Liao Zhenwu

Born in Sichuan Province, China, Liao Zhenwu (b. 1964) studied in the Arts Department of Sichuan Education Institute and the Oil Painting Department of CAFA. Zhenwu currently lives and works in Beijing, China. 

His early works could be divided into two types: one was to represent the teahouses and things happening there in the small town of Sichuan and the other was to describe the motorcycles running here, there and everywhere. His early works showed his inclination to tell stories and construct plots, but his recent works show his exploration of formal languages in patterns and his style also changes from the previous impressive and vivid representation to less intensive description which serves as the basis for the format of lump structure. 

Liao Zhenwu uses a cool palette of black, white and grey instead of reproducing the world with various colours, which, to some extent, shows that the artist tries to convey his ideas about the intrinsic characteristics of the world. That is to say, under the surface of leisure or hubbubs, the world seems to be a place of apathy and changes which people cannot know or control. For the majority of Chinese people, control of their fate is a topic which seems to be too unrealistic for them to ponder upon due to the current economic and educational reality. They have no way but to choose such a kind of life.



 2016   “The Mysteries of the Ruins” Liao Zhenwu Works Exhibition, Hong Kong

2015    Imagoes of Life - Liao Zhenwu Works Exhibition, Xuyuan Art Gallery, Beijing, China

2011     Eastern Towns and Western Cities Liao Zhenwu’s Watercolor Exhibition, Shaihai, China

2011    House 365 Grand Hills, Liao Zhenwu:Private Exhibition, Beijing, China

 2010   Liao Zhenwu: MONUMENT, Today Art Museum, Beijing China

 2010   Liao Zhenwu: MONUMENT, Sichuan University Museum. Chengdu China

2010   Liao Zhenwu: MONUMENT, Hua Museum of Art, Shenzhen, China

2010   Liao Zhenwu: Liao Zhenwu: Making of a MONUMENT, Visual Arts Center, Beijing, China

2010   Making of a MONUMENT, Museum of China Cultural Arts, Beijing, China

2007   Times Tag – Liao Zhenwu Works Exhibition, Gefeng Art Organization, Shenzhen, China

 2007   Times Tag – Liao Zhenwu Works Exhibition, Visual Arts Center, Beijing, China

2007    Water Affection – Liao Zhenwu Works Exhibition, Beijing, China

2002    Years Trace – Liao Zhenwu Works Exhibition, Sichuan, China

1992     Liao Zhenwu Watercolor Exhibition, Sichuan, China



2015    E’mei Contemporary Art Invitation Exhibition, Sichuan

2015    Belgium Art Expo, Belgium

2015    Singapore Art Expo, Singapore

2015    Taipei Art Expo, Taipe

2015    Sichuan Nomination Exhibition of Extraordinary Artists’ Works E’mei Contemporary Art Museum,Sichuan

2015    The Second International Art Exhibition of Nanjing, Nanjing

2015    Extraordinary Colors A Contemporary Chinese Watercolor Art Invitational Exhibition, Beijing, China

2015    Seek the Evolution of Black and White – the Academic Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Yagong Art Center, Emei, China

2015   The Fine Art Biennial of Leshan·Emei, China

2014    The Feeling of Pain- Contemporary Art Exhibition, Beijing, China

2014     Nanjing International Art Festival, Nanjing, China

2014    “Verve of Sichuan” Sino-foreign of Exchanges Cultural Exhibition, Sichuan, China

2014     Asia Contemporary Art Show, Art Futures Group, Hong Kong

2013    Slow Art 2013 Kuart Documents Show, Beijing, China

2013    Chinese Contemporary Artists Invitation Exhibition of Rome Culture, Rome, Italy

2012    “The Body & Beyond” Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, The Rouse Company Foundation Gallery, U.S.A.

2011     Percorso Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Sicily, Italy

2010    Percorso Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Spoleto, Italy

2010    Research represen tational painting, Beijing China

2009    Contemporary Art Union Academic Invitational Exhibition, Leshan Art Museum, Sichuan, China

2010    Spring Showcase Galerie du Monde Ltd., Hong Kong

2009    Evolution of Art History: New Cultural Art, Gefeng Contemporary Art Gallery, Shenzhen, China

2009    In Order to Forget the Memory- The Power of Sihuan, Museum of Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China

 2008   Southwest Power Contemporary Art Exhibition, Yuangong Art Museum, Shanghai; Traveled to Sichuan Art Museum, Chengdu, China

2008    The Woods of Lust, Gefeng Contemporary Art Gallery, Shenzhen, China

2008    The Third Asian International Art Exhibition, AsiaWorld – Expo, Hongkong, China

2008    Power/ Mould, Bridge Art Center, Beijing, China

2008    Under the Radar, Artspace/Virgina Miller Gallery, Miami, FL.USA

2007    Sino-Japan Modern Art Exhibition, Japan

2007    The 2nd National Landscape Oil Painting Exhibition, Shanghai, China

2007    Reopen Suojiacun – International Art Camp Exhibition, Beijing, China

2007    Opening Exhibition of Jiuchang Art Camp, Beijing, China

2006    The 19th National New Works Exhibition, Lanzhou, Beijing

2005    The 7th National Watercolor and Gouache Exhibition, Zhengzhou, China

2005   Sichuan Watercolor and Gouache Exhibition, Chengdu, China

2005    Sichuan Seven Artists Watercolor Academic Exhibition, Chengdu, China

2004    The 10th National Fine Arts Exhibition, Guangdong, China

2004    The 2nd Nanjing Watercolor Biennial Exhibition, Nanjing, China

2004    Sichuan Fine Arts Exhibition, Chengdu, China

2003    The 1st National Small-size Watercolor Exhibition, Fuzhou, China

2003    Sichuan Watercolor Invitational Exhibition, Chengdu, China