About the Book
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, 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 a 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 20 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, University of Macao, and Tainan National University of Art.
Leong’s work has been featured worldwide through over 60 solo and 300 juried/curated 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: Contemporary Ink 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 50 awards including a Gold Medal at the Creative Quarterly international art competition in New York.
Leong’s works could be found in more than 10 museums and over 100 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 public art projects for Columbia City Hall and a 26-foot-diameter granite inset calligraphic medallion for a San Francisco city park. Leong’s achievements have been featured in hundreds of reviews and publications internationally, including the front covers for New Art International in New York and the Creative Genius: 100 Contemporary Artists in London. In 1999, San Francisco Mayor proclaimed November 19th to be Lampo Leong Day.