Dong Mingguang

Dong Mingguang is easily recognized for his duplicitous anime-like sculptures of playful children. With wide-eyed innocence, Dong Mingguang's children are observed emerging from their innocent world into one filled with violence, deception, and materialism. These children are on the cusp of a harsh awakening filled with difficult moral decisions already being contemplated in their mischievous faces. Through these pensive children, China's reemergence in a public role within this media saturated world is symbolized. No longer able to isolate itself from the outside world, Dong Mingguang expresses the anxiety of a country and its people in a new role. Dong Mingguang was born in 1970 in Shandong Province. He continues to work on photography and sculpture while also teaching in the sculpture department of Shandong Art College.




Born in Qingdao, Shandong Province, China


Graduated from Sculpture Department of the Shandong Art College, China


Research sculpture class at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing

Member of the Chinese Artists Association and Chinese Sculpture Institute

Holder of the National Sculpture Design Qualifications Certificate

Currently teaches at the Sculpture Department of the Shandong Art College

Selected Exhibitions


Shanghai Puyu Sculptures Competition, Shanghai, China


Hearts, Soemo Fine Arts 798, Beijing, China


"Dream" and "Passion" - 2008 Olympic Fine Arts, Beijing, China

2008, China International Exhibition Center, Beijing, China


Acting - Contemporary Art Exhibition, Beijing, China

The First VENICE Cyber Biennale

Brilliant sunshine cannot illuminate all minds, Eastlink Gallery,Shanghai, China

Warm up - Photo Exhibition 2, Hot Sun Space, Beijing, China


Breath, Shandong Museum, Shandong, China


"About Children" - From above to down, Shandong, China


10th National Shandong Art Exhibition, Shandong Art Museum, Shandong, China


Half Industry& Half Civilization, Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai,China


The 5th National Sports Art Exhibition, Guangzhou Art Museum, Guangzhou, China


The 14th National 'New Artist and New works' Exhibition, Art Museum, Beijing, China

Changchun International Sculpture Symposium, Changchun, China


The 4th National Sports Art Exhibition, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China