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Jin Ling

1958 - Born in Henan Province,  Mainland China

1980's - Gained a degree in Art after four years at Guangzhou

Academy Fine Art College majoring in sculpture.

Lectured in Art and Design for eleven years at Suzhou University.

Also commissioned by city authorities to design and undertake

large scale city sculptures.

1997 - Came to New Zealand.



1998 - First Prize at the Thames Society of Arts - "1998 Summer                          Exhibition"

1999 - First Prize at the St Heliers Bay Arts Festival "Pottery                                Awards"

2000 - Second Prize at  "Northland Art Award" at Reyburn   House                      Gallery 

2015 - Award of Excellence  at "56th National Exhibition of NZ                            Potters    Society 2015"

Selected Exhibitions


1997 - Solo exhibition "Modern Sculpture and Pottery" at  Northland                 Craft Trust Gallery  Whangarei

1998 - "17th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award"                                      Australia.

1999 - "Norsewear Art Award" Waipukurau

             "The Whangarei Sculpture in the Garden Exhibition"

2000 -  New Zealand Society of Potters "Royal Easter Show Pottery                    Awards" Auckland

              Guest Artist  at  "2000 Annual Spring Exhibition" Anderson                      Park    Art Gallery  Invercargill

2001 - "Fuping/HAP Pottery International Ceramic Workshop and                        Exhibition" Beijing China

2002 - "Sculpture for House and Garden Exhibition" at Duart House                   Havelock North

             "New Face" - An exhibition of new work by Jin Ling and Greg                    Barron at Burning Issues Gallery  Whangarei

              "Molly Morpeth 3D Ceramics Award EXhibition" at Museum                      Gallery Whakatane

2003 - "Out of the North" Exhibition at Tamarillo Gallery Wellington.

              "Art out Here" Garden art exhibition at the Elerslie Flower                        Show 2003  Auckland

               "Confluence" Joint exhibition by Jin Ling and Shannon Wood                  at Paihia Library - Williams House   Paihai

2004 - "New Zealand Sculpture Onshore" Supporting NZ wowen's                       Refuges -  Auckland

2006 -  "Portage Ceramic Award" - Auckland.

              "Passionate the earth" at Tukaha Gallery   Whangarei

2008 -  "Shanghai International Teapots Exhibition" Shanghai China

              "Shape Shifter" Essential New Zealand Sculpture Exhibition -                  Lower Hutt   Wellington

              "New Zealand Sculpture Onshore" Supporting NZ wowen's                      Refuges -  Auckland

2009 -  "Art Out Here" at Waiheke Island

2010 -  "Kaipara Coast Sculpture Garden Exhibition at Kaipara.

              "Shape Shifter" Essential New Zealand Sculpture Exhibition -                  Lower Hutt   Wellington

               "New Zealand Sculpture Onshore" Supporting NZ wowen's                      Refuges -  Auckland

2011 -  "Credo and Quest" A Selective Survey of    Religion      and                        Spirituality in New Zealand Art - Whangarei Art Museum                         "Sculpture in the Park" - Waitakaruru

2012   2014  2016  -  "Shape Shifter" Essential New Zealand                                  Sculpture  Exhibition  at     Lower Hutt           Wellington

               "New Zealand Sculpture Onshore" - Supporting  NZ wowen's                    Refuges     Auckland

2014 -  Guest Exhibitor at "Bayclay 2014" Bethlehem Pottery Club                      32nd Annual Exhibition 

2015 -  "The Vessel Rethinking Function Exhibition"  - Auckland

2016 -  "Fire and Clay"- Auckland studio potters annual Exhibition at  

               the Pah Homestead,  Auckland

               Guest Exhibitor at  "Anam Cara Exhibition"  Otaki

2017 -  "New Zealand Chinese and Maori Arts Exhibition" - Auckland

Featured in Publications
1997 -  "New Zealand Potter" No 3
1998 -  "Sculpture" No 2, China
1999 -  "Grace" May Issue, New Zealand
              "Urbis" Autumn Issue, New Zealand
              "Ceramic  Art Work of the World" Chinese Volume
              "Art and Design" No 5    China
2000 -   NZTV - Asia Dynamic Interview
2006 -   NZTV - Asia down under Interview
2017 -  "Creating peace - Jin Ling " - Interview with  Channel   North                    Television
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