painting, fine art

Liang Wei/ Liang Wei

China 1959

Fine Art

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Liang Wei
Liang Wei
Male
China
1959

Liang Wei is a Chinese painter born in 1959 in Sui Ning of Sichuan Province, and moved to Seattle in 1990. Before that, he lived in China 30 years, working as a farmer, soldier and teacher. Wei Liang gained a great appreciation for nature at an early age which continues to this day and is an important part of his artwork.

He attended the Sichuan Fine Arts Academy, and graduated in 1986. While working for Sichuan University as Art Director, he was invited by the University of Washington to be a visiting scholar. Very soon, he was approached by Twin Crane Gallery of Seattle to do a one-man show. Wei Liang’s work was so well received that he realized he might find a voice in the United States. In addition, he was fascinated with the natural beauty of the Northwest. As a visiting scholar, Wei traveled extensively, seeing as much of the US as possible. He fell in love with the country and its people, so much so that he sought US citizenship.

His works has been described by others as thoughtful, calm and tranquil. His whimsical rendering of clouds appear to be both static and in motion at the same time. He is fascinated by winter’s long shadows and bare trees. Aluminum “Airstream” campers and tear drop trailers parked in remote campsites are often a theme in his paintings. Wei Liang is inspired by his travel time and frequent escapes into America’s natural parks and forests. He enjoys the freedom to move about the country. Employing strong colors with fresh exuberance, Wei Liang’s paintings celebrate the pristine beauty and wide open expanses of his new found country. He has an uncanny ability to capture moments of beauty and tranquility, using color, light and shadow to conjure mysterious moods. His bold compositions are enhanced by the bending of perspective’s limits to evoke a child-like innocence, encouraging audiences to join him in his fanciful, imaginary worlds. This style reflects the contrast between Oriental concepts of tradition and more western cultural influences, which is part of the charm that artists such as Liang bring to their work.

He has had many solo and group exhibitions in the USA as well as in his native country.



YearName of the exhibitionMuseum/GallerySolo/Group 
2010Aloof, Exhibition of Oversea Chinese Artist Liang Wei Oil PaintingGuanshangyue Art Museum, Shnagzhen, Chinasolo
2010Four Seattle Artists In Chongqing, China American culture exchangeChongqing, Chinagroup
2010Shenzhen International Culture FairShenzhen, Chinagroup
2009Scenery Played Through the Light, Liang Wei landscapeBeijing, Chinasolo
2009Shenzhen International Culture FairShenzhen, Chinagroup
2009Bellevue Art FestivalBellevue, WAgroup
2009Crested Butte Art FestivalColoradogroup
2008Liang Wei new PaintingGunnar Nordstrom Gallery Kirkland WAsolo
2008Gasparilla Festival of the Arts at Tampa FloridaFloridagroup
2007Liang Wei LandscapeGlobal Art Venue gallery Seattle, WAsolo
2007Liang WeiGunnar Nordstrom Gallery, Kirkland, WAsolo
2007Holiday Group Show Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, Kirkland, WAgroup
2007Spokane Art FestivalArizona Art Expo, Thunderbird Summer exhibition,group
2006A Winter ExperienceGunnar Nordstrom Gallery, Kirkland, WAsolo
2006Liang WeiGlobal Art Venue gallery Seattle, WAsolo
2006Liang WeiKaren Lynn Gallery, Beverly Hill, Californiasolo
2005East meet WestGunnar Nordstrom Gallery, Kirkland, WAsolo
2005Liang WeiGlobal Art Venue gallery Seattle, WAsolo
2005Liang WeiPhilip Gallery, Denver Coloradosolo
2005UnknownWest Palm Spring, Floridagroup
2004Shadows and LightingGunnar Nordstrom Gallery, Kirkland, WAsolo
2004Liang WeiKaren Lynn Gallery, Beverly Hill, Californiasolo
2004Liang WeiGlobal Art Venue gallery, Seattle, WAsolo
2004Minority ExhibitionUrban League of Metropolitan Seattle, WAgroup
2004Best of Northwest Spring Show Seattle, WAgroup
2003RemembrancesGunnar Nordstrom Gallery, Kirkland, WAsolo
2003Liang WeiGlobal Art Venue gallery, Seattle, WAsolo
2003UnknownMoscow Art Festival, Idahogroup
2002Shadows and LightingGunnar Nordstrom Gallery, Kirkland, WAsolo
2002Liang WeiGlobal Art Venue gallery Seattle, WAsolo
2002UnknownBelleuve Art Festival, Bellevue, WAgroup
2001Liang WeiGunnar Nordstrom Gallery, Kirkland, WAsolo
2001Liang WeiGlobal Art Venue gallery Seattle, WAsolo
2000Shadows and LightingGunnar Nordstrom Gallery, Kirkland, WAsolo
2000Liang WeiAttic Gallery Portland ORsolo
1999Liang WeiGunnar Nordstrom Gallery, Kirkland, WAsolo
1999Liang WeiAttic Gallery, Portland, ORsolo
1998Liang WeiGunnar Nordstrom Gallery, Kirkland, WAsolo
1998UnknownGallery 509 Bellevue art Museumgroup
1997Liang WeiGunnar Nordstrom Gallery, Kirkland, WAsolo
1997Three Contemporary Chinese Artists Larson Gallery, Yakima, WAgroup
1997Pacific Northwest Art ExhibitionBellevue Art Museum, Seattle, WAgroup
1996Liang WeiGunnar Nordstrom Gallery, Kirkland WAsolo
1996Bellevue Art FestivalGunnar Nordstrom Gallery Kirkland, WAgroup
1995Liang Wei Recent PaintingsDavidson Gallery Seattle WA, solo
1995Liang WeiGunnar Nordstrom Gallery, Kirkland WAsolo
199536th Annual Puget Sound Area ExhibitionFrye Art Museum, Seattle, WAgroup
1994Red and Black: Current Paintings of the People's Republic of ChinaViaduct Studio, Seattle, WAgroup
1994Landscape CityscapeNorth Community, College Art Gallery, Seattle, WA group
1994Group ShowDavidson Gallery, Seattle, WAgroup
1993UnknownChinese culture center, Seattle, WAgroup
1992Altered RealismDavidson Gallery, Seattle, WAgroup
1989Sichuan Province Oil Painting ExhibitionChengdu, Sichuan, Chinagroup
1988Sichuan Province Printmaking ExhibitionChengdu, Sichuan, Chinagroup
1986Macro and micro, First Students self selection art exhibitionChongqing, Chinasolo
1979UnknownBeihai Park Academy, Beijing, Chinagroup
1978National ministry Art ExhibitionMilitary Museum, Beijing, Chinagroup