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1945Born in Rudong, Jiangsu Province, China
1966BA, Fine Arts Department of Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China
1981MA in Fine Art, Calligraphy Department of Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts
(now China Academy of Art), Hangzhou, China
CurrentlyLives and Works in Hangzhou, China
Professor of Calligraphy Department of China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China
Director of Contemporary Calligraphy Research Centre of China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2020The Illustrated Word: Artwork Inspired by Calligraphy, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA
2018Wang Dongling: Poetry and Painting, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA
2017Poetic Rainbow: The Calligraphy of Wang Dongling, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong, China
 Wang Dongling: The Bamboo Path, OCAT, Shenzhen, China
2016Public performance of chaos-script (luanshu) calligraphy, Vancouver Art Gallery; Library and Archives Canada, Vancouver, Canada     
 Between Heaven and Heart: Wang Dongling's Calligraphy, Imperial Ancestral Temple, Beijing, China
 Public performance of calligraphy, Guiyang Confuclus Academy, Guiyang, China 
 Wang Dongling: A Performance of Calligraphy, Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand 
 Public performance of chaos-script (luanshu) calligraphy, British Museum; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
 Public performance of chaos-script (luanshu) calligraphy, Imperial Ancestral Temple Art Museum, Beijing, China
2015Wang Dongling: New Works, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA
2014Wang Dongling: Beside the Ancient Road, Jinwan Faculty of Humanities of Tianjin Water Park, Tianjin, China
The Moon Over the River on a Spring Night: The Art of Calligraphy by Wang Dongling, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, China
2013Wang Dongling: Brushing the Tides, Hanart TZ Gallery,Hong Kong, China
The Moon over the River, Wang Dongling Public Performance of Calligraphy, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, China
2012Decanter Ink: Hangzhou Cross-year Exhibition-Wang Dongling solo, Sanshang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China
2011Wang Dongling: The Daoism of Calligraphy, Zhejiang Museum of Art, Hangzhou, China
2007Share the Peripateticism: Calligraphy Exhibition by Wang Dongling, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
2006Calligraphy Performance: Linhe Xu, Lanting International Calligraphy Festival, Shaoxing, China
2003Wang Dongling Calligraphy Exhibition, Yilanzhai Art Museum, Nanjing, China 
Wang Dongling Calligraphy Exhibition, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
2002Works of Wang Dongling, Goedhuis Gallery, New York, USA
2001Calligraphy and non-Calligraphy, Flower and non-Flower, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts Gallery, New York, USA
Wang Dongling Calligraphy Exhibition, Lanting International Calligraphy Festival, Shaoxing, China
1999Wang Dongling Calligraphy Exhibition, Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
1998D.P. Fong Gallery, San Jose, USA 
Muthesius Hochschule & Poly-technic School for Art, Kiel, Germany
1997Nagoya Zie Mien Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
1994Wang Dongling Calligraphy & Paintings Exhibition, China Art Museum, Beijing, China 
1993International Press, Tokyo, Japan 
1992Minnesota State Exhibition Center, Minneapolis, USA 
D.P. Fong Gallery, San Jose, USA
1991University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA
1990University of Minnesota, St. Paul, USA
D.P. Fong Gallery, San Jose, USA
Montreal University, Montreal, Canada
1989University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
Macalester Gallery, St. Paul, USA
University of Kansas, Kansas, USA
University of Minnesota, St. Paul, USA
Art School of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, USA
1987China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China
Wang Dongling Calligraphy Exhibition, China Art Museum, Beijing, China
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018New Ink Art in China 1978-2018, Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China  
Mind Temple, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China
2017Boundless: On Going Chinese Ink Art, Art Museum of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing,China
 The Unusual West Lake: The First Art Scene of West Lake Photo Exhibition, CAA Art Museums, Hangzhou, China
2016Open Books: International Artists Explore the Chinese Folding Book, Library and Archives Canada, Vancouver, Canada
 Shan Shui a Manifesta, Gong Wang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China
 Shan Shui Within, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China
 Light Writers 2016, Light Gallery, Hangzhou, China
201510th World Calligraphy Biennale of Jeollabuk-do, Jeonju, Korea
 China 8 - Contemporary Art from China at Rhine & Ruhr, Kunstmuseum, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
 Ink Studio at Art021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair, Shanghai, China
 Magic Mountains – Hanart TZ Gallery at Art Basel Hong Kong 2015, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China  
2014Kochi-Murizis Biennale - Collateral Project "Janela-Migrating Forms and Migrating Gods", Mill Hall Compound, Kochi, India
Orchid Pavilion Calligraphy Biennial, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China
Guanshan Gathering: Works by Zheng Shengtian and Wang Dongling, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA
Ink and the Body, Ink Studio, Beijing, China
2013Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Beyond Black and White: Chinese Abstract Ink, Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai, China
Strokes in Dialogue, Wang Dongling and Samir Al Sayegh Joint Exhibition, Athr Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Guanshan Gathering: Works by Zheng Shengtian and Wang Dongling, Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, China
2012Art Stage Singapore, Pearl Lam Galleries, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 
Work by Wang Dongling, Qiu Zhenzhong and Xu Bing>, He Xiangning Art Museum Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China
2011Wu Ming, Form is Formless: Chinese Contemporary Abstract Art, Contrasts Gallery, Shanghai, China
Wiesbaden International Modern Calligraphy Exhibition, Hamburg, Germany; Belgium
2010Lanting Pavilion Review: China Calligraphy Exhibition, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium
Beauty of Chinese Character: China Calligraphy Exhibition, Paris, France
Trace and Qualitative Leap — Beijing Film Academy’s 60th anniversary exhibition, Beijing Film Academy 4 ° Space Gallery, Beijing, China
2009Ink Painting, Calligraphy: The Third Abstraction, Contrasts Gallery, Shanghai, China
Calligraphy and non-Calligraphy: 2010 Hangzhou International Modern Calligraphy Exhibition, Hangzhou, China
In the Hand of Paper, Art Academy of Roma, Rome, Italy
The First Linzhou Ink Brush Biennale (International), Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
The Orchid Pavilion: The Art of Writing in China, Royal Art Museum of Belgium, Belgium Asian Ink Masters, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, USA
2008Seoul Biennial Calligraphy Art Exhibition, Seoul, KoreaA
2007Solo Happiness & Group Happiness-Public Art Exhibition of China Academy of Art, Sino-Japanese Friendship Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Reboot: The Third Chengdu Biennial, Chengdu, China
Opening Fun-International Modern Calligraphy Exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan
Made in China-Contemporary Art Exhibition, Louisiana Art Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
2006Calligraphy Night on the Christmas Eve, Hangzhou, China
Brush and Ink – The Art of Writing, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
International Calligraphy Exhibition in Memory of the 300th Issue of Calligraphy Magazine, Seoul, South Korea
The Young Mandarins 2006, Goedhuis Contemporary at the Mandarin Oriental, Miami, Florida, USA
A Yellow Box in Qingpu - Contemporary Art and Architecture in a Chinese space, Xiao Ximen (Minor West Gate), Qingpu Town, Shanghai, China
2005Word Is Not Word: The Open Calligraphy Space - International Modern Calligraphy Exhibition, Hangzhou, China
The 1st International Cursive Script Exhibition, Hangzhou, China
International Calligraphy Exhibition, World Exposition, Nagoya, Japan
The 1st Nomination Exhibition of The Works of Contemporary Celebrities, China Art Museum, Beijing, China
National Nomination Exhibition of The Works of Chinese Celebrities, Museum of The Forbidden City, Beijing, China
Inside & Outside-Calligraphy Exhibition of Chinese and American Artists, Shenzhen, China
Spread of Ink- Seoul Calligraphy Biennial 2005, Seoul, South Korea
INK, Goedhuis Contemporary, New York, USA
Contemporary Art from Greater China, Goedhuis Contemporary, New York, USA; London, United Kingdom
2004Maze - The 2nd National Media Art Exhibition, Hangzhou, China
International Invitation Exhibition of the Ink Color in The E-era, Taiwan, China; Berlin, Germany
The 8th National Calligraphy and Seal Exhibition, Xi’an, China
Invitation Exhibition of The Works of Contemporary Chinese Artists, Nanjing, China
2003Edge of The Earth- Asian Contemporary Art Invitation Exhibition, Hangzhou, China
Calligraphy Exhibition, Sydney, Australia
International Modern Ink Color Exhibition, Xi’an, China
International Calligraphy Biennial, Chonju, South Korea
The 1st Exhibition of The Works of Chinese Leading Calligraphers, Tokyo, Japan
2002Silent Music - Contemporary Chinese Calligraphy Exhibition, London, UK
Sino-Japanese Calligraphy Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan & Beijing, China 
Modern Chinese Calligraphy Exhibition, Denver, USA
Brushes with Surprise: The Art of Calligraphy in Modern China, British Museum, London, UK
Music without Sound: Contemporary Chinese Calligraphy, Goedhuis Contemporary, London, UK
2001Exhibition of The Works of Contemporary Chinese Artists, Shanghai, China
Exchange Exhibition of Calligraphy between Mainland China and Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwan
Borderless China-Exhibition of Chinese Paintings, New York, USA
Spirit of Ink & Brush-Chinese Calligraphy Exhibition, Seoul, South Korea
International Exhibition of Abstract Ink Color, Xi’an, China
2000Contemporary Chinese Calligraphy Exhibition, Hong Kong, China
Gate of The Century - Invitation Exhibition of Art, Chengdu, China
199946 Contemporary Chinese Artists Works Exhibition, Shanghai, China; Melbourne, Australia
Grand Exhibition of Chinese Calligraphy in The 20th Century, Tokyo, Japan
Exhibition of Modern Words Art, Seoul, South Korea
1998Contemporary Chinese Calligraphy Exhibition, Paris, France Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Calligraphy & Paintings, Konsthall Gallery, Malmo, Sweden Contemporary Chinese Calligraphy Exhibition, Columbia University, NY, USA Exhibition of Chinese Art & Civilization of Five Thousand Years, Guggenheim Museum, NY, USA
1997Calligraphy Exhibition of The 21st Century, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
1995International Modern Calligraphy Biennial, Hangzhou, China
1994Modern Calligraphy Exploration Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
1993Chinese Seal Exhibition, Yale University, New Haven, USA
1992The 2nd International Art Exposition, Miami, USA
1991Chinese Art and the West-Chinese Art Exhibition, San Diego, USA
1990Brush Dancing & Ink Singing-Exhibition of the Paintings Collected by British Museum, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
1988Paper Art from Hangzhou, Hamburg, Germany
1987Lanting Sino-Japanese Calligraphy Exhibition, Shaoxing, China
Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Calligraphy, Taipei, Taiwan
SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
British Museum, London, UK
Asia Society New York, USA
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA
North Dakota Museum of Art, North Dakota, USA
National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
The Palace Museum, Beijing, China
Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution, Beijing, China
Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China
National Library of China, Beijing, China
University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
Yale University, Connecticut, USA
Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA
Peking University, Beijing, China
Spencer Museum of Art, Kansas, USA
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