Born in Shanghai, Yang Yongliang graduated from the China Academy of Art in 2003 with a major in Visual Communication. In 2005, he began experimenting with contemporary art, exploring various mediums such as photography, painting, video and installation.

Yang creates a dynamic fusion of tradition and contemporary elements, blending ancient oriental aesthetics and literati beliefs with modern language and digital techniques. His artwork presents an expansive meta-narrative that draws inspiration from history, myth, and social culture, all unfolding within the context of the ever-changing urban landscapes. For example, Yang is known for using architectural images as brushstrokes and skilfully portraying intricately detailed mountain rocks, paying homage to the landscape painting traditions of the Song Dynasty. While urban development brings prosperity to city life, it also serves as metaphorical confinement for many individuals. Similarly, he acknowledges the profoundness of centuries-old cultural traditions while questioning their tendency towards stagnation.

In contrast to ancient Chinese art’s celebration of nature, Yang’s art prompts critical reflection on our current reality. Furthermore, his work combines a strong sense of post-modernism with traditional aesthetics. Noteworthy institutions such as the British Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art have collected his works. The artist currently resides in Shanghai and New York.



YANG YONGLIANG: Imagined Landscape

August 13 - October 1, 2022

YANG YONGLIANG: Views of Water
HK H Queen’s 7-8/F
November 21, 2019 - January 12, 2020
YANG YONGLIANG: Journey to the Dark
Taipei Neihu
January 13 - March 4, 2018


Asia Society - 2019 Asia Arts Game Changer Awards - Awarded
Prix Pictet - The Global Award in Photography and Sustainability - Nominated
40th Anniversary of the Rencontres d'Arles - Discovery Prize - Nominated




Eternal Landscape, OCMAEXPAND, Orange County Art Museum, Santa Ana, USA
Artificial Wonderland, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand
Views of Water, Whitestone Gallery, Hong Kong, China
Salt 14: Yang Yongliang, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, USA
Journey to the Dark, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney, Australia
Journey to the Dark, Whitestone Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
Time Immemorial, Matthew Liu Fine Arts, Shanghai, China
Time Immemorial, SHIBUNKAKU, Tokyo, Fukuoka and Kyoto, Japan
Fall into Oblivion, Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore
YAN, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China
FT5 Review with Yang Yongliang Film Screening, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
Yang YongliangSolo Exhibition, Sophie Maree Gallery, Den Haag, Netherland
Moonlit Metropolis, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong, China
Silent Valley, MC2 Gallery, Milano, Italy
The Moonlight, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France
The Moonlight, Magda Danysz Galleries, Shanghai, China
The Peach Colony, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Beijing, China
The Peach Blossom Colony, 18 Gallery, Shanghai, China
Window 70th: Yang Yongliang, Gallery Jinsun, Seoul, Korea
Heavenly City, MC2 Gallery, Milan, Italy
Views from China: Yang Yongliangand The Modern Metropolis, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, USA Ar=s=c Concep=on: Landscape, My Humble House, Taipei, Taiwan
Heavenly City, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France
Artificial Wonderland, 18 Gallery, Shanghai, China
Yang YongliangSolo, Melbourne Intercultural Fine Art, Melbourne, Australia
Yang Yongliang Photographic Works, Limn Art Gallery, San Francisco, USA
City of Phantom Visions, OFOTO Gallery, Shanghai, China
On the Quiet Water, 45 Downstairs Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Heavenly City & On the Quiet Water, OFOTO Gallery, Shanghai, China
Phantom Landscape, OFOTO Gallery, Shanghai, China



Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College (Ohio, USA) / Arendt Art Collection (Arendt & Medernach, Luxembourg) / Art Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia) / Bates College Museum of Art (Maine, USA) / The British Museum (London, UK) / Brooklyn Museum (New York, USA) / Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki (Thessaloniki, Greece) / Davis Museum at Wellesley College (Massachusetts, USA) / Deutsche Bank (Hong Kong, China) / DSL Collection (Paris, France) / Fidelity Investment Corp. Collection (USA) / Franks-Suss Collection (London, UK) / How Art Museum (Shanghai, China) / HSBC Hong Kong (Shanghai, China) / Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon (Oregon, USA) / M+ Sigg Collection (Hong Kong, China) / Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA) / Middlebury College Museum of Art (Vermont, USA) / Museum of Arts and Crafts (Hamburg, Germany) / Museum of Modern Art (Paris, France) / Museum of Mankind (Paris, France) / Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, USA) / Museum of Photographic Arts (San Diego, USA) / The National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne, Australia) / Nevada Art Museum (Nevada, USA) / The Rare Books Department of the National Library of France (Paris, France) / Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art (Florida, USA) / San Francisco Asian Art Museum (San Francisco, USA) / The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (USA) / Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University (Kansas, USA) / Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art - University of Salford (Manchester, UK) / White Rabbit Contemporary Chinese Art Collection (Sydney, Australia)



2019 Whitestone gallery Hong Kong
2019 Whitestone gallery Hong Kong
2019 Whitestone gallery Hong Kong
2019 Whitestone gallery Hong Kong
2018 Whitestone Gallery Taipei
2016 Time Immemorial – The Brook 5/5
2016 The Immemorial – The Slope
2017 Endless Streams 6/7


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