Shen Wei

Naturing Abstraction

Thursday, February 18, 2021
6 - 7 pm
This is a virtual program

Shen Wei’s multi-disciplinary art practice spans more than four decades, and his paintings transport viewers to a place of fantasy, introspection, and meditation. Through bridging aspects of the East and West and blending traditional and contemporary artistic practice he has created a visual language that is uniquely his own.

Join us for a conversation discussing the Gardner’s new exhibition Shen Wei: Painting in Motion where we explore Shen Wei’s visual art practice, his connection to traditional Chinese painting, and where his work fits within the landscape of contemporary Chinese art.


Pieranna Cavalchini, Tom and Lisa Blumenthal Curator of Contemporary Art, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston
Nancy Berliner, Wu Tung Senior Curator of Chinese Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Karin Oen, Deputy Director, Curatorial Programmes, Nanyang Technological University Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore

Moderated by Diana Seave Greenwald, Assistant Curator of the Collection, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

How to Reserve Tickets

Free for all, but registration is required. Click the button at the top of the page to reserve your ticket.

Shen Wei: Painting in Motion is supported by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation and members of the Friends of Fenway Court Patron Program. Support for Shen Wei's Residency and the Artist-in-Residence program has been provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Barbara Lee Program Fund. Community programs created in partnership with the Pao Arts Center and Chinese Folk Art Workshop are made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts and Barr Foundation ArtsAmplified initiative. The Museum receives operating support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Media sponsor: WBUR