Born in Qiqihar, Heilongjiang Province 1961.
Graduated from the Oil Painting Department of Luxun Academy of Fine Arts 1986.
Has worked as specially-appointed reseracher of Chinese National Academy of Art.
Wang Yigang began his career in the early 1980s, at the beginning of his studies of art he was influenced by cubism and futurism. He was the winner of the national youth art prize in the national youth art exhibition in 1985.
During his 25 years career, the artist Wang Yiang has shown pluralism in style from figurative to abstract expressionism and pop art. the artist's works has been exhibited throughout the world, in china, in beijing, shenyang and shanghai, but also in japan, singapore, the russian federation and the united states. he has also exhibited his works in europe, particularly in spain and germany.
Currently he is the curator of Art Gallery of Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, professor and Master Tutor, Commitee member of China Artists Association.
1985 - Award of Encouragement National Junior Art Exhibition
1991 - Bronze in the Art Exhibition in Honor of the 70° Anniversary of CPC
1992 - Award of Nomination of the Guangzhou Biennial
1993 - Academic Award of China Oil Painting Biennial
2007 - Award of Out-stand Contribution in Contemporary Art by Asian College of USA