刘启恒 Qiheng Liu


Born in North of China in 1990, now live in Portland.

I am a person who really cannot become used to a new environment very quickly. Knowing this, I came to Glasgow from China in 2009. Everything there was completely strange to me, even the sunlight. I was absolutely lost. Therefore, I started to be aware of the existence of self and focused on it gradually. The concept of “self” was established in my mind. Everything around me became fascinating sine then. A glass bottle, a plant could be the major element of my painting. It was like I invited the objects to the stage (painting) to have a fun performance which could be the representative on behalf of “self”. I thought it was fun, like played a game. I believe painting is a game, just like other games.


2014-2016 Painting MA Royal college of art London

2012-2013 Painting MLitt The Glasgow School of Art Glasgow

2009-2012 B.A in Fine Art The Glasgow School of Art Glasgow


The Graduate Art Prize Short list Show,Herbert Smith Freehills, London,2016

ING Discerning Eye Show, Mall Gallery, London, 2016

The Royal College of Art Degree Show 2016, Royal College of Art, London, 2016

The RCA’s Secret,Dubai,2016

The Work in Progress Show,RCA,London,2015

Agency 10, Unlimited Studio,Glasgow,2013

The Glasgow School of Art M.Litt Degree Show,Mackintosh Building,Glasgow,2013

The Glasgow School of Art-Fine Art Practice (MLitt),Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow,2013

The New Generation Show, Compass Gallery,Glasgow,2012

The Glasgow School of Art degree Show,Mackintosh Building,Glasgow,2012