ZHANG Guo Ning


ZHANG Guo Ning was born in Beijing in 1960. He graduated in 1989 from the School of Fine Arts of the Capital Normal University and is now a professional artist. ZHANG’s art is a manifestation of his love for his native city. ZHANG is dedicated to capturing the beauty of the national capital, as seen in his snow-covered old houses, sun-bathing little alleys, and the labyrinth-like hutong scenes. A master of light, he vividly captures the different time through the day with much confidence, be it the cool morning sun, or the warm glow of a spring afternoon. ZHANG is also celebrated for his artistic virtuosity in depicting the texture of traditional buildings, whose every weathered tile, brick or stone sculpture testify to the passage of time.


  • 1989     Bachelor of Fine Arts
                  School of Fine Arts
                  Capital Normal University

Solo Exhibitions

  • 1995     Solo Exhibition, China International Trade Centre, Beijing
  • 1996     Solo Exhibition, Singapore
  • 1997     Solo Exhibition, Beijing
  • 1998     Solo Exhibition, Beijing
  • 2004     Solo Exhibition, Hong Kong
  • 2005     "Hutong Memories", Connoisseur Art Gallery, Hong Kong
  • 2006     "Hutong Memories", Three Pacific Place, Hong Kong
  • 2008     "Beijing in the Summer", Connoisseur Art Gallery, Hong Kong

Private Collections

Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States

Major Exhibitions

  • 1989     Joint Exhibition, National Art Museum, Beijing
  • 1992     Exhibition, National Art Museum, Beijing
  • 1993     Exhibition, The Cultural Palace, Beijing
  • 1994     Exhibition, The American Embassy in China, Beijing
  • 1995     China Art Exposition
  • 1996     China Art Exposition
  • 1997     China Art Exposition
  • 1999     China Art Exposition
  • 2000     China Art Exposition
  • 2001     China Art Exposition
  • 2002     "Beyond the Frame" - Chinese Landscape Oil Painting 
                  Exhibition, Hong Kong
  • 2003     "Springtime in Beijing" - Works by Three Chinese Landscape
                  Artists, Hong Kong
  • 2007     "A Connoisseur's Opening", Singapore
                  "Old Beijing", Singapore
  • 2008     "Made in Beijing", Singapore
  • 2011     "Hutongs Through the Seasons", Standard Chartered Bank, Hong Kong
  • 2014     "1989 - Celebrating 25 Years of Fine Art", Connoisseur Art Gallery, Hong Kong


Personal Album

  • 2005     "Hutong Memories", Hong Kong