Chonggang Du is an academic artist who expresses both theoretical and artistic concerns through his work, actively engaging with issues of culture, power and politics.
Du was born in China in 1963. He received a Bachelor of Fine Art from Shan Dong University and went on to teach at Jinan Craft Arts School and Shan Dong Arts Academy for 18 years before moving to Australia in 2003. In 2009, Du completed a Master of Fine Art at Monash University.
Read an essay on the concepts in and influences on Du’s work written by Dr. Michael Vale, Senior lecturer in Fine Art, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (MADA) at Monash University.
Master of Fine Art (by Research), Monash University, Australia
Bachelor of Fine Art, Shan Dong Normal University, China
Diploma of Fine Art, Shan Dong Arts College, China
2018 Finalist, Splash: McClelland Contemporary Watercolour Award, McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2013 Small Sculpture Fair 2013, McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2010 Fletcher Jones art prize, Geelong Gallery, Australia
2005 ANL Maritime Art Prize 2005, Melbourne, Australia
1999 First Prize, Shan Dong Art Exhibition, Shan Dong, China
1994 Credit Award, Shan Dong Art Exhibition, Shan Dong, China
SELECTED RECENT SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2012 Uncertain, Ausin Tung Gallery, Melbourne
2012 Paper in East and West, Jan Manton Art, Brisbane
2010 Ambiguous, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
2010 Background, Place Gallery, Melbourne
2009 Hybridity, Monash University, Melbourne
SELECTED RECENT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018 Paul Guest Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, VIC
2017 Weifang International Art Biennial, Weifang, China, 15/04/2017
2014 Ocher, Bones & Urine: A Painting Show, Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne
2014 Crossing Boundaries 2014, Sydney Town Hall, Sydney
2013 蛇 rắn 뱀 Snake – A Celebration of Asian Australian Art, City of Sydney – Chinese New Year Festival Exhibition, Sydney Town Hall, Sydney