Lan Zhenghui

Biography

Picture Lan Zhenghui

Born in Sichuan, China.
Lan Zhenghui graduated from Sichuan Academy of Art in 1987, and was a member of the “85 New Art Movement”. He has been working in the realm of contemporary ink painting and calligraphy for nearly 20 years. He began thinking about and discovering the “bodily” or “physical” potential of contemporary calligraphy in 2000. With this he established a new concept that he regards to as “Mian Shu Xie”. In 2006, the artist received funding from the Canadian government and had a solo exhibited at the National Art Museum of China titled “Lan Zhenghui Tiliang Shuimo”.
Lan Zhenghui is adimittedly one of the most influential contemporary Chinese calligraphy artists today. In February 2010, he was invited to the Toronto Art Exposition as the only representative of contemporary Chinese calligraphy, and brought contemporary Chinese ink painting and calligraphy onto the global stage. He then created a grand piece of ink painting “Meng Xiang Zhi Lu” as the artist representative of BMW. “Meng Xing Zhi Lu” was praised as the most powerful ink work in history. The renowned Chinese dancer Huang Doudou, too, participated in the recreation of this piece through multi-media means.
1986
Published art work of concept and installation “an urgent telegraph recentlyunearthed and uninterpretable sent from B.C. to A.D.”
1987
BA - Fine Art Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts of China, Sichuan (China)
Teaching Art in Chongqing University after graduation, Sichuan (China)
1988
Attending “Huangshan Conference” (one of tne most important events for China Contemporary Art)
1989
China Modern Art First Exhibition, at National Art Museum of China, Beijing (China)
1993
The Fisrt China Art Fair, Guangzhou (China)
1999
Ink painting installation exhibition, Hong Kong (China)
The 14th Asia International Art Exhibition, Fukuoka (Japan)
2001
Organized and joined five-artists exhibition “Accumulated Emotion” in Fan Gallery, , Beijing (China)
2003
Solo exhibition of “Powerful Ink painting Art by Zhenghui Lan” in Guangdong provincial Art Museum, Guangzhou (China)
The Is Gallery's Annual Juired Exhibition 2003 and the creation performance of the work 'stride', Toronto (Canada)
“X' uan Motion – The Contemporary Language of X' uan Paper show”, Toronto (Canada)
2004
The Latcham Gallery's Annual Juried Exhiobition 2004, Toronto (Canada)
Solo Exhibition of Powerful Ink Painting Art by Zhenghui Lan, Toronto (Canada)
Solo Exhibition “Contemporary Ink Painting Special Show by Zhenghui Lan” for 1000 Years Celebration of Porcelain, Jingdezhen, (China)
2005
“2005 Asian Heritage Month GTA – The Great Waterfalls painting show”, Toronto (China)
“Celebrate China” Ink painting show at The Groton Cultural Arts Center, New York (USA)
Grant:Ontario Art Council Grants to Visual Art
2006
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition 2006, Toronto (Canada)
“The First Invite Exhibition of the Shueimo Union of SongZhuang China”, Beijing (China)
Solo Exhibition “Heavy ink painting by Zhenghui Lan” in National Art Museum of China, Beijing
2007
The 2nd invite Exhibition of the Shueimo Union of SongZhuang China”, Beijing (China)
2008
Group Exhibition “I am in it” Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Florida (USA)
Big Size Abstract Art Exhibition in Beijing Royal city art museum, Beijing (China)
Seoul International Modern Calligraphic art exhibition, Korea
China blue, katrinetorps Chinese Contemporary ink-painting exhibition, Sweden
Group Exhibition “Contemporary Ink Art Evolution”, Beijing (China)
2009
Alisan Fine Arts Gallery “I am in it”, Hong Kong (China)
Jakarda O house gallery “mighty rain”, Lan Zhenghui's sole exhibition, Indonesia
Shanghai New Ink Painting Art Exhibition, SDMOMA, Shanghai (China)
The Third Abstraction, Contrasts Gallery, Shanghai (China)
“Crossflow – Motion”, Lan Zhenghui's sole exhibition at Energy Gallery, Toronto (Canada)
2010
Toronto Art EXPO 2010, Toronto (Canada)
Art Dubai 2010, Dubai (UAE)
“Ink - Painting Mode and Space”, Group exhibition at The Shueimo Union of SongZhuang China, Beijing (China)
“The Era of Ink Painting”, Group exhibition at SDMOMA, Shanghai (China)

For the latest exhibitions of the artist, please see the Appointments' Archive