Li Xiaoguang was born in 1975 in the Ji district of Tianjin, China. He completed his Bachelor’s degree at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Hebei Normal University in 1999 and earned his Master’s degree from the Department of Printmaking at the Central Academy of Fine Arts a decade later. Today, he serves as an Associate Professor at the School of Fine Arts, Nanjing Art Institute, and is an active member of the China Artists Association.
Focusing primarily on printmaking and illustration, Li Xiaoguang emerged as a special illustrator for the magazine »Reader«. His unique blend of artistry and pedagogical approach brought him national acclaim. Among his most noted works are the illustrations for the books »1984-1989 Shining – Burning Hai Zi Poems« (2019), »Summer Stories« (2021), and »The Grand Canal Sends Grandpa’s Car« (2022).
»Summer Stories« was lauded with the Best Picture Book Award at the 34th Chen Boshu International Children’s Literature Award and the China 2021 »Most Beautiful Book« award. His works are housed in several revered institutions including the National Art Museum of China and the China Print Museum.
Renowned critic Zhou Qian remarked, »His works, intricate and profound, reveal a mastery of texture and tone that breathes life into the everyday«. Li Xiaoguang’s work was also rewarded with the Gold Medal at the 11th National Art Exhibition and the Guanlan International Print Award.
Li Xiaoguang currently resides in Jiangsu Province.