Alfred Li is a Chicago-area artist and graphic designer whose true passion is painting. Alfred’s primary style of painting is modern contemporary Asian with Chinoiserie/Japonaiserie influences. Being an Asian American, it is important for him to reflect his dual identities in his work. By blending both backgrounds, he creates hybrid paintings with an East-meets-West sensibility. He combines painting techniques by creating traditional style Asian paintings using non-traditional style mediums such as acrylic, oil, and mixed media. Alfred’s most recent works have boasted vibrant colors capturing emotions using facial expressions.
He has had his artwork displayed at various Chicago area locations including the James R. Thompson Center, the Chicago Cultural Center, Gallery 2, Sullivan Galleries, “Calles y Sueños” Gallery, the Skokie Public Library, the Yoga Trek Center in Oak Park, Stage 773, and Central Gallery. Alfred was the featured artist during Asian American History Month at the Harold Washington Library in 2009. He has art permanently on display at Access Living.