Li Shurui (b. 1981, Chongqing) currently lives and works in Beijing and Dali. The dynamics and movement of light and color have always been at the core of Li’s artistic expression. Li believes that the use of light and space in different cultures and times can effectively reflect the needs, desires and spiritual conditions of individuals. In recent years, Li Shurui has developed an evermore comprehensive method of applications for her color configuration system. Starting from her own experience, Li explores the limits of painting, the idea and reality of formalism, and its functionality. In 2016 , Li was granted the New York Fellowship Program of Asian Cultural Council (ACC).
Recent exhibitions include WHO CARES, New Galerie, Pairs, France(2019); A White Space Odyssey, WHITE SPACE BEIJING, Beijing, China(2019); LSR • TENDEREST AFFECTION, New Galerie, Pairs, France (2018); Light Extracts, SALTPROJECTS, Beijing, China (2018); A World in a Grain of Sand : Mapping Shapes and Sites for Social Deometries, Atlantis, Sanya, China (2018); Nine Journeys Through Time, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy (2018); SPIRAL STAIRS, AIKE, Shanghai, China (2018) ; NOW : A Dialogue on Female Chinese Contemporary Artists, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester, UK (2018); LSR • Deep White, WHITE SPACE BEIJING, Beijing, China (2017); Constellation, Georgian National Museum Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia (2017); No Man’s Land: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C., USA (2016); Turning Point: Contemporary Art in China Since 2000, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2016); No Longer / Not Yet, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2015); Jing Shen: The Act of Painting in Contemporary China, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea (PAC), Milan, Italy (2015); 28 Chinese, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, USA (2015); About Painting, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal (OCAT), Xi’An, China (2014); ON|OFF, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (2013).