SALON, December 2019 (group show)
Jian Wang and Earl Boley, January 2017
Farewell Studio Sale, October 2016
About the Artist
Jian Wang was born in Dalian in 1958. A child drawn to art, Jian Wang learned the Russian Social Realism popular in China, but spent his own time studying Rembrandt and Michelangelo. The quality of his artwork earned him admission in the Dalian Youth Palace Arts, where he studied for six years.
Jian received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering at the Dalian Railway Institute, where he later taught for four years. It was here that he met Marjorie Francisco, a retired art teacher from Sacramento, who taught English at the Institute. Impressed by his artwork, Marjorie sponsored Jian’s journey to America so he could have the freedom to develop his own artistic voice.
In 1986, Jian arrived in the States. He took art courses at Sacramento City College from Fred Dalkey. At University of California, Davis he learned from such modern masters as Wayne Thiebaud, Manuel Neri, Roland Peterson and David Hallowell. Jian received his M.A.degree in 1994, at California State University, Sacramento, under the advisement of Oliver Jackson.