Wu Li

Biography

1983, born in in Hunan
Currently lives and works in Beijing

Wu Li is one of the most promising young Chinese contemporary artists. His intense emotions and expressive painting language filled his works with inner strength, the sincerity and energy of his work which made him stand out from his peers. All of his prominence comes from his own experience and perception of everyday life. Keen on capturing each of the fleeting moments, he is also contented with learning from masters from all around the world in art history so as to begin again through the dialogues with them. Wu Li’s artistic practice happened to be precisely part of the shift of China‘ s modernist art movement in the past 100 years, his practice also reflected the transformation of oriental writings throughout the artistic language of western paintings.

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

2022

Forbidden Fruit, MANGROVEGALLERY, Shenzehn

2021

Wu Li, MANGROVEGALLERY, Shenzehn

2018

In Broad Daylight, Soka Art Center, Beijing

2017

Five Generations Under One Roof, Guchang Art

Center, Shenzhen

2013

Flowering Trees In The Rock, Art 110 Space,

Beijing

2008

Passion Strong Like Liquor, H.J.Y Art Center,

Beijing

Group Exhibitions (selection)

2019

The Logos of Sense, Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing, China

2017

Hunan Spirit, Sunshine International Art Museum, Beijing, China Hunan Spirit, Haosheng Museum, Changsha, China

2016

The 3rd Nanjing International Art Festival, Nanjing, China

2014

Heart, Enjoy Art Museum, Beijing, China

2013

Asian Modern Art Exhibition, Hong Kong, China

2012

Songzhuang Art Museum’s first Weibo art exhibition, Beijing, China
Art Beijing contemporary collectors exhibition, Beijing, China

2008

The Opening Exhibition, PING art space, Taipei, China
Gods and Toys, Artzooming Gallery, Beijing, China
Brushwork, H.J.Y Art Center, Beijing, China

2007

Ten Years Sleeping, H.J.Y Art Center, Beijing, China
The Most Potential Oil Painting Exhibition of China , Berlin, Germany
Living in Songzhuang, Songzhuang Art Museum, Beijing, China

2004

Hunan Province Outstanding Art Exhibition, Changsha, China

Collections (selection)

Selected Institutional Collections:

YUZ Museum, Shanghai
H.J.Y Art Center, Beijing

Selected Private Collections:

Mao Yan, Chinese Artist
Yue Minjun, Chinese Artist
Jeff Chang, Chinese Singer

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Selected works

Exhibitions

Publication

Selected articles

汪民安 | 绘画的痉挛和旋转——关于伍礼的绘画

January 4th, 2021

Article

许晟 | 没有终点的颜色——关于伍礼近作

January 20th, 2021

Selected presses

Press release

Wu Li

January 9th, 2021