Hong Ling/ Hong Ling

China 1955

Fine Art

Hong Ling
Hong Ling

Hong Ling is one of China’s greatest and most revered landscape painters. His work unites the distinct yet delicate essence of traditional Chinese landscape painting with refined oil painting technical precision and ambitious breadth of scale and subject.

Born in Beijing, China, 1955. Hong Ling graduated from the Fine Arts Department of Beijing Normal College in 1979. In 1985, he entered the Oil Painting Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts and currently holds the position of associate professor there. His oil paintings have been exhibited in the first and second annual exhibition of “Chinese Oil Paintings” and the “1994 Critics Nomination Exhibitions.

Based in his purpose-built traditional artist studio in the magnificent Yellow Mountain in southern China, Hong has devoted 30 years to realising his unique surroundings on canvas. With influences ranging from J.M.W Turner, to his own extensive travels across Asia, Hong’s pieces articulate a honed sensitivity to the subtle transcendentalism of nature, on a breath-taking scale, a contemporary take on the philosophical and visual thinking in China. Chinese landscape painters including Huang Gongwang, Huang Binhong and Fan Kuan from the 13th to 19th century have  been a profound influence on his later work. His work places a great emphasis on the Chinese philosophy and aesthetics where humanity and heaven (nature) is consistent and united as one.

Hong has won many awards for his art. A solo exhibition was held in Hong Kong in 1995. He also participated in the 47th Venice Biennale in 1997. His work is found in the public collection of the National Art Museum of China, Beijing.

YearExhibition Title Gallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2011FUTURE PASS-Collateral Event of the 54th International Art Exhibiton, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, ItalyGroup
2011Boundless Momentum-Hong Ling,Today Art Museum, Beijing Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, ChinaSolo
2010Any Scene You Want –Hong Ling Soka Art , Taipei, Tainan, TaiwanSolo
2010Clouds: Power of Asian Contemporary Art Soka Art Center, Beijing, ChinaGroup
2009Also Mountain Also Water - China Contemporary Art Exposition Guan Xiang Art Gallery, Taipei, TaiwanGroup
2009A Celebration of Autumn DreamSoka Art Center, Taipei, TaiwanGroup
2009Transforming Pictures: A Contemporary (Re)presenting of Traditional Thoughts National Art Museum of China, Beijing, ChinaGroup
2008Art Fair Taipei TaiwanGroup
2008Spiritual Landscape Soka Art Center, Taipei, TaiwanSolo
2006Spirit of Mountain Soka Art Center, Beijing, China Solo
2004Solo Exhibition Singapore Solo
2003Spirit of Mountain Taipei Sun Yut Memorial HallSolo
2003From Beijing to Melbourne Melbourne, AustraliaGroup
2002China Art Guangzhou, ChinaGroup
2002Korea International Art Fair Seoul, KoreaGroup
2001Spirit of Landscape Beijing Soka Art CenterSolo
200020th Century Chinese Oil Painting ExhibitionChinaGroup
1999Beijing Art Exposition Grand AwardGroup
1999Shanghai Art ExpositionChinaGroup
1999Door to the Century—Exhibition of Chinese Art 1979-1999ChinaGroup
1998Hong Ling and Xu Ming SingaporeGroup
1998Chinese Traditional Painting and Oil Paintings on Landscape China Oil Painting InstituteGroup
199747th Venice Biennial, ItalyGroup
1996International Art City ParisParisSolo
1995Spirit of Landscape Hong KongSolo
1995Post Modernist Chinese Art BrusselsGroup
19942nd Chinese Oil Painting ExhibitionChinaGroup
19945 Artists, China Artists Association Beijing Crown Plaza GalleryGroup
1993Annual Exhibition of Chinese Oil Paintings Bronze AwardGroup
1993Chinese Contemporary Famous Artists Exhibition on Oil Painting Hong Kong Exhibition Centre, ChinaGroup
1992Artworks by teachers Central Academy of Fine Arts, SingaporeGroup
1991Extractive Collection China National Museum of Fine Arts, JapanGroup
1991Chinese Contemporary Oil Painting Arts Hong Kong Art MuseumGroup
1991Annual Exhibition of Chinese Oil Paintings Excellence AwardGroup
19901st Exhibition of Chinese Oil Painting on Scenery National Museum of HistoryGroup
1990Chinese Contemporary Oil Painting SingaporeGroup
19897th National Exhibition of Fine Arts Nanjing, ChinaGroup
1989Chinese Contemporary Oil Painting JapanGroup
19883rd World Arts Exhibition China National Museum of Fine Arts, ChinaGroup
1987Chinese Oil Painting Shanghai, ChinaGroup
1985Step to the Future China National Museum of Fine Arts, ChinaGroup