Sculptures and Ceramics by Hongwei Li and Drawings by Saul Steinberg
Li Hongwei is a Chinese sculptor who currently works and lives in Beijing and New York. Combining ancient Chinese forms with contemporary aesthetics, Li Hongwei's work explores the dynamics between light, balance, and gravity.
Li Hongwei is a Chinese sculptor who currently works and lives in Beijing and New York. He earned degrees at two preeminent art schools: The Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing (BFA in sculpture, 2005) and Alfred University in Alfred, New York (MFA in ceramic art, 2007). He subsequently taught and published in both China and the United States. In 2015, he was invited to lecture as a visiting artist at Harvard University. He is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics (Geneva), the Chinese Sculpture Institute (Beijing), and the Taylor Foundation (established in 1844; Paris). Li Hongwei’s 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 Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, NY; China APEC International Conference Center; The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Texas; and others. Over the years, his works have been exhibited in: the National Art Museum of China; the Louvre; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Fox Art Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania; and the Dublin Castle in Ireland, among others. In 2013, he was awarded the Taylor Prize by the 2013 France International Salon.