Arnold Chang

Artist, Independent Scholar; Guest Scholar at FQM


New Jersey, United States 



1978 - 2003 C.C. Wang Studio, New York, NY, USA
  Studied Chinese painting and connoisseurship with C.C. Wang
1976 - 1978 M.A., Asian Studies, University of California
1972 - 1976 B.A., Chinese Language and East Asian Studies, University of Colorado
  Honors: Phi Beta Kappa



Guest Scholar





Arnold Chang is a Chinese art curator, researcher, scholar, and teacher of Chinese painting and connoisseurship, Arnold Chang received traditional literati painting training in his early life. He applies the materials, tools, and techniques that were widely used in China since the 10th century to create; and is dedicated to exploring the beauty of balance in water, ink, brushwork, and linear rhythm. His work includes ink linear experiments, abstract landscape, and collaborative works that combine photography and painting.




Exhibition Article: C.C. Wang’s Journey from a Traditional Literati Painter to Calligrapher of Abstract Art



  “Ink Affinities: A Conversation between Arnold Chang, Michael Cherney, and Dr. Wen-shing Chou, Moderated by Fu Qiumeng", FQM, 2022
  “How Chinese Ink Painting Survived the CCP”, China Talk podcast 2022
  "Water-Ink: Recalibrating 20th Century Chinese Painting”, Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona State University 2022
  “攝影筆墨合璧,談秋麥與我的水墨作", 雄獅美術 “水墨結束了嗎”2021
  "Hidden Meanings and Beyond in Chinese Painting”, China Institute 2021
  “Interview With Arnold Chang”, Rice University Asian American Archive 2021
  “Wu Bin’s Ten Views of a Lingbi Rock”, Norton Museum of Art, 2020
  “From Conception to Reception: the Making of a Masterpiece,” Zoom lecture 2020
  "Does the Past Have a Future? Ruminating on “Traditional” Chinese Painting", Portland Art Museum 2019
  “Zhang Daqian in California: A Conversation between Arnold Chang and Mark Dean Johnson”, Nanhai, SF 2018
  “The Persistence of Tradition in Contemporary Chinese Painting”, Indianapolis Museum 2017
  "Landscape Relativities: The Collaborative Works of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney”, Crow Collection, Dallas 2017
  "When Chinese Painting Meets Photography", 2014
  "Panel One: Gesture", Harvard University, Fresh Ink discussion 2010
  “Introducing Arnold Chang", Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Fresh Ink 2010