1961 Born in Harbin, Heilongjiang
1982 – Graduated from Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts and stayed on as a professor
1990 Received master’s degree in sculpture from Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts
Li Xiangqun as one of the concrete sculpture leaders in Chinese contemporary art field insists on integrating “new humanism” concept into his work with strong artistic appeal. His portrait characters bring people shock and moved; sculptures in his hand became records and continuance of history, showing the strength of artist thought.
His representative works are as follows: Heaping Cloud & Snow, Red Star Over China, Mao Zedong in the sunshine, we are walking on the road and so on. Many works were collected by the National Art Gallery, Chinese Modern literature Museum, National Museum and International Olympic Committee. Some works won the special and the first prize in the third and fourth session of National Sports Arts Exhibition; some won the honorable mention in second National City Sculpture Exhibition, the eighth National Fine Arts Exhibition and New China Sculpture contribution Achievement Award; British Portrait Statues Annual Exhibition Freakley best prize, Pangolin prize. At the same time of art creation,
Li Xiangqun has insisted on teaching career for more than 30 years, cultivating a large number of artistic students and making continuation for Chinese sculpture continuance.