center
1996 ??????(Yuugendaichi) measuring 2m x 100m was collected by Mobara-shi Art Museum
1995 Commissioned by Zenkoji Temple in Tokyo to create a ceiling artwork titiled?????consisting of 65 peonies. Solo Exhibition in Houston, America. First appearance of Wang Zi Jiang on NHK TV.
1995 Two-month nature study trip in China to prepare for a 100-meter long painting entitled ??????
1994 ??????commissioned by Yakushiji Temple in Nara
1993 ??????received an Outstanding Painting award at the Japan Asian Exhibition.
1992 ??????received an award at the 59th Ogenkai held by Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. Obtained professional artist’s licence in Japan.
1991 ???????awarded the Japan Publisher’s Award at The 27th Asian Modern Art Exhibition organised by the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
1990 ??????was awarded best painting at the 57th Ogenkai held by the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
1983 ??????? published and collected by the National Art Museum of China

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