Shang Liang (b.1981, Beijing) lives and works between Beijing and Shanghai. She graduated from the Oil Painting Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2004 and its Experimental Art Department in 2011. In recent years, notions of masculinity, heroism, power, and conquest, among others, have constituted the themes and major visual images in Shang’s works. Through repeated and textural brushstrokes, she creates portraits that, unlike traditional ones, are based on specific characters as symbols revolving around these themes. The figures have evolved through various series of paintings and sculptures.

Recent solo exhibitions include: “New Man”, Cc Foundation & Art Centre, Shanghai, 2022; “Mortal at the Helm”, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China, 2021; “New Order”, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China, 2019; Group exhibitions: “Myth Makers—Spectrosynthesis III”, Tai Kwun, Hong Kong, 2022-23; “Spring Rhapsody”, KWM Artcenter, Beijing, China, 2022; “Where Are We? Where Is the Future?”, CAFA Young Artists Residency Exhibition in Japan, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China, 2021; “You Yi”, Fengxian International Public Art Project, Shanghai, China, 2021; “The Logic of Painting”, Xinjiang Art Museum, Urumqi, China, 2021; “Shanghai Plaza”, Shanghai Plaza, Shanghai, China, 2020; “Advent: Inventing Landscape, Producing the Earth”, Qianshao Contemporary Art Center, Shanghai, China, 2019; Porsche “Young Chinese Artist of the Year” nominatees’ exhibition, Beijing Exhibition Hall, Beijing, China, 2019; “Meeting the Future – International Exhibition for Contemporary Art”, S x V Museum of Modern Art, Qingdao, China, 2019; “Extreme Mix” Guangzhou Airport Biennale, Guangzhou, China, 2019; “YOHOOD 2018 global trend of Carnival”, Shanghai World Expo exhibition hall, Shanghai, China, 2018; “PLAY”, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China, 2018; “Form Consumption Over Substance”, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China, 2017; “Brewer J.C. Jacobsen’s Portrait Award-the 2015 Portrait Now!”, The Museum of National History, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015; “One Of Few”, Xin Beijing Gallery, Beijing, China, 2016.