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HSIUNG Ping-Ming

HSIUNG Ping-Ming

Hsiung Ping-Ming was a sculptor, calligrapher, and art critic, who was born in China and lived and worked in Paris for most of his professional life.  Hsiung went to Paris to continue his education in philosophy in 1947, but was later inspired by the sculptor Marcel Gimond and enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts in 1950 to train with him. Human figure and animals are the subjects of Hsiung’s sculptures. One of the themes the artist kept coming back to was buffalo, which used to be the major working animal in the farm in the pre-industrialized era of China through which the artist expressed his strong well as well as his feelings toward his homeland. 

1922        Born in Nanking, China
2002        Lived and worked in Paris, France, where he passed away at the age of 80
    
EDUCATION    
1944        Graduated from the Department of Philosophy, United Southwestern University, Kunming, China
1947        Studied in the doctorate program of philosophy at University de Paris, Paris, France
1948        Studied at the stone sculpture studio, École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts,
             and later the Marcel GIMOND Studio, Académie Julian in Paris, France

1949        Studied at the Ossip ZADKINE Studio, Académie de la Grande Chaumière
                Returned to the Marcel GIMOND Studio, Académie Julian in Paris, France
1950        Studied at the Alfred Auguste JANNIOT Monument Sculpture Studio, École nationale supérieure

                des beaux-arts in Paris, France 
    
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
1999        "A Touring Exhibition of Hsiung Ping-Ming' s Art—An Odyssey Abroad and Return",
                
Museum of Fine Art, Beijing/Shanghai Museum of Fine Art, Shanghai/Kuanming City Museum,
                
Yunnan,China; National Museum of History, Taipei/Mountain Art Museum, Kaohisung, Taiwan.
1996        Fairmate Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1987        "The Shaping of Return", Kunming, China
1985        "Concept of an Exhibition—or a Conceptual Exhibition", Lion Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1975        "Hsiung Ping-Ming Solo Exhibition", Eglisau, Switzerland
1974        "Hsiung Ping-Ming Watercolors", Miller Gallery, Bern, Switzerland
1969        "Hsiung Ping-Ming Watercolors", Miller Gallery, Bern, Switzerland
1959        "Hsiung Ping-Ming Solo Exhibition", Bern, Switzerland
1956        "Hsiung Ping-Ming Iron Sculptures", Galerie Iris Clert, Paris, France
               "Hsiung Ping-Ming Ink Paintings", Lausanne, Switzerland
             
 "Hsiung Ping-Ming Ink Paintings", Geneva, Switzerland
1953        "Hsiung Ping-Ming Solo Exhibition", Baltimore Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

    
GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014        "Breeze from Paris", ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan 

2010        "Perfection‧Serenity‧Substance‧Unrestraint" CHEN Hsia-yu, Hsiung Ping-Ming, HSIA Yan

                Sculpture Exhibition, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
1997        "Chinese Modern Art", Paris, France
                "Chinese, Japanese and Arabian Calligraphy", Rabat, Morocco
                "International Calligraphy Exchange Exhibition", Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1996        "Tokyo International Calligraphy Exchange Exhibition", Tokyo, Japan
1995        "Modern Sculptures—Five Elements", The Gate Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
                "Korean International Calligraphy Exhibition", Korea
1994        "Hsiung Ping-Ming, WU Guan-zhong, Chu De-chun Group Exhibition", Citizen Gallery,
Singapore
               
"Exhibition of Chinese Artists in Paris", Fairmate Art Gallery, Taipei
               
 "Works by Chinese Masters in France", Centre Culturel et d'Information de Taipei,  Paris, France
              
  "The Beauty of Calligraphy", Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
              
 "International Calligraphy Exhibition", Taipei

1993        "International Calligraphy Exchange Exhibition", Beijing
1992        "Expose internationale des sculptures animaux", Rambouillet, France
1988        "Y2K World Animal Sculptures Exhibition", Nevers, France
1983        "Exhibition of Chinese Artists in Paris", France
1974        Salon des réalités nouvelles, Paris, France
1973        "Beaux arts des six", Paris, France
1966        "Susse Exhibition", France
1965        "Forme humaine Sculpture Exhibition", Paris, France
                "Mur Virant", World Architecture Society, Paris, France
1962        "Objects",  Musée des Arts et Métiers, Paris, France
                "Salon of Young Sculpture", France
1959        "Exhibition of the Buffalo", Salon de Mai, Paris, France
1956        "Exhibition of the Raven", Salon de Mai, Paris, France
1955        "Exhibition of the Raven", Salon de Mai, Paris, France
1954        "Exhibition of the Wire Pigeon",  Salon de Mai, Paris, France
                "Exhibition of the Crying Wolf", Salon of Young Sculpture, France
1953        "Exhibition of the Escaped Mother", Salon d'Automne, Paris, France
    
GRANTS and AWARDS
1984        China Times Essay Award for ‘On Rodin-A Selected Diary’
1983        Chevalier de l'Order des Palmes Académiques
1962        Annual Award, Salon of Young Sculpture, for Striding Buffalo
                Howard Fellowship, Brown University
1952        Bronze medal of Le Salon des Artistes Français for Body of A Maiden and

                the amid' artist award for Portrait of Wang Chi-yin
                Second Prize, the Coton Art Award, for Pregnant Woman
    
COLLECTIONS
1998        Lu Xun relief commissioned by the European Alumni Association of Beijing University

                for the centennial anniversary of Peking University
                Statue of Lu Xun commissioned by the National Museum of Modern Chinese Literature
1988        Iron Crane selected for long-term display in the Seoul Olympic Games Sculpture Park
    
PUBLICATIONS
1986        Three Poems (Taipei: Modern Book Series, Asian Culture Publishing)
1985        Theoretical System of Chinese Calligraphy (Hong Kong: The Commercial Press [HK] Ltd.)
                Concept of an Exhibition-or a Conceptual Exhibition (Taipei: Lion Art Publisher)
1984        Zhang Xu and the Wild Cursive (French version included in the Publication of

                l'Institut des Hautes Etudes Chinoises, Collège de France)
1983        On Rodin-A Selected Diary (Taipei: Lion Art Publisher)
1972        Teaching Chinese, a collection of poems
1969        Sous la Silhouette, a collection of poetry and paintings

 

GROUP EXHIBITION

2014        "Breeze from Paris", ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan 

2010        "Perfection‧Serenity‧Substance‧Unrestraint" CHEN Hsia-yu, Hsiung Ping-ming, HSIA Yan

                Sculpture Exhibition, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan

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