Liqing Tan was born in 1994 in China. She has an MFA in Fine Art Painting from the UCL Slade School of Fine Art (2018) and a BA in Fine Art from Indiana University Of Bloomington (2015).
Exhibitions and prizes include Wells Art Contemporary 2020 (Wells), Royal Society of British Artists 303rd Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries (London), Contemporary Young Artist Award 2020, The Biscuit Factory (Newcastle), As I Recall, Studio d’arte Cannaviello Gallery (Milan), Dentons art prize, Dentons (London), New Horizons Young Talents Exhibition, Coast Gallery, (Zhuhai, China), Future Echoes, Museum of Refugees (Greece).
“Creating imaginary spaces or capturing dramatic moments (real or illusory) are important elements of my paintings. They are intended to elicit a degree of ambiguity, inviting the viewer to bring their subjective judgement to each piece. Informed by daily routines, they are storylines about contradictory happenings – documenting intimacy and separation, appearing and disappearing, missing and forgetting, discovering and reflecting, focusing and diverging.”