Artist Biography

 

In my paintings I enjoy creating an ambience that reflects on stillness, solitude, and mystery. I believe in using simple, quiet scenes and objects to communicate deep emotion and relevance. In my work you might find influences from 17th Century Dutch genre paintings as well as 19th and 20th Century American Realism. When composing my painting and choosing my subject matter, I draw inspiration from modern and documentary photographers like Walker Evan and Sally Mann.

I was born in Guangzhou China and came to the U.S. when I was 15. I'm currently living in Portland, Oregon. For three decades I have worked as a fine artist and graphic designer. I hold a degree in illustration from San Jose State University.

 

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Artist Resume

Education

1998  BS in Graphic Design with an emphasis on Illustration, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

Solo Exhibitions

2019  Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland, OR
2018  Manna Gallery, Oakland, CA
2016  Manna Gallery, Oakland, CA
2015  Manna Gallery, Oakland, CA
2013  Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA
2009  History San Jose, San Jose, CA
2002  Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
2001  d.p. Fong Galleries, San Jose, CA
1997  d.p. Fong Galleries, San Jose, CA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019
Tabor Art Walk, Portland, OR
Teacher/Student Exhibit. Oregon Society of Artists, Portland, OR
Alphabet Soup, art inspired by letters of the alphabet. Artist Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2018
Tiny, Artist Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Delicious, work inspired by food & drink. Artist Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Teacher/Student Exhibit. Oregon Society of Artists, Portland, OR
Vancouver City Hall, Vancouver, WA ■ Fifteen At Ford, Ford Gallery, Portland, OR
Lobby Series. Milwaukie City Hall Gallery, Milwaukie, OR
City Streets. Artist Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Delicious, work inspired by food & drink. Artist Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2017
Night Lights, Artist Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Instructor Showcase, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA
Tiny. Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016
City Streets, Artist Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Not for Real, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
Tiny. Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Delicious, work inspired by food & drink. Artist Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015
City Streets, Artist Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Two Person Show. Archival Gallery, Sacramento, CA
1641 Debut. Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Image Hungry. Gary Francis Fine Art, Alameda, CA
Anniversary Exhibit. Bill Gould Design, San Jose, CA

2014
City Streets, Artist Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013
Tiny. Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2012
Beatnik Studios, Sacramento, CA
City Streets, Artist Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Delicious, work inspired by food & drink, Artist Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Stanford Art Spaces, Stanford, CA

2011
Tiny Show, Artist Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Tasty: Artists Playing with Food, Cabrillo College Gallery, Aptos, CA 
81st Annual Statewide Landscape Exhibit, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA
Terrain: Views of California. Artist Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
50/50 Exhibit. Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
Celebrate Santa Cruz County. Santa Cruz County Bank, Santa Cruz, CA
Delicious, work inspired by food & drink, Artist Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010
Tiny Show, Artist Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Small Treasure, Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Family Reunion, Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Big Names, Small Art, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
Still Life, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Night & Day, 525 Market Street, San Francisco, CA
50/50 Exhibit, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA

2009
Ten Artists: Story and Vision. California Bank of Commerce, Lafayette, CA


2008 Art Guild Award Winner’s Exhibition, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
Art Guild Award Winner’s Exhibition, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
Bill Gould Design Anniversary Exhibit, Bill Gould Design, San Jose, CA
The Uncommon Object, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA
There is Still Life, Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2008
Group Exhibition of Paintings & Sculpture, Heritage Bank of Commerce, San Jose, CA
All in the Present: Night and Day, Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA
The Intimate Observer, Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, CA
Ying: Inspired by the Art and History of China, The Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz, CA

2007
Small Treasures, Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Culinary Palettes, Santa Cruz County Bank, Santa Cruz, CA

2006
Soulful Moments: Figurative Paintings by Barbara Allie & Wayne Jiang, The Art Museum of Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA
Beyond the Likeness: Self-Portrait by California Artists, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA

2005
Sacramento Interiors, Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Contemplating Realism, Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2004
Chinatown, City Hall, San Jose, CA
Small Treasures, Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Los Gatos Art Museum Open Juried Show 2004, (first place and honorable mention in oil/acrylic painting) Los Gatos Museum, Los Gatos, CA

2003
Daily Dramas: Currents and Undercurrents, Euphrat Museum of Art, Cupertino, CA
Heritage Bank of Commerce Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, Hertiage Bank of Commerce San Jose, CA

2001
Namelosen, Anno Domini, San Jose, CA

2000
Contemporary Portrait, d.p. Fong Galleries, San Jose, CA

1997
Figurative Works, d.p. Fong Galleries, San Jose, CA
Olympia of Art Competition, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA

 

Reviews and Articles

2010
Metro, January 6 Cover Article. Shadows of Night: San Jose’s Edward Hopper, Wayne Jiang captures a city’s ethereal grace

2009
San Jose Inside, December 2. Everyday San Jose.
La Oferta, November 6. Everyday San Jose Paintings
Sing Tao Daily,
October 10. Wayne Jiang’s Asian Theme Paintings Capture Moments of Daily Life, by Fanny Jiang
Pacifica Tribune,
September 9. Art Guild of Pacifica’s 51st Annual Exhibit opens Friday
Sacramento Bee, January 16. Critic’s Pick, by Victoria Dalkey

2006
Rose Garden Resident, August 3. Local Artists Portrait One Another by Mary Gottchalk

2002
Santa Clara Weekly, Febuary 6. New Works by Artists: Wayne Jiang

2001
Artweek, Feburary 13. Previews by Berin Golonu
Metro, October 15. Show Time by Christina Waters

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