Artist Bio

(b. 1977, CHINA)

 

Unceasing masculinity spells the characteristics of sculptor Liu Ruowang's work, though with different looks, all bursting with virile energy. His works often incorporate colour, texture and even composition drawn from elements of Chinese traditional art, as well as techniques of Western sculpture. His works, within the context of contemporary sculpture, carry a much needed simplicity and dignity – a type of grass roots persistence and self-confidence.

 

 

Education

Postgraduate Study from China Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, CHINA, 2005

 

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITION

2013

"Lofty Mountains and Flowing Water", The Opposite House, Beijing, CHINA

2012

"Wolves Coming", Golf Course Exhibition Hall, Queen's Town, NEW ZEALAND

2011

"Lofty Mountains and Flowing Water", Century Jinyuan Yansha Museum, Beijing, CHINA

2010

China Space, Beijing, CHINA

2009

"Burdened - Liu Ruowang's Sculptures Solo Exhibition", 49 Gallery, Beijing, CHINA

"Humanist Appeal - Liu Ruowang's Sculptures", Xingyi Gallery, SINGAPORE

Humanist Appeal - Liu Ruowang's Sculptures", Bund No. 1, SINGAPORE

2008

"Memory and Destination", Seoul, KOREA

"Inquiries of Heaven- Liu Ruowang's Sculptures Solo Exhibition", Beijing No.1 Place Art Mansion, Beijing, CHINA

"The World- Liu Ruowang Themed Sculpture Solo Exhibition", Loft3 Art Gallery, Beijing 798 Art District, CHINA

2007

Korea High East Art Museum, Seoul, KOREA

"Dong Fang Hong", Guang Yin Tang Cultural Walkway, Beijing, CHINA

"The East is Red", Beijing Singapore Xingyi Gallery, CHINA

2006

"Liu Ruowang's 'People' -- Series two", 798 Art Zone, Beijng, CHINA

2005

"Liu Ruowang's 'People' -- Series one", 798 Art Zone, Beijing, CHINA

"People Series I - Liu Ruowang", Taiwan Bada Gallery (Beijing), CHINA

 

GROUP EXHIBITION

2015

"Wolves Coming!", The 56th Venice Biennale, Venice, ITALY                                                                                                                  

2012

"Professors' Way", the Sculpture Branch of China National Art Institute, Beijing China National Art Institute Museum, Beijing, CHINA

The 12th National Military Art Exhibition, China National Art Museum, CHINA

2011

Invitational Exhibition of China National Art Institute, Guozhong Art Museum, Songzhuang, Beijing, CHINA

"Daybreak", 30th Anniversary Exhibition of China National Art Institute, China National Art Museum, CHINA

2010

Hong Kong Art Walk, Wellington Gallery, HONG KONG

People's Art Space, Beijing, CHINA

2009

Work's Exhibition April, People's Art Space, Beijing, CHINA

Sculpture Exhibition, China Space, Beijing, CHINA

"I Can Believe – Chinese Contemporary Artist's Exhibition & Star Art Museum Opening Ceremony", Star Art Museum, Beijing, CHINA

The 1st Art Festival of Guan Yin Tang Gallery Avenue an Elegy for the Fortunes of 2008, Guan Yin Tang Art Gallery, Beijing, CHINA

2008

Chinese 2007 Contemporary Art Document, Gehua Art Gallery, Beijing, CHINA

Assembling under the Five Rings Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition in the Legend, Beijing, CHINA

Updating, Wall Art Gallery, Beijing, CHINA

"Chinese Contemporary Art Document Exhibition", The Wall Museum, Beijing, CHINA

2007

"Korea High East Art Museum – Sculpture Exhibition" – Seoul, KOREA

Pictures of Yesterday, Beijing Sal Tree Flower Centre, CHINA

Contemporary Sculpture, Beijing Exhibition Centre, CHINA

2006

Arts of Beijing, Beijing Agricultural Museum, Beijing, CHINA

2005

"Rising Starts of the Academy", China Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, CHINA

"Peace and Prosperity", Wang Fujing Commercial Walkway, Beijing, CHINA

Exhibit Living Space and Structural movement, Guang Hua International CBD Art Zone, Beijing, CHINA

Exhibit Beijing International Art Festival, Suo Jia Chun International Art Compound, Beijing, CHINA

Guarding, Beijing International Art Festival, Suo Jia Chun International Art Compound, Beijing, CHINA

2004

"Beijing Cosmopolitan City Sculpture", Beijing, CHINA

 

Awards and Grants

2012 Award for "Wonderful Scenery series", 12th National Art exhibition for the celebration of 85 years of Chinese Military
2005

Outstanding Achievement: "Bright Lights of the Academy" exhibition, Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, CHINA

 

Collections

  • Bada Art Gallery; Lianju Real Estate Company, TAIWAN
  • Beijing Now Gallery; Beijing 1949; Beijing Dingfeng Art Gallery; Nanjing Art Institute; Modern Art Foundation; Huayi Brothers Media Group, CHINA
  • Qiaofu Group, HONG KONG
  • New Art Center; Bund No.1, SINGAPORE
  • Art Museum of Dongchong, SOUTH KOREA
  • The Hills Golf Club, NEW ZEALAND

    Works held in private collections in ITALY, FRANCE, SOUTH KOREA, CHINA, HONG KONG, TAIWAN, SINGAPORE, and USA.