Author: Qingnian Tang
Qingnian Tang was born in 1956 in Beijing, where he graduated from the Central Academy of Art and Design before serving as art critic and vice director of the editorial department for the art magazine Meishu (Art Monthly). Among the first artists to promote China’s seminal “New Wave” art movement in the mid-1980s, Tang was a primary exhibition coordinator for the 1989 China/Avant-garde exhibition held in Beijing. In 1991 he moved to the United States, where he has continued his art practice. He currently works as an artistic advisor at one of the largest Asian American advertising agencies in Southern California.