Currently

         

Works and lives in Chengdu, Sichuan, China

1987

 

 

         

Visiting artist at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (invited by the university's Center for Chinese Studies)

Visited Harvard University, the University of Washington, and Yale University

1986

         

Accepted into Sichuan Poetry, Calligraphy, and Painting Academy

1985

 

         

Became member of Sichuan Painting Academy

Moved to Chengdu

1980

         

Became member of the Sichuan Provincial Artists Association

1979

         

Visited Beijing for the first time, stayed for almost 3 months

1965-1985

         

Art worker, Chongqing bureau of the China Changjiang National Shipping Corporation

1963

         

Enrolled in Yangzi River Shipping School

1944

         

Born in Yibin, Sichuan, China

             
             

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

         

Li Huasheng: The Meditation Room, Major Gallery, London, U.K.

           

Li Huasheng, Basel Hongkong, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, Hong Kong S.A.R., China

2014

         

Li Huasheng: Process, Mind, and Landscape, Ink Studio, Beijing, China

2010

         

Show for 10 Art Cases, Shanghai 800 Art Zone, Shanghai, China

2006

         

Li Huasheng: New Literati Paintings, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong S.A.R., China

2005

         

Li Huasheng, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong S.A.R., China

1998

 

         

Li Huasheng: An Individualistic Artist, Chinese Culture Center, San Francisco, U.S.A.; Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong S.A.R., China

1992

 

         

Solo exhibition, organized by HanartTZ Gallery at the National Museum of Singapore, Singapore

1991

 

 

         

Solo exhibition, Hanart (Taipei) Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

Solo exhibition, organized by Hanart2 Gallery, Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong S.A.R., China

1987

 

         

Solo exhibition, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington; and Detroit Institute of Art, Michigan, U.S.A.

1984

         

Solo exhibition, Du Fu Thatched Hut, Chengdu, China

             
             

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

         

Luminous Shadows, Ink Studio, Beijing, China

           

Boundless: On Going Chinese Ink Art, Art Museum of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China.

2016          

0669 exhibited in Chinese art galleries, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Los Angeles, U.S.A.

           

INK/ASIA, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong S.A.R., China

            Ink and the Mind, Ink Studio, Beijing, China

2015

         

Jing Shen: The Act of Painting in Contemporary China, Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy

2014

         

Immaculate, Da Xiang Art Space, Taichung, Taiwan, China

2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, U.S.A.

Collection from OCAT Shenzhen, He Xiangning Art Museum OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China

RE-INK: 2013 Chengdu Invitation Exhibition, K. Gallery, Chengdu, China

Washing Painting New Dimension — 2013 Critics Nomination Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

2012

 

 

 

         

Original Forms of Chinese Water Ink Painting, Nanjing Sanchuan Museum of Contemporary Art, Nanjing, China

Chinese Contemporary Abstract, 1980s Until Present: MINDMAP, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong S.A.R., China

2011

 

         

2011 Chengdu Biennale, East Chengdu Music Park, Chengdu, China

Expressions of Chinese Contemporary Art, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

The Great Celestial Abstraction: Chinese Art in the 21st Century, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China; Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, U.S.A.

Temperament and Civilization — Reshaping History: Chinart from 2000 to 2009, China National Convention Centre, Beijing, China

Back to the Essence: From Ink Painting to Ink, Da Xiang Art Space, Taichung, Taiwan

Unending Distance — The 3rd Exhibition of Abstract Art, PIFO New Art Gallery, Beijing, China

The Pleasure of Transforming: Contemporary Ink Painting Topical Exhibition, K. Gallery, Chengdu, China

2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

Contemporary Ink Painting: 2009 Shanghai New Ink Painting Art Exhibition, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China; Zhu Qizhan Art Museum, Shanghai, China

Water and Color Contemporary Ink Art Show, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

Points & Crosses: Exhibition of Contemporary Painting in China, Shanghai 2010 Art Center, Shanghai, China

The First Linzhou Ink Painting Biennial, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China; Shang Elements Contemporary Art Museum, Beijing, China; Linzhou International Beilin Museum of Fine Arts, Linzhou, China; Linzhou Ink Painting Museum, Linzhou, China

Back to Basics: Traditional Ink Wash as a Contemporary Vision, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China

Traditional Ink Painting and Personal Feeling, Beijing East Region Art Center, Beijing, China

Yi Pai – Century Thinking, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

Ink Is Not Equivocal to Ink Painting: Li Huasheng, Zhang Yu, Liang Quan Art Exhibition, He Jing Yuan Contemporary Art Museum, Beijing, China

The Second Taipei International Modern Ink Painting Biennial, Taipei, Taiwan

Form, Idea, Essence and Rhythm: New Aspects of Contemporary East Asian Ink Painting, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

Ink-Not-Ink: China Contemporary Ink Painting Invitation Exhibition, Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen, China; Bossone Research Center,

Paul Peck Alumni Center, Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, Philadelphia, U.S.A.

The Yi School: Thirty Years of Chinese Abstract Art, Wall Art Museum, Beijing, China; CaixaForum Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Art Is Not Anything — 45 Surveys of China Contemporary Art, 798 Art District, Beijing, China

2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

A Tradition Redefined: Modern and Contemporary Chinese Ink Paintings from the Chu-tsing Li Collection 1950-2000, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix; Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence; Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, U.S.A.

Everloving Shuimo; The Second Invitational Exhibition of the Shuimo Union of Songzhuang China, Beijing East Region Art Center, Beijing, China

Post Avant-Garde Chinese Contemporary Art: Four Directions of the New Era, 633 Kings Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong S.A.R., China

The Third Chengdu Biennale: Reboot, Chengdu Contemporary Art Museum, Chengdu, China

Ink Narrative, ZAIMU Museum, Yokohama, Japan

Esthetics and Abstract, Deshan Art Space, Beijing, China

Contemporary Cultural Venation — China Version, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

Qi Yun: The International Traveling Exhibition of Chinese Abstract Art, He Xiangning Art Museum OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China; Beijing Art Now Gallery, Beijing, China; Artist Commune, Hong Kong S.A.R., China; ChinaSquare, New York, U.S.A.

Starting from the Southwest: Exhibition of Contemporary Art in Southwest China, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

2006

 

 

 

         

DU: Expressions of Contemporary Chinese Water and Ink Painting, Art Museum of Tianjin Art College, Tianjin, China

Revival: New Ink Art Shanghai 2006, Zhu Qizhan Art Museum, Shanghai; Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

2005

 

 

 

 

 

         

Metaphysics 2005 — Black and White, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

Korean-Chinese Contemporary Ink Painting, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea

Ink and Paper — Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Art, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong, China; Kunsthalle, Weimar, Germany

Retrospection of Experimental Ink & Wash 1985-2000, Shenzhen Fine Art Institute, Shenzhen, China

2004

 

         

The 4th International Ink Painting Biennale of Shenzhen, Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

2003

 

 

 

 

 

         

Prayer Beads and Brush Strokes, Beijing Tokyo Art Projects, Beijing, China

Chinese Maximalism, China Millennium Monument Museum, Beijing, China; UB Anderson Gallery, University at Buffalo, New York, U.S.A.; Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, U.S.A.

An Opening Era:Celebration of 40th Anniversary of Founding of China National Museum of Fine Art, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

2002

         

The First Triennial of Chinese Arts, Guangzhou Art Museum, Guangzhou, China

2001

 

         

1st Space for Contemporary Ink Work — China: 20 Years of Ink Experiment 1980-2001, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

2000

         

Shanghai Biennale 2000, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

1995

 

 

         

Twentieth Century Chinese Painting: ­Tradition and Innovation, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, China; Singapore Art Museum, Singapore; British Museum, London, UK; Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst Köln, Köln, Germany

1992

 

         

Ancient Lands Through Modern Eyes: Contemporary Chinese Landscape Painting, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong S.A.R., China

1983-1985

 

 

 

 

 

   

Contemporary Chinese Painting: An Exhibition from the People's Republic of China, Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco, San Francisco; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham; Asia Society, New York; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art (Cornell University), Ithaca; Denver Art Museum, Denver; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; University Art Museum (University of Minnesota), Minneapolis, U.S.A.

1981

 

 

 

         

Rivers And Mountains Resemble Paintings: Exhibition of Paintings by Ten People, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

Exhibition of Famous Traditional Painters, Guangdong Provincial Fine Arts Gallery, Guangzhou, China

             
             

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, U.S.A.

British Museum, London, U.K.

National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

Jiangsu Provincial Museum, Nanjing, China

He Xiangning Art Museum OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China

Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, U.S.A.

Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, U.S.A.

Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.A.

Yale University Art Gallery, Newhaven, U.S.A.

The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, U.S.A.

 

Last Updated: November 2017