Celebrating 30 Years of Promoting Traditional Contemporary Chinese Art in New York City
and Around the World
As we celebrate our 30th years of promoting contemporary Chinese art, our tradition continues in building treasured collections for individuals, corporations and museums worldwide.
Since its founding in 1993, the Elizabeth Wang Gallery has established itself as the primary source for many of China's most celebrated contemporary artists. We pride ourselves in our exclusive relationships with many of these important artists, and to working with collectors to provide access to their unique artworks.
Our tradition of excellence includes several special exhibitions. One of particular note was the retrospective exhibition of the "Aquarelles de Chen Chi", commemorating the World Cultural Summit at the Palace of Versailles, France. This was the first exhibition of a living Chinese artist at Versailles. The collection continues to be displayed at the Chen Chi Art Museum in Shanghai.
The Elizabeth Wang Gallery also collaborates with leading museums and institutions around the world to introduce the finest contemporary Chinese artists to their patrons. Several examples were the exhibition of the "Landscape of Memory: The Art of Mu Xin" at the Yale University Art Gallery, the David Alfred Smart Museum of Art, the Honolulu Academy of Arts and the Asia Society Museum.
In 2004, the Elizabeth Wang Gallery was honored to participate at the World Economic Forum - China Business Summit in Beijing. The highlights of this event was the Mu Xin's art exhibition and the special display of 32 "Rare Birds of China" at the Gala Dinner at the Great Hall of the People in Tiananmen Square.
On the occasion of our 10th Anniversary New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg congratulated the Elizabeth Wang Gallery for its "Tremendous contribution in bringing modern Chinese art to the City and to helping make New York City the Cultural Capital of the World".
We are proud that many of our artists have gained their international recognition and fame, such as Xinle Ma who lead 16 top artists from Chinese Artists Association at the National Arts Club in New York, Zhiyuan Cong with his "Beyond East and West" exhibition at the United Nations, and Ellen Qiongzhao Schicktanz bringing American historic artworks and sculptures to the Federal Hall National Memorial in Wall Street.
The Elizabeth Wang Gallery continues its commitment to provide the finest contemporary Chinese art to the global community and thereby to contribute to a world of beauty, harmony and peace in the 21st century.
"On behalf of the City of New York, I am pleased to recognize Ms. Wang for contributing so much to our great City for the past 10 years."
"New York City's cultural life is energized by its diversity and I commend you for the tremendous contributions you have made to bring modern Chinese artwork to all our City's residents."
"It is always a pleasure to unite with people that share my commitment to the arts and maintaining New York City as the Cultural Capital of the World."
Michael R. Bloomberg
The City of New York
Sir James D. Wolfensohn
at the Gallery
December 17, 2007
Sir James D. Wolfensohn, Former President of the World Bank (left), and John W. Allen, Chairman of Greater China Corporation in front of Chen Chi's famous "Four Seasons" and the "Old Metropolitan Opera House".
"Chen Chi's painting of the Metropolitan Opera House has long been a faviorite of mine"
- Sir James D. Wolfensohn
David Rockefeller at the Gallery
January 11, 2001
The success of Chen Chi's exhibition at the Palace of Versaills in Paris was largerly due to the support of Mr. Rockefeller who sent his own art curator Ms. Bertha Saunders as an advisor to the presentation.
Here he visits the Gallery for a private viewing of Chen Chi's "Four Seasons" and Mu Xin's early works.
Maurice R. Greenberg
at the Gallery
June 25, 2002
"Hank" Greenberg has supported many cultural and educational programs involving China. One of the Gallery's artists Zhiyun Cong has been the recipient of a scholarship from the C.V. Starr Foundation, for which Mr. Greenberg serves as Chairman.
"A great Gallery, much success."
- Maurice R. Greenberg
Ambassador Wang Yingfan
at the Gallery
May 17, 2002
Chinese Ambassador to the United Nations, Ambassador Wang Yingfan visited the Gallery prior to hosting a special art exhibition celebrating Elizabeth Wang Gallery's 10th Anniversary at the United Nations Chinese Mission.
New York City Mayor Micheal R. Bloomberg sent his Congratulatory Letter for this special occasion.
I.M. Pei and Mu Xin
at the Gallery
June 16, 2005
The world renowned architect I. M. Pei meets with celebrated Chinese artist Mu Xin to share his appreciation of Mu Xin's artworks at the Elizabeth Wang Gallery.
"I have long been an admirer of the work of Mu Xin."
- I. M. Pei
Ambassador Li Zhaoxing
and Chen Chi at the Gallery
June 15, 2000
Chinese Ambassador to the United States, Li Zhaoxing visited the Gallery to congratulate Chen Chi on his up coming exhibition at the Palace of Versailles in France.
"Congratulations for your combined achievements in promoting global cultural exchange at such a high level."
- Ambassador Li Zhaoxing
Elizabeth Wang Gallery Collection at Dowling College, Oakdale, New York
September 25, 1994
From left: Elizabeth B. Wang, Ambassador Zhang Weichao, Consul General of China, Professor David M. Lampton, President of the National Committee on United States-China Relations and Terry Townsend, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Dowling College at the Opening of the Exhibition of Elizabeth Wang Gallery Collection.
10th Anniversary Exhibition at Chinese Mission to the UN
September 25 - 30, 2002
The Elizabeth Wang Gallery held its first exhibition at the Chinese Mission during the Gallery's inagural year. It is therefore particularly fitting, and a special honor for the Gallery to celebrate its 10th Anniversary, once again at the Chinese Mission.
Ambassador Wang Yingfan hosted this special opening reception and exhibition. Mayor Michael Bloomberg sent his official congratulations, more than 300 distinguished guests attended.
20th Anniversary Exhibition at the Nationl Art Club in NYC
October 30, 2013
The Elizabeth Wang Gallery in collaboration with the Chinese Cultural Foundation, China Artists Association and the Beijing International Cultural and Creative Industry presented a special art exhibition: “Ink - Chinese Dream” featuring 16 leading artist from China.