Bai Ming
(1965, Yugan, China)

Born in 1965, a hundred kilometres away from the old imperial porcelain manufactures of Jingdezhen and having studied at the Fine Arts School in Beijing, Bai Ming is today a reputed artist whose activity of plastic artist and teacher contributes to renew and make more dynamic the Chinese contemporary creation in ceramics. He mixes technical traditions and ancestral typologies to the most modern plastic expressions. In the pictorial field, he uses oil paints but also ink, in an eclectic style alternating geometrical compositions and gestural practices. Thanks to his great technical mastery and his perfect knowledge of the arts of fire, he excels in the painting of enamels.

The assertive abstraction, the audacious and dynamic framing as well as the dialectic link that the artist maintains with the Ancient Chinese painting enable him to create a strong individual expression that shows with what vigour the Chinese tradition is ceaselessly renewed. His work is awarded with the greatest Chinese prizes and bought by worldwide collectors. Being the link between the ancient and the modern, East and West, and being considered as a great master in his field, he does a lot of conferences, in Asia, in Europe and in North America.

Exhibitions selected

Solo exhibitions

2016 - Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, USA
2015 - Korea Electric Art Centre, Seoul, South Korea
2014 - Cernuschi Museum, Paris
2014 - Ver de ciel , Contemporary Art Centre, Ürümqi
2013 - L’encre et l’eau, Chinese Cultural Center, Paris, France
2013 - Sérénité, nuit et réflexion, Canton Museum
2012 - Gallery Funart, Beijing
2010 - Nuages et brumes blanches, Gallery Xuexue Taiwan
2010 - Transformation et Production— la voie d’abstraction de Bai Ming, Gallery Jindu, Beijing
2007 - Arts abstraits de Bai Ming, Gallery Funart, Beijing

Group exhibitions

2016 - "100 ans de stèles", Françoise Livinec Gallery, Paris
2016 - L'attrape-Feu, l'art réenchante le monde, Ecole des filles, Huelgoat, France
2014 - “New ink of China”, Jinling Museum, Nankin
2013 - “Ink of China”, Hangzhou
2013 - “Chifra ”, Paris, France
2013 - “Art Beijing ”, Beijing
2013 - “Elsewhere is here”, 2nd édition, Futuroscope, France
2012 - “Recalling Jiangnan”: China Contemporary Art Exhibition Shanghai
2012 - US NCECA Exhibition Florida, USA
2012 - Ink·Boundary Exhibition Shanghai Art Gallery
2010 - New Aesthetics of Handicrafts Shanghai Folk Art Museum
2010 - Ink Paintings: 2010 Shanghai World Expo·Chinese Ink Paintings Invitation Exhibition Zero-Carbon Pavilion, Shanghai World Expo
2009 - China Contemporary Ink Paintings on Paper Art Exhibition Belarus and Serbia
2009 - The Living Chinese Garden Brussels
2008 - Bai Lei and Bai Ming Ceramic Art Works Exhibition Beijing
2008 - The Living Chinese Garden Dresden, Germany
2007 - China Contemporary Art Exhibition Seoul, South Korea
2006 - China Top-quality Works of Arts & Crafts Exhibition South Africa
2005 - China Edition Art Exhibition Beijing
2004 - Point — Radiation and Penetration Exhibition Malaysia National Art Gallery
2003 - The 18th Asia Art Exhibition Hong Kong
2002 - China Contemporary Ceramic Art Exhibition Geneva
2001 - The Clay Studio International Six-Person Exhibition Philadelphia USA
2000 - Tsinghua University International Ceramic Art Exhibition Beijing
1999 - China Contemporary Ceramic Art Exhibition Netherlands
1998 - Taipei International Art Fair Taipei
1997 - The Kingdom of Ceramics — World Tour Exhibition of Chinese Modern Ceramic Art, Britain and Spain
1993 - China Oil Paintings Biennial Beijing


2014 - Bai Ming, Editions You-Feng et Musée Cernuschi
2013 - L’entre et l’eau, Editions You-Feng
2013 - Sérénité, nuit et réflexion, Canton Museum
2013 - Bai Ming, Editions des Beaux-Arts du Jiangxi
2009 - Les oeuvres d’art de Bai Ming, Editions des Beaux-Arts du Jiangxi
2002 - Ère de design : céramique de Bai Ming, Editions des Beaux-Arts du Hebei
2000 - Le monde bleu et blanc de Bai Ming, Editions des Beaux-Arts du Jiangxi
1998 - Peintures à l'huile de Bai Ming,  Gallery Concorde Taiwan, Chine
1998 - Art Céramique de Bai Ming, Editions des Beaux-Arts du Jiangxi