Self-portrait with cigarette
mixed media, 38" x 22", 1992

Qimin Liu:
A Journey of Art and Redemption

March 3 ~ April 14, 2012

Opening Reception:
Saturday, March 3, 2012 @ 7:00 p.m.

With work spanning nearly three decades, this exhibit examines the art and career of Qimin Liu, a Chinese-American painter who immigrated to the US in 1991. The intent of this exhibit is also to highlight the personal and spiritual journey of the artist as he has sought to find and establish himself in the art world. Over the past ten years, the work of Qimin Liu has been placed squarely in the school of both Philadelphia Realism and as a direct descendent of the New York "Ashcan" School of artists, having gathered much national and international acclaim.

Please join us at Provenance Center as we take a look into the life and art of Qimin Liu.


Broken Glass, mixed media, 33" x 33", 1993   Girl by Window, gouache on paper, 20" x 21", 1986



Qimin Liu is currently a Professor of Art, Painting and Drawing at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, Connecticut. He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in California, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. His work has been purchased by collectors in both the United States and Europe, with an exhibit planned in Weihai, China for July, 2012. In addition, he has recently opened a new studio and workshop in New London, Connecticut. Qimin lives in East Lyme, Connecticut with his wife Shelly and son, Ethan, who just turned five years old.


�This is not about art for art�s sake. . . it is about humanity. . . people who are struggling. I have always been concerned with social issues in the context of painterly realism. � ~ Qimin Liu, 2004


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