Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Li Wang

Li Wang (b. 1995) is a New York-based painter, born in Beijing, China. Li holds a Bachelor of Arts from The Central Academy of Drama in Beijing, where he studied Stage Design. He graduated from the Columbia University School of the Arts’ MFA program in 2022.

Wang is a finalist of the AXA Art Prize and the New American Paintings competition. He is a recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant and the Columbia University Dean’s Project Grant. In 2023, his solo exhibitions were held at Fragment gallery (New York, USA) and NADA New York.

Li Wang, After bathing, 2022, oil o canvas, 48 x 50 in
Li Wang, Carousel, 2022, oil on canvas, 58 x 70 in
Li Wang, Tao in my studio, 2022, oil on canvas, 60 x 60 in
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  1. […] Li Wang joined us to discuss his show, Fiends and Friends, running through July to at Fragment Gallery. The title derives from a Chinese idiom that translates to “the bad people” in the ancient Chinese context and refers to the gay community. On moving to New York City, Li began meeting members of the Chinese lgbtq+ community, all of whom are very good people. He decided to create this series of work focused on members of this community. To hear more, listen to the complete interview. […]


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