Rosanna Li is a Hong Kong ceramic artist and educator. In the 1980s, she studied ceramics in Hong Kong and the UK and taught at the School of Design of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University from 1990 to 2016.
Rossana Li ceramic figurines are vivid and lifelike, and her works, they are widely exhibited in public spaces throughout Hong Kong public area. Her works are deeply loved by audiences, including Hong Kong International Airport (since June 2022), MTR Yau Tong Station, and Lee Tung Street in Wan Chai. She has held 20 solo exhibitions and participated in more than 185 group exhibitions since the 1980s. Her ceramic works have been exhibited in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Asia, and Europe, including Macau, Taiwan, Foshan, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Jingdezhen, Beijing, Xi’an, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Mongolia, Australia, Canada, the United States, Russia, Serbia, Italy, France, and the UK.
There is a simple charm and a sense of life found in her ceramic work, reflecting her keen observation and sense of daily life with her wisdom and humor. She likes to collect ready-made objects and place them with ceramic figurines to enhance her strength of story telling for her collection of work. Her collection has been exhibited in Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, Germany, and Switzerland in the form of installations. In addition, she is one of the few people who have written about the development of contemporary ceramics in Hong Kong. Her articles have been published in the Hong Kong Visual Arts Yearbook.
In addition to win the 14th Hong Kong Artist of the Year Awards (Visual Arts) from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 2020; Rossana was also nominated for the Sovereign Asian Art Prize in Hong Kong in 2016, the Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Associations’ “Outstanding Women in the Six Arts” Award (Visual Arts/Sculpture and Ceramics) in 2013, the “Certificate of Commendation for the Promotion of Cultural and Arts Development” from the Home Affairs Bureau in 2005, the Silver Award at the Guangdong Museum of Art’s “China Contemporary Young
Ceramic Artists Academic Invitational Exhibition” in 2000, and the Hong Kong Artists of the Year Awards (Sculpture) from the Hong Kong Artists Association in 1999 and the Hong Kong Municipal Council Arts Award (Ceramics) in 1985. Li served as a member of the Advisory Committee on Art Museum of the Home Affairs Bureau (2010-2016) and the Stamp Design Advisory Committee of Hongkong Post (2012-2018). She is currently a museum expert consultant (Hong Kong Art) of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, founding member and honorary consultant of the Hong Kong Art Education Association, founding member, honorary consultant, former president, and current vice president of the Hong Kong Contemporary Ceramic Association.
Her works are collected by the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, the Yingge Ceramics Museum in New Taipei City, the Guangdong Museum of Art, the Shiwan Ceramic Art Museum in Guangdong, and the Zhejiang Art Museum, etc.