Lu Zhengyuan was born in Dalian, China in 1982, and received his MFA from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, where he is currently a professor. A multidisciplinary artist, whose oeuvre spans a range of mediums and topics, Lu's work demonstrates an interest in the dichotomies and similarities between fake and real, space which he carefully navigates between with his trademark humour.
In 2010, under curatorial instruction by Sui Jianguo, Lu embarked on a project that saw him create one work a day for 84 days. The subsequent series, titled 84 Days, 84 Works, was exhibited at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in 2010 and became a critical talking point for Lu’s continued relationship with the methodology of art practice and creation. Later, he ventured into work that dealt more closely with perceptions. His series Subtleties of Creation (2014) features hyperrealistic paintings of artificial peaches, drawing attention to society’s readiness to accept half-truths or fictions.
Solo exhibitions include Crossing The Ocean - Color symbiosis, MAC Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Panama City, Panama; Galleria Nacional, San Jose, Costa Rica (2016); Oxymoron, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan (2015); Asian Art: Lu Zhengyuan, Long Museum, Shanghai, China (2014); Meet: Lu Zhengyuan, Phoenix Art Center, Beijing, China (2014); Superfluous Thing No.2, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (2013); Refle-Ction: Lu Zhengyuan, White Box Museum of Art, Beijing, China (2010); 84 Days, 84 Works of Art, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (2010); and Lu Zhengyuan: Solo Exhibition, Primo Marella Gallery, Milan, Italy (2010).
His work has been exhibited in group exhibitions including On the Road, Hubei Museum of art, Hubei Sheng, China (2017); The First China Urban Public Art Exhibition, Museum of Art Today, Beijing, China (2017); Rendez – vous: Young French & Chinese Art, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China (2017); BRIC-à-brac:The Jumble of Growth, Today Art Museum, Chaoyang District, Beijing (2017); The Exhibition of Annual of the Contemporary Art of China 2014, Beijing Minsheng Museum, China (2016); Guns and Roses, Kunstraum, Potsdam c/o Waschhaus, Germany (2016); Observer – Creator, Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China (2015); TA Era, Times Art Museum, Beijing, China (2015); Soft Abstraction as Constellation, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (2014); and The Second China International Forum on Installation Art, Long Museum, Shanghai, China (2014).
Lu Zhengyuan currently lives and works in Beijing, China.