Tunping Wang (王敦平) was born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1984. He received his bachelor's degree in fine art from College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan in 2008, and a master's degree in fine art from New York Academy of Art in New York City in 2011.

  Human faces have been the primary subject matter of Tunping's artwork. He sees the unique beauty in their quiet, subtle emotions. His very first solo exhibition, Undefined, at Hionas Gallery showed a series of larger-than-life portrait works, which put viewers' focus on the details of these faces. One of the pieces, Undefined #2, was also selected to be among the finalists for the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition in 2013. It was then displayed at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.. Another drawing, Triza, received the Certificate of Excellence in the 2017 International Portrait Competition held by the Portrait Society of America.

  Tunping currently resides in the New York City where he continues to develop his artistic career.

 

ARTIST CV

EDUCATION

2011 MFA in painting, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

2008 BFA in Fine Arts, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

2004 AFA in Visual & Digital Arts, LimKokWing University of Technology, Malaysia

2015 Front-End Web Development, New York Code and Design Academy, New York, NY

 

COLLECTIONS

Obscure, private collection, Howard Tullman, Chicago, IL

Embraced by Sorrow, private collection, Julie Reyes Taubman and Bobby Taubman, Detroit, MI

 

AWARDS

2017 1st Place Winner of 25th Biennale National Juried Art Exhibition, Art League of Hilton Head,

2017 Certificate of Excellence, International Portrait Competition, Portrait Society of America

2016 Semifinalist, Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition

2013 Finalist, Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition

 

PUBLICATIONS

International Drawing Annual 11, Manifest Gallery, manifestgallery.org/nda/inda11

ArtAscent, issue February 2017, magcloud.com/webviewer/1229904

PoetsArtists, issue #27, poetsandartists.com

StudioVisit Magazine, volume 15

 

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO

2011 Undefined, Hionas Gallery, New York, NY

 

GROUP

2017

About Face, Southampton Arts Center, Southampton, NY

25th Biennale National Juried Art Exhibition, Art League of Hilton Head, Hilton Head Island, SC

People’s Choice Spring Fling Salon Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2015

Regional: New York & California, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Portraits, Gallery25N, gallery25n.com

Show of Heads, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY

2014

Vision: An extraordinary art show in Chelsea, and ongoing virtual, Six Summit Gallery, New York, NY

Gilded, Whitdel Arts, Detroit, MI

2013

Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC

2011

Art for Clearwater, First Street Gallery, New York, NY

Deck The Walls, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

Art Student Exhibition, ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, NY

Below Chambers, Biddy Earlys Pub, New York, NY

Uncharted, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

Tribeca Ball exhibition, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

2010

Deck The Walls, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

Summer Show, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

Tribeca Ball exhibition, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

2009

Group show, 555 Gallery, Detroit, MI