LI JI

Li Ji was born in Kunming, Yunnan Province in 1963. He graduated from the Sichuan Art Academy in 1987 and completed his graduate studies at the Printing Department of the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing in 1990. An accomplished print-maker, Li Ji is better known for his works in oil on canvas where his vision, mastery and comments on modern society are manifest. Li Ji’s works have been exhibited internationally and acquired by private and public collections in the United States, Europe and Asia. He is currently vice professor of the Yunnan Art academy.

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1963
Born in Kunming, Yunnan province, China
1987
Graduated from the printmaking department of Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts
1990
Completed graduate studies at the printmaking department of Central Academy of Fine Arts. Currently Working at the Fine Arts department of Yunnan Art Academy

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2002
"LOVED ANIMALS", Xin-Dong Cheng's Studio For International Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
2001
"FLESH TONE - ANIMALS", Shan Galley, Hong Kong
2000
"FLESH TONE - ANIMALS", Shan Galley, Shanghai, China

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2006
"CONTEMPORARY TRADITIONS", Superstudio PLU' Art Center, Milan, Italy
2005
"GOOD GIRLS, BAD GIRLS", The Red Mansion Foundation, London, UK
"CONTRASTS AND CONTRADICTIONS", Contrasts Gallery, Shanghai, China
"IN HOUNOUR OF '85", Shanghai Duolun Modern Art Museum, China
"CONCEPTUAL ART-EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY PAINTINGS FROM CHINA", Tap Seac Gallery, Macao, Shenzhen Art Museum, China
"INSIGHT INTO WOMEN", L.A. Gallery, Beijing, China
"The 1st INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE FESTIVAL OF CHINA - KUNMING CELESTIAL AFFINITY", Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
2004
"FORBIDDEN SENSES? - SENSUALITY IN CONTEMPORARY CHINESE ART", Espace Culturel Francois Mitterand, Perigueux, France
"ANXIETY AND PRESERVATION", Tcafe/G Nordica, Kunming, China
"AWAKENING: LA FRANCE MANDARINE", Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Paris
"IT IS I", Tokyo Gallery, Beijing, China
2003
"INTERVIEW OF ARTISTS STUDIO", Maglehem, Sweden
"IT IS I" - PHOTOGRAPHIC SELF-PORTRAITS BY 21 CHINESE ARTISTS", Pingyao, Tokyo Galley, Beijing; Guiyang Biennial, Guiyang, China
2002
"DREAM 2002- CHINESE CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION", OXO Galley, The Red Mansion Foundation, London, UK
"LET'S GO! - CONTEMPORARY CHINESE ARTISTS WITH THE WORLD CUP", Art Museum of China
"MILLENIUM MONUMENT", Beijing, China
"CONTEMPORARY PAINTINGS BY 33 CHINESE ARTISTS", Schoeni Gallery, Beijing, China
"INTERNATINAL MILA CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR", Milan, Italy
2001
"DREAM 2001- CHINESE CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION", Atlantic Gallery, The Red Mansion Foundation, London, UK
"DIALOGUE WITH DALI", Shanghai Art Fair, Galley of France, Shanghai, China
"WHO AM I?", Kempinsky, Beijing, China
"ON BOYS AND GIRLS", Upriver Loft, Kunming Soobin Art Gallery, Singapore
"ART FOLDER 2001 - A", Upriver Loft, Kunming Other Shore Arts, Inc, USA
2000
"TALES OF TWO CITIES", Asia Contemporary Art, London, UK
"THE FIGURES IN CONTEMPORARY CHINESE ART", Air Gallery, London, UK
"TRANSPARENT-OPACITY?", La Villette, Paris, France
1999
"TRANSPARENT-OPACITY?", Saint Benin Art Center, Italy; Granet Museum, Provence, France
"CHINA 46", Shanghai, Art Sans Frontieres Gallery, China; Melbourne, Australia
"THREE ARTISTS FROM KUNMING", Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong
"AS BEAUTIFUL AS MATERIALISM", The Art Museum of the East China Normal University in Shanghai, China
"OPEN NEW CHANNELS - CONTEMPORARY ART COLLECTIONS OF DONGYU MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS", Dongyu Art Museum, Shenyang, China
"MOMENT - CONTEMPORARY CHINESE ART EXHIBITION", The Art Museum of the University of Chicago, USA
"'99 ACADEMIC EXHIBITION OF THE UPRIVER GALLERY", Upriver Galley, Chengdu, China
1998
"THE 5th CONTEMPORARY CHINESE ART DOCUMENTRY EXHIBITION", The Art Museum of Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, Chongqing, China
1997
"URBAN PERSONALITY", Kunming, China
1996
"LIFE STYLE", The Science Center of the Yunnan University, China
1995
"CURRENT STATE", Sino-US Art Exchange Centre of Columbia University, USA
1993
"THE 2nd CHINA OIL PAINTING ANNUAL EXHIBITION", China Art Gallery, Chinese Oil Painting Annual Gallery, Hong Kong
1992
"CHINA ART ACADEMY PRINT EXHIBITION", Ulster, UK
1990
"THE 1st NATIONAL YOUTH PRINT EXHIBITION", Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
1987
"THE 7th NATIONAL ART EXHIBITION", Yunnan Art Museum, China Art Gallery, China