Peng Wei (b. 1974, Chengdu) received bachelor’s degree of Oriental Culture and Art Department of Nankai University and master’s degree at Aesthetics of Nankai University. She worked in Beijing as the editor of Art magazine from 2000 to 2006. Currently she lives and works in Beijing, China.
She is best known for her delicate ink color paintings on silk and paper which executed by her in a modern style. Combining imagery of traditional literati painting with the modern forms and expressions of everyday life, Peng Wei’s art not only commemorates a bygone era of the scholarly tradition but also represents the subtle elegance and refinement of contemporary culture.
Her works have been invited to be exhibited widely in Paris, New York, Hong Kong and Beijing and are held in international private collections. She has held several solo exhibitions in Taipei, Hong Kong, and China since 2003, including: Taking off the Shell (He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China, 2011), Body & Robe—Peng Wei’s Solo Exhibition (Tina Keng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan, 2010), Paper Skin (Artside Gallery, Beijing, China, 2009), and Woven Clouds—Peng Wei’s Exhibition (Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong, China, 2007). She has also participated in many international group exhibitions and art fairs, including: Beijing International Art Biennale (2003, 2005), The 10th Asian International Art Exhibition (Fukuoka Asia Art Museum, Yokohama, Japan, 2004), Contemporary Ink Paintings (Berlin National Museum, Dresden National Art Collection Museum, Germany, 2008), Europalia International Arts Festival-Attitudes-Female Art in China (The European Centre of Contemporary Art, Brussels, Belgium, 2009), Exhibition of Landscapes in Chinese Contemporary Art (Museum of Art Lucerne, Switzerland, 2011), Art Stage Singapore (2012), Breakthrough: Work by Contemporary Chinese Women Artists (Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine, US, 2013), and Art Beijing (2010, 2013).