Jin Sha, Conversation with Piero della Francesca 1, 2017, digital print on paper, ed 9/50, 80 x 56 cm
Jin Sha


Jin Sha

Jin Sha (b.1968, Beijing, China) currently lives and works in Beijing. He is a leading figure in contemporary Chinese ink painting. Jin graduated from the Chinese Painting Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA). His paintings showcase the artist’s flawless signature style: a perfection of realistic painting techniques of linear perspective and three-dimensional modelling often found in Renaissance oil and tempera painting. Jin achieved this effect by using ink and watercolour gongbi brushwork on silk, China’s most conservative and most difficult brush technique, characterised by combining fine lines with multiple layers of both ink-shadings and colours to achieve its three-dimensional qualities. In his painting, Jin often imaginatively preserved the subjects’ attire and eliminated their original faces and figures, leaving his viewers to imagine corresponding contemporary alternatives.

Jin has had numerous solo exhibitions in China and Japan, and his works were shown frequently in group exhibitions of Gong-bi art at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing.


1968 Born in Beijing, China
1992 Graduated from the Chinese Painting Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), B.A.
Secretary-general of the Beijing Art Institute of Chinese Fine Art Painting; Executive Director of China Hue Art Society; Member of the Art Committee of the Zhejiang Art Academy’s Chinese Fine Art Painting Research Institute
Present Lives and works in Beijing and Sydney
2016 Disappeared in the Mirror, Amyli Gallery, Beijing
Salute to Masters, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Beijing
2014 Salute to Masters, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo
2016 Image: Originality – Academic Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Gongbi
Painting, National Art Gallery of China, Beijing
Metamorphosis – 4th Biennale China-Italia, Being 3 gallery, Beijing
Annual review exhibition of China Contemporary Ink Painting 2015-2016, Today Art Museum, Beijing
Zhong Dao Zi Ran:Spring Invitational Exhibition of Chinese Painting Master, 81 Gallery of Art, Beijing
2015 A New Fine Line: Contemporary Ink Painting from China
Center for Visual Arts of Metropolitan State University, Denver
Illusion & Image: 2015 Exhibition of Fine Brushwork Masters Painting, Sunyard Art, Hangzhou
Ink and Wash Articles-Change in the World of Colors, Wuhan Art Museum, Wuhan
Ink Art: Exhibition of Chinese Painting Society heritage, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
Image Study, Right View Art, Beijing
2014 Variation – Contemporary Chinese Ink Art Series II,
Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
MICRO SALON 2014,Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo
Reviewing hand brushwork: Academic Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Fine Line
Painting, Ling Nan Art Museum, Guangzhou
Transitional Mirage – Australian & Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition Meijiang Art Museum, Tianjin
8th The ACC Art Ecology Observation Exhibition Tour, Today Art Museum, Beijing
New Expressionism of Gong Bi Art, Art Gallery of Jiangsu, Nanjing
The China Invitation Exhibition of Chinese Realistic Painting 2014, Ink Art Gallery, Nanjing
2013 Micro Salon 2013, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo
Hue Art in Contemporary era, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
Fable in Images, Jie Mo Gallery, Nanjing
Philosophical in Interpretations, Poly Art Space, Hong Kong
Philosophical in Interpretations 2013, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
Academic and Classical, Art Gallery of Hu Bei Institute of Fine Arts. Wuhan
8th Academic Painting, Beijing Art Space, Beijing
Miniature Delicacies, Poly Art Museum, Beijing
The Way of Rejuvenation, Beijing Art Space, Beijing
2012 Xiamen National Hue Art Painting Exhibition Collections
Biennale Italit-China, Monza
Planeta Cina, Monza
From Paper & Silk, Sydney
Mabic in Details. Poly Art Museum, Beijing
The Contemporary Gongbi Exhibition by Five Artists, Poly Art Museum, Beijing
Onward from Concept 2012, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
Ulti-Layered, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
2011 Philosophical in Interpretations 2011, China Space, Beijing
6th Academic Painting, Art Gallery of National Academy of Painting, Beijing
China Imagery, China Space, Beijing
Imagery & Style, China World Trade Center, Beijing
Live in Between, China World Trade Center, Beijing
Come & Going, Sydney
中间:MIDWAY, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane
Harmonios·Beautiful: The 1st Painting Exhibition of Sichuan Province Meticulous
Painting Society, Chengdu Art Museum, Chengdu
2010 中间:MIDWAY :Australian Contemporary Art Tour Exhibition
Wollongong City Gallery, Wollongong
2009 Micro and Exquisite : Art Exhibition of the Second Traditional Chinese Realistic
Painting Small Works, Beijing, Shijiazhuang, Wuhan, Changsha, Hangzhou
中间:MIDWAY : Australian Contemporary Art Tour Exhibition, Beijing, Tianjin, Xiamen, Shanghai
COMING HOME : Australian Art Exhibition,Linda Gallery, Beijing
2008 Dialogue Image: The Portrait Exhibition of Chinese Oil Painting, Chinese Fine Line and Ink Painting, Xiamen, Shenzhen,
Shanghai, Zhengzhou, Shenyang
Boutique 2008 : Invitation Exhibition of Famous Chinese Painting Artist,
Art Museum of Beijing Fine Art Academy, Beijing
2007 Dialogue Image : The Portrait Exhibition of Chinese Oil Painting, Chinese Fine Line and Ink Painting, National Art Museum of
China, Beijing
Academic Fine Line: The second National Youth Artist Exhibition of Chinese Fine
Line Painting, Art Museum of Beijing Fine Art Academy, Beijing
North and South Dialogue :Contemporary Chinese Painting Academic Exhibition,
West Lake Art Museum, Hangzhou
Graft One Twig on Another: Contemporary Fine Line Painting Exhibition,
Yu Lan Tang Gallery, Beijing

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