BIOGRAPHY

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Liu Ruowang, a professional artist, is living in Beijing now. He was born in 1977 in the mountain area of Jia Xian County of Yulin district in northern Shaanxi province, which, as his hometown, was one of the first areas accepted Catholic missionary in China. ‘Ruowang’, his given name, is homonymic to John, the Catholic saints.

In 1996, he was admitted to learn in the clothing design department of Xi’an Polytechnic University in Xi’an, later in 1998, he quitted from the school because of willing to become a painter. He came to Beijing in 1999 and studied the postgraduate course as teaching assistant in Central Academy of Fine Arts from 2002 to 2005; in 2005, his artwork “The East is Red” participated the “Light of the Academy” exhibition of excellent artworks held by CAFA and was awarded.

Liu Ruowang is a young artist grew up after the Reform and Opening up of China, he walked into provincial capital city from a small poverty village in mountain of Western China through pursuing his education and later into the Capital of China, finally he became a professional artist.  He became a shining star in Chinese art circles since 2005 and with groups of sculpture artworks and one after another exhibitions, he became an influential young artist with international reputation. His artworks have been exhibited around the world in, except for Beijing, Shanghai and other Chinese inland cities, Singapore, Seoul of Korea, Queenstown of New Zealand, Venice Biennale of Italy, The University of Turin and other places. He has many series of representative artworks, including Original Sin, Wolves Coming, Heaven Soldier, The People, Melody, Dodo, and others. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, German President Joachim Gauck,New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, South Korea’s parliament defense commission chairman Won Yoo-Cheol, South Korea’s deputy prime minister KIM BYUNG-JOON have all visited Liu Ruowang and congratulated his success in art. In 2015, Liu Ruowang was awarded the Naples International Cultural Classic Prize of Italy.

Solo Exhibitions

2016 “CREATURES by Ruowang”The overseas tour exhibitions of Liu Ruowang’s works of art. Germany—NordArt Germany
2016 “CREATURES by Ruowang” The overseas tour exhibitions of Liu Ruowang’s works of art. Beijing—Giri Beijing International Art Zone
2015 “Wolves Coming!” dialogue《 the mourning of Christ》 Venice Biennale—Access Naples Cultural Classic “Wolves Coming!” dialogue with 《Kritik der reinen Vernunft》of Immanuel Kant ——University of Turin
2014   “Heaven and Earth of the Loess”solo exhibition China federation of literature and art
2014   “The original sin”solo exhibition Changchun
2014   “From Human to Ape” – Liu RuoWang’s Sculptures Solo Exhibition–Beijing 798 Art Zone, 3 Street,Honyo Art Center
2013   South Korea Cultural Exchange Exhibition Liu Ruowang solo exhibition – The South Korean parliament
2012   “Wolves Coming!” – Liu RuoWang’s Sculptures Exhibition – New Zealand Queenstown
2011  “Lofty Mountains and Flowing Water”Liu RuoWang’s Themed Suclptures Solo Exhibition – Century Jinyuan Yansha Museum, Beijing
2009   Burdened – Liu RuoWang’s Sculptures Solo Exhibition—49 Gallery, Beijing
2009   Humanist Appeal – Liu RuoWang’s Sculptures—Xingyi Gallery, Singapore
2009   Humanist Appeal – Liu RuoWang’s Sculptures—Bund No. 1, Singapore
2008   “Inquiries of Hevean”- Liu RuoWang’s Sculptures Solo Exhibition—Beijing No.1 Place Art Mansion
2008  “The World”- Liu RuoWang Themed Sculpture Solo Exhition—Loft3 Art Gallery, Beijing 798 Art District
2007  “Korea High East Art Museum – Liu RuoWang Solo Exhibition—Seoul, Korea
2007  “The East is Red”-Liu Ruowang Solo Exhibition–Singapore Xingyi Gallery(Beijing)
2006  “People Series II” – Liu Ruowang Solo Exhibition –Beijing 798 District
2005  “People Series I” – Liu Ruowang Solo Exhibition –Taiwan Bada Gallery(Beijing)

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Group Exhibitions

2012   “Professors’ Way”·Group Exhibition of Research Associates and Professors from the Sculpture Branch of China National Art Institute——Beijing China National Art Institute Museum
2012   The 12th National Millitary Art Exhibition——China National Art Museum, award winner
2011   Invitational Exhibition of China National Art Institute——Guozhong Art Museum, Songzhuang, Beijing
2011   “Daybreak”-30th Anniversary Exhibition of China National Art Institute——China National Art Museum
2010   “Lofty Mountains and Flowing Water” – Liu RuoWang’s Sculptures Exhibition—Guanyintang Art Museum, Beijing
2010   “Majestic Momentum”- China Invitational Exhibition of Modern Sculptures——China Millennium Monument
2010   “Wolves Coming!” – 2010 Liu RuoWang’s Sculptures Exhibition —798 Originality Square,Dingfeng Art Space
2009   The May 4th Young Artists Exhibition-Hongwan Art Museum Exhibition Tour, Asia Art Center·
2009   “I Can Believe” – Beijing Fanxing Art Museum Invitational Exhibition—Beijing Fanxing Art Museum
2009  “China Motive Power”-2009 China International Sculpture Almanac Exhibition(CISAE)—Beijing International Sculpture Art District
2009   Sino-Korea Art Exchange Exhibition – Collision -Exhibition of Liu RuoWang’s Artworks
2008   “Floating” Sino-Korea Modern Art Exhibition along with Dingfeng Art Space Opening Exhibition—Dingfeng Art Space, Beijing 798 Art District
2008   2008 Asia Modern Art Exhibition —Singapore Art Museum
2008   798 Art Festival “Loft Outdoor Sculptures Show”— Dashanzi 798 ArtDistrict, Beijing
2008  “Future Sky”- China Contemporary Young Artists Nominational Exhibition” —China National Art Museum
2008  “Uproar of the Populace” – the 4th Songzhuang Art Festival Public Sculpture Exhibition —Songzhuang, Beijing
2008   Reply to “Asia”- Midland Invitational Exhibition of Modern Art——Henan Art Museum
2008  “China’s Stance” 1st China Sculptures Grand Exhbition——Exhibition tour to Xiamen, Beijing, Shanghai, and other cities
2008  “2007 China Documentary Exhibition of Contemporary Art” Themed Exhibition—Beijing Gehua Art Center
2007  “2007 Open Exhibition of Modern Sculptures” —Beijing Exhibition Center
2007  “Pictures of Yesterday Exhibition”—Beijng Sal Tree Flower Center
2006  “Art Beijing”- China Agricultural Exhibition Center
2005  “Survival Space-Behavioral Structure-Art Exhibition”—Beijing Guanghua International CBD Art Avenue
2005  “Peace and Prosperity-Grand Sculptures Exhibition”—Beijing Wangfujing Pedestrians’ Street
2005  “Yellow Sky, Deep Soil- Grand Sculptures Exhibition”—China Millennium Monument
2005  “the East is Red” for the CAFA “Light of the Academy” Excellent Works Exhibition
2005  Completed courses at the Assistant Professors’ Graduate Program of the CAFA

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Collections

“The East is Red Series”
Awarded and collected at CAFA “Light of the Academy” Excellent Works Exhibition
Collected by Taiwan Bada Art Gallery
Collected by Beijing Now Gallery
Collected by Singapore New Art Center
Collected by Hong Kong Qiaofu Group
Collected by Taiwan Lianju Real Estate Company
Collected in Paris, France
Collected in Florence,Italy
Collected by Nanjing Art Institute

“People Series”
Collected by New Art Center of Singapore
Collected by Bund No.1 of Singapore
Collected by Beijing 1949
Collected by Dongchong Art Museum of South Korea

“Guards of Honor”
Collected by China Modern Art Foundation

“Heavenly Troops Series”
Collected by Beijing 1949
Collected by Dingfeng Art Gallery of Beijng
Collected by Huayi Brothers Media Group
Collected by Institutions and individuals from Hong Kong, Taiwan, France, Singapore, the Unites States, South Korea and Beijing

“Wolves Coming”
Collected by The Hills Golf Club of New Zealand
Collected by Qiaofu Group of Hong Kong

“Lofty Mountains and Flowing Water Series”
Collected by Beijing 1949 Jinbao Street
Collected by individuals from the United States, France and Taiwan
Award winner at China National Art Museum

“Heritage Series”
Collected by New Art Center of Singapore
Collected by Qiaofu Group of Hong Kong