Gao Ping


Artist Statement

Gao Ping

Gao Ping

City landscapes and toys are the main focus as subjects for my work. The city is expanding rapidly as a monster.  There are new buildings being built everyday. Tower-cranes, sand-piles, steel-bars and concrete are forming another kind of landscape. The loud noise and messy construction sites have an emotional effect on me, but in my painting they are replaced by peacefulness. The light colour of my palette enables my exhausted nerves to rest for a while, and gives me more time to explore inside my heart.

I am emotional, depressed, impatient, and most often I feel helpless. But actually my life is very mundane – working, painting, and playing. I respond to the people, the fragile toys and children and various kinds of objects.


Born in Shandong Province, China in 1974. She currently lives and works in Beijing as a full-time artist.


1997 graduated from the Oil Painting Department, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2014    Solo Exhibition, Yun art gallery,798 Beijing

2013    Works on paper, Solo Exhibition, Seva Frangos Art,Perth,Australia

            Works on paper, Solo Exhibition, Yun art gallery,798 Beijing

            Works on paper, China Art Projects Space, Hong Kong

2012    “Trace” Solo Exhibition, Yun art gallery,798 Beijing

            Paperworks Maitland Regional Art Gallery, N.S.W, Australia

2010    Gao Ping ink works exhibition Yun Art Gallery 798, Beijing

2009    2009-Gao Ping solo exhibition Yun Art Gallery 798, Beijing

2007    The object imagery Yun Art Gallery 798, Beijing

2006    Oilink Onemoon Art Gallery, Beijing

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015    Vision ,group show,XYZ gallery,798

Group show,Force gallery,798

2014    Personal Reality,Group Show,Hong Kong

2012    “A brush\A picture” Yonghe Art District No.5 Space,Beijing

2011    The exhibition of works on paper Melbourne, Australia

2009    The show of seven artists Quac art center 798, Beijing

2008    Whatever I-MY gallery, London;

The Summer Jiang Art Gallery, Beijing;

            Another sound—We, International Female Artists’ Exhibition Shanghai Art Museum

2005    Onemoon Opening Exhibition Onemoon Gallery, Beijing;

Century of Chinese Characters China Millennium Museum, Beijing

2003    The Invitational Exhibition for 4 Female Artists Daopu Gallery, Beijing

2002    Asia Biennial Exhibition Bangladesh; Exhibition of Plastic Art Egypt

2000    Oil Paintings from China Morocco

1997    The Quintet in March Contemporary Gallery, Beijing;

Contemporary Sketch Works China National Art Museum, Beijing