Charlie Pang
Artist Statement

My approach towards art making is allowing my own artistic style to be formed after a long period of exploration to find my own style, integrating my current experience into the works. The emotions, colors and composition found in my current works contain popular contemporary Western elements, but there are also some unique Chinese aesthetic elements in them. In expressing social phenomena, I take a macro perspective to interpret and understand the world. This abstract method of imagery reflects the beauty of painting language and is the method for my creative expression. As for the meaning of the works, I let the works convey my inner feelings during the creative process, which is unplanned and irreproducible. Art creation requires inspiration and no shortage of impulse, and there may be many different perceptions in the process. Similarly, for the viewer, the meaning they find in the work reflects their own inner states. When an artist searches in a state of uncertainty, this process gradually informs their aesthetics, and over time will reach a natural style.


Charlie Pang is a Chinese-American artist who has lived and worked in New York for the past 25 years. He has studied at Nanjing University of the Arts, Central Academy of Arts and Crafts, New York Art Students League and New York Academy of Art.

Charlie Pang has held many exhibitions in China and the United States, including the China Academy of Art’s Impressionist Gallery in 1993, the Guangzhou International Art Fair in 1994, and the Shanghai International Art Fair in 1996. In 1998, he traveled to the United States to participate in the Queens District Art Center’s art competition in New York, where his watercolor painting won the silver award. In 2002, he participated in the watercolor painting exhibition at Amerasia Bank Art Gallery in New York. In 2005, he exhibited at Cork Gallery in New York. He participated in the organizing and planning of the New York International Asian Artists Exhibition in 2016. He participated in the New York Art Fair in 2022.