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Exhibitions at Stride Arts
Xu Jin was born in 1958 in Huangyan city of Zhejiang province. At the age of fourteen, he passed a specialty exam on painting and was recruited into the Third Industrial Corps of the Zhejiang Production and Construction Corps based in the suburban city of Linping near Hangzhou. In 1977, when China resumed the College Entrance Exams, he was admitted into the ChinaAcademy of Fine Arts (formerly the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts), majoring in oil painting. After his graduation, he worked briefly at the Hangzhou Institute of Industrial Arts, the School of Industrial Arts, and the Zhejiang Fine Arts Press. In 1985, he transferred to his Alma Mater and became a teacher in the Oil Painting Department. He worked first as an assistant professor, then as the assistant of the artist Maryn Varbanov at the Varbanov Tapestry Studio. During that time, Xu co-founded the " '85 New Space" group that became an important part of the " '85 New Wave" movement. In 1987, he won the "Artistic Dialogues Award" given by the Association of Artistic Dialogues in France, as well as many national awards. He held an exhibition in the United States in 1989 and later settled down in New York City. In 2012, he was hired as a professor by the College of Arts and Design at Nanchang University. He now has studios in both New York and Hangzhou, where he works and holds exhibitions.
2018 Say Goodbye to Dream - Solo Exhibition, Xi Xi Yi De Gallery, Hangzhou-China
Breath in Dreams - Solo Exhibition, Grady Alexis Gallery, New York - US
Conversation - Solo Exhibition, Ningbo Art Museum, Ningbo - China
2017 Scintillation - Solo Exhibition, MKTG, New York - US
2016 Breaking Dawn - Solo Exhibition, Xi Wu Art Center, Beijing - China
2013 Between Fantasy and Nightmare - Solo Exhibition, M50 Shanghai University Art School 99 Creation Center, Shanghai - China
2012 Joined Nanchang University as Professor in School of Art and Design
2010 New York, NY - Solo Exhibition, Jingquan Gallery, Boston - US
2008 Life and Death - Solo Exhibition, Hongmiao Gallery, Shanghai, China
Xunjin Works on Paper - Solo Exhibition, Suzhou Art Museum, Suzhou - China
2007 Stories in New York Subway - Solo Exhibition, Jingquan Gallery, Boston - US