Ziling Wang


I graduated with MA in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in 2011.

My work has won the Premium Art Special Award from the Society Of Women Artists Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, won International Confederation of Art Critics Art Contest 4th Prize and is confirmed to be published in a forthcoming issue of Saatchi Magazine. It has also been shortlisted in the London Solo Award 2016, and won the bronze prize at ‘Giant Cup’ Today National Art Students Annual Awards, Beijing Today Art Museum, where it was collected by the museum.

Artist Statement

I am interested in exploring our identity in the outside world as a manifestation of the representations of our consciousness.

They are composed of collective fragments of objects and daily experiences emphatically associated with our memories, and which rely on a sense-making and rational re-interpretation to complete a reconstruction of an experience.  Therefore these past events become our cognitive experience of the outside world and define how we see ourselves in this space.  This experience of perception includes our self-consciousness of our own existence and our awareness of the sense of nothingness, and the perceptions of the order and relationship between things.

The state and relationship of objects in my paintings signify the externally defined image of female identity and the state (phenomenon and circumstance) of a female in that space.  This social representation is reconstructed internally by fragments of a person’s sense of self and stream of consciousness.  As our internal identity interacts with our external self, a sense of alienation and exile can arise. Thus, our perception of where and how we fit in the external world is an imposition of person’s consciousness, rather than the ‘thing-in-itself’.