Born in Chengdu, China in 1985
Lives and works in Edmonton, AB, Canada
Wei Li’s is an emerging painter whose experience of being an immigrant to Canada provides her with crucial inspiration in her practice. Having grown up in China and trained as a contemporary artist in the West, her dual cultural background challenges her to integrate different cultural perspectives, and creates tension through the contradictions inherent in forming a new hybrid identity.
Li completed her BFA (with Distinction) from the University of Alberta in 2017 and since has had solo shows at the Art Gallery of St Albert and Harcourt House Artist Run Centre. In 2017, Li was a finalist in the RBC Canadian Painting Competition and her work was shown at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON.