Wangping Li was born in Mizhi, Shaanxi province. She received her master’s degree from Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts in 1988 and is currently a professor and a supervisor in the Design Department of Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts. She is also a member of the National Artists Association, an art committee member of Shaanxi Art Association of Watercolour, the director of Shaanxi Modern Watercolour Pastel Painting Institute, the director of Shaanxi Sports and Arts Provincial Association, an editor of Contemporary Art magazine, the vice president of Chang’an Painting and Calligraphy Institute, and the director of the Shaanxi branch of China’s Democratic League’s Central Academy of Fine Arts. Her works were selected into over 30 major exhibitions including the 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th National Art Exhibition. She has won 9 national awards, 7 provincial awards, and published her works on major journals on over sixty occasions, as well as publishing six articles and six books on her work. Her poster Fighting Desertification Depends on Our Hands won the third prize at the 9th National Art Exhibition, and her poster The Three Rural Issues won the Excellence Award.
李望平, 陕西米脂人，1988 年西安美术学院硕士研究生毕业 西安美术学院设计系教授、硕士研究生导师 中国美术家协会会员 陕西美协水彩、粉画艺委会委员 陕西当代水彩粉画研究院理事 陕西省体育文化艺术协会理事 当代艺术杂志编委 长安书画院副院长 民盟中央美术院陕西分院理事 作品入选第六、七、八、九、十届全国美展及重要展览 30 余次，获全国奖九次，省级奖七次，发表专著六部，论 文六篇，重要刊物发表作品 60 余次。全国九届美展招贴《遏 制荒漠化靠我们的双手》获得铜牌奖，全国十届美展招贴《三 农问题》获得优秀奖，全国第四届城市运动会招贴《发展体 育事业、共创美好明天》获得铜牌奖，全国第七届体育美展 国画作品《激情与梦想》获优秀奖（均奖） 代表作品入编国家权威书刊。
Lipont Gallery brought six renowned artists from China to the multicultural Vancouver to practice art; meet the local art community, experience the beauty of Vancouver and capture it in their art. The 19-day trip provided them with a time of reflection, research, and presentation.
“Silk Road – An Art Journey from Xi’an to Vancouver” kicked off on March 14, 2018 at Lipont Gallery. Artists Beiping Guo, Lixian Zhang, Wangping Li, Guodong Han, Xiaoyang Yang, and Jianjun Ke visited local attractions such as the scenic and artsy Granville Island, Whistler, Gastown, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Vancouver Island. They built a meaningful cultural exchange by visiting professionals at local art colleges and art institutions.
After the event, an exhibition of their work completed on the trip was held at Lipont Gallery from March 29 to 31, 2018.