Wei Li

Wei Li

Mysterious Path, acrylic and oil on canvas, 30 x 40 in, 2018

Wei Li

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.

Mysterious Path, 2018 Acrylic and oil on canvas, 30 x 40 in
Mysterious Path, 2018
Acrylic and oil on canvas, 30 x 40 in
Calm even the most unsettled mind, 2017 Acrylic and oil on canvas, 24 x 24 in
Calm even the most unsettled mind, 2017
Acrylic and oil on canvas, 24 x 24 in