Hou Yijie


Hou Yijie was born in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China in 1996, graduated from the Printmaking Department, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 2018. Now he lives and works in Chongqing, China.

Graduated from the Printmaking Department of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Hou Yijie often tries to combine the instantaneous feeling of creation with his usual long-term rational working method, trying to feel and capture such transient feelings in the process of making and painting, and gradually finding a unique entry point where experimentation and consistency intersect. Instead of pursuing an established image, he chooses to embrace the turns of life. For Hou Yijie, painting is not only a means of generating images, but also a way of self-questioning, a perspective that extends beyond distance.

Exhibitions (selection)


Tree of Fire, MANGROVEGALLERY, Shenzhen, China
“Sprouting! The Future of Printmaking Art; The 13 Years of Zhou Chunya Scholarship, Long Museum, Chongqing, China
Journaling, MANGROVEGALLERY Artist-in-Residence Programme, Nantou City, Shenzhen, China
I-Define II: 7 Questions,A Thousand Plateaus Art Space,Chengdu, China
The Nomatic Diamond Hearts,ArtDepot, Beijing, China


Nap-of-the-Earth, The Young Artist Residency Programe of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China


Spirit of Youth,2021 Triennial of Chinese Industrial Art Prints, Hubei Museum of Art, Chongqing, China
Luo Zhongli Scholarship, Annual Exhibition of Works 2021, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China
“The Gifts”,The Awards Nomination of Students Works, The Schools of Fine Arts, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China


The Third International Print Biennial, The Xuyuan Art Museum, Beijing, China
The Start of a Long Journey, Outanding Works by Graduates of 2018 from Key Art Academies in China,Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

Awards (Selection)


Luo Zhongli Scholarship
“The Gifts”,The Awards Nomination of Students Works,nomination award
The First Constellation Award


The 8th Zhou Chunya Scholarship

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Selected works


Selected presses