JING Shijian was born in Liaoning Province, China in 1960 and graduated from the department of oil painting of China Academy of Art. Currently lives and works in Hangzhou, China and works as professor and Vice Dean of the school of painting at China Academy of Art.


Recently he has held solo exhibitions including Fable, Shandong Art Museum, Shandong, China, 2018; Domestication, Dresden, Germany, 2014; Rowing a Boat, Zhangjiang Art Center, Shanghai, China, 2009; Geography of Art, The National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China, 2006; Roaming in the World, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China, 2006 and others. JING’s works have been collected by major art institutions such as National Museum of China (Beijing), The National Art Museum of China (Beijing), Shanghai Art Museum (Shanghai), Sichuan Fine Arts Institute (Chongqing), etc.


As the first generation of academic painting artists, JING Shijian’s artistic approach is based on the deep study of both oriental and west philosophy. He combines multi-dimensional visual languages and never stops to explore the possibilities in art. In the world he created, time is constant, space is overlapped, and reality and imagination coexist. The time and space in JING Shijian's paintings can be either folded or stretched, as well as endowed with the depth of philosophy.