Wang Wusheng was born in the city of Wuhu in China’s Anhui Province and was graduated from Anhui University’s School of Physics. He worked as a fine art photographer in Tokyo. His photographs are represented in numerous public and private collections, including those of the National Art Museum of China in Beijing and the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.
Title: Yellow Mountain
Year: From 1974
Medium: Archival Inkjet Print / Galatin Silver Print
Dimensions: ①150×100cm ②100×60cm ③60×50cm
Edition: ①10 ②10 ③30
Wang Wusheng (1945-2018) was born in the city of Wuhu in China’s Anhui Province and was graduated from Anhui University’s School of Physics. He worked as a fine art photographer in Tokyo. His photographs are represented in numerous public and private collections, including those of the National Art Museum of China in Beijing and the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.
Jan.29,2014~March,16,2014. “CELESTIAL REALM"
(Solo exhibition at The Brucie Collections Gallery. (Ukraine.).
March.7,2013~Apr,27,2013. “CELESTIAL REALM"
(Solo exhibition at The Barry Friedman Gallery. (NY,USA.).
Feb.,2013~June,2013. Contemporary Chinese Photography “Rising Dragon"
(An exhibition of photography that illustrates China’s astounding social and economic transformation in the 21st century)at The San Jose Museum. (SAN JOSE,California,USA.).
Oct.,2012~Dec.,2012 Contemporary Chinese Photography“Rising Dragon”at the Krannert Art Museum and Kinked Pavilion in Champagne (Champaign,Illinois,USA).
March 2012~September 2012 Contemporary Chinese Photography“Rising Dragon” (A group show consisting of 75 works (116 total photographs) by 36 different Chinese artists/photographers, variously framed and matted, and hung in the two main gallery spaces and the connecting entry area. All of the works were made between 1994 and 2011.)The exhibit was curated by Miles Barth and will travel to the Krannert Art Museum and the San Jose Museum of Art. ( Katonah,New York,USA).
2008 Participates in the group show “Yellow Mountain: China's Ever-Changing Landscape” (showed the Chinese landscape paintings of the 17th century and the 18th century, and the photography of Wang Wusheng)at The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.). 2006 Paris, Publishes HUANGSHAN, MONTAGNES CELESTES (Paris: IMPRIMERIE NATIONALE)
2005 New York, Publishes CELESTIAL REALM: The Yellow Mountains of China(New York / London: Abbeville Press Publishers)
2003 Participates in the group exhibition Ganjinwajo: The Fine Art Photography Exhibition of 10 International Masters at the Shanghai Library
2001 Participates in the group show The Photo Exhibition of National Treasure Ganjinwajo at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. Named by this museum, TBS TV, and Asahi Newspaper as one of the ten best fine art photographers of the twentieth century in the world
1998 Exhibition Himmelsberge (paired with Henry Moore’s Exhibition) is the first solo show for a living artist, as well as the first fine art photography show, to be mounted at Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum; catalog published by Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum and SKIRA (Milan, Italia)
1997 Participates in the group exhibition The Gravity of the Mountains: Mountains and Inner Worlds from the Romantics to the Present at Kunsthalle Krems, Austria
1994 Beijing, Publishes Artistic Interpretation of Huangshan Mountain(China Youth Publishing House/Beijing and Kodansha/Tokyo)
1993 Tokyo, Publishes Verve of Mt. Huangshan (Tokyo: Kodansha)
1990 Stays in New York City for one year
1989 Resident at the Institute for Comparative Cultural History at Tokyo Women’s Christian University
1988 First solo exhibition, Visions of the Tranquility of Mount Huangshan, at Tokyo’s Seibu Museum of Art; catalog published by Kodansha
1986 Begins three years of study at the Tokyo Arts University
1983 Receives grant from the Japan Foundation’s endowment for Japanese art. Studies at the Art Institute of Nihon University
1981 Publishes Mount Huangshan: Works of Wang Wusheng (Beijing: People’s Fine Art Publisher). Emigrates to Japan
1974 Begins to photograph Mount Huangshan
1973 Works as photographer for news magazine in Anhui
2014 Celestial Realm Brucie Collections, Kiev, Ukraine
2013 Celestial Realm Barry Friedman,Ltd. NY, USA
2008 Yellow Mountians Robert klein Gallery, Boston, USA
2006 Spirit of the East (with Kaii Higashiyama), Higashiyama Kaii Memorial Hall, Ichikawa, Japan
2005 Spirit of the East (with Kaii Higashiyama), United Nations, New York
2002 Mount Huangshan, Gallery epSITE, Tokyo
2000 Celestial Mountains, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
1998 Himmelsberge, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
1996 Verve of Mt. Huangshan, Asakura Gallery, Tokyo
1995 Verve of Mt. Huangshan, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
1994 Verve of Mt. Huangshan: Galleria Prova, Tokyo; oxy Gallery, Osaka; Isetan Art Hall, Niigata; Iwataya Art Gallery, Fukuoka; National Art Museum of China, Beijing
1993 Verve of Mt. Huangshan, Mitsukoshi Main Store Gallery, Tokyo
1988 Visions of the Tranquility of Mount Huangshan, Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo