Chen Li

Chen Li

Turin, Italy

About Chen Li

Chen Li started as a calligrapher in 1994 for more than 20 years until 2015. Calligraphy for Chen Li is learning formal scripts and history of writing from all over the world. She is interested especially in Western formal scripts and Chinese writing. Her main interest becomes sign, as a microcosm, the starting point for any artistic work. The sign itself becomes the trademark of Chen Li and a recurrent element of her works. After about 10 years as a calligrapher and as a graphic designer, Chen Li reached her personal style: western calligraphy using the approach of oriental calligraphy: formal beauty that becomes one with the meaning, with particular regard to a contemporary vision. The "Happiness" series was born. The sign plays with all the traditional and technological media, to tell the current era without any critical intent. Through travels in various parts of the world and working with artists and personalities from fashion, industry, advertising, Chen Li found new expressive ways lost in folds of "mainstream" territories.

Education

Printing and Printing Techniques at Turin Polytechnic 1998. Western Calligraphy in graphic design One-Woman
Etching, Urbino Italy 2004
Etching Torino, Italy 2004

Events

"Happiness-recipes"
Museo Civico di Moncalvo, Piedmont Italy
Solo exhibition, 7th July-30th September 2018
curator: prof. Alberto Cottino

Fondazione Prada Milan, The image writing - art project for Accademia dei bambini January-May 2018 - Italy
curator: Giannetta Ottilia Latis

Fondazione Prada Milan, Sign traces letters art project for Accademia dei bambini February-May 2017 - Italy
curator: Giannetta Ottilia Latis

Exhibitions

Fondazione Prada Milan, The image writing - art project & final exhibition for Accademia dei bambini January-May 2018 - Italy
curator: Giannetta Ottilia Latis

Fondazione Prada Milan, Sign traces letters art project & final exhibition for Accademia dei bambini February-May 2017 - Italy
curator: Giannetta Ottilia Latis

Exhibitions: 2018, Happiness - Recipes, Museo civico di Moncalvo, Italy;
2010 Italy, Milan, Triennale Bovisa, Made in Chinacurator: Patrizia Rappazzo
2009, Transcultural Exchange - Scriptease - Chen Li (China/Italy)+ Susanne Mller-Baji (Germany),Exhibition Venue: Hampden Incubator Project Space, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USAMarch 1-16, 2009 curator: Mary Sherman2009 Italy, Turin, Scriptease IIChen Li+Susanne Mller-Baji Joint works
2009, Italy - Turin "The Art Box" curator: Chen Li + Marisa Cortese
Group exhibitions: 2010, The Netherlands, Delft, Nacht van de Pozie, curator: Paula Kouvenhoven
2009, The Netherlands, DelftTentoonstelling 4DELFTZaterdag 5 september 200911.00 15.30 uurMuseum Het Prinsenhof | DOK Kunst | 38CC | World Art Delft2009, June, Italy, Ivrea, Archivio storico Olivetti - Fiera della parola - Word fair in Ivrea Olivetti Archive
2002 Internationale Grote Prijs Kalligrafie, Westerlo, Belgio;
2008, Italy, Milan, La Permanente museum "Profilo d'arte"
2008, Italy, Turin, Azimut space "Stories of pencils"
2009, Italy, Pinerolo, Maionese "Alda e le altre - Ada and the other ones" Permanent Collections:Triennale di MilanoUniCredit Private BankingBPUCentro Studi Cesare PaveseBiblioteca Civica A. Arduino MoncalieriMuseo allaria aperta, OulxSMAT Torino

more info:
http://chenli.it/exhibitions-chenli2018.html