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Artist Biography

 

In my paintings I enjoy creating an ambience that reflects on stillness, solitude, and mystery. I believe in using simple, quiet scenes and objects to communicate deep emotion and relevance. In my work you might find influences from 17th Century Dutch genre paintings as well as 19th and 20th Century American Realism. When composing my painting and choosing my subject matter, I draw inspiration from modern and documentary photographers like Walker Evan and Sally Mann.

I was born in Guangzhou China and came to the U.S. when I was 15. I'm currently living in Portland, Oregon. For three decades I have worked as a fine artist and graphic designer. I hold a degree in illustration from San Jose State University.

 

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Education

1998 BS in Graphic Design with an emphasis on Illustration, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016 Manna Gallery, Oakland, CA
2015 Manna Gallery, Oakland, CA
2013 Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA
2009 History San Jose, San Jose, CA
2002 Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
2001 d.p. Fong Galleries, San Jose, CA
1997 d.p. Fong Galleries, San Jose, CA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Night Lights, Artist Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Instructor Showcase, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA

2016

City Streets, Artist Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Not for Real, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA

Tiny. Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Delicious, work inspired by food & drink. Artist Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015

City Streets, Artist Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Inside // Out, Elliott Fouts Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Two Person Show. Archival Gallery, Sacramento, CA

1641 Debut. Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Image Hungry. Gary Francis Fine Art, Alameda, CA

Anniversary Exhibit. Bill Gould Design, San Jose, CA

2014 City Streets, Artist Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Inside // Out, Elliott Fouts Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2013 City Streets, Artist Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Inside // Out, Elliott Fouts Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2012 Beatnik Studios, Sacramento, CA

City Streets, Artist Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Delicious, work inspired by food & drink, Artist Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Stanford Art Spaces, Stanford, CA

2011 Tiny Show, Artist Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Tasty: Artists Playing with Food, Cabrillo College Gallery, Aptos, CA 

81st Annual Statewide Landscape Exhibit, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA

Terrain: Views of California. Artist Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA

50/50 Exhibit. Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA

Celebrate Santa Cruz County. Santa Cruz County Bank, Santa Cruz, CA

Delicious, work inspired by food & drink, Artist Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010 Tiny Show, Artist Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Small Treasure, Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Family Reunion, Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Big Names, Small Art, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

Still Life, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Night & Day, 525 Market Street, San Francisco, CA

50/50 Exhibit, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA

2009 Ten Artists: Story and Vision. California Bank of Commerce, Lafayette, CA

2008 Art Guild Award Winner’s Exhibition, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA

Art Guild Award Winner’s Exhibition, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA

Bill Gould Design Anniversary Exhibit, Bill Gould Design, San Jose, CA

The Uncommon Object, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA

There is Still Life, Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2008 Group Exhibition of Paintings & Sculpture, Heritage Bank of Commerce, San Jose, CA

All in the Present: Night and Day, Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA

The Intimate Observer, Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, CA

Ying: Inspired by the Art and History of China, The Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz, CA

2007 Small Treasures, Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Culinary Palettes, Santa Cruz County Bank, Santa Cruz, CA

2006 Soulful Moments: Figurative Paintings by Barbara Allie & Wayne Jiang, The Art Museum of Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA

Beyond the Likeness: Self-Portrait by California Artists,
Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA

2005 Sacramento Interiors, Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Contemplating Realism, Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2004 Chinatown, City Hall, San Jose, CA

Small Treasures, Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Los Gatos Art Museum Open Juried Show 2004, (first place and honorable mention in oil/acrylic painting) Los Gatos Museum, Los Gatos, CA

2003 Daily Dramas: Currents and Undercurrents, Euphrat Museum of Art, Cupertino, CA

Heritage Bank of Commerce Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture,
Hertiage Bank of Commerce San Jose, CA

2001 Namelosen, Anno Domini, San Jose, CA

2000 Contemporary Portrait, d.p. Fong Galleries, San Jose, CA

1997 Figurative Works, d.p. Fong Galleries, San Jose, CA

Olympia of Art Competition, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA

 

Reviews and Articles

2010 Metro, January 6 Cover Article. Shadows of Night: San Jose’s Edward Hopper, Wayne Jiang captures a city’s ethereal grace

2009 San Jose Inside, December 2. Everyday San Jose.

La Oferta, November 6. Everyday San Jose Paintings

Sing Tao Daily,
October 10. Wayne Jiang’s Asian Theme Paintings Capture Moments of Daily Life, by Fanny Jiang

Pacifica Tribune,
September 9. Art Guild of Pacifica’s 51st Annual Exhibit opens Friday

Sacramento Bee, January 16. Critic’s Pick, by Victoria Dalkey

2006 Rose Garden Resident, August 3. Local Artists Portrait One Another by Mary Gottchalk

2002 Santa Clara Weekly, Febuary 6. New Works by Artists: Wayne Jiang

2001 Artweek, Feburary 13. Previews by Berin Golonu

Metro, October 15. Show Time by Christina Waters

 

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