1948                      

Born in Shanghai, China

 

1954      

 

Began studying under Wang Chimei, son of Yang Yiting

 

1964

 

Began studying Western painting and drawing from Zhang Zhongren, a graduate of the Belgium Royal Academy of Art

1969-1976

 

During Cultural Revolution, was a worker artist making propaganda art for the Communist Party

 

1982      

 

Moved to San Francisco, the United States

1984

 

Received his Master of Fine Arts Degree from Academy of Art, San Francisco

2005

 

Became a disciple of Chen Pei Qiu, master of Chinese painting from Shanghai

 

 

 

Awards

2015

 

Leadership & Excellence Awards, Asia Society’s Northern California Center

Outstanding Creative Artists, 2015 Bazaar Art Awards

 

2013      

 

National Spirit Achievement, Life Magazine

 

 

 

Important Solo Exhibitions

 

2019-2020

Contemporary Landscapes: Li Huayi, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, USA

2018

 

Solo Exhibition of Li Huayi, Art021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair, Shanghai, China

2017

 

Fantasies on Paper and Enchantments in Gold, Suzhou Museum, Suzhou, China

Solo Exhibition of Li Huayi, Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery, Art Basel, Hong Kong, China

Landscapes in New Dimensions, Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery, Hong Kong, China

2016

 

Exotica, Recent Works of Li Huayi, Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery, Hong Kong

2014

 

Waterfalls, Rocks and Bamboo by Li Huayi, Eskenazi Gallery, London, UK

2011

 

Images of the Mind: The Ink Painting of Li Huayi, National Art Museum

of China, Beijing, China

Beyond Representation: Li Huayi's New Art, Beijing Center for the Arts, Beijing, China

The Twelve Animals of the Zodiac by Li Huayi, Eskenazi Gallery, London, UK

2010

 

Trees, Rocks, Mist and Mountains by Li Huayi, Eskenazi Gallery, New York, USA

2008

 

Li Huayi at 60, presented by the Ink Society, Hong Kong International Art and Antiques Fair, Hong Kong

2007

 

Mountain Landscapes by Li Huayi, Eskenazi Gallery, London, UK

2004

 

The Monumental Landscapes of Li Huayi, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, USA

1997

 

The Landscapes of Li Huayi, Kaikodo Art Gallery, New York, USA

 

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

 

The Weight of Lightness: Ink Art at M+, M+ Pavilion, Hong Kong, China

Boundless: Ongoing - Chinese Ink Art 2017, Art Museum of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China

Different Paths: Explorations in Ink, S | 2 Sotheby’s, New York, the United States

 

2015

Shanghai Ever, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China

China's Changing Landscape, the Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland

The Wondrous All: Leading Edge of Eastern Thought, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan

Shuimo: Ten Thousand Blossoms Spring, S/2, Sotheby’s, New York, USA

2014

 

China's Changing Landscape, Nordic Watercolour Museum, Skarhamn, Sweden

Contemporary Ink, NanHai Art, San Francisco, USA

Meditations in Nature, Ben Brown Fine Arts, Hong Kong

Shuimo / Water Ink: Enchanted Landscapes, S/2, Sotheby’s, New York, USA

 

2013

The Moment for Ink, Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco State University; Asian Art Museum of San Francisco; Silicon Valley Asian Art Center, California, USA

Illusion /Image: Contemporary Chinese Ink Art Series 1, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

Water Ink, S/2 Sotheby’s, New York, USA

Chinese Contemporary Ink, Christie’s, New York and Hong Kong

2012

 

Subtle Ink, Gallery 100, Taipei, Taiwan

The Scholar's Studio, Asia Week, New York, USA

 

2010

 

Fresh Ink, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA

 

2008

 

Beyond Reminiscence, Beijing Center for the Arts, Beijing, China

2007

 

The Third Chengdu Biennale: Reboot, New International Convention Center of Chengdu, Chengdu, China

The Infinite Shades, Art Institute of Chicago, USA

 

2006

20th Century Chinese Landscape, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

The New Chinese Landscape, Harvard Art Museums, Boston, USA

 

2004

 

Land / Scape, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China

 

1999

 

China 5000 Years, Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

                                 

 

 

Notable Collections

 

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, USA

Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, USA

Harvard University Art Museum, Cambridge, USA

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA

Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Kansas, USA

College of Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, USA

Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, USA

The British Museum, London, UK

M+ Museum, Hong Kong