1963 – 1988 Born and resident in Beijing, China
1988 – now Resident in Sydney, Australia
2011– 2014 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney
2009–2010 Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney
1983 – 1987 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Beijing, China
1979 – 1983 Central Academy of Fine Arts High School, Beijing, China
February 2016 The Ox Lantern: Chinese Zodiac Lantern Exhibition, Martin Place, Sydney
Commissioned by: City of Sydney
March 2016 Light projection on the National Library of Australia, Enlighten Canberra
Commissioned by: The National Library of Australia and Enlighten Canberra
Selected Solo exhibitions
2015 'Elemental', China Cultural Centre in Sydney
2015 'Shadow Maze', Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea
2013 'Shadow Makes This World', ‘PhD Degree Show’, SCA, University of Sydney
2013 'Shadows of Strange Things', Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney
2013 'White Shadows', 4A Centre for Asian Contemporary Arts, Sydney
2012 ‘Identical Differences’, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney
2011 ‘Un-named’, Art Atrium, Sydney
2010 ‘Infinite Universe’, Chinese Cultural Centre (NSW), Sydney
2010 'Colours of Life', Foyer exhibition, Willoughby City Council
2009 'Colours of the Rainbow', Parliament House of NSW, Sydney
2009 'Un-named', Installation Room 1 & 2, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney
2009 'Doll's Boudoir', Installation Room 1, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney
2007 Recent paintings and drawings, Gallery307, Northbridge, Sydney
2006 ‘Innocent Times’, Chinese Cultural Centre (NSW), Sydney
2005 ‘Bare embrace, naked soul’, The Arthouse Hotel, Sydney
1988 'Tales, tales' French Cultural Centre, Beijing, China
1988 'Dragon', Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, China
Selected Group Exhibitions and Art Prizes
2016 “The Senator and Ma”, 2016 Salon des Refusés, winner of the Holding Redlich People's Choice Award, S.H. Ervin Gallery
2015 "Edmund, your Twomblys are behind you", Archibald Prize 2015 finalist, Art Gallery of NSW
2015 'Shelter of Shadows', finalist and Encouragement Award, North Sydney Art Prize, Sydney
2015 'In Her Shadow Of', ‘Memory Fragments’, Art Space on The Concourse, Chatswood
2014 'Masks 100', ‘Chinese Whispers’,Goulburn Art Regional Gallery
2014 'Openness', Spot81, Chippendale
2014 'Mask', ‘I Want to Change the World’, Art Museum of GAFA, Guangzhou, China.
2014 'Nuwa created horses on the sixth day', ‘Crossing Boundaries – A Celebration of Contemporary Asian
Australian Art’, Sydney Town Hall, City of Sydney. Site-specific installation with multiple layers, hand-cut
2013 Finalist, North Sydney Art Prize 2013, The Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability.
2013 Finalist, Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award 2013, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre.
2013 ‘The Made in China, Australia’ Touring exhibition, NSW, VIC, Tasmania, Adelaide.
2013 ‘Snake, Snake, Snake’, Chinese New Year Festival, Sydney City Council, Sydney Townhall.
2012-3 ‘Carrying Tigers Over Mountains’, Permanence Gallery, 798 Art District, Beijing, China.
2012 ‘Critical Thinking: Research + Art + Culture’, SCA Graduate School Exhibition Conference,
Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney
2012 ‘The Made in China, Australia’ Touring exhibition, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart
2012 ‘The Price of War’, Chinalink Gallery and the University of Sydney Confucius Institute, Sydney
2012 ‘I Am What I Play’, in association with AAANZ conference and AIAS conference, NAS, Sydney
2012 ‘Shadow Play’, workshop, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
2012 ‘A Wonderful Worl’d, papercut and animation with sound. Cinema Alley 2012, 4A Animation Project.
2012 Nuwa is Pregnant, Merit Award, Works on Paper Prize and Exhibition, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne
2012 ‘Breathe’, Sydney Chinese New Year Festival exhibition, Art Atrium, Sydney
2012 ‘Paper Now’, The Incinerator Art Space, Willoughby City Council curated exhibition
2011 Up is down, down is up, 4A Member Exhibition, 4A Centre for Asian Contemporary Arts, Sydney
2011 Everything can be seen as a this, finalist, Willoughby Sculpture Prize 2011
2011 ‘Open Call’, Verge Gallery, University of Sydney.
2011 Tale, Cinema Alley 2011, Selections from the 4A Animation Project, 4A Centre for Asian Contemporary Art
2010 'An In-between-er Binds in Shadow', Postgraduate Degree Show, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney
2010 Comings and Goings: Lai-lai Wang-wang, The Inaugural Documentary Exhibition of Australian-Chinese
Contemporary Art, Chinalink Gallery, Sydney
2010 ‘Inaugural National Papercuts Exhibition’, Yu County, Hebei Province, China
2009 ‘Action v Action: painting performance’, 4A Centre for Asian Contemporary Art