Selected exhibitions and solo shows

  • 2020 Watercolor Society of NC Annual Juried Exhibit; Cary, NC

  • 2020 Selected for the National Watercolor Society 100th International Exhibition, LA

  • 2020 Selected for the Oil Painters of America the 29th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils

  • 2019 GreenHill Winter Show, Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro, NC

  • 2019 Watercolor Society of NC Annual Juried Exhibit; Imperial Center, Rocky Mount, NC

  • 2019 Selected for the National Watercolor Society 99th International Exhibition, LA

  • 2019 Work featured in the Splash 21: Capturing Mood!

  • 2019 Selected for the American Watercolor Society's 152nd Annual international Exhibition, New York

  • 2019 The Creative Process: Student Work of Cary Artist/Teacher JJ Jiang

  • 2018 Work featured in the The Art of Watercolor magazine, issue 33

  • 2018 Solo exhibit: KIMONO--Beauty + Form, Village Art Circle, Cary, NC

  • 2018 Selected for 2018 National Watercolor Society Annual Member Exhibition

  • 2018 Fifth Town of Cary’s En Plein Air Paint the Town Competition

  • 2018 Watercolor Society of NC Annual Juried Exhibit; Florence Art School West Jefferson, NC

  • 2017 Watercolor Society of NC Annual Juried Exhibit; Greensboro College, NC

  • 2017 Solo exhibit: New Work of the Old World, Village Art Circle, Cary, NC

  • 2017 Fourth En Plein Air Competition Show; Cary Art Center, Cary, NC

  • 2016 GreenHill Winter Show, GreenHill Museum, Greensboro, NC

  • 2016 Watercolor Society of NC Annual Juried Exhibit; Dare County Arts Council, Manteo, NC

  • 2016 JJ Jiang and Kimberly Alvis New Works; Village Art Circle Gallery, Cary, NC

  • 2016 WSNC Central Region Show; Village Art Circle Gallery, Cary, NC

  • 2016 Third En Plein Air Competition Show; Cary Art Center, Cary, NC 

  • 2015 Watercolor Society of NC Annual Juried Exhibit; Mooresville Arts, Mooresville, NC

  • 2015 Solo Exhibit: The Newest work of JJ Jiang; Roundabout Art Collective, Raleigh, NC

  • 2015 En Plein Air Paint-Off sponsored by Fuquay-Varina Downtown, Fuquay-Varina, NC

  • 2015 Crossroads/The Work of JJ Jiang and His students; Village Art Circle, Cary, NC

  • 2015 Second En Plein Air Competition Show; Cary Art Center, Cary, NC 

  • 2015 A Group of Six Artists Exhibit: Human Nature; Nicole Studio/Gallery, Raleigh, NC

  • 2014 Watercolor Society of NC Annual Juried Exhibit; Barton College, Wilson, NC

  • 2014 WSNC Signature Members Show – Cream of the Crop, Cary Arts Center, NC

  • 2014 Solo Exhibit: Full Circle--an artist’s journey; Village Art Circle, Cary, NC

  • 2014 A Group of Four Artists Exhibit; Ambleside Gallery, Greensboro, NC

  • 2014 Inaugural En Plein Air Competition Show; Cary Art Center, Cary, NC 

  • 2013 Fine Arts League of Cary 2013 Annual Juried Art Show; Page Walker Arts Center, Cary, NC

  • 2013 Solo exhibit: This Water II; Town Hall Gallery, Cary, NC

  • 2013 Solo exhibit: JJ Jiang's Figurative Works; Artspace, Upfront Gallery, Raleigh, NC

  • 2012 Watercolor Society of NC the 67th Juried Exhibit; Arts of Albemarle, Elizabeth City, NC

  • 2012 Cary Arts Center Instructor’s Works; Cary Arts Center Main Gallery, Cary, NC

  • 2011 Watercolor Society of NC the 66th Juried Exhibit; Page Walker Arts & Historic Center, Cary, NC

  • 2011 Solo exhibit: Two Waters: JJ Jiang Watercolor Paintings; Page Walker Arts Center, Cary, NC

  • 2011 Cary Arts Center Instructor’s Works; Cary Arts Center Main Gallery, Cary, NC

  • 2011 New Works; Artspace Main Gallery, Raleigh, NC

  • 2010 Solo exhibit: This Water; Artspace Lobby, Raleigh, NC

  • 2010 Solo exhibit: Hometown Waters; Raleigh Women’s Club, Raleigh, NC

  • 2009 Watercolor Society of NC Annual Juried Exhibit; Sunset River marketplace, Calabash, NC

  • 2009 Solo exhibit: Venice of the East; Artspace, Upfront Gallery, Raleigh, NC

  • 2008 Watercolor Society of NC Annual Juried Exhibit; Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC

  • 2007 Watercolor Society of NC Annual Juried Exhibit; D. Samuel Neill Gallery, Hendersonville, NC

  • 2006 Watercolor Society of NC Annual Juried Exhibit; Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC

  • 2004 Watercolor Society of NC Annual Juried Exhibit; Appalachian Cultural Museum, Boone, NC

  • 2002 Watercolor Society of NC Annual Juried Exhibit; Art1 Gallery, Gastonia, NC

 

Publicity

  • 2020 Work featured in the Watercolor Artist, August, 2020

  • 2020 Work featured in the Splash 21: Capturing Mood!

  • 2019  May/June 2019--Cary Living/ Kaleidoscope Living: JJ Jiang

  • 2019  May/June 2019--Midtown Magazine/ Kaleidoscope Living: JJ Jiang

  • 2018 Work featured in the The Art of Watercolor magazine, issue 33.

  • 2015 “艺圆村建筑师蒋剑云圆了艺术梦”, 王明心撰文/摄影, World Journal/世界日报, Wednesday, July 1, 2015

  • 2015 “JJ Jiang: A Chinese-American artist finds inspiration where the waters converge.”  by Christina Cooke, Our State  magazine, January/2015, pp 41-42

  • 2014 “艺术不是必需品,但让生活更加丰富多彩”,谢漫雪撰文, Epoch Times/大纪元时报,  Saturday, August 2, 2014

  • 2013 “Village Art Circle Gallery Opens in Downtown Cary”, by Cindy Schaefer, News & Observer,  Wednesday, July 3, 2013 

  • 1997 Architectural Renderings现代建筑效果图, China Planning Press, Beijing, 1997.2 ISBN 7-80058-539-5       

 

fine art/Architectural design and illustration experience

  • 2013  to present / owner and director at the Village Art Circle gallery at the heart of downtown Cary, NC. 

  • 2011  one of three founding partners; Waverly Artists Group Studio/Gallery, Cary, NC

  • 2000 to present / JJ Illustration: Architectural Perspectives + Design         Studio founded in 2000 providing architectural illustrations and conceptual design for a variety of  clients including: architects, developers, universities, non-profit organizations and government, collaborating with architects at different stages of the design process.

  • 1997 to 2000 / Architectural Designer and Illustrator; Cline Davis Associates, PA, Raleigh, NC.  Major projects design involvements: Quarter Master Row on Bald Head Island, NC; Meadowmont, Village Center, Chapel Hill, NC

  • 1993 to 1997 / Architectural Senior Designer; Wong & Ouyang (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong (one of the most influential architectural firms in Asia). Major projects design involvements: Everbright City Center, Shanghai; World Trade Center Phase II, Beijing; San Miguel Residential Development, Hong Kong; Beijing International Club, Beijing

 

Teaching experience

  • 2010 to present / Art instructor at Village Art Circle Studio & Gallery, Cary, North Carolina, teaching drawing, watercolor and oil painting, moderating and hosting figure drawing and art critique sessions

  • 1987 to 1990 / Assistant professor and lecturer; Huaqiao University, China,  Major responsibilities: teaching Architectural Design Studio I & II; lecturing on Chinese Architectural History

 

Published research

  • 1991 Sole Author on Comparative Analysis of Two Chinese Classical Wooden Structures, (浅谈殿堂与厅堂) Traditional Architecture and Landscape, vol.3, Issue 31     

  • 1989 Sole Author on Stone Pagodas of Tang and Song dynasties along Coastal Fujian Province, (福建沿海唐宋石塔) Traditional Chinese Architecture and Landscape, vol.3, Issue 24

 

Education

  • 1993 Master of Architecture: State University of New York at Buffalo, New York

  • 1987 Master of Architecture: Southeast University, Nanjing, China (specialization in Chinese Classical Architecture

  • 1984 Bachelor of Architecture: Nanjing Institute of Technology, Nanjing, China

jj@jjillustration.com     Tel: 919.614.1890     Cary, North Carolina

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