Born in 1974 at Jingdezhen in China.
Living in Shanghai, China.
Li Lihong, a native of Jingdezhen of Jiangxi province, a town known as the “Porcelain Capital” with a long history of producing pottery.
He learned the ceramics with a foremost master Qin Xiling. Different from his teacher’s traditional works, Li lihong was inspired by the Chinese great ceramic creations and in which he added the contemporary elements.
Nourished by this centuries-old technique and surrounded by those extraordinary ceramic creations of China, Li Lihong has always dreamed of being an outstanding ceramist since his childhood. The ancestors’ creations and the guide of Qin Xiling, all bring a modern feeling into his works.
By interiorising all the influences of contemporary society, from the public to the consumption culture (with the arriving of international companies in China, like Coca-Cola or McDonald’s ), Li Lihong retranslated this traditional quality of pottery, the contrast between modernity and tradition, and also the culture collision between western and eastern into his ceramics.
With the most experienced Chinese ceramists, Li Lihong achieved this amazing mixture of minimaliste forms, geometric and curved lines for surpassing the limit of traditional ceramic. With these elements of daily life, he also conveys the change of Chinese society and its assimilative capacity of various cultures with which the society is confronted.
New Space Soft Opening Exhibition, ART LABOR Gallery, Shanghai, China
“10 Years of Love” , ART LABOR Gallery, Shanghai, China
Solo exhibition "VIGOR - CHINA", ART LABOR Gallery, Shanghai, China
Gallery Selection, Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York, USA
Art Wynwood, Miami, USA
Summer Contemporary, Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York, USA
Global Village - Touring group exhibition, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark
Art Wynwood, Miami, USA
Art Southampton, USA
Disney 90th Anniversary "When Disney meets Contemporary Art", HOW ART Museum in Wenzhou, China and Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center, China
“I LOVE SHANGHAI”, ART LABOR Gallery, Shanghai, China
"Expressions of My City", Lane Crawford, Shanghai, China
Contemporary Chinese Porcelain Exhibition, 1895Art and Creative Park, Nantong, China
“Nirvana”, Shangdong Contemporary Art Center, Nanjing, China
3 Artists Porcelain Exhibition, Jindezhen, China
“The New Blue and White”, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
The Armory Show, SOFA New York, USA
“HIGH 5 - Five Years of Art Labor”, Art Labor Gallery, Shanghai, China
“Breaking the Mold”, The Dennos Museum, USA
367 Art Group : Performance Art – 367 Day Calendar, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, China, China
Art Paris, Paris, France
Solo Show, Galerie Loft, Paris, France
Beijing International Art Biennale, China
SOFA, Chicago, USA
Asia Contemporary Art Fair, Miami, USA
Art Rotterdam 2008, Amsterdam, Netherlands
“ Merry Christmas – China”, Art Labor Gallery, Shanghai (solo show)
CHINA NOW, Canvas International Art, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Shanghai Biennale : Hyper Design, Shanghai Art Museum, China
The 2nd Beijing International Biennale of Art, Beijing, China
Chinese Contemporary Young Ceramic Artist Invitation exhibition, Guangzhou,China
The Grand Shanghai Youth Fine Arts Exhibition, Shanghai, China
The 3rd Annual World Ceramic Art Biennal, the international competition exhibition, Icheon, South Korea
The Univeristy Design Competition, Shanghai, China
The First International Ceramic Exhibition, Fuping City (Shanxi Province), China
The Contemporary Ceramic Art Work Invitation Exhibition, Jindezhen, China
Meetings Chinese and Korean Ceramic Art, Shanghai, China
Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Shanghai Art Museum, Permanent Collection, China
Beijing Biennale, Permanent Collection, China
Art & Litterature Collection, Victor & Albert Museum, London, UK