Jiang Pengyi (b. 1977 in Hunan, China) is an artist who constantly innovates with the infinitely generative potentialities of the photographic medium. His recent artistic evolution has taken him from digital photography to the experimentation with the materiality of photographic film, from the exteriority of excessive urbanisation to the interiority of human existence and sexuality. With the use of camera-less analogue technique, traditional darkroom processes, and the application of instant film materials and found images, Jiang creates large-scale abstracts works and unique sculpturesque instant-film objects.
Jiang’s more recent solo exhibitions include “Streams over the Serried Stones” at Honin Art Center (Chengdu, 2022); “Jiang Pengyi: Birds Bring Forth the Sun” at ShanghArt (Shanghai, 2021) and “Jiang Pengyi: Away from Disgrace” at Blindspot Gallery (Hong Kong, 2017). Jiang’s works have been exhibited at He Art Museum (Foshan, 2022); Times Art Museum (Beijing, 2021); Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung (Munich, 2021); LOOK Photo Biennial 2019 (Liverpool, 2019); National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne, 2019) and OCAT (Shenzhen, 2018) among others. Jiang has been awarded the BarTur Photo Award in 2020, Aletti ArtVerona Prize for Photography in 2011, the Jury Grand Prize from the Société Générale Chinese Art Awards in 2010 and the Tierney Fellowship Award from the First Annual Three Shadows Photography Award in 2009.
Jiang currently lives and works in Beijing.