VICTOR S. WANG

 

EDUCATION

1988-1990 MFA (painting) Department of Fine Arts, Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO

1988-1990 Visiting Scholar, (painting) School of Fine Arts, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

1987-1988 Visiting Scholar, (painting) School of Art and Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL

1979-1983 BFA (oil painting) Department of Oil Painting, Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts, Shenyang, Liaoning, China

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016 Juror in "Clearly Human II," St. Louis Artists' Guild, St. Louis, MO

1990-present Professor in Painting & Drawing, Department of Fine Arts, Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO

1990-1991 Adjunct Instructor in Drawing, Department of Fine Arts, Webster University, St. Louis, MO

1990-1991 Adjunct Instructor in Drawing, Department of Art, St. Louis Community College at Meramec, St. Louis, MO

1983-1987 Assistant Professor in Painting and Drawing, Department of Oil Painting, Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts, Shenyang, Liaoning, China

 

LECTURES

2015 “Visiting Artist Lecture Series,” Hatheway Cultural Center Gallery, Lewis and Clark Community College, Godfrey, IL. September 16.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 “Illusions,” Cinema Gallery, Urbana, IL

2014 “Dreaming of a Journey with Sunflowers,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2013 “Reflections,” Odon Wagner Contemporary, Toronto, Canada

2011 “Luscious: New Works by Victor Wang,” Evan Luri Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

2010 “Dream of Dreams,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2009 “A Vision to Behold,” Odon Wagner Contemporary, Toronto, Canada

2008 “Victor Wang – One Man Exhibition,” Arcadia Gallery, New York, NY

           Art Gallery of Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO

2007 “Memoir of Sunflower,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2006 “The Face of Light,” Odon Wagner Contemporary, Toronto, Canada

2005 “Wang,” Arcadia Gallery, New York, NY

2004 “Dream of Sunflower,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2003 “Dream of Sunflowers,” Cinema Gallery, Urbana, IL

2002 Mackey Gallery, Houston, TX

1999 Luna de 527 Gallery, Houston, TX

1997 Elan Fine Arts Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1996 Elan Fine Arts Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1995 Pompeii Gallery, Webster Groves, MO

1994 East Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan

         Missouri Athletic Club Gallery, St. Louis, MO

         Theater Gallery of Meramec Community College, St. Louis, MO

1992 Towata Gallery, Alton, IL

         Gallery of Thomas Theological Seminary, Denver, CO

1991 Garret Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1988 Art Studio Gallery, Urbana, IL

1987 Art Gallery of Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts, Shenyang, Liaoning, China

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 "From the Racks," Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

        "Presence," Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

         July Art Hamptons, New York, NY

         Art Palm Beach 2016, Palm Beach, FL

         LA Art Show 2016, Los Angeles, CA

2014 Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada

         Art Hamptons, New York, NY

         “Group Show,” Evoke Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2015  Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Houston, TX

           The Affordable Art Fair, New York, New York

           Art Palm Beach 2015, Palm Beach, FL

           Los Angeles Art Show 2015, Los Angeles, CA

2013 Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada

2012 Boston International Art Fair, Boston, MA

          Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada

          Art Hamptons, Bridgehampton, NY

          San Francisco Fine Art Fair, San Francisco, CA

          Art Palm Beach, Pam Beach, FL

2011 Red Dot Art Fair Miami, Miami, FL

         “East Meets West,” Murphy Hill Gallery, Chicago, IL

          Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada

          “SILVER,” 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

           Scope Miami 2011, Miami, FL

2010 “Here’s Looking at You: Contemporary Portraits,” Schmidt Art Center, IL

            Art Chicago 2010, Chicago, IL

            Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada

2009 Palmbeach3, Palm Beach, FL

2008 Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada

          “People and Places,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2007 Art Miami 2007, Miami, FL

          Los Angeles Art Show, Los Angeles, CA

          “International Blitz,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2006 Art Chicago 2006, Chicago, IL

          Art Miami 2006, Miami, FL

2005 “Re-presenting Representation VII,” Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY

          Toronto International Art Fair 2005, Toronto, Canada

          “Chicago Contemporary & Classic 2005,” Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

           Art Miami, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, FL

           “With Spirit,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2004 Toronto International Art Fair, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada

          Art Miami 2004, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, FL

          “Works on Paper,” Maryville University, St. Louis, MO

2003 “The Exhibition,” Arcadia Gallery, Soho, New York, NY

           "Invitational Two Artists Show,” Art Gallery Dept. of Art, University Missouri St. Louis, MO

2002 “Home Grown,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

           “Honor Awards 2002,” Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

            “Art St. Louis XVII The Exhibition,” Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

2000 “50th Mid-States Art Exhibition,” Evansville Museum of Art and Science, Evansville, IN

          “St. Louis Area Artists’ Invitational Show,” Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville Granite City, IL

1999 “Faces of Art St. Louis,” McElwain Fine Arts, St. Louis, MO

          “Art St. Louis XIV Exhibition,” Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

1998 “Two Person Show,” Meramec Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1997 “Group Show,” Luna de 527 Gallery, Houston, TX

          “Invitational Art Exhibit,” St. Charles Community College, St. Louis, MO

1996 “Art St. Louis XII Exhibition,” Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

          “Figurative Paintings in St. Louis Today,” Fontbonne College Gallery of Art, St. Louis, MO

1995 “Artists Choose Artists,” Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

          “Gender Gaze,” Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

1993 “Two Person Show,” Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO

           “American in Painting and Bronze,” Missouri Athletic Club, St. Louis, MO

1992 “Art Competition, National Oil Painters’ Society,” Osage Beach, MO

1991 “50th Annual National Juried competitive Exhibition,” Souix City, IA

          “Art Wyoming 91,” Casper, WY

          “Group Show,” Towata Gallery, Alton, IL

          “Art Competition,” National Oil Painters’ Society, Osage Beach, MO

          “25th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Exhibition,” Corpus Christi, TX

          “7th Annual Garret Gallery National Juried Exhibition,” St. Louis, MO

          “Portrait Competition 1991,” St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, MO

1990 “Realism Today,” Museum of Art and Science, Evansville, IN

            “Portrait Competition 1990,” St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, MO

1987 “Canada-China Exchange Exhibition,” Toronto, Canada

1986 “Exhibition of Selected Professors’ Works from Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts & Central Academy of Fine Arts at Beijing,” National Museum of Fine Arts, China

1984 “Exhibition of Selected Professors’ Works from Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts,” Nagasaki Museum of Art, Nagasaki, Japan

          “6th National Juried Exhibition of Oil Paintings,” Liaoning Museum of Art and Science, Shenyang, China

1983 “3rd Liaoning State Juried Competition of Oil Painting,” Liaoning Museum of Art and Science, Shenyang, China

 

AWARDS

2011 Professional Achievement Award, Fontbonne University Alumni Association

2007 Scholar & Artist Award, Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO

2006 Finalist, The Artist’s Magazine 23rd Annual Art Competition

2001 Award of Excellence, “Art St. Louis XVII The Exhibition,” St. Louis, MO

2000 Bob and Sara Davies Merit Award, 50th Mid-States Art Exhibition, Evansville Museum of Art and Science, Evansville, IN

1999 Award of Excellence Prize, Forte Cup 20th Century Asian Pacific Art Competition, Asian Pacific Art Institute of America, Forte International Inc., Ellicott City, MD

1991 Second Prize in Drawing, 25th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Exhibition, Corpus Christi, TX

          First Prize, Portrait Competition 1991, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, MO

          First Place in Oil Painting, 7th Annual Garret Gallery National Juried Exhibition, St. Louis, MO

1990 First Prize, Portrait Competition 1990, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, MO

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2014 Featured by American Art Collector. May issue

2012 Featured by Libro.Anuario Artelibre Arte Y Libertad VI.

2011 Featured by Libro.Anuario Artelibre Arte Y Libertad VI.

          Featured by The Arts Live. Spring issue

          Featured by Poets/Artists. February issue

2008 Boon, Annie. “What Lies Beneath,” American Art Collector, June 2008.

2007 Zimmerman, Edith. “Buttery, Texture, Luscious Color, and Layers of History,” America Artist. September 2007.

2006 Davis, Nicholas. “A True Cultural Revolutionary,” Toronto Sun, 13 November 2006.

2005 Rose, Joshua. “Wang's larger-than-life Impasto Paintings Express the Emotion and Passion of the Immigrant Experience,” American Art Collector. December 2005.

         Callahan, Teresa. “Wang's Exuberant Oil Paintings, Daher's Serene Pastels Share Billing in Powerful Show at Clayton's Atrium Gallery,” West End Word. January 2005.

2002 Jost, Paul E., “’Home Grown’, Atrium Gallery,” Art St. Louis, Vol. 15.

         Daniel, Jeff. “‘Home Grown’ Exhibit Displays Varied Roots,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 7.

1997 Fauntleroy, Gussie. “Victor Wang: the Repercussions of Change,” The Santa Fe New Mexican, May 1997.

          Ferring Shepley, Carol. “Victor Wang Reality and Dream Are The Same,” Art St. Louis Newsletter, Vol. 11, No. 4, Winter 1997.

1996 Boccia, Edward. “Victor Wang Pursues a Meaningful Reality,” Journal of Art, Issue 2, China 1996..

          McCloud, Kathleen. “Wang Mixes Western Methods with Eastern Ideas,” The Santa Fe New Mexican. 24 May 1996.

          Goldman, Betsy S. “Eastern Ideas, Western Methods,” Oil Highlights Figures, January 1996.

1995 Boccia, Edward. “Victor Wang’s New Work,” Artists, Taiwan, Issue 1, 1995.

1992 Harris, Paul A. “Gallery Shows Work of Chinese Painter,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4 May 1992.

         Goldman, Betsy S. “Eastern Ideas, Western Methods,” American Artist, May 1992.

1991 Harris, Paul A. “Victor Wang’s Paintings Are Studies in Contrasts,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 31 August 1991.

 

PUBLISHED WORKS

2012 Wang, Victor. World Famous Contemporary Painter Series. Tianjin: Yangliuqing Fine Arts Press, 2012

2009 Wang, Victor. Victor Wang-Memoir of Sunflower. China, 2009.

2006 Wang, Victor. Victor Wang: The Face of Light. Toronto: Odon Wagner Contemporary, 2006.

2000 Wang, Victor. Three Major Traditional Techniques of Oil Painting. Taiwan: National Museum of History, 2000.

1998 Wang, Victor. “Barry Schactman’s Structural Drawing.” Journal of Art, Issue 4, China, 1998.

1997 Wang, Victor. “Edward Boccia’s Art.” Journal of Art, Issue 2, China, 1997.

1996 Wang, Victor. “The Stage of Life- my artist statement and 6 paintings.” Journal of Art, Issue 2, China, 1996.

1989 Wang, Victor. “American Mural Movement in 1930s-40s.” Journal of Art, Issue 1, China, 1989.

          Wang, Victor. Paintings: Warm Wind and Dreaming. Figure Paintings Selected Professors’ Works from the Art Institutes in China, China: Lingnan Art Publishing House, August 1989.