born 1962 Shantou, Guangdong, China
Arrived Australia 1994
works in Beijing and Hobart, Australia

Selected Awards

2014 Participant, Paint Face, Australia Council for the Arts, Presentation and Promotion Grant 
Arts Tasmania Grant
2008-10 Australian Government Foreign Affairs and Trade, EMDG Grant
2008 Australia–China Council Grant 
Arts Tasmania Grant 
Tasmanian Premier’s Grant
2005 Finalist, Glover Prize, Evandale
1997 Finalist, Hutchins Art Prize, Hobart

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017 The Picnic Colville Gallery, Hobart
2016 Magic Narratives Colville Gallery, Hobart
2015 Colour And Ink Colville Gallery, Hobart
2014 Zen Flies Over, Singapore High Commission, Singapore.
Unseen Mountain, Colville Gallery, Hobart.
2013 Flying with Birds, Art Equity, Sydney.
Mapping Melbourne, Melbourne International Fine Art, Multicultural Arts 
Victoria, Melbourne.
To Feel, To Fly, Colville Gallery, Hobart
2012 Unseen Forest, Tally Beck Contemporary, New York. 
Art Platform, Represented by Gaffer Hong Kong, Los Angeles.
Complex Emotions, Art Equity, Sydney.
Phoenix, Colville Gallery, Hobart.
Man and Universe are One, Gaffer, Hong Kong
2011 Chen Ping, Melbourne International Fine Art, Melbourne.
Metaphysics, Art Equity, Sydney.
The Great Myth, Colville Gallery, Hobart.
2010 Ancient Dreams, Art Equity, Sydney.
Other, Colville Gallery, Hobart.
Confucius, Other Realities, Tally Beck Contemporary, New York.
2009 Girl in the City, Art Equity, Sydney
2008 Her Dreams, Salamanca Collection, Hobart. 
Ruins, Vis-à-Vis Art Lab, 798, Beijing
2007 Figurative Language, Salamanca Collection, Hobart.
Island Symphony, Art Equity, Sydney.
Living Artists Surviving Human, Tasmanian Living Artists Week, Salamanca Art Centre, Hobart
2006 If Turner Was Here, Salamanca Collection, Hobart
2005 Raphaelite Now, Salamanca Collection, Hobart.
They Are Figures, Northern Exposure Festival, Melbourne
2003 Life is Beautiful, Salamanca Collection, Hobart.
2002 The Charcoal Grilled She, Foyer Installation Gallery, Hobart
2001 No Escape, Kelly’s Garden, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart
2000 Box – viewpoint, Foyer Installation Gallery, Hobart

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Personal Structures: Time Space Existence, European Cultural Centre, 57th Venice Biennale, Italy
Annual Artists Show Coville Gallery, Hobart
2016 Collaboration Art Exhibition celebrating 35th Anniversary of the Tasmanian-Fujian Sister State Relationship, Fujian Museum, China
MUTUALISM - Comtemporary Chinese Ink and Wash, China Cultural Centre Sydney
2015 Annual Artists Show, Coville Gallery, Hobart
2014 Seeking – Australian Chinese Artists, Australia–China Culture Council, Sydney. 
Paint Face, Constance ARI, Hobart.
Art Wall, Judges’ Chambers, Supreme Court of Tasmania, Hobart.
Chinese Masters & Chen Ping, Poly International Auction (China), Chinese Art Centre, Sydney.
Artmrkt, San Francisco 2014, Tally Beck Contemporary, New York and San Francisco
2013 AES+F, Dale Frank, Yushitaka Amano, Chen Ping, Art Statements & Gaffer, Hong Kong.
Personal Structures: Time–Space–Existence#2, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice.
International Artists Exchange Program, Shuanyun Art Museum, Beijing.
Made in China, Australia, Salamanca Arts Centre, touring
2012 Los Angeles Art Show, represented by Tally Beck Contemporary, New York and Los Angeles.
Artmrkt Hamptons 2012, represented by Tally Beck Contemporary, New York.
Artmrkt, San Francisco 2012, represented by Tally Beck Contemporary, New York and San Francisco.
Made in China, Australia, Salamanca Arts Centre, national touring exhibition. 
Art Asia Miami, represented by Tally Beck Contemporary, New York and Miami
2011 Los Angeles Art Show, China Today, represented by Gaffer, Hong Kong.
Artaid@TMAG 2011, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart.
Scope Art Show, New York 2011, represented by Tally Beck Contemporary, New York.
Next, Chicago Art Fair 2011, represented by Tally Beck Contemporary, Chicago.
Artmrkt, San Francisco 2011, represented by Tally Beck Contemporary, New York and San Francisco.
Scope, Art Basel 2011, represented by Tally Beck Contemporary, New York and Basel.
Artmrkt Hamptons 2011, represented by Tally Beck Contemporary, New York .
Contemporary Chinese Art, Pearl Lam Fine Art, Shanghai.
Artmrkt, Texas Contemporary, represented by Tally Beck Contemporary, New York and Houston.
Art Asia Miami, represented by Tally Beck Contemporary, New York and Miami
2010 Three Australian Painters, Australian Consulate General, New York.
Asian Art 2010, Tally Beck Contemporary, New York and Mobile
2009 Australian Contemporary Art, Gaffer & Koru Contemporary Art, The Rotunda, Hong Kong.
Coming Home, Australian Sydney Olympic Park, Linda Gallery, 798, Beijing.
Digital Art Expo International in Downtown Los Angeles, participant of Davis Museum, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles.
One World One Home, Chinese Government, Ministry of Culture, Qing Tong Museum, Ordos, Inner Mongolia.
Exhibition of the Permanent Collection of Contemporary Art by Davis Museum, MKAC, Museo Karura Art Centre, Spain.
Hong Kong International Art and Antique Fair, represented by Gaffer, Hong Kong
2008 Oil Paintings by Three Australian Artists, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou. 
International Artist Residency Exhibition, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing.
Singapore International Art Fair, represented by Gaffer Studio, Hong Kong & Singapore.
Try to Remember, Osage SoHo Gallery, Hong Kong.
2005 Glover Prize, Evandale
2003 Trio, Gallery of Shantou University, Shantou.
2002 Fingering Glover, Long Gallery, Hobart
2000 Converge, group show, Long Gallery, Hobart.
1997 Hue’s Hue, Entrepot Gallery, School of Art, University of Tasmania, Hobart.
Affinity, Fine Arts Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart.
International Art Exhibition of Chaoshan Origin, Gallery of Shantou Institute of Art, Shantou.
Hutchins Art Prize, Long Gallery, Hobart
1987 Shantou University Teachers’ Exhibition, Gallery of Shantou Institute of Art, Shantou
1985 Graduation Exhibition – Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art, Gallery of Culture Park, Guangzhou.Graduation Exhibition – Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art, Gallery of Culture Park, Guangzhou.

Selected Bibliography

Monographs, exhibition catalogues and brochures
Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art, Artworks by Students of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art, National Art Schools Series, 1985.
Ralph Hobbs, Island Symphony, Art Equity, Sydney, 2007.

Guangdong Museum of Art, International Exchange Series, Oil Paintings by Three Australian Artists, Guangdong, 2008.
Peter Timms, ‘Taking off the masks’, in Oil Paintings by Three Australian Artists; forewords by Bill Bleathman & Wang Huangsheng, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong, 2008.
Michael Edwards, Foreword, Chen Ping, Painting, China, 2009.
Sydney Olympic Park, Coming Home, China/Australia, 2009.
Louise Joel & Mikala Tai, ‘In conversation with Chen Ping’, inMetaphysics; foreword by Wong Suihong, Melbourne Intercultural Fine Art, Melbourne, 2011.
Tally Beck, Chen Ping’s Unseen Forest, Tally Beck Contemporary, New York, 2012.
Dean Chan, Looking for ‘China, Australia’: The Transnational Dimensions of Diaspora, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, 2012.
Greg Leong, ‘Hybrids, crafts & others: Two generations of Chinese Australian art’, in Made in China Australia, Salamanca Art Centre, Hobart, 2012.
Global Arts Foundation, Catalogue 1, Time–Space–Existence #2,55th Venice Biennale,Venice, 2013.
Multicultural Arts Victoria, Mapping Melbourne, Independent Contemporary Arts,Melbourne, 2013.
Australia–China Culture Council, SeekingAustralian Chinese Artists Group Exhibition, Sydney, 2014.
Global Arts Foundation, Catalogue 2, Time–Space–Existence #2, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, 2014.
Andrew Harper & John McDonald, Chen Ping: Unseen Mountain, forewords by Bill Bleathman, Will Hodgman, and Doug Lowe, Australia China Business Council, Hobart, 2014.

Selected articles and interviews
Chris Nelson, ‘Box – viewpoint’, ABC Radio, 31 May 2000.
Yang Pei Jiang, ‘Painting is the language of ambiguity’, Shantou Metropolitan Daily, 2002.
Zeng Song Ling, ‘The joy of self-righteousness’, Chao Sheng Magazine, 2002.
Penny Thow, ‘Painting’s language’, Sunday Arts, Sunday Tasmanian, 2005. 
———, ‘Local atmosphere’, Sunday Arts, Sunday Tasmanian, 2006.
Sally Glaetzer, Interview, Stateline, ABC-TV, 2007.
Tricky Walsh, ‘Tear in her eyes’, Newsletter, Art Equity, Sydney, 2007.
Jane Dyer, ‘Tasmanians in China’, Artnotes, Art Monthly Australia, 2008.
Sally Glaetzer, Art’s Big Smoke – Tassie’s Fresh Air, News, Mercury, 2008.
Jan Hauters, ‘Chen Ping, paint, hope & pain’, That’s BJ, 2008.
Jane O’Sullivan, ‘Artist milestones’, This Art Week, Australian Art Collector, 2008. 
Penny Thow, ‘The Great Wall’, Sunday Art, Sunday Tasmania, 2008.
Ian Findlay, ‘Emptiness and substance’, Asian Art News, 2009.
Zhu Xili, ‘Coming home’, Interview, China Central TV, 2009.
Tally Beck, ‘Confucius, other realities’, TB Contemporary, New York, 2010.
Ralph Hobbs, ‘Ancient dreams’, Art Equity, Sydney, 2010.
‘New work’, News Brief, Asian Art News, Hong Kong, 2011.
Jeremy Eccles, ‘Spirit of Tasmania’, Art Market Report Magazine, 2011.
Art Asia Miami 2011 concludes with strong sales’, News, Art Asia, 2011.
James Arvanitakis, ‘Complex emotions’, News & Media, University of Western Sydney, 2012.
Klowden Mann, Art Platform– Los Angeles, LA Art Diary, 2012.
Allison Tait, ‘How would you invest $50,000?’, Investment/Navigate,Voyeur Magazine, 2012.
Phil Whelan, ‘Morning brew’, Interview, RTHK Radio 3, Hong Kong, 2012.
‘Venice Biennale 2013’, News, ABC-TV, 16 November 2012.
‘Chen Ping’s paintings’, Advocate Art, Art Market Magazine, Beijing, 2013.
James Arvanitakis, ‘The artist & the threshold’, in Catalogue1Time–Space–Existence#2, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, 2013.
Alan Greenhalgh, Alan’s Venice Show #72, Interview, YouTube, 55th Venice Biennale, Palazzo Bembo, part 3, 3 August 2013.
Michael Corbin, ‘A beautiful mess’, Art Book Guy, 2014.
Emma Hope, ‘Paint face’, News Point, Mercury, 2014.
Rajth Suri, ‘Savagery & silence’, in Catalogue2, Time–Space–Existence#2, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, 2014.
Yan Xi, Interview, Elite, Modern Youth Magazine, Beijing, 2014.



Public collections
Fujian Museum, China Australian Chinese Culture Museum, Sydney 
Davis Museum, Barcelona, Spain
Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong, China
Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Guangzhou, China
White Rabbit Contemporary Chinese Art Collection, Sydney
The Island Collection, Hobart

Private collections
Austria, Australia (Jason Yeap Collection, Melbourne), China, Denmark, England, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Russia (Popov Collection, Moscow), USA