Overview

Zhang Yirong was born in 1979 in Shaanxi, China. She first received her training in classical Chinese ink painting at a young age from her father, Zhang Xiubiao. In 2001 she obtained her BA from Communication University of China, Beijing and an MA from Peking University in 2008. Upon graduation, she practiced ink painting and has created meticulous works that display her ability to capture painted subjects in exquisite and analytical details. 


Her art, which often feature a feminine sensitivity and natural style, is swept up in a wide range of classical influences and inspirations from the Song and Yuan Dynasties, particularly the Song Dynasty artistic tradition of direct observation. Zhang’s elegantly wrought compositions avoid hackneyed themes and instead focus on an organic source of perfected beauty. 

She is known for her quietly sophisticated butterfly and flower painting. Her work is in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum, New York and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, United States. 

Works
Biography

 

1979

Born in Shaanxi

 

Recevieved training in classical ink panting at a young age from father, Zhang Xiubiao

2001

BA from Communication University of China, Beijing, China

2008

MA from Peking University

Present

Lives in Beijing

 

Selected Exhibitions

 

2022 

She/Her/Hers: Women in the Arts of ChinaHarn Museum of Art, 

 

University of Florida,USA

2021

Ink Dreams ,Selections from the Fondation INK Collection, 

 

Los Angekes   County Museum of Art, USA 

2020

Dreaming Together: New-York Historical Society and Asia Society,

 

New York, USA

 

ART021 SHANGHAI,  Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong

2019 Song ceramics and Paintings, Art Institute of Chicago, USA
 

Buddha and Flower, GAWA Gallery, New York, USA

 

Woman+Ink/China+Hongkong ,Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong

2018 Flower and Butterfly, GAWA Gallery, New York, USA
2017

Buddha and Flower, U Space,SuZhou, China

 

One with the Universe, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong

 

Shanxi Gaoping Kaihua Temple Wall Painting ExhibitionArthur M.Sackler Museum of Art and Arthaeology at Peking University ,Beijing ,China

 

Ink painting of Zhang Yirong, Moscow, Russia

2016

The Chinese Porcelain Company, Asia Week New York, USA

2015

SHUIMO/Water Ink, A Selling Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary

 

Ink Paintings at Sotheby’s, S2 GALLERY, New York, USA

 

Art basel HongKong, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong

2014

Beyond the Jade, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong

 

As Above So Below, Lucie Chang Fine Arts, Hong Kong

 

Meditations in NatureBen Brown Fine Arts Hong Kong

 

Asia Week New York 2014, The Chinese Porcelain Company, New York, USA

2013

Ink paintings by Constance Fong and Yirong Zhang: The Chinese Porcelain

 

Company, New York, USA

 

Asia Week New York 2013, The Chinese Porcelain Company, New York, USA

2012

Ink paintings by Constance Fong and Yirong Zhang, 

 

The Chinese Porcelain Company, New York, USA

 

Asia Week New York 2012, The Chinese Porcelain Company, New York, USA

2011

Asia Week New York 2011, The Chinese Porcelain Company, New York, USA

 

Another Landscape, Edge Gallery , Hong Kong

 

Public collections and Exhibitions

 

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, USA

Art Institute of Chicago, USA

Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, USA

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA

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