Ying Li

Ying Li is the Phyllis Koshland Professor of Fine Arts and Department Chair at Haverford College. She was born in Beijing, China, and graduated from Anhui Teachers University (1974-77) where she taught 1977-83. She immigrated to the United States in 1983 and received an M.F.A. from Parsons School of Design, NY in 1987.

Li’s work has been featured in dozens of solo exhibitions across the United States and Europe, and in nearly 100 group exhibitions since 1990. Her expression paintings has received renown and has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Art Forum, Art in America, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The New York Sun, New York Press, Cover, Artcricital.com, Abstract Art on Line, Painter’s Table, Hyperallergic.com and Morbihan France.

John Yau, “Ying Li’s Ecstatic Landscapes”, Hyperallergic, June 27, 2020

Featured Interview with Ying Li on Public Radio Studio Tulsa on 89.5-1, broadcast Nov 1, 2018

Piper Prolago, “Ying Li’s ‘Elements’ Holds Emotional Weight,” The Collegian, University of Tulsa, Nov 5, 2018

Lev Feigin, “Double Geographies,” Broad Street Review, Nov. 10, 2017

Online interview and audio podcast with Ying Li conducted by Larry Groff for Painting Perception, 2016



Ying Li: Alterity, Pamela Salisbury Gallery, Hudson, NY

Ying Li, Blossoms at the Time of Croliness, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford, PA


Ying Li: Peregrinations, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Ying Li, Beyond Trees, VCAM, Haverford College, Haverford, PA


Alexander Hogue Gallery of Art, The University of Tulsa, OK


Ying Li: Expanded Geographies,Sellars Gallery, Brenau University,  Gainesville, GA

Ying Li: Sojourn, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA


Ying Li: Geographies, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford, PA; Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA