Li Bingru


Other Professional Positions:

Council member of Chinese Arts and Crafts Association (BABC)

Executive Deputy Secretary General of Lacquer Art Committee under the China National Arts and Crafts Society

Research Area: 

Traditional Chinese Hand Craftsmanship and Lacquer Culture Revival

Academic Viewpoint:

A lot of traditional Chinese handicrafts carry excellent cultural connotation. However, adversely affected by the market economy, many sub-segments of handicraft art have undergone the difficulties because of the losses of materials or resources, limited varieties, lifelessness and backwardness of production and business models. This is also true for Chinese lacquer art which bears a long history and contains profound culture. We carry out researches on cultural revival from the perspective of intangible cultural heritage and take traditional Chinese lacquer culture as the starting point. We combine the academic research and commercialization of lacquer culture so as to explore the model and experience for restructuring the handicrafts industry.

Academic Achievements:

1998: Compiled the history of lacquer art in Lacquer Art of Chinese Art Education Encyclopedia

1999: His lacquer painting “Village” was selected and awarded Honorable Mention in the 9th National Exhibition of Fine Arts

2004: His lacquer painting “Expectation” was selected and awarded Honorable Mention in the 10th National Exhibition of Fine Arts

2005: His lacquer painting “Broad Road” was shown in the exhibition of nominees of the First Beijing International Art Biennale

2007: His lacquer painting “Encounter with Mustard Seed Garden” was awarded Honorable Mention in the 2nd China Arts and Crafts Exhibition

2009: His lacquer painting “Flower” was awarded Honorable Mention in the 5th China Modern Handicrafts Art School Exhibition

2010: His lacquer painting “Shape and Shadow” won Silver Award in “Coming From Hemudu – the 3rd International Lacquer Arts Exhibition”


History of Chinese Lacquer Art, Foundation of Ornaments, Three-dimensional Modeling, Comprehensive Material Experiment, Lacquer Painting