Diaspora artist Zheng Chongbin is well-known for his immense artworks integrating Chinese ink, western art and new media, which carry out the concept of light and space. Zheng graduated from Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts (now China Academy of Art) in Hangzhou in 1984 and taught painting there until 1988. In 1989 he received a fellowship from San Francisco Art Institute to study installation, performance, and conceptual art, and received his MFA in 1991. He is now based in San Francisco and Shanghai.
He has participated in numerous exhibitions around the globe, including Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Brooklyn Museum; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Canter Art Center, Stanford University, USA; Museum of Contemporary Art Busan, South Korea; National Art Museum of China, Beijing; Shanghai Art Museum; as well as Chengdu Biennale : Time Gravity 2023; Venice Biennale 2015; Shanghai Biennale 2016; Taipei Contemporary Ink Painting Biennale 2010; 3rd Chengdu Biennale 2007.
Important collections: British Museum, London; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Brooklyn Museum; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Art Institute of Chicago; San Francisco Asian Art Museum; Denver Art Museum; Marina Bay Sands, Singapore; Hong Kong Museum of Art; M+, Hong Kong; Daimler Art Collection, Germany; DSL Collection, France.
His work was on display at Summoning Memories: Art Beyond Chinese Traditions, Asia Society Texas, USA through 2 July; and Zheng Chongbin A 10,000-Year View: A Site-specific Art Installation is currently exhibiting at Hong Kong Museum of Art through 25 October 2023.
Ink Alchemy at Alisan Fine Arts-Central 2023 is the gallery’s first time working with the artist, and Zheng gave an artist talk Ink Alchemy at Ａlisan Fine Arts. His works also exhibited at Ink Asia, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong in 2023.