Introduction | Resume | Statement | Lui Liu's Blog
Lui Liu was born in March 1957 in North
China and came to Canada in 1991. Speaking both Chinese and
English fluently, Lui Liu possesses superb painterly techniques,
his unique language that finds a wide range of audience around
the world. His acquisition of techniques started during China's
Cultural Revolution when he was a young boy painting posters
on the streets and continued in the most prestigious Central
Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing.
Through his paintings, Lui Liu creates a
surreal world that transcends cultures and spaces. Growing
up in China and living in the west give him a dual role of
being an insider and outsider of both worlds and afford him
to "stand alone facing east and west, as he chooses," wrote
Barry Callaghan, a renown Canadian writer.
Lui Liu is a member of Ontario Society of
Artists. He lives and works in Toronto, Canada with his wife
and daughter while exhibiting at galleries throughout North
America, Europe and Asia. He also held solo shows at Taiwan
Fine Arts Museum and at Contemporary Art Center of Holland.
Lui Liu has been interviewed by various publications. He was
also featured at Bravo! Art Network and AP's television programs.
Lui Liu's works have been purchased and commissioned by diverse
private and corporate collectors in North America and around