Jingyi Wang (Chinese, b. 1989) is a New York based visual artist specializes in oil painting. She received her BFA degree from China Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2013, received her MFA degree from New York Academy of Art in 2016.
Her works had been widely exhibited at Art Miami, Art New York, Sotheby’s New York, Enjoy-Art Museum, Gallery Poulsen, Four You Gallery, Lorin Gallery, Mucciaccia Gallery, Cohle Gallery, Gallery Func, Gallery Ascend, Another gallery, etc. Wang’s works and artistic achievements have been published on China Daily, The China Press, Sing Tao daily Newspaper, World Journal, Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, Aesthetica Magazine, Create!Magazine, ArtMaze Mag, Planet China, Friend of the Artist, 100 Artists of the Future and many more. She was interviewed by New York Loungue, SinoVision. In addition, Wang was the recipient of the MOZAIK Future Art Awards 2022, and the Terra Foundation Residency Award in Giverny France 2015.
UNDER THE BLUE SKY
Whilst the anthropomorphic subjects of Jingyi Wang’s paintings haven’t changed, the context within which they are situated have. The world and the social climates that we populate have continued to alter since Wang’s last exhibition ‘Natural Social Distancing’ at Four You Gallery a year ago. The paintings featured in this exhibition took the form of traditional portraits or busts, eerie in their animation and sobering in their directness. The tone of these artworks was sombre; there was a heaviness that threatened. Yet Wang’s ‘Under the blue sky’ lifts the prickly moods of ‘Natural Social Distancing,’ and remains positively hopeful.