In 1987, Liu Liping graduated from the CAFA, with a bachelor’s degree and teaches in the school, where she graduated with a master’ degree in 1996. Currently she is an associate professor and a master instructor of the Printmaking Department at CAFA, a member of the Chinese Artists Association.
by Liu Liping
I was admitted to the Printmaking Department of CAFA in 1983, and have taught here since 1987, henceforth I have been engaged in printmaking. Over nearly three decades of teaching and creation experiences, my creative passion for printmaking has never diminished, although the creative process is full of pain and hardship, I have abundantly harvested artistic ideas, artistic approaches and artistic forms on the road to pursue art, because of my unswerving pursuit of constant exploration and innovation.
During my study at the academy, I have boldly absorbed some artistic characters of woodcut chromatic techniques with my study and practice of serigraph, flatly printing several large colors, resulting in an artistic quality that is different from the past. In addition, when I worked, I integrated experiences of oil painting creations into the new printmaking creation, such as the use of strokes and forms, to give the prints a new flavor and meaning. Especially the years before and after 2004, when I was trying to create sketches in Chinese painting, the exploration of paper was improved to a certain level, the technologies on which they were based offered me an unexpected harvest with the use of materials.
The artistic form of my current prints has transformed from the previous single, simple print into a diverse and complex selection.The integration of a variety of art forms will now be more marked in my work.
It is both the accumulation of years of practice and knowledge.
2008 “Liu Liping’s Art of Two Decades”, Jiujiu Gallery, Aschaffenburg, Germany
2007 “Lotus World” Liu Liping’s Painting Exhibition, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
2002 Per Wedges Lotus – Liu Liping’s Exhibition, Hamburg, Germany
1992 Liu Liping’s Exhibition, Gallery of CAFA, Beijing, China
2009 The 60th Anniversary of Founding PRC Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China 2009 11th National Art Exhibition, Nanjing Museum, Jiangsu Province, China
2004 Traces of Water and Ink, Art Museum of Shenzhen Painting Institute, Guangdong Province, China 2004 Dynamic • Static, Jiujiu Gallery, Aschaffenburg, Germany
2003 The Open-up Era, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China 2003 Reached by Eye Sight, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China
2001 Overtones – Chinese Contemporary Artists Exhibition, Sydney, Australia
1998 Half the Heaven – Chinese Female Artists, Bonn Museum of Women, Germany
1998 Century – Female Art Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
1997 Self and Society – Contemporary Chinese Women Artists Exhibition, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, USA 1997 Contemporary Chinese Women Artists Exhibition, Berkeley College of University of California, USA
1996 First China Oil Painting Society Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
1996 Reality Today and Tomorrow – 1996 Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Beijing International Art Gallery, Beijing, China
1995 Third Annual Exhibition of Chinese Oil Painting, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
1995 Women Styles of Chinese Contemporary Art, Capital Museum, Beijing, China 1995 Chinese Modern Oil Paintings from Realism to Modernism, Belgium
1993 Chinese Oil Painting Biennial, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China 1992 Twentieth Century China, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China 1990 World of Women Painters, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
Translated by Chen Peihua and edited by Sue/CAFA ART INFO