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Selected exhibitions and solo shows

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

2019 Selected for the National Watercolor Society 99th International Exhibition

2019 Work featured in the Splash 21: Capturing Mood!

2019 Selected for the American Watercolor Society's 152nd Annual international Exhibition to be held in

          the historic Salmagundi Club in New York City

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

 

Awards and honors

2019 Fourth Place Prize Winner, WSNC Annual Juried Exhibit; Juried by Stan Miller, AWS

2019 Selected for the National Watercolor Society 99th International Exhibition

2019 Work featured in the Splash 21: Capturing Mood!

2019 First Place Prize Winner, En Plein Air Paint-Off, Fuquay-Varina, NC

2019 Selected for the American Watercolor Society's 152nd Annual international Exhibition to be held in

          the historic Salmagundi Club in New York City

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

2018 Selected for 2018 National Watercolor Society Annual Member Exhibition

2018 Second Place Prize Winner,  Fifth Town of Cary’s En Plein Air Paint the Town Competition

2018 People's Choice Prize Winner,  Fifth Town of Cary’s En Plein Air Paint the Town Competition

2017 Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff Award, WSNC Annual Juried Exhibit; Juried by Mary Whyte

2017 First Place Prize Winner,  Fourth Town of Cary’s En Plein Air Paint the Town Competition

2017 People's Choice Prize Winner,  Fourth Town of Cary’s En Plein Air Paint the Town Competition

2016 Signature Member Award, Watercolor Society of North Carolina Annual Juried Exhibit

2016 First Place Prize Winner, Third Town of Cary’s En Plein Air Paint the Town Competition

2015 Fourth Place Prize Winner, WSNC Annual Juried Exhibit; Juried by Linda Baker, NWS, AWS

2015 Honorable Mention, Second Town of Cary’s Second En Plein Air Paint the Town Competition

2015 First Place Prize Winner, En Plein Air Paint-Off, Fuquay-Varina, NC

2014 Fifth Place Prize Winner, WSNC Annual Juried Exhibit; Juried by Eric Wiegardt, NWS, AWS

2014 First Place Prize Winner, Town of Cary’s Inaugural En Plein Air Paint the Town Competition

2012 M. Graham & Co. Award, WSNC Annual Juried Exhibit; Juried by John Salminen, NWS. AWS

2011 President Award, WSNC Annual Juried Exhibit; Juried by Paul Jackson, NWS, AWS

2009 Jerry’s Artarama Award, WSNC Annual Juried Exhibit; Juried by Steve Rogers, NWS, AWS

2008 Art & Graphics/UBE Award, WSNC Annual Juried Exhibit; Juried by Charles Reid, NWS

2007 Merit Award, WSNC Annual Juried Exhibit; Juried by Sue Archer, NWS, AWS

2006 Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff Award, WSNC Annual Juried Exhibit; Juried by Cheng Khee Chee, NWS, AWS

 

Publicity

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         

 

Architectural design and illustration / fine art 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 Art of Carolinas,  Cheap Joe Fine Arts, Nicole Fine Art Studio & Gallery, Jordan Hall Arts

          Center / Cary Arts Center/ Waverly Artists Group and Village Art Circle, Cary, NC, teaching/moderating

          drawing, painting, figure drawing workshops to adult students

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