Liang Yuanwei was born in 1977 and currently lives and works in Beijing. She graduated from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, where received her BA and MA degrees. As one of the most important emerging painters of the generation, Liang has exhibited her art at various spaces including Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing), Museum of China Central Academy of Fine Arts (Beijing), Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum (Shanghai), Berkeley Art Museum (Berkeley), and Foundation Joan Miró (Barcelona). She was also one of the participating artists of the China Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale (2011).
Her works are collected in publications such as Younger than Jesus (Phaidon, 2009) and Vitamin P2 (Phaidon, 2011). Her recent exhibitions include My Generation: Young Chinese Artists (Tampa Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg; Orange County Museum of Art; 2014-2015) and Focus Beijing: the De Heus-Zomer Collection (Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 2014).