Suling WANG

Suling Wang was born in Taiwan in 1963. She completed her B.A. at Central Saint Martins in London, UK in 1997, and then received her M.A. from the Royal College of Art in 1999. Since then she has exhibited widely in museums and galleries in several countries across the world and has been included in exhibitions at The National Gallery in London in 2006, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, USA and National Gallery of Victoria, Australia in 2007. Suling Wang is the first Taiwanese artist to win the honoree at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in 2019.

Informed by her experience of growing up in Taiwan, her work embodies her understanding of traditional Taiwanese folk mythology, Buddhist philosophy, and the art of Chinese calligraphy, revealing strong connotations of Eastern art and culture. Influenced by her experience of living and travelling abroad, and by the artistic approaches and techniques of modern European and American abstract painting, WANG is known for her large-scale abstract paintings, which demonstrate a unique artistry drawing on both the history of Chinese landscape painting and British landscape artists such as Turner. She infuses her personal emotions and thoughts into her work, and uses bold and spontaneous brushstrokes to create majestic and dynamic composition, exhibiting unrestrained colors on the canvas. With flowing and changing forms, her work materializes her wide ranging ideas and creative thoughts, and interweaves notions of time, space, and cultural identity with a pure vocabulary of abstract art that stems from an artistic language deeply rooted in a concept of art as a shared universal experience.

Suling WANG (1968-)

1999-99 MA Painting, Royal College of Art, London
1994-97 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design, London

Solo Exhibition

2019 The Singing River-Suling WANG, Mezzo Art, Tainan, Taiwan
2018 The Singing River-Suling WANG, Chini Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2016 201Art Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan
2013 Inception Gallery, Paris, France
2011 Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2007 Pekin Fine Arts, Bejing, China
2006 Galeria Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid, Spain
2005 Lehmann Maupin, New York, USA
Victoria Miro Gallery, London,UK

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020 Taipei Dangdai, Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2018 Diverse Tones.Unifying Resonance–A Special Exhibition of Female Artists Returned from Abroad, Remarkable Cultivation Art Gallery, Tainan, Taiwan
2017 Formless Perfection: Yi-Chen HUNG, Jo HSIEH, Suling WANG-Three Artists from the Royal College of Art, Chini Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
Lineage–Taiwan Contemporary Abstract Art Exhibition, Double Square Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2016 Apartment Symbiosis (Lujiazui Financial District Culture Festival), Lujiazui Central Park, Pudong, Shanghai, China
2015 A Question of Perspective, Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2014 El Gabinete de un Aficionado: Historia de una Coleccion, Centre d’Art La Panera Lleida, Spain
2013 Cinematic Visions: Painting on the Edge of Reality, Victoria Miro Gallery, London,UK
Why Painting, Pekin Fine Arts, Beijing, China
2012 Teasers: Selected Works by Women Artists, Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, Ohio, USA
2010 Fresh from Chelsea : Works from the Lisa and Robert Feldman Collection, UCF Gallery, Orlando, Florida, USA
2008 Accumulation, Pekin Fine Arts, Beijing, China
Los Angeles Gift, MOCA, East West Bank, Pasadena, USA
Art Since 1960: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, USA
Timelessness: Coleccion Pecar, MAS Museo de Arte Moderno y Contemporaneo de Santander, Spain
2007 The Guggenheim Collection 1940s to Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Red Hot: Asian Art Today from the Chaney Family Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Huston, Texas, USA
Guestion Xeneracional/Generational Issue, CGAC, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
2006 Passion For Paint, The National Gallery, London,UK
Passion For Paint, Bristol City Museum, Bristol, UK
Passion For Paint, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, UK
Los Usos del la Pintura Ⅱ(works from the Berezdivin Collection), Espacio 1414, Puerto Rico
2005 London Calling, Galleri KB Kaare Berntsen, Oslo, Norway
2004 Direkte Malerei/Direct Painting, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany
Painting Identities, Parra & Romero Galeria de Arte, Madrid, Spain
Painting 2004, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK
2000 Contemporary Art Society, ARTFutures 2000, Barbican Center, London, UK
1999 BT HQ Exhibition 1999, London, UK
Contemporary Art Society, ARTFeatures 1999, Royal Festival Hall, London, UK
1997 Art at Work, Addison Wesley Longman Collection, London, UK
Cohn & Wolfe Young Artists, Lethaby Gallery, London UK
1996 In Turner’s Footsteps, Tate Gallery, London and touring to Kings College Gallery, Cambridge, UK


1998 Studio Award, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris
1998 John Crane Travel Award, Royal College of Art, London
1995 Swiss National Tourism/Tate Gallery Travel Award


American Institute in Taiwan, Taipei, Art in Embassies, US Department of State
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
Utah Museum of Fine Art, Salt Lake City, USA
Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, USA
Neuberger Berman LLC, New York, USA
The London Stock Exchange, London, UK
Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA
Pinchuk Art Collction, Kiev, Ukraine
UBS Art Collection, Switzerland
White Rabbit Contemporary Chinese Collection, Chippendale, Australia
Nomura Group, New York, USA
Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, USA
Berezdivin Collection, Puerto Rico

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