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YANG MIAN
YangMianStudio
• Biography
• Collection
ARTISTS
• Fu Xi
• Guo Wei
• Han Qin
• He Dan Cheng
• He Duoling
• Hi Yi
• Li Hua Shen
• Loui Hong
• Luo Fa Hui
• Tu Hong Tao
• Wang Chen Yun
• Yang Mian
• Zhao Nengzhi
• Zhou Chun Ya
Yang Mian's Biography
1970 Born in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
1997 BA, Graduate from Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts (Dept. of Oil Painting), Chongqing, China
2005 Professor, Department of Painting, Southwest JiaoTong University, Chengdu , China
 
GROUP EXHIBITION
2005 'The Second Guang Zhou Triennial', Guang Zhou, China
2005 ‘Chengdu  Biennale’, Chengdu,China
2005 Conceptual Art - Exhibit of Contemporary Paintings from China, Seac  Gallery, Macau
2005 Arts cotemporary china ,Mexico
2005 The Biennale of Contemporary Chinese Art, Montpellier, France
2005 'Mahjong’ – Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Kunstmuseum Bern ,Switzerland
2005 ‘18-Living in Chengdu’, Singapore
2004 ‘2004 in Chengdu’, Blue House Art Center, Chengdu, China
2004 ‘4+1 New Chinese Contemporary Art Invitational Exhibition’, Asia Art Center, Taipei
2004 ‘Living in Chengdu’- Invitational Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Oil Painting, Shenzhen Art Museum/Chengdu Contemporary Arts Museum
2004 ‘New Generation & Post-Revolution’, Yan Huang Art Museum, Beijing, China
2003 ‘Basel Art Fair’, Switzerland
2003 ‘The Third China National Exhibition of Oil Painting’, China Art Museum ‘IADE’, Shanghai Guangda Exhibition Center
2003 ‘Basel Art Fair’, Switzerland
2002 ‘Too Much Flavor Mirage’, 3H Art Center, Shanghai, China
2002 ‘Mirage’- Contemporary Art Exhibition, Suzhou Art Museum, China
2001 ‘Rotterdam Art Fair’, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2001 ‘Up Down, Left Right’-Chengdu Contemporary Arts Museum Academic Invitational Show in the Summer, Chengdu Contemporary Arts Museum, Chengdu, China
2001 ‘Boys and Girls’-China Contemporary Art Exhibition, Singapore/Kunming, China
2001 ‘Basel Art Fair’, Switzerland
2001 ‘Look! Today’ Photography Exhibition, The South China Normal University, GuangZhou, China
2000 ‘Clash 100 Artists’, Canvas International Art, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2000 ‘Women as Subject’, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China
2000 ‘Chinese Muren Chinese Walls’, Groningen, Netherlands
2000 ‘Family’-Exhibition Features 64 Artists, Shanghai Furniture Warehouse, China
2000 ‘Individual & Society in Art’-A Collection of Works of Art by 11 Chinese Artists, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong,China
2000 ‘The Chengdu Movement’, Canvas International Art, Amsterdam
1999 `99 Academic Exhibition, Upriver Gallery, Chengdu, China
1999 ‘20th Century 100 Painters of Chengdu’, Chengdu Museum of Art, Chengdu, China
1998 ‘Personal Touch’, TaiDa Contemporary Art Museum, Tianjin, China
1998 ‘Contemporary Chinese Art’, Zuerichsee Auktionen, Switzerland
1998 ‘Confused ...’, Canvas International Art, Netherlands
1998 ‘Changing Views’, Kunst 88 Museum in Almelo, Netherlands
1997 ‘The Urban Individuality 1997’, ChengDu Art Gallery, Chengdu, China
1996 ‘Personal Experience’, The Gallery of the SiChuan Academy of Fine Arts, Chongqing, China
 
SOLO EXHIBITION
2005 Yang Mian 'Standard of Beauty', M. Stherland Fin Art, Ltd. New York
2004 2004 Beauty Standard, Orient Foundation-Macau-China Delegation
2004 Made in Beijing’-Standard for ‘Buildings in an Ideal Residential Zone’ (Installation), Red Gate Gallery, Beijing
2003 Yangmian’s Standard, Xintiandi, Shanghai
2003 ‘Made in Beijing’-Standard for “Buildings in an Ideal Residential Zone”, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing
2002 ‘Made in Chengdu’- Standard for “Buildings in an Ideal Residential Zone”, Chengdu Art Academy
2001 ‘Ideal Building Standards' -Textual Aesthetic Beauty, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai
2001 ‘The Beauty Living Standard-House Standard’, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai
2001 ‘The Beauty Living Standard-Architecture Standard’, FIAC 2001, Paris, France
1999 ‘The Beauty Standard’, Court Yard Gallery, Beijing
 
AWARDS
1998-
1999
Received the Contemporary Chinese Art Award (CCAA) from the Chinese Contemporary Art Association, Switzerland-China
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Yang Mian paints a sort of heavenly ideals. In his paintings he sets standards or values for the new China. He almost caricatures the levels of aspiration of young materially ambitious Chinese. The advertising world uses the same images. But Mian glamourizes the ideals with his extremely pale colours, and at the same time he degrades them with the yellow or purple stripes he draws across the images.