Suling Wang (b. 1968, Taiwan) grew up in rural Taiwan and moved to London in 1993, where she studied fine art at Central St. Martins. She completed her Master’s degree in painting at the Royal College of Art in 1999. The cartoon-like and calligraphic forms in Wang’s paintings are overlaid atop others and suggest trees, stems and mountains. The imaginary settings with meticulously detailed layers are rhythmic and explore her sense of uncertainty relating to her identity within Eastern and Western cultures. The geography of Taiwan is a recurring theme in Wang’s paintings and her depictions are influenced by the oral traditions she experienced as a child.
Suling Wang has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions at institutions worldwide, including Passion for Paint, Bristol’s City Museum and Art Gallery, The Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, and the National Gallery, London (2006); Red Hot: Asian Art Today from the Chaney Collection, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas (2007); Guggenheim Collection 1940’s to now: New York-Venice-Bilbao-Berlin, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2007); The Mountain where Whales Once Lived at UNION, London (2010). Suling Wang’s work can be found in public and private collections, including the Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Pinchuk Art Collection, Kiev; Rubell Collection, Miami; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and UBS Art Collection, among others. The artist lives and works in London, England.