Luo Zhongli (Chinese, b.1948), born in Chongqing, is considered one of China’s foremost realist painters, and known for his portraits of the people of southwestern China. He graduated with a degree in Oil Painting from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 1982, and continued on to earn an MFA in Oil Painting from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium in 1986. Luo’s first solo exhibitions took place in Brussels and Cambridge, MA, in 1984 and 1985, respectively. His work has been exhibited in cities worldwide since 1985, including Paris, France, Hong Kong, Taipei, Sidney, and Chicago. Luo’s 1980 portrait, Father, his most highly acclaimed work, is considered one of the most recognizable works of contemporary Chinese art. The portrait was acquired by the National Art Museum of China in Beijing. Luo currently lives in Chongqing, where he serves as a professor at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute.

Timeline

1948
Born in Chongqing, Sichuan Province

Exhibitions

2012
20 Years of Glory——Mountain Art Foundation Collection of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, National Art Museum of China
2010
Construction Dimension —— 2010 Chinese Contemporary Art Invitation Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
2010
Visual Archive of Chinese Contemporary Art ——Experiment Report, Tank Loft Chongqing Contemporary Art Center, Chongqing, China
2010
Special Exhibition of 70th Anniversary of Sichuan Fine Art Institute, Chongqing Art Museum, Chongqing,China
2010
Oil Painting and Contemporary Society ——Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
2007
Classical, Retrospective: Luo Zhongli Solo Exhibition, Beijing Mountain Art, Beijing, China
2006
Homeland Portraits: Luo Zhongli Solo Exhibition, Beijing Mountain Art, Beijing, China
2005
While Walking – Luo Zhongli Solo Exhibition, Beijing Mountain Art, Beijing, China
2002
Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, National Museum of Peru, Peru
2002
Luo Zhongli Solo Exhibition, Kaohsiung Mountain Art Museum, Taiwan
2001
Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Mexico City, Mexico
2001
Contemporary Art Exhibition of Chinese Painting, St. Paul, Brazil
1998
Luo Zhongli Solo Exhibition, Kaohsiung Mountain Art Museum, Taiwan
1997
Luo Zhongli Solo Exhibition, Sydney, Australia
1995
Luo Zhongli Solo Exhibition, Belgium National Museum of History, Brussels, Belgium
1992
Luo Zhongli Solo Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
1991
Luo Zhongli Solo Exhibition, Taipei Yanhuang Art Museum, Taiwan
1989
Luo Zhongli Solo Exhibition, Chicago Art Center, Chicago, USA
1985
Luo Zhongli Solo Exhibition, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
1985
Luo Zhongli Solo Exhibition, Wally Findlay Galleries International, New York, USA