Overview

I am fascinated by the modifications of images: how things are being designed, edited, filtered and spread out into the world.  I try to capture the overwhelming moments when every fragment is being changed.

 

— Ziping Wang

Ziping Wang was born in 1995, in Shenyang, China. She holds an MFA from the Pratt Institute, New York, and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. In January 2022, Wang will present her first solo exhibition with Galerie Marguo. 

 

Drawing on the visual languages of advertising and illustration, Ziping Wang creates paintings and drawings inspired by the overwhelming experience of living within an attention economy in the digital era, in which we are relentlessly bombarded by pop-ups, banners, notifications, and endlessly refreshing feeds. 

 

Visually seductive packaging found while strolling the supermarket aisles often serves as the starting point for Wang’s saturated, colorful configurations that combine a wide array of pictorial references and styles, ranging from cartoonish renderings of food, traditional Chinese and Japanese decorative motifs, Old Master still lifes, geometrically patterned forms, and amorphous blobs of varying opacity. 

 

Recent solo and group exhibitions include ‘Sentimental Touch’ at Unit London (London, 2020), ‘Platform 2020’ at Winston Wachter Fine Arts (New York, 2020), ‘ASYAAF’ at Gallery LVS (Seoul, 2020), ‘Holiday project 1 Group Show’ at Inna Art Space (New York, 2020), ‘The Garden of Forking Path’ at The Wall MINI Project Space (Beijing, 2019), ‘Daydreaming’ at J.Yuan Associates LLC (New York, 2019), ‘Artificial Delicacy’ at Gessoisland Artspace (Shenyang, 2019) and ‘37.2’ at The Cool Hunter (Beijing, 2019).  Wang was the recipient of the First Place prize of the 12th Annual Juried Exhibition at Archway Gallery (Houston, 2020). 

Biography

Born in Shenyang, China in 1995

 

Education

 

2020 MFA, Pratt Institute, New York, USA
2017 BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, USA

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2021

Unit London, London, UK

2020 Unit London, ‘Sentimental Touch’, London, UK
2019

Gessoisland Artspace, ‘Artificial Delicacy’, Shenyang, China

  J.yuan associates LLC, ‘Daydreaming’, New York, USA
2018

Space Feng @ Luv Tea, ‘Unsettling Garden’, New York, USA

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2020 Winston Wachter Fine Arts, Platform 2020’, New York, USA
  Archway Gallery, ‘12th Annual Juried Exhibition’, Houston, USA
 

Gallery LVS, ‘ASYAAF’, Seoul, Korea

 

Antraniq Gallery, ‘100 Days’, New York, USA

 

Collective 131, ‘Personal Space’, New York, USA

 

Inna Art Space, ‘Holiday Project 1 Group Show’, New York, USA

2019

The Wall MINI Project Space, ‘The Garden of Forking Path’, Beijing, China

  Dekalb Gallery, ‘Welcome Back Show’, New York, USA
  The Cool Hunter, ‘37.2’, Beijing, China
  ‘Graduate Art Fair’, Shanghai, China
  President Office Gallery, ‘1st year MFA group exhibition’, New York, USA
  Greenpoint Gallery, ‘People's Choice Salon Show’, New York, USA
2018 Fou Gallery, ‘Art book fair’, New York, USA
  Trestle Gallery, ‘Small Works Exhibition’, Brooklyn, New York, USA
  Gallery of Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, ‘Illustration West 57’, Los Angeles, USA
2017 Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum, ‘Art Book in China’, Shanghai, China
  ISB Gallery, ‘Dirty Dozen’, Providence, RI
  Woods Gerry Gallery, ‘Illustration department senior exhibition’, Providence, RI
2015 Jolie Gallery, ‘Art Factory’, Shenyang, China
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