Liu Dapeng, King of Loneliness, 2018, oil on Belgian Linen, 110x200cm
Liu Dapeng


Liu Dapeng

Dapeng Liu (b. 1982, Beijing, China) lives and works in Sydney. Liu’s quest to strike a balance between the depth of human thought and the quality of artistic technique and style is the hallmark of his artistic endeavours. His paintings, often enriched with emotion and storytelling, have a seeming fusion of the East and the West, as well as the old and the new. The intrinsic consciousness reflected in his works blur the boundaries between different time, space and dimension, and delve into the intangible realms. 

In 2014, Liu was a finalist of the Archibald Prize. In 2015, he was a finalist of the Sulman Prize for his landscape painting which explored the timelessness of the vast Chinese landscapes as well as the Australian landscape, which has endured from time immemorial. 


1982 Born in Beijing
2005 Graduated from University of Northumbria at Newcastle in Visual Communication
2011 Master’s Degree of Arts by Research, Department of Art History and Film Studies, University of Sydney
2014 PhD candidature, Department of Art History and Film Studies, University of Sydney
Present Lives and works in Sydney, Australia​
2021 Archibald Finalist Prize Exhibition, Group show, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Land Water Shapes, Solo show, Art Atrium, Sydney
Sydney Contemporary, Art fair, Carriageworks, Sydney
2019 Summer Sojourn, Group Show, Art Atrium, Sydney
Vault of Asia, Group Show, Thienny Lee Gallery, Sydney
Winter Group Show, Group show, Vermilion Art, Sydney
2018 Shan Shui Australis, Solo show, Vermilion Art, Sydney
2018 Between Arts, Group show, 541 Art Space, Sydney
2017 Mosman Art Prize Finalist Exhibition, Group Show, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
2015 Peaks and Valleys, Group show, NockArt Gallery, Hong Kong
Summer Sojourn, Group show, Art Atrium, Sydney
A Retrospective of Chinese Archibald Finalists, Group, show, China Cultural Centre, Sydney
Sulman Prize Finalist Exhibition, Group show, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
Salon des Refuses Archibald Prize Exhibition, Group show, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2014 Archibald Prize Finalist Exhibition, Group show Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
2017 Finalist, Mosman Art Prize
2015 Finalist, Sulman Prize
Salon des Refuses, Archibald Prize
Residency, Nock Art Foundation, Hong Kong
2014 Finalist, top six, Archibald Prize
2019 March – Fashion Harper’s Bazaar, China
2018 December – The Good Good Times, Australia
March – Belle, Australia
2015 December – Fine Art Connoisseur, USA
September – Harper’s Bazaar Art, China
Issue 33 – Artist Profile, Australia
August – Daily Telegraph, Australia

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