DU CHONGGANG

Biography

 

Born 1963 in China.
Teacher in Ji Nan Craft Arts College, China, 1985-2003.
Arrived 2003 in Australia.


Education
Master of Fine Art (by Research), Monash University, Australia
Bachelor of Fine Art, Shan Dong Normal University, China
Diploma of Fine Art, Shan Dong Arts College, China


Solo Exhibitions
2012 Uncertain, Ausin Tung Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2012 Paper in East and West, Jan Manton Art Brisbane, Australia
2010 Ambiguous, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, Australia
2010 Background, Place Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2009 Hybridity, Monash University, Caulfield, Melbourne, Australia
2007 Civilised Phalanx, Monash University Caulfield, Melbourne, Australia
2006 New Paintings Exhibition in Span Galleries, Melbourne, Australia
2004 Solo Exhibition in Span Galleries, Melbourne, Australia
2002 Solo Exhibition in the Tenth Chinese Art Fair, Beijing, China
1992 First Solo Exhibition at Capital Museum, Beijing, China


Group Exhibitions
2017 Weifang International Art Biennial, Weifang, China (Upcoming 15/04/2017)
2014 Ocher, Bones & Urine: A Painting Show, Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia
2014 Crossing Boundaries 2014, Sydney Town Hall, Sydney, Australia
2013 蛇 rắn 뱀 Snake - A Celebration of Asian Australian Art, City of Sydney –
Chinese New Year Festival Exhibition, Sydney Town Hall, Sydney,
Australia
2013 Small Sculpture Fair 2013, McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery,
Melbourne, Australia
2012 Group Exhibition, Memento 2012, Jan Manton Art Brisbane, Australia
2012 Review, Australia China Art Foundation, Melbourne, Australia
2012 Melbourne Art Fair 2012, Ausin Tung Gallery, Royal Exhibition Building,
Carlton, Melbourne, Australia
2012 Art Melbourne, Ausin Tung Gallery, Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton,
Melbourne, Australia
2012 Chinese Australia, Ausin Tung Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2011 The Art of Christmas, Small Works Show, Edwina Corlette Gallery,
Brisbane, Australia
2010 China Obscura, MiFA, Melbourne, Australia
2010 2010 Fletcher Jones art prize, Geelong Gallery, Australia
2009 Post, Place Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2009 Eight Ways of Being Here, New Work from Eight Emerging Artists of
Chinese Descent, Museum of Chinese Australian History, Melbourne,
Australia
2007 Group Exhibition at Span Galleries, Melbourne, Australia
2005 ANL Maritime Art Prize 2005, Melbourne, Australia
2001 Selected to Participate in China Watercolor Figure Paintings Exhibition,
China
2000 Selected to Participate in the Fifth National Watercolor and Crayon
Exhibition, China
2000 Selected to Participate in the Ya Heng Cup National Painting Exhibition, China
1999 Selected to Participate in the Ninth National Art Exhibition, China
1998 Selected to Participate in the Fourth National Watercolor and Crayon Exhibition, China
1997 Selected to Participate in Shan Dong, Hu Bei and Hong Kong Watercolor Exhibition, China
1996 Selected to Participate in the Exhibition of Chinese Oil Paintings Overseas Touring and
Outstanding Chinese Oil Paintings Exhibition, Malaysia
1994 Selected to Participate in Shan Dong Art Exhibition, Credit Award, Shan Dong, China
1994 Selected to Participate in the First Chinese Oil Painting Still Life Exhibition, Beijing, China
1989 Selected to Participate in Shan Dong Art Exhibition, Shan Dong, China
1988 Selected to Participate in Shan Dong Oil Figure Painting Exhibition, Shan Dong, China
1987 Selected to Participate in the National Art Exhibition of the 60th Anniversary of the People’s
Liberation Army, Beijing, China


Awards
2013 Small Sculpture Fair 2013, McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery,
Melbourne, Australia
2010 2010 Fletcher Jones art prize, Geelong Gallery, Australia
2005 ANL Maritime Art Prize 2005, Melbourne, Australia
1999 First Prize, Shan Dong Art Exhibition, Shan Dong, China
1994 Credit Award, Shan Dong Art Exhibition, Shan Dong, China


Events
The Jewish Museum of Australia's Artevent was a roaring success on Tuesday 16th October 2012.
Held in the magnificent NGV forecourt and Great Hall works by 28 of Australia's leading
contemporary artists were auctioned for a good cause. After numerous bidders getting in on the
action Chonggang Du’s Newspaper #3 was eventually sold to a very happy couple.
About the Art event at http://www.artevent.com.au/about.html
Selected Collections
National Art Museum of China.
Private collections in Australia, China and USA
Selected Bibliography
ISSUU - Stonnington Review Local by The Weekly Review, Local scene: What on, CHONGGANG
DU – UNCERTAIN, Tuesday 30th October 2012
Coming Clean Discarded Newspapers Inspire Creativity, Chonggang Du in the Stonnington Leader
Tuesday 2nd October 2012.
All the News Fit to Paint, Chonggang Du interviewed for the Knox Leader, Tuesday 2nd October
2012.
Du Chonggang Works, Published on Chinese Oil Painting, issue No. 3, 2003.
Record in Asia Art Archive, www.aaa.org.hk/collection, 2004.
Heritage of Sui and Tang Dynasties, Published on The World of Water and Color,
Shan Dong Fine Art Press, 2001.
The Girl in red dress, 2001, 51cm x 72cm, watercolor, Published on China Watercolor Figure
Paintings, Liao Ning Art Press, 2001.
Sui Tang Dynasty Charm, 1999, 99cm x 74 cm, Published on Watercolor, issue No. 1, 2001.
Ruin No.1, 2000, 104cm x 75 cm, watercolor, Published on Collection of works from 5th national
watercolor painting and gouache exhibition, Ling Nan Arts Press, 2000.

Published Color and Techniques of Still Life, Guang Xi Art Press, China, 1999.
Record in the Famous Chinese Artists Dictionary, China, 1999.

Heritage of Sui and Tang Dynasties, 1999, 108cm x 153cm, watercolor,
Published on The 9th Chinese National Art Exhibition 1999, Watercolor & Gouache, Pastel Exhibition, Chinese Culture Ministry, Chinese Artist’s Association and Jiangsu Fine Arts Publishing House, 1999.

Became a member of China Artist’s Association, China, 1999.

Dreams Season, 1998, 78.3cm x 104cm, watercolor, Published on Collection of works from 4th national watercolor painting and gouache exhibition, China Literature and Arts Federation Press, 1998.