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Biography

Jove Wang was born in 1962 in Jilin, north east China. At age of seven he began studying drawing and watercolor and acrylic with the renowned master artist, Guo Gang, who was trained in the 19th century Russian art tradition. From 1979 to 1982 Wang studied at the Jilin School of Art. From 1984 to 1988, he studied at the China Academy of Fine Arts, the most prestigious art institute of China and now named The China Academy of Art, where he also served as Chairman of the Student Body from 1986 to 1988. In addition, Wang received professional training from The Tokyo Academy of Fine Arts. In 1988, he graduated with honors from Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts. After graduating, in 1989 Wang worked at the International Art Exposition in Beijing, China where he designed the Spanish Expo Building in time for the 1992 opening. In 1990 Jove Wang immigrated to the United States where he continued his career as artists, soon gaining national recognition.

Selected Exhibitions

Pasadena Museum of California Art, the Pasadena Historical Museum, Laguna Beach Art Museum, Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard, Bowers Museum of Cultural Art in Santa Ana and the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University in Malibu. His work is in the permanent collections of the Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, the Bakersfield Museum of Art, Mission San Juan Capistrano, and the Museum of Jilin, China

Professional Associations

Signature Artist Member of the California Art Club

Selected Press

Newspapers & Magazines: American Artist, Art of the West, American Art Collector, Southwest Art Books: Instinct and Feeling: Jove Wang's Oil Painting, 2003

Selected Achievements

2008
Gold Medal Award from the Japan Artist Association at Tokyo National Museum

2001
Best of Show and the Artists’ Choice Award at the Carmel Art Festival

1998
First Place in the figure category in the CAC 89th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition

1997
Best of Show at the CAC 88th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition

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