Born in China in 1988, LIU Yang graduated from Nanjing University of the Arts, specialising in lacquer art. Liu won her first national award in 2013 at the Biennial China lacquer painting exhibition in Xiamen. Since then she has been active in various competitions, exhibitions and auctions in both China and Japan. Liu’s pursuit of lacquer art from paintings to three dimensional design demonstrate her well versed skills in different aspects of the discipline. She contributed papers to academic journals on subjects relating to innovation and reinventing materials of contemporary lacquer art. She received full scholarship for her Master degree study in Japan and in 2019 she took part in the Talent Cultivation Programme sponsored by the National Arts Foundation to advance her further development in lacquer art overseas. She is currently based in Kanazawa, Japan. As featured in this exhibition, her sculptural creations are always minimal which highlight the beauty of shape and form. They remain modest and yet elegant.
Presented by the Gallery by SOIL, this maker’s creations will be exhibited at Crafts Dialogue this year in Hong Kong.