Born in the east, living and working in the west, Liang’s art is deeply connected to his Chinese heritage: free-form paper installations follow the origins of Jian Zhi, a traditional chinese paper-cut technique, and the formal considerations of Chinese landscapes.

His monochromatic paper works revert to drawing as the most fundamental part of art making. Different artistic approaches to materials such as paper and ceramics lead to a synchronisation and reveal questions of the origins of humanity and the future merging of eastern and western cultural idioms.

Born in Wuhan, Liang grew up during the Cultural Revolution in China. Later he moved with his family to the US, where he studied at the University of Manitoba and Yale University. Liang has exhibited internationally and his works are in numerous public and private collections, including the Addison Museum, Fidelity, the Gund Collection, and the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University.

 

Education

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MFA Yale University School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut, USA


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BA University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, USA

 

Awards,Grants and Residencies​

2015
Art China, International Ceramic Conference, Dehua, Quanzhou, Fujian, China

2013
La Curtiduria AC, Oaxacca de Juarez, Oaxacca, Mexico 


2012
Inside Out Art Museum Residency, Beijing, China


2008
Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellow, Works on Paper. Boston, Massachusetts


2007
William Hicks Faculty Fellow, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts, US


2005
State Department Cultural Grant. Fellow at Assilah Moussem, Assilah, Morocco


2003
Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellow, Painting. Boston, Massachusetts, Us


2002
Artists Trust Resource Fund Grant, Berkshire Taconic Foundation, Massachusetts, Us


1996
MIAD Traveling Research Grant, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 1993 Canada Art Bank  Purchase, Ottawa, Ontario, US


1992
Manitoba Visual Arts Grant, Winnipeg, Manitoba, US


1991
Yale Graduate Scholarship, New Haven, Connecticut, US
Manitoba Arts Council Grant, Winnipeg, Manitoba, US


1990
Yale Graduate Scholarship, New Haven, Connecticut, Us
Manitoba Arts Council Grant, Winnipeg, Manitoba, US


1989
Shanski Fine Arts Award, Winnipeg, Manitoba, US
 
Selected Solo Exhibitions


2016
Stream, Carroll and Sons Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, US
Cutting Edge, The Pitch Project, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US


2015
Bubble In A Stream: North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, North Dakota, US


2014
Beyond Singularity, Carroll and Sons Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, US


2013
Beneath the Arcturus, La Curtiduria AC, Oaxaca de Juarez, Oaxaca, Mexico


2010
Pure Land, Carroll and Sons Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, US 


2008
Shunga, Perfume Painting, Two Lines Gallery, 798 Art Complex, Beijing, China


2007
Inkpond, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, US


2006
Territory of Thought, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, US
Boston Drawing Project, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts,US


2003
Hall Gallery, Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia, US


2001
Gallery One One One, The University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


1999
Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin,US 


1997
Between Rivers and Valley, Art Space—John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Kohler, Wisconsin, US

Selected Group Exhibitions


2017
Upcoming: Deep Cuts: Contemporary Paper Cut. Currier Museum, Manchester, New Hampshire, US 
Draw|Boston, Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, Massachusetts, US


2016
Cutting Edge, The Pitch Project, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US
International Prints Invitational Exhibition, Tianmiao Gallery, Beijing, China
Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts, US


2015
Cut Paper and Fold, Concord Art Center, Concord, US
Drawing Expended, Art Complex, Duxbury, Massachusetts, US
Wanqi Art Center, Dehua, Fujian, China
Mad Draw, Inside Out Museum, Beijing, China
Mad Draw, The Factory, Dali, Yuanan, China
Museum Collection, Inside Out Museum, Beijing, China


2014
Current, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California, US
2012-13
Out of the Ruins, Newton Art Center, Newton, Massachusetts,US
Current, Night Gallery, Tempe, Arizona, US
Inside Out Art Museum, Beijing, China
Matthias Küper Galleries, Beijing, China


2011
Drawing Expended, Concord Art Center, Concord, Massachusetts, US
Miami Project Fair, Miami, Florida, US
75x75, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts, US


2010
The Foster Prize Finalist Exhibition, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts, US 


2009
Today’s Museum, Beijing, China
Visual Arts Center, Tsinghha University, Beijing, China
Dual Action, Jewett Gallery, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, US 


2008
Distant Shores: Culture Exchanges in Contemporary Art, McIninch Art Gallery, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, New Hampshire,US
Gallery Artists, Carroll and Sons Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts,US
High Tea, Two Lines Gallery, Beijing, China
Sunshine International Art Museum, Songzhuang, Beijing, China 
Fred HC Liang and Greg Mencoff, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, US


2007
Galerie Edition Stalzer, Vienna, Austria


2006
Curator’s Choice: Contemporary Explorations, The Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, Massachusetts, US
Conversation, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, Florida, US
Local Territory, NYART-Beijing Gallery, Beijing, China 
A Very Good Year, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, US
Selection, Bakalar and Paine Galleries, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts, UJS
The Genetic Landscape Portfolio, Southern Graphics Council, Madison, Wisconsin, US                        Kohler Library, Shiboygan Wisconsin, Chazen Musuem at University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin,US


2005
Search into the Intangible, Trustman Gallery, Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts, US
Edge of Darkness, LNC Gallery, Columbia University, New York, New York, US 


2004
Versuche Zur Erotik, Praterstrasse 10/10, Vienna, Austria


2003
Pulp Fiction—View From the Subconscious, SCA Gallery, Sydney College of The Arts, Sidney, Australia
Lillian Immig Gallery, Emmanuel College, Boston, Massachusetts, US
Lost World, Gallerie HMH Kunstereighisse, Linz, Urfhr, Austria
A&A Atelier, Milan, Italy
CSU Gallery, Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia, US


2002
New Works, Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US
New Prints/Autumn’02, International Print Center New York, US
KIPAF, Gallery Song Ha, Chang Won, Kyungsangnamdo, South Korea


2001
Gallery One One One (solo), University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, US 
International Symposium of Art and Science, National Gallery of China, Beijing, People, China
Printed Books, The Nieman Center for Print Studies, Columbia University School of the Arts, Columbia University, New York, New York, US
Art Miami, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Florida, US
Hybrid ID, Mills Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, US


2000
New Media Prints, Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, Tampa University, Tampa, Florida,US
Rapture, Bakalar Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts, US


1999
Watkin Gallery, American University, Washington D. C., US
Scarfone/Hartley Galleries, Tampa University, Tampa, Florida, US
Dean Jensen Gallery (solo), Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US
Schwarzenber’Chen Meiere (installation), Scheifing, Austria
Fassbiner Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, US
Contemporary Prints, Kingston Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, US
Prints, with Kiki Smith, John Walker et al,The Nieman Center for Print Studies, Columbia, US
University School of the Arts, Columbia University, New York, New York, US


1998
Fassbiner Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, US
East of the Sun, Layton Art Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US


1997
Dean Jensen Gallery. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US
Between Rivers and Valley (solo), Art Space—John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Kohler, Wisconsin, US


1996
Towards 2000/Art for a New Millennium, Layton Art Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US 
La Grange National Biennial, Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum; La Grange, Georgia, US 


1995
The State of the Art Gallery, curated by Matthew Armstrong — Associate Curator of Johnson Museum, Cornell University; Ithcac, New York, US
Hiroshima: From Me to You, Fukuya Art Gallery; Higashi Hiroshima, Japan


1994
The Coptic Society; Boston, Massachusetts, US


1993
Charlotte International; curated by Amanda Cruz—curator of the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C.; Charlotte, North Carolina, US


1992
American Prints; Art Space Saromon, 5-24-1 Shimokawatacho, Ichinomiya, Aich, Japan
American Prints; Gallery-M (Milhouse 2F), 697 Ohtemachi Kasugia; Aich, Japan
Lebel Gallery; University of Windsor; Windsor, Ontario, US


1991
Portfolio Graphics; Montclair, New Jersey, US 
New Talent, Alpha Gallery in conjunction with The Institute of Contemporary Art; Boston, Massachusetts, US
Young American Artists; Artists of the 21st Century, The Ruthven Gallery; Lancaster, Ohio, US


1990
Maya’s Room; Silliman College, Yale University; New Haven, Connecticut, Us
New Haven Artist; Yale University School of Art; New Haven, Connecticut, US
Yale/Norfolk Summer School of Art; Norfolk, Connecticut, US


1989
Gas Station Theater (solo); Winnipeg, Manitoba, US
University of Manitoba Art Gallery; Winnipeg, Manitoba,US
Ace Art Gallery (solo); Winnipeg, Manitoba, US​