About Huiqin

Huiqin Wang is a Chinese-Slovenian artist: painter, calligrapher, book illustrator, and author. She was born in Nantong, China in 1955. She graduated from the Department of Fine Arts at the Nanjing Faculty of Education. In 1983, Wang came to Slovenia where she specialized in graphic arts and painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana. She lives and works in Ljubljana.

She represents an extremely precious addition to Slovenian multiculturalism. She lives the Asian-European experience in her own way, as a sensitive creator that unites ontological experiences of the Western and Eastern painting traditions with the intimate experience of a displaced person-woman. In 2005, the Slovenian Times chose her for the cultural personality of the year. She represented Slovenian artists at the entry of Slovenia into the European Union and exhibited in Portugal, Italy, Belgium, Austria, and Germany.

For inquiries about her work, please contact Equrna Gallery.


2023 Nomination for the Alma Award, Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Italy

2023 LGBT Film Festival, Ljubljana, Pink Dragon Award for best Slovenian short film

202114th Biennal of Slovenian Illustration, Special Compliment

2015Ljubljana Mayor’s Award: City of Ljubljana Award

2015The Golden Pear Award

2014Kristina Brenkova Award

2008International Ex Tempore, Piran, Slovenia

2005Guest Star – Slovenia Times

1993Hinko Smrekar Distinction

1993Levstik Award


2023 Connecting the World with Keyboards, Beijing Capital Library, Beijing

2023 Ferdinand Augustin Hallerstein and his monument, Ljubljana

2023 Exhibition at the Gallery of the Department of Art Pedagogy at the Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana

2023 Alma Maximiliana Karlin, Haus am Dom, Fankfurt, Germany

2021 14th Slovenian Biennial of Illustration (Illustration Collection UGM), Ljubljana

2020Huiqin Wang, Little Alma on the Big Road, Gallery FDV, Ljubljana

2020Huiqin Wang, Alma potuje okrog sveta naprej, Slovenian Ethnographic Museum, Ljubljana

2020 Unforgettable, 26th City of Women, Vegova Street Galery – Tam-Tam, Ljubljana

2020Treasures of Slovene Creativity, Nanjing Museum and Xi’an Qujiang Museum, China

2019Study Exhibition of Nantong Phenomenon in Chinese Fine Arts of the 20th Century, Nantong

2019S27th Biennial of Illustrations (BIB) Bratislava, Slovakia

201913th Slovenian Biennial of Illustration, Cankar Centre Gallery, Ljubljana

2019Collection of Illustrations, Šivec House Gallery, Radovljica, Slovenia

2019Black and White, 8th International Festival of Fine Art, Kranj, Slovenia

2019Oriental Ink Charm, Gallery UL PEF, Ljubljana

2019Hallerstein, Slovenian Illustration at Vienna Book Fair, Vienna, Austria

2019Study Exhibition of Nantong Phenomenon in Chinese Fine Arts of the 20th Century, Nantong

2019Eastern Ink Charm, Project funded by Jiangsu Arts Foundation, Ljubljana

2019Dissemination of Silk Road International, Gallery of Nantong University, Nantong, China

201814th International Art Colony, Ljubljana Festival, Slovenia

2018 Huiqin Wang, The Silk road from Marco Polo to Hallerstein, National Museum, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2017 Kiblix 2017, The Conquer of Babylon, Maribor, Slovenia

2017 Hallerstein and the Silk Road, the Park in front of the Slovenian National Archive, Ljubljana

2017Hallerstein and the Silk Road, United Nations Office at Vienna, Austria

2017 Wazer Charm, Shanghai Duoyun Art Gallery, China

2017 Charm of River and Sea, Graphics Exhibition, Chengdu Yongling Museum, China

2017Giuseppe Castiglione, Italian Cultural Institute in Slovenia, Ljubljana

2017Silk Road, National Museum, Ljubljana

2016 Huiqin Wang with Vladimir Leben, On the Horse, Zala Gallery, Ljubljana

2016Hidden Worlds, Exhibion of Artists from China, Historic Atrium of the Town Hall, Ljubljana

2016Crossing borders, San Francisco International Arts Exhibit, USA

20165th International Festival of Fine Art, Kranj, Slovenia

2015Equrna Pop, Equrna Gallery, Ljubljana

2014Hallerstein, Slovenian in Forbidden City, Slovenian Ethnographic Museum, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2014Hladna lepota, Galerija KRKA, Novo mesto, Slovenia

2013Icons of Socialism (with Metod Frlic), Alkatraz Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2013Erozija časa, Galerija Loža, Koper, Slovenia

2012May or May not, Equrna Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2011Everything is possible, The White Box Gallery, Beijing 798, Beijing, China

2010Intertwined path, City Art Gallery Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2009Science Meets Art, Ge Yi Gallery, Nantong, China


2020Little Alma on the Great Journey

2018 I, Marco Polo; Ljubljana: Mladinska knjiga

2015 Giuseppe Castiglione: A Painter in the Forbidden City; Jezero: Morfemplus

2014 Hallerstein: The Foreign Astronomer in the Forbidden City; Ljubljana: Mladinska knjiga

2010 Calligraphy as an Art, Scripta, Beletrina

1998 Pursued Memories, Dolenjska založba, Novo mesto

1996 The Most Beautiful Fan, Japanese Fairy Tales, Mladinska knjiga, Ljubljana

1995Tales from the Roof of the World, Tibetan Tales, Mladinska knjiga, Ljubljana

1994Chinese Notes, Dolenjska založba, Novo mesto

1991Brocade Image, Tales of Chinese Ethnic Minorities, Mladinska knjiga, Ljubljana

1986The Call of the Wild, ČZP Kmečki glas, Ljubljana