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LI Shurui was born in Chongqing, China in 1981. She is now living in Beijing. Always observant to her physical surroundings for what catches her eye, and fascinated by light and the colour spectrum it produces, Li began her lights series in 2005 using airbrushing. Now recognised as one of the most well-versed in this technique in China, Li continues to develop her concept of lights and space, and has gained important collectorship from around the world for her work.

Often in large formats, her paintings are powerful not just because of their impressive scale, but the immersive atmosphere they create around their audience and their ability to capture people’s imagination, in a way that leaves them with a strong emotive impression. She tries to reproduce the sensation that the eye gets when looking directly at light; giving her audience a new sensory experience that creates optical illusions and changes perceptions.


  • 2004     Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, China

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2005     “Independent Project Space Project 5”, Long March Foundation,
                 Beijing, China
  • 2008     “Li Shurui”, Seoul, Korea
                 “Lights”, Connoisseur Contemporary and Connoisseur Art Gallery,
                 Hong Kong
  • 2010    "LSR - Solo Exhibition of Li Shurui", Connoisseur Contemporary and
                Connoisseur Art Gallery, Hong Kong
  • 2012     "Li Shurui", Galeria SCQ, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
                  "The Shelter: All Fears Come from the Unknown Shimmering at
                  the Edge of the World", Installation, White Space Gallery, Beijing,


Participated Exibition

  • 2001     “Present or Without a Seat”, Group Exhibition, Chongqing, China
  • 2002     “What If Women Ruled the Earth”, Dialogue with Judy Chicago
                 “A Walking Visual Display”, Lugu Lake, Sichuan Province, China
  • 2003     “Suspension”, Group Exhibition, Chongqing, China
                 The 2nd Guiyang Oil Painting Exhibition of Guizhou,
                 Guiyang, China
                 “Media Centre Project”, Long March Foundation, Beijing, China
  • 2004     “Chengdu 2004”, Group Exhibition, Chengdu, China
                 “No Space – Chinese Building Construction Site New
                 Art Exhibition”, Chongqing, China
                 “Bilateral City Plan”, Chongqing M Commune and Hong Kong Art
                 Commune Exchange Exhibition, Chongqing, China
  • 2006     “The Young Mandarins 2006 – An Exhibition of Chinese
                 Contemporary Art”, Mandarin Oriental, Miami, USA
                 ”Tuttuguale?”, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo,
                 Turin, Italy
                 Long March Capital Exhibited, Beijing, China
  • 2007     “Made in China”, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art,
                 Humlebæk, Denmark
                 The 3rd China National Exhibition of Oil Painting, Beijing, China
                 “On the Yellow Sea”, Seoul, Korea
                 Group Exhibition of Young Contemporary Chinese Artists by
                 82 Republic, Art Singapore 2007, Singapore
  • 2008     “Delirious Beijing”, Beijing, China
                 “82 Republic – The Birth of a New Generation”, Parallel Event of
                 Singapore Biennale, Connoisseur Art Gallery, Singapore
                 “Surfacing”, Shanghai, China
  • 2009    “Santa’s Workshop”, James Cohan Gallery, Shanghai, China
                “VIVA! New Art. New Visions”, Connoisseur Contemporary and
                 Connoisseur Art Gallery, Hong Kong
                 “It Ain’t Fair”, Deitch Project, Art Basel Miami, Miami, USA
                 "The Obsession", Special Art Project of CIGE 2009, Beijing,  
                 Scope Basel, Basel, Switzerland
                 Scope Miami, Miami, USA
  • 2010    "82 Republic New Year Show", Connoisseur Contemporary and
                 Connoisseur Art Gallery, Hong Kong
                 Scope Basel, Basel, Switzerland
                  KIAF/10, Korea International Art Fair, Seoul, Korea
                  Artissima 17, International Fair of Contemporary Art in Torino,
                  Turin, Italy
                   Future Visions: The APT Global Art Collection, Beijing, China
  • 2011     "Cui Jie, Li Shurui, Zhang Jungang & Li Jie", Leo Xu Projects,
                  Shanghai, China
                   Art Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
                   FAT ART 2011, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
                   Vusual Structure, Chengdu, China
  • 2012     "Negative Space", White Space Gallery", Beijing, China
                   Art Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
                   "Cohere & Unroll", Space Station, Beijing, China





  •  “After Glow”, Luxury Properties, April 2010 issue, Hong Kong


  • "Li Shurui sprayed in China", Mixt(e), Autumn issue, Paris, France
  • "Inside the Mind of Li Shurui",, November 2011



Public Collections

  • The Estella Collection, New York, USA
  • Long March Foundation, Beijing, China
  • China World Trade Centre, Beijing, China


Private Collections

China, Denmark, Hong Kong, Italy, Korea, Mexico, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States



  • "Connoisseur Contemporary", Paperback catalogue, Produced by Connoisseur Contemporary
  • "Younger than Jesus. Directory of International Artists", New Museum, New York, USA


  • “LSR”, Paperback catalogue, Connoisseur Contemporary, Hong Kong
  • “Connoisseur Contemporary Volume II”, Paperback catalogue, Connoisseur Contemporary, Hong Kong  


  • "Vitamin P2. New Perspectives in Painting", Phaidon Press Limited, London