Zeng Fanzhi

Contemporary Chinese painter, Zeng Fanzhi, is best known for his Expressionist and psychologically probing portraits. He depicts human faces with vivid and lively brushworks that can at times border on abstraction. Having lived through the Cultural Revolution, Zeng often focuses on this experience in his work and critically explores the rapidly changing face of contemporary Chinese culture. Zeng studied painting at the Hubei Academy of Fine Art. In 2008 his painting Mask Series 1996 No.6 (1996) broke auction records and became the highest-grossing work by a contemporary Asian artist.

Selected Exhibitions

Zeng Fanzhi: The Sublime, Union Temple  Zeng Fanzhi, Shanghai Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai  Zeng Fanzhi, The National Gallery of Foreign Art, Sofia, Bulgaria 

Zeng Fanzhi, Godia Fundation, Barcelona, Spain  Art Beijing 2009--Zeng Fanzhi, Art Fairs Agricultural Exhibition Centre of China, Beijing  Narcissus looks for Echo, Suzhou Museum, China

Tai Ping You Xiang-Zeng Fanzhi, ShanghART Beijing 

Zeng Fanzhi, Musee d'art Moderne, Saint-Etienne Metropole, France  Zeng Fanzhi Idealism, National Art Museum, Singapore  Zeng Fanzhi 1989-2007, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea 


Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
M+ Sigg Collection, Hong Kong 
Long Museum, Shanghai 
How Art Museum, Shanghai 
Yuz Foundation, Jakarta, Indonesia 
Allen Memorial Art Museum, US 
Franks-Suss Collection, UK
He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen 
Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong
DSL Collection, Beijing 
Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation, Switzerland 
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan 
Uli Sigg Collection, Switzerland