Li Yiwen was born in Luoyang, Henan Province, China in 1982, graduated from the Department of Mural Painting from the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), with a bachelor’s degree in 2006, and with a master’s degree in 2011. Currently he works and lives in Beijing, China.
Li has participated in group exhibitions since 2006; in 2011 he participated in the show Fresh Eyes 2011 — Framework Growing Inside Out, at He Xiangning Art Museum in Shenzhen, China; in 2013 he participated in Encounters — Art Sanya/International Contemporary Art Exhibition 2013 in Sanya, China and in 2015, he participated The 2nd CAFAM Future Exhibition: Observer-Creator/The Reality Representation of Chinese Young Art at CAFA Art Museum in Beijing, China.
In 2013, he had his solo exhibition entitled Twinkling at Times Art Museum in Beijing, China. Also, his solo exhibition LI YIWEN was showcased at Yang Gallery in Beijing, China in 2014, FEIZI Gallery in Brussel, Belgium in 2015, Leo Gallery in Hong Kong in 2016, Leo Gallery in Shanghai in 2018.