TJ REN TJ REN

TJ REN

TJ REN
TJ REN

Doctor of Fine Arts of China Academy of Art; Doctor of Business Administration of Grenoble Ecole de Management, France; Post Doctor of Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, USA.
Guest Lecturer of China Academy of Art; Distinguished Professor of Hubei Institute of Fine Arts; Academic Expert of EAaD School, Xi’an Eurasia University; Researcher of Modern Calligraphy Research Center, China Academy of Art; Fellow of Haas School of Business UC Berkeley, USA.

TJ Ren dedicates himself to the art of calligraphy, painting, sculpture and other innovative creations. After decades of global travel, the exposure to diversified social and cultural environments allowed for a deep absorption of the essence of both Eastern and Western cultures. His distinctive and unique artistic style is rooted in Asian culture, but it does not conform to that tradition. Starting from the foundation of Eastern art and absorbing the essence of Western creation techniques, his creations are an open, cross-border and cross-context practice. His works show the collision, communication, crossing and parallels between cultures and ideas. His art works are collected by museums, art colleges, institutions, art galleries and individuals.

ARTWORKS

MAJOR EXHIBITIONS, COLLECTIONS

EXHIBITIONS

2023
MOORDN Art Fair (Sculpture “East Wind”)
Talk “The Art of Communication”, Tian Yu Kong Creative Festival
Shanghai ART 021 Contemporary Art Fair
Accompanied Mr. Wang Tao, Chairman of Asian Art at Chicago Art Museum, visiting Songshan Lake Wangye Museum
Asian Art in London (sculpture “Poplar Euphratica Forest”, “East Wind”)
Art Amoy International Art Fair (sculpture “Poplar Euphratica Forest”, “East Wind”, painting and calligraphy “Fan Kuan's Mountain”, “Li Cheng's Peak”, etc.)
Group Exhibition, Whitestone Seoul Gallery, Korea Space (Korea) (sculpture “East Wind” (2 pieces) “Globalization”)
“The Road of Calligraphy Education – 60th Anniversary Exhibition of Higher Education in Chinese Calligraphy, National Art Museum of China (Calligraphy work “Lotus Blossom”)
Treasure House Fair London (sculpture “Poplar Euphratica Forest”, “East Wind”)
Lecture “Modern Integration of Traditional Culture from Chinese Calligraphy”, Hubei Institute of Fine Arts
Diaoyutai Hotel, Qingdao, Shandong (Sculpture “Poplar Euphratica Forest”)
2022
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, U.S.A. (Sculpture “Taihu Rock - East Wind”)
GILDING OF SUMMER POETRY, Shanghai Brics Tower, Shanghai, China (Sculpture “Taihu Rock - East Wind”)
“Abstract Art New Shanghai”, Shanghai Young Art Museum, Shanghai, China(Oil Painting Series – “Script”)
Brand POA, Aquilaria Series
2021
W.DESIGN: Calligraphy Work “Lotus”
Art lecture: Art Innovation, Moleskine Store, K11, Shanghai, China
“Universal Resonance—Ren Tianjin Exhibition”, The School of Art and Design of Eurasia University, Xi’an, Shanxi
Sculpture Taihu Rock – ‘East Rock’, The Yellow Box Open Exhibition, International Sculpture Exhibition, Qingdao, Shandong, China
“Unforgettable sight-Longmen Grottoes Art Dialogue Special Exhibition” (sculpture “Taihu Rock-Dongfeng”), Shanghai University Museum, Shanghai, China
Shanghai Television Station, TIF Talk, Shanghai, China
“Innovation from Dot & Line Diagrams”, Lecture at EaDe School, Xi’an, China
Teacher Training Workshop, EaDe School, Xi’an, China
Lecture “Comparative Study of Innovative Creation in Contemporary Art”, at WS Space, Shanghai, China
2020
Talk at Boao International Design and Art Summit, Hainan, China
“Creativity of Broken Circumstances - Innovative Creation of Contemporary Art” Lecture at Sichuan Conservatory of Music
“The Collection of A Bi-annual Exhbition (2020) of Lanting Calligraphy Commune”, at Zhejiang Exhibition Hall (Calligraphy Work “Wu Wei”)
“Inquiry on Water—-Ren Tianjin Exhibition”, Shanghai, China
Calligraphy Department Graduation Exhibition “Step by Step… Long Journey”— School of Chinese Painting & Calligraphy, At China Academy of Art
Group Exhibition “Beautiful is Relentless”, Columbia Circle Navy Club, Shanghai
“The 2nd Zhijiang International Youth Art Festival”, China Academy of Art, China
2019
INK NOW, Suning Art Museum (Sculpture Taihu Rock ‘East Rock’, Calligraphy Works and Paintings)
“Writing Non-Writing Hangzhou International Modern Calligraphy Festival”, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China (Calligraphy “The Shadow of Wisdom”)
WS SPACE,2019 Nowhere • Anywhere—Ren Tianjin, Lei Hong, Demos Chiang, Shanghai, China
Second Sculpture Projects, Pingyao, Shanxi, China (Sculpture Taihu Rock – ‘East Rock I’ and ‘East Rock II’)
“Beautiful Is In the Wind—-Ren Tianjin Exhibition”, at Aston Martin House of Beautiful, Shanghai, China.
2018
“The Artistic Creation and Practice Exhibition of Celebrating the 40th Reform and Opening-up Anniversary”, CAA Art Museum
“Biennial Exhibition of Lanting Calligraphy Association”, Zhejiang Art Museum, Zhejiang, China
Lecture “Art and Collection”at Hang Seng Bank, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, China
Guangxi Art Museum “China-ASEAN Calligraphy Exchanges Exhibition” (Calligraphy Work “East Wind II”)
“Experiencing China”, China Academy of Art Art Museum, (Calligraphy “East Wind Ⅰ”)

 

COLLECTIONS

Sculpture “Poplar Euphratica Forest” Series Diaoyutai Hotel, Qingdao, Shandong, China
Sculpture “Poplar Euphratica Forest” Series, BYD Center (Handan), China
Sculpture “Taihu Rock - Dongfeng” Dowell Group, Shanghai, China
Sculpture “Taihu Rock - Dongfeng” Aston Martin Lagonda, UK
Sculpture “Taihu Rock - Dongfeng” Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, U.S.A.
Sculpture “Taihu Rock - Dongfeng” Ping An Group, China
Sculpture “Taihu Rock - Dongfeng” Porsche Center (Handan), China
Oil Painting “Mountains and Rivers” Gold Ascent Enterprises Limited (Singapore)

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