Awarded 36th Nation Cultural Award.
“Retrospective Exhibition of Liu Kuo-sung's Works of Art”in Shandong Museum, China.
Honorary Member for China Federation of Literary and Art Circles.
Awarded Foreign Honorary Member.
by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
The retrospective exhibition of “Echo of the Universe, Ink Art of Liu Kuo-sung”at Chinese Art Museum, Shanghai.
Participated in Ink Asia, the first art fair specialized in Chinese Ink Paintings held in Hong Kong, and was invited to deliver the speech：My Journey with Chinese Ink Painting.
Revolution | “Renaissance: The Art of Liu Kuo-Sung” Asia Tour Exhibition
MoCA@LOEWEN, Singapore. National Museum of Indonesia, Jakarta
Museum of Contemporary of Art, Bangkok
“Revolution/ Renaissance: The Art of Liu Kuo-sung”was held at the National Museum of History in October, and toured around Southeast Asia in 2015.
Shandong Museum established “The Art Gallery of Modern Chinese Paintings by Liu Guosong”. All the artworks are displayed permanently.
“A Man of All Directions-Retrospective Exhibition of Liu Kuo-Sung at age 80”was held at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts.
He was awarded the “Lifetime Achievement Award of Chinese Art”by the Chinese National Academy of Arts.
A Creation Exhibition by Liu Guosong – Looking back at 80” exhibition
at the National Art Museum of China, Beijing.
Solo exhibition was held at Goedhuis Contemporary in London,England. Liu's work “The Rise and Set of the Sun and Moon”was collected by British Museum.
“Universe in Mind: Liu Guosong 60 Years of Paintings” exhibition at Hubei Provincial Museum, Ningxia Provincial Museum, Chongqing China Three Gorges Museum and Hefei Yaming Museum.
He received“The 12th Annual National Award for Arts”of Taiwan.
Photo by Chang Meng-qi
Photo by Chang Mengchi
“Universe in the Mind: 60 Years of Paintings by Liu Guosong”exhibition at the Wuyingdian Hall of the Palace Museum, Shanghai Museum of Art and Guangdong Art Musuem.
Invited by Harvard University to participated in “New Chinese Paintings” exhibition and to deliver a speech.
“Paintings by Liu Kuo-sung and his students” exhibition at Arizona State University.
“A Universe of His Own” exhibition at Hong Kong Museum of Art, and exhibition catalog published.
“Liu Kuo-sung at 70”exhibition at Hanart T Z Gallery in Hong Kong.
“Universe at Hear: A Retrospective of Liu Kuo-Sung at 70 Exhibition”toured around at the Accton Art Center in Hsinchu,
National History Museum in Beijing, Shanghai Art Museum, Guangdong Museum of Art and Living Mall in Taipei.
Awarded“Outstanding Alumni”by the Taiwan National Normal University.
He visited Jiuzhaigou in Sichuan and was deeply moved by the beauty of nature. He started to explore the light ink techniques with architectural draft paper to express the techniques with architectural draft paper to express the beauty of Jizhaigou in a series of paintings.
Invited to lecture at Tibet University; visited Mount Everest
He was the only artist from Taiwan invited to participate in the opening ceremonies of the“China : 5000 Years Exhibition”at the Guggenheim Museum in New York and in Bibao.
He was invited to participate in“Chinese Art Exhibition”and conference at the Shanghai Art Museum.
Appointed head of Fine Arts Research Institute at the Tainan Fine Arts University.
“Liu Kuo-Sung Research Exhibition” at Taipei National Museum of History; Hsiao Chong Ray's “Liu Kuo-Sung Research” was also published by Taipei National Museum of History.
Retired from Chinese University of Hong Kong, moved to Taichung, Taiwan; joined Tunghai University as visiting professor.
“Retrospective at 60” exhibition held at Taiwan Museum of Art in Taichung.
A major retrospective exhibition for Liu was held at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum. A catalogue of his paintings was published.
He was commissioned by the American Express Corporation and painted a five-story mural titled “Source”1952 × 366 cm
Liu's was invited by “May Painting Salon”of France to present Liu's painting“Submerge into the Mountain's Breath”as part of the salon exhibition in Pairs.
Holds a solo exhibition at China Art Museum in Beijing, invited by Central Academy of Fine Arts to give lectures and hold an exhibition then travels to eighteen cities throughout China, as far north as Harbin and far west as Lanzhou and Urumqi.
He was invited to Beijing for the inauguration of the Chinese Painting Research Institute and to exhibit his works. Then, he visited Nanjing, Shanghai, and to exhibit his works.
He taught at University of lowa for a year as visiting professor.
Chosen as the only Asian representative among the eight official painters of the British Commonwealth, and participated in creating “Commonwealth Print”in Canada.
Participated in“Hong Kong Art Today”exhibition at the Hong Kong Art Museum.
Published essay“Discussion on Painting Techniques” and introduced his hugely controversial theories of “overturning the centre tip”and “overturning the brush”.
He was appointed the Chairman of the Fine Arts Department at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He created the “Modern Chinese Ink Painting”curriculum.
Museum fur Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt, and Museum fur Ostasiatische Kunst, Cologne, jointly held the touring exhibition“Painting of Liu Kuo-sung”, and published“Liu Kuo-sung--The Growth of a Modern Chinese Artist” in German.
Influenced by pictures of the earth taken from the moon by the American Apollo 8 spacecraft, began painting the “Space Series” ; the first work in the series "Which is Earth?" won the first prize at the“Mainstream '69”in US.
Named Taiwan's “Ten Outstanding Youths”.
First New York solo exhibition at Rhodes Gallery, and received good review from New York Times art critic John Canaday. Represented by Rhodes Gallery.
First US solo exhibition held at Laguna Beach Museum of Art in California.
Recommended by Li Zhu-ji , Liu received a two-year to travel the world awarded by the John D. Rockefeller III Foundation.
Liu's first solo exhibition was held at the Taiwan Museum of Art in Taipei.
His collection of essays,“The Road to Modern Chinese Painting”was published by Wen Hsing Bookstore in Taipei.
Influenced by architecture's theories of materials, he abandons oil and canvas, and returns to the world of ink and paper, and he pioneered the use of rough fiber cotton paper, and invented the“Liu Kuo-sung paper”which brought forth a new painting style truly his own.
His work“Clouds Know no Emptiness”was collected by the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the first time his work was collected by museum.
Ms.Lee Mo-hua and he were married.
Participated in Brazil's Sao Paolo Bienal and France's Paris Youth Bienale. Described as “genius” by France's Le Figaro Newspaper.
Worked at the Architecture Department of Tainan Cheng Gong University as teaching assistant for Professor Guo Bo-chuan.
Began to write articles about art theory to advocate modern Chinese art in Taiwan.
The first exhibition of the“Fifth Moon Group”opened in Taipei, and initiated a new art movement in Taiwan.
He determined dedication to art when he was grade 11,and then enters the Fine Arts Department of the Taiwan Normal University and Graduated 1st from there.
Founded the “Fifth Moon Group” with the encouragement of his professor Liao Jichun.
Moved with his school to Taiwan and entered affiliated high school of the Taiwan Provincial Teachers' College (now Taiwan Normal University).
Qualified and admitted to Nanjing National Revolutionary Army Orphan School.
His father died in the war fighting against Japanese invaders, During the war, Liu took refuge with monther and sister in Hubei, Shanxi, Sichuan, Hunan, Jiangxi, and other places. The younger sister died during the fleeing.
Liu Kuo-sung was born on April 26, in Bangbu, Anhui Province, China.The family was originally from Chingzhou, Shandong Provence.