Tang Wei Min


Winner of the Charles B. Wang competition (China, 2001). Winner of the juried “Present-day China oil paintings” competition (China, 2003). The winning painting was purchased by the Beijing Museum of Fine Art. Finalist of the International Portrait Competition (Canada, 2006). Winner (2nd place) of the International Child Portrait Competition (USA, 2006).

Tang Wei Min was born in Yong Zhou, Hunan Province in 1971. He graduated from the Art Department of Hunan Standard College, where he majored in Oil Painting in 1991. Since then he has worked as a professional oil painter.

In 2001, he was accepted into a graduate study program of Oil Panting in Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. In the same year his panting "Girl with Fan" was sponsored by the school for the prestigious scholarship named after "Charles B. Wang”. The painting received second prize at the exhibition organized for this scholarship and he received the scholarship. This work, now in private collection, also was selected for the May 2001 issue of "Chinese Oil Panting".

Another of his works "Summer Dream" was displayed in the tryout of "China Oil Portray" exhibition. Yet another work "Peeping" was shown at the Present-day Oil Painting Exhibition in the Hunan Province. In 2003 The Beijing Museum of Fine Art exhibited and purchased this painting.

Tang is a practicing Zen Buddhist and his work full of symbols of Buddhism. Currently Tang lives in a monastery near his home town, in order to be spiritually clean for painting of art, and to be surrounded by the objects he depicts in his art – world of the ancient China. Tang considers art of painting as his way to bring harmony, balance and beauty to the world.

* Wei Min – is first name, Tang – family name. In China they first write family name, then first name.