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Li Hongwei is a contemporary artist. He currently works and lives in Beijing and New York . He was well known by his early series “Weight of Meditation”; his recent work combined with porcelain and stainless steel reflects our present living condition, it also fully expresses the artist's thinking and understanding of life, which has made him receive widespread attention and praise. His works have been collected by The British Museum, London, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Harvard Art Museums among others. His works have been exhibited in the National Art Museum of China, the Louvre, the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe, the Fox Art Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Dublin Castle in Ireland amongst others. In 2013, he was awarded the Taylor Prize by the 2013 France International Salon; the chairman of the committee Michel King commented: “his work is a reflection of plural thoughts and their ongoing changes in contemporary Chinese cultural context.” The committee of the Art Institute of Chicago commented that “unlike many geometric abstract sculptures that are currently popular worldwide, Li Hongwei’s work, through modern material and abstract form, is a unique way of understanding and reshaping Chinese classic aesthetic.”


He is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics (Geneva), the Chinese Sculpture Institute (Beijing) as well as the Taylor Foundation (established in 1844), Paris. In 2015, he was invited to lecture as a visiting artist at Harvard University. Hongwei holds a bachelor’s degree in sculpture from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing; a master’s in ceramic art from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University at Alfred, NY.

 

 


Collections

 

2018     Harvard Art Museums, Boston, MA

2017     Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
2017     The British Museum, London, UK
2017     The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

2017     MGM COTAI, Macao, China

2016     The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2016     Media Group, Guangzhou, China

2015     Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2014     China APEC International Conference Center, Beijing
2012     San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas
2008     Herrick Memorial Library, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
2007     Alfred University Ceramic Art Museum, Alfred, NY



Honor and Awards


2017     Beijing Excellent Talent Grant, Beijing, China
2016     “Leading Person” of the Cultural and Creative Industries of Beijing
2015     “Talents Project” of the “Youth Plus” Young Artist Project, China National Arts Fund, Beijing, China 
2015     Visiting artist of Harvard University
2014     Beijing Outstanding Young Talent Grant, Beijing, China
2013     Taylor Prize, 2013 Louvre Museum International Exhibition, Paris, France
2013     Award for excellence,1895 China Contemporary Ceramic Art Exhibition, Nantong, China




 

 

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