Shen Lieyi 沈烈毅 (b. 1969)

Born in Hangzhou in 1969, Shen Lieyi graduated from the Department of Sculpture, China Academy of Art in Hangzhou in 1995. Since 2002, he has been working at the China Academy of Art, engaging in the teaching and creation of public art. Currently he is also the director of China Sculpture Institute, Vice-President of Zhejiang Sculptors Association, and the Executive Deputy Director of the Department of Public Space Art at the China Academy of Art.

Since the early 2000s, Shen actively participated in numerous sculpture competitions in China and overseas. In 2010, his work “Water” in West Lake, located in Southern Song Imperial Street, received the “Excellent Prize” in the 2010 National Excellent Urban Sculpture Construction Project held by the National Urban Sculpture Construction Steering Committee. In 2012, he took part in the 4th West Lake International Sculpture Invitational Exhibition in Hangzhou. Within the same year, he won the Example Prize of “Artistic Projects of Public Facilities”, in the 2012 National Excellent Urban Sculpture Construction Project held by National Urban Sculpture Construction Steering Committee for a Public Art Work Design Project in Xiaoshan Airport T3 Terminal. In 2013, he took hom the 3rd Liu Kaiqu Award at the International Sculpture Exhibition Nord Art 2013 in Budelsdorf, Germany. To date, Shen continues to actively participate in public art-related exhibitions, competitions and commission public art projects.

Besides creating work for projects in China, Shen also completed commission projects overseas. In 2012, he was by the Shanghai municipal government to create a work as a gift to Basel Switzerland. The sculpture was titled “Boat” which is currently displayed in Basel St. John Park in Switzerland.

Shen continues to teach at the College of Sculpture and Public Art in the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou.


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