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1957Born in Hangzhou, China
1982Graduated from the Printmaking Department of the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts (now China Academy of Fine Arts), Hangzhou, China
CurrentlyLives and works in Hangzhou, China
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018Yan Shanchun: West Lake II, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA
2017Yan Shanchun: A Decade of Painting and Prints, Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, China
Exhibition of Yan Shanchun’s Works, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China
YAN IN, Van Art Space, Hangzhou, China
2016Yan Shanchun: West Lake, Etchings and Paintings, Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, China
2015Yan Shanchun: West Lake, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA
2007Exhibition of Yan Shanchun’s Works, Osage Gallery, Shanghai, China
2006Exhibition of Yan Shanchun’s Works, Zhu Qizhan Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2005The West Lake in My Dream: Yan Shanchun’s Works 2004 2005, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong, China
2004The West Lake in My Dream: Yan Shanchun’s Works on Paper 2004, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong, China
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018Shang Yan, Wang Chuan, Yan Shanchun: A State of Mind, Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, China
Cao Xiaoyang and Yan Shanchun: Light Water Dark Mountain, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong, China
2017Crisscrossing East and West – The Remaking of Ink Art in Contemporary East Asia , MOCA, Yinchuan, China
Memories of West Lake: Wang Gongyi & Yan Shanchun’s works, Art Museum of the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China
Open Books – Artists and the Chinese Folding-books, Lalit Kala Academyand Ravindra Manch/RAVINDRA MANCH,ART GALLERY, Ramniwas Garden, Jaipur
19 Shenyun Road – Divided Unuty, Artron Art Center, Shenzhen, China
 Yan Ying: Wang Gongyi & Yan Shanchun Doub Solo Exhibition, Van Art Space, Hangzhou, China
 AURA and VITALITY – 12 Oriental Aesthetic Samples in Contemporary Art, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Shenzhen, China
2016Open Books – Artists and Chinese Folding-books, Library and Archive of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
 Narrative of Spirituality – Secularization of Abstract Art, Art100 Gallery, Hong Kong, China
 Shanshui, A Manifesta, Gongwang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China
 19 Shenyun Road – Divided Unuty, Artron Art Center, Shenzhen, China
 Wang Gongyi and Yan Shanchun – Joint Exhibition, Galerie du Monde, Hong Kong, China
2015The Garden of Winter Light A Space to Linger, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong, China
The Third Abstraction, Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, China
Inner Visions: Landscape and Scenery, Shanghai Mingyuan Art Museum, Shanghai, China
A Contemporary Historical Path by the West Lake, SanshangArt, Hangzhou, China
2014Printmaking Transgressing Borders Han 17th Exhibition with East Asian Artists, Sakima Art Museum, Okinawa, Japan
2013Towards Atmospheric Abstraction: Jiang Dahai and Yan Shanchun Joint Exhibition, Tina Keng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2012International Print Exhibition Tokyo 2012, Tokyo, Japan
SELF ESSENCE NATURALISM, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
2011Slipping Transmission, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong, China 
China Abstract Painting Now, Galerie Frank Schlag, Essen, Germany
 Visible Soul The Fourth Chinese Abstract Art Exhibition, PIFO New Art Gallery, Beijing, China
2010Water Color as a Reason, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China
Reshaping History China Art from 2000 to 2009, China National Convention Centre, Beijing, China
 An Array of Nothing Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Abstract Art, Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan, China
2009Where the Spirit Lives: Exhibition on Occasion of 100th Anniversary of Abstract, PIFO New Art Gallery, Beijing, China
Yi Pai Century Thinking, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Beyond the Image: Liang Quan, Lui Chunkwong & Yan Shanchun, Osage Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, China
2008Liang Quan and Yan Shanchun Group Exhibition, Osage Shanghai, Shanghai, China
 Form, Idea, Essence and Rhythm – New Aspects of Contemporary East Asian Ink Painting,Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Weixiang Chenghuai Contemporary Chinese Water and Ink Exhibition, Daxiang Art Space, Taichung, Taiwan
2007Traces and Temperament: Contemporary Art Exhibition, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China
2006Du Exhibitions of Contemporary Chinese Water and Ink Painting, Tianjin Museum, Tianjin, China
 Tu Ink Inviting Exhibition of Contemporary Ink Painting, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
Heiner Wemhöner Collection, Herford, Germany 
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA, USA
Art in Embassies, US Department of State, Washington DC, USA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA
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