Born In China.
Residence In Toronto, Canada.
Graduated from Lu
Xun Academy Of Fine Arts, Shen Yang, China.
Ritian is a Chinese-Canadian visual artist working in photography,
sculpture, installation and performance. Since 1989, he has exhibited
both nationally and internationally, with group and solo shows in
Canada, China and the United States. His awards and grants include
Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council,
and the Golden Prize from the Art Museum of Guangdong (China). His works
are part of private and public collections in many countries.
Ritian usually likes to express the modern society and the cultural
phenomena. His idea comes from his native language and he devotes to
combine the traditional and new Chinese cultural symbolism of
contemporary context. It also integrates his Chinese heritage with
Western post-modernist culture.