This book features 28 works from Lampo Leong’s current painting series Contemplation • Forces.
Lampo Leong, PhD, Central Academy of Fine Arts; MFA, California College of the Arts; BFA, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, is an internationally acclaimed artist and currently a Professor of Art at the University of Missouri-Columbia and a former Art Department Chair. He is also an Honorary Visiting Professor at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and has been named the Weiner Distinguished Professor at the Missouri University of Science & Technology. Leong has served as judge for over 30 art competitions and presented more than 160 lectures across the United States and Asia in universities such as Berkeley, Stanford, Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, Harbin Institute of Technology, and National Taiwan Normal University.
Leong’s work has been featured worldwide through over 60 solo and 360 group exhibitions, including the Taipei International Modern Ink Painting Biennial, The Art of Writing in Germany, The 11th National Fine Arts Exhibition in China, Art of China, Re-Ink: Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Ink and Wash Painting 2000-2012 at Today Art Museum in Beijing, Macao’s Proposed Artworks for the 54th Venice Biennale, and the International Contemporary Masters in the USA. He has also received over 55 awards, such as a Gold Medal at the Creative Quarterly international art competition in New York and Diploma of Excellence in Medial 1.Art Biennial at the Art Addiction Medial Museum in London.
Leong’s works could be found among 16 museums and hundreds of corporate and private collections, for example, The Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, The Written Art Foundation in Germany, as well as a 26-foot-diameter granite inset calligraphic medallion installed as public art in a San Francisco city park. Leong’s achievements have been featured in more than 900 reviews and publications internationally, including the front covers for New Art International in New York and the Creative Genius: 100 Contemporary Artists in London. Leong is cited in over 95 biographical references, including Who’s Who in the World, The International Who’s Who, and the 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century. In 1999, San Francisco Mayor proclaimed November 19th to be Lampo Leong Day.