Liu Jianhua began his career in 1977 by working in a porcelain sculpture studio. He’s studied at Fine Arts Department of the Jingdezhen Pottery & Porcelain College where he majored in Sculpture. He is currently living in Shanghai, China where he is a professor in the Sculpture Department of the Fine Arts School of Shanghai University.
Liu Jianhua’s primary working materials are porcelain, artifacts, and waste products imported from foreign countries; he is drawn to these materials because of their cultural implications and material history.
Liu’s work ranges from small, porcelain figures of scantily clad, headless women to a model of the Shanghai skyline built out of poker chips and dice. Currently, Liu’s work has turned to contemporary issues of urbanization and rapid development in China’s cities.