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Wang Nanfei

Personal Info

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Born

Tonghua City, Jilin Province, People's Republic of China

Education

1995 BA, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, Jilin, China
Major: Oil Painting in Department of Fine Arts

2004 MFA, University of North Texas; Denton, TX
Major: Painting and Drawing. Minor: Sculpture

Other Education

1997: Oil painting course taught by Ai Xuan at Beijing Painting Institute

Work Experience

May 2004–Present: Professional artist. Studios in Cleveland, Texas, and Beijing, China.

1997–May 2004: Professional artist. Studios in Denton, Texas and Cleveland, Texas.

1998: Part-time reporter/producer, Beijing Television 4, Beijing

May 1997: Design artist, Bejing Creative Advertising Company, Beijing

Spring 1997: Instructor, Jilin School of Opera and Drama, Changchun, China

1995–97: Art Director, Nighttime Magazine, Jilin City, Jilin, China

Commissions

2001: Traditions, Traditions Dormitory (Private), College Station, Texas

2001: Portraits, for Carolyn and Raymond Reil, Kaufman, Texas

Solo Exhibitions

2006: Shadow Series, New York Arts Gallery–Beijing, Beijing

2004: Colorful Diary, Cora Stafford Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

Juried Exhibitions

2003: Voertmann Show, UNT Gallery, Denton, Texas–Voertman 2003

2003: Expo '03, 500X Gallery, Dallas, Texas

2002 Graduate Green, NRH Gallery, juried, North Richland Hills, Texas

2002: Voertmann Show, UNT Gallery, Denton, Texas - Moroles Sculpture Award

Awards and Grants

2003–2004: Eileen & Dick Richards Scholarship, Denton, Texas

2003: Voertmann Show, UNT Gallery, Denton, Texas - Voertman 2003 Award

2003: Expo '03, 500X Gallery, Dallas, Texas - Honorable Mention Award

2002: Voertmann Show, UNT Gallery, Denton, Texas – Moroles Sculpture Award

Group and Invitational Exhibitions

2006: Beijing Moments, New York Arts Gallery–Beijing, Beijing

2006: Exhibitor, China National Art Exhibition, China International Exhibition Centre, Beijing

2005: Destruction, condemned building, Sanlitun area, Beijing

2005: Exhibitor, China National Art Exhibition, China International Exhibition Centre, Beijing

2004: Cloud Rain, Beijing Art Now Gallery, Beijing

2003: The Chrismas Show, 500X Gallery, Dallas, Texas

2003: Sneak Preview, Cora Stafford Gallery, Denton, Texas

2003: City Views, The Mckinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas

2003: Blush, 500X Gallery, Dallas, Texas

2002: Big Show, Small Space, 803 Gallery, Denton, Texas

1998: Exhibitor, China National Art Exhibition, China International Exhibition Centre, Beijing

1998: Six Modern Painters, China National Art Museum (Meishuguan), Beijing

Other

2005: With French artist Nicola L at the Great Wall in Beijing.

2003: Assisted artist James Surls with the The Execution of Cut Hand/Hurt Eyes performance art event at Splendora, Texas, August 9.

2002: Provided images from my Mao Series used by Professor Frances Myers for a presentation concerning the appropriation and use of images of Mao Zidong at the Southern Graphics Council Conference, Boston, Massachusetts.

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