Jing LI

Red Spiritual Rock Ⅳ
Blown and Hot-sculpted Glass
15 x 15 x 26 cm

Jing LI

Born in 1984

M.F.A., Studio Glass, Southern Illinois University
B.A., Art History, Central Academy of Fine Arts

Solo Exhibitions (Selected)

2012, Living with Bubbles, University Museum, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, the US

Group Exhibitions (Selected)

2018, the 4th New Crafts International Artists Group Exhibition and Academic Seminar, National Art Gallery of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2016, International Emerging Artists Group Exhibition & Symposium, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, Japan

2016, Chinese Contemporary Arts & Crafts Biennale, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

Awards and Grants (Selected)

2014, Nominee Award, The 12th National Exhibition of Fine Arts, Xian, China

2012, 1st Place, Midwest Contemporary Glass Art Group (MCGAG) Juried Annual Student Show, ECHT Gallery, Chicago, IL, the US

Each work, or series of works evolves from an emotion or concept that is, in the process of examining my response transformed into a physical object. Scholar’s Rocks, bonsai, bubbles, cocoons and crowns all hold a compelling symbolic nuance with persuasive conceptual underpinnings in specific cultural contexts. I endeavor to address these actualities, as ‘icons’ that may be transformed through the process of hot-sculpting glass into parallel realities bestowed with new meanings. Most commonly I develop a series of glass sculptures within the same conceptual framework determining the artistic dialect in parallel with refining the concept. Working with molten glass necessitates the acquisition of hard won knowledge and skills. However, the resolution of the concept may at times dictate a search for unique skills in and/or approaches to handling the material in order to perfect the image.