Zhang Xiaoli was born in 1989 in Guizhou, China. She received the Ms Chu Lam Yiu Scholarship and moved to Hong Kong in 2008 to pursue higher education at Chinese University of Hong Kong, where she received her BA with first honours in Fine Arts and Biology in 2014. During the graduation show, she received Y.S Hui Fine Arts Award and Wucius Wong Creative Ink Painting Award. She is now pursuing graduate study at Central Academy of Fine Arts.


Zhang's works replace elements in Chinese landscape painting – trees, mountains, rocks and figures – with depictions of Lego bricks, as a contemporary way to create dialogues with tradition. In the "Boxed Landscape" series, she uses this language to paint surreal scenes of landscape in daily objects, as a depiction of memories and experiences.


Her recent important group exhibitions include Youth Will: Beijing Youth Art Biennale, Today Art Museum, Beijing, 2016 and Fresh Trend, Hong Kong City Hall, 2014. Her works have also been exhibited at art fairs including Affordable Art Fairs (2016 New York, 2018 Hong Kong); Ink Asia 2017; Off Course Art Fair 2015, Brussels; and Fine Art Asia 2014, Hong Kong. Alisan Fine Arts first showcased her works in the 2017 group exhibition Desiring: Post 97 Hong Kong Ink Art, and then two group exhibitions in 2018: Emerging Ink Atists, as well as the charity exhibition HOPE.




2021 Received Master of Arts degree at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

Received Bachelor Degree with First Honour, double major in Fine Arts 

  and Biology,at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
2010 Exchange student at the University of California at Berkeley, USA

Received the Ms. Chu Lam Yiu Full Scholarship


Moved to Hong Kong to study at the Chinese University of Hong Kong


Selected Award



Outstanding Graduation Work Award, Central Academy of Fine Arts


Y.S. Hui Fine Arts Award

  Wucius Wong Creative Ink Painting Award
2013 Convocation Outstanding Creativity Student Award 2012/2013, 
  Chinese University of Hong Kong
2008 Ms. Chu Lam Yiu Full Scholarship


Solo Exhibition


2020 Li Galaxy, Tong Gallery & Projects+, Beijing, China
2019 Chen-Kwan, Daguan Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan


Selected Group Exhibition


2021 Suzhou Garden Art Festival, Cang Lang Ting Garden, Suzhou
2020 Contemporary Forms of Ink Painting, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong
2019 Art Basel 2019, HKCEC,Hong Kong
  The Thirteenth National Art Exhibition Guang Dong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair, Shanghai Exhibition Centre, 


Shanghai, China


Desiring: Post 97 Hong Kong Ink Art, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong


Beijing Youth Art Biennial, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China


Senses: Exhibition of Works by Young Emerging Hong Kong Artist,


University Museum & Art Gallery, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong


Fresh Trend 2014, Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong


Graduation Show of Fine Arts Department The Art Museum of Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


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