Artist’s Editions

Boxed set of 20 prints, Li Yuan-chia. Bologna. 1966. Text by Murilo Mendes.


Hunter Davies, A Walk Along the Wall: A Journey Along Hadrian’s Wall, London: Dent, 1974.

Exhibition Catalogues (solo)

Li Yuan-chia, Punto 1, Milan: Galleria Cadario, 1963.

Giulia Veronesi,  Li Yuen-chia: Antologia di Punto: 5 [sic], Milan: All’Insegna del Pesco d’Oro, 1965.

Li Yuan-chia, London: Lisson Gallery, 1967 (designed by Li Yuan-chia; also includes a four-page detachable Points multiple and poems by Li, and two poems by David Medalla).

Li Yuan-chia, Multiples, London: Lisson Gallery, 1968 (text by Nicholas Logsdail).

Li Yuan-chia, Boothby, Cumbria, 1968 (designed and printed by Li Yuan-chia; includes poems and texts by the artist).

Who are you…, Boothby, Cumbria, 1969 (designed and printed by Li Yuan-chia; includes poems by the artist).

Li Yuan-chia,  Golden Moon Show, London: Lisson Gallery, 1969.

Li Yuan-chia,  Water + Colours = 56/7 = Li Yuan-chia, Cumbria: LYC Museum, 1977 (designed and printed by Li Yuan-chia and includes the artist’s autobiography).

Li Yuan-chia, Bologna: Galleria Paolo Nanni, 1998 (facsimile edition of two ink-painted folding books by Li Yuan-chia with an introduction by Dino Gavina).

Li Yuan-chia: tell me what is not yet said. inIVA. London. 2000. ISBN1-899-846-23-9.

Viewpoint. A Retrospective of Li Yuan-chia. Taipei Fine Arts Museum. Taiwan. 2015. ISBN978-986-04-6148-0.

Exhibition Catalogues (group)

The Other Story: Afro-Asian Artists in Post-war Britain, London: Hayward Gallery, 1989. Rasheed Araeen.

Taipei Fine Arts Museum: Catalogue of Collections 1991-2. Taipei: Taipei Fine Arts Museum.1991.

Chemical Traces: Photography and Conceptual Art. 1968-1998. Kingston upon Hull: City Museum and Art Galleries. 1998. David Alan Mellor.

LYC Press Publications

Begin Again. A Book of Reflections and Reversals. dom sylvester houédard. Brampton. LYC Press, 1975 (intro Stefan Themerson).

Flower Tales. Winifred Nicholson. LYC Press, 1976.

Norma Wagner.Brampton. LYC Press, 1980.

Wall – Four Poets – Four Artists, Brampton: LYC Press, 1981.

Note: The LYC Museum & Art Gallery produced catalogues for every artist who exhibited at LYC Museum and Art Gallery. The Press also produced three issues of LYC Arts – one in 1976 and two in 1980 – a magazine of children’s art and poetry, and a number of annual diaries, some of which contain texts by Li Yuan-chia and others. All these publications were to the same 14 x 14 cm format.

Selected References in Newspapers and Journals

Frederick Laws, review of ‘Soundings Two’ at Signals in London, The Guardian, 4 August 1965.

Sheldon Williams, review of ‘Soundings Two’ at Signals in London, The New York Herald Tribune, 17 August 1965.

Oswell Blakeston, review of ‘Soundings Two’ at Signals in London, What’s On in London, 6 August 1965.

‘Artisti in galleria: Li Yuan-chia’,  Carlino Sera, 1 March 1966 (in Italian).

Francesco Colizzi, ‘Panorama Delle Mostre: Li Yuen-chia nella galleria San Petronio’ [sic], L’Avvernire d’Italia, 13 March 1966.

Kenneth Coutts-Smith, review of exhibition at Signals in London, Art and Artists, April 1966.

Robert Hughes, ‘Eastern Windows’ (review of ‘3+1’ at Signals in London), The Sunday Times, 17 April 1966.

Guy Brett, ‘Three Chinese artists who work in Italy’, The Times, 25 April 1966.

Eddie Wolfram, ‘3+1’, Arts Review, vol. 18, 30 April 1966.

Frederick Laws, ‘Li Yuan-chia’,  The Guardian, 10 May 1966.

Sheldon Williams, ‘Artists don’t belong in pigeonholes’, The New York Times Herald Tribune, 10 May 1966.

Oswell Blakeston, ‘Around some shows with Oswell Blakeston’, What’s on in London, 16 February 1967.

Nigel Gosling, ‘Production Unlimited’, The Observer, 18 February 1967.

Sheldon Williams, ‘Li and the Language of Painting’,  London Look, 9 September 1967.

Norbert Lynton, ‘Art in Multiples’, The Guardian, 16 February 1968.

‘Chinese artist settle happily at Boothby’, Evening News & Star, 27 May 1968.

‘Chinese artist’s exhibition at Boothby’,  Evening News & Star, 14 October 1968.

Guy Brett, ‘1+1 = 0: the painting of Li Yuan-chia’, Studio International, July-August 1969.

Guy Brett, ‘Li Yuan-chia and the point’,  The Times, 24 October 1969.

Elizabeth Glazebrook, review of “The Moon Show” at the Lisson Gallery in London, Queen, November 1969.

Edwin Mullins, ‘Master of Popularity’,  Sunday Telegraph, 2 November 1969.

Paul Overy, ‘The Golden Moon Show’, The Times, c. October 1969.

Jasia Reichardt, ‘At the Lisson Gallery…’, Architectural Design, c. October 1969.

‘More modern festival opens its second decade’,  The Buckingham Advertiser, 15 October 1970.

Guy Brett, ‘Just a few hours of participation’, The Times, 16 February 1971.

Paul Overy, ‘Museum on Hadrian’s Wall’,  The Times, 4 September 1974.

Milly Masters, ‘Why Li is looking for friends…’, Evening News & Star, 8 July 1975.

‘Buy a brick – for art’s sake’, Arts North, May 1979.

Alex X. Fraser, ‘Eight Years on the Great Wall’, Art Monthly, no. 39, September, 1980.

Kenneth Hudson, ‘Farmhouse into gallery’,  The Illustrated London News, October 1980.

Richard Kelly, ‘Chinese blues. Period?’, The Guardian, 6 August 1982.

William Fever, ‘Monumental Hoes’, Vogue, March 1982.

Dick Allen, ‘Threat to Li’s “seven days a week” art gallery’,  Cumberland News, 29 January 1982.

Oliver Bevan, ‘A Weekend at LYC’, Art Monthly, March 1983.

Guy Brett, ‘Point made’, The Guardian, 28 November 1994.

Paul Martin, ‘Li Yuan-chia 1929-1994’. (unpublished) 1994.

Donald Wilkinson, Obituary, The Independent, 5 December 1994.

Tate Magazine. Issue 32. 25 Nov 2014. Winifred Nicholson and Li Yuan-chia in Cumbria, 1975

Selected Online References

Cumbrian Cosmopolitanisms, Hammad Nasar. British Art Studies. Issue 12, May 2019.

Wallpaper Magazine, 3 Nov 2020. Haegue Yang’s fantastic beasts descend on Tate St Ives, 2020

Selected Chinese References in Newspapers and Journals

Yingying Lai, ‘Li Yuan-chia, 1929 – 1994’, Years Antique and Gallery Magazine, 1995.

Beatrice Gysen-Hsieh, ‘A Silenced Rebel’,  Art of Collection, September 1997.


Solo Exhibitions


Galleria Numero, Florence, Italy


Galleria La Colomba, Bologna, Italy


Antologia di Punto: 5, All’Insegna del Pesce d’Oro, Milan, Itlay


Cosmic Point, Lisson Gallery, London, UK

All & Nothing Show, Speakers’ Corner, Hyde Park, London, UK


Cosmic Multiples, Lisson Gallery, London, UK

Pavilions in the Parks, London, UK

Studio Exhibition, Boothby, Brampton, Cumbria, UK


Golden Moon Show, Lisson Gallery, London, UK


Water + Colour = 56/7 = Li Yuan-chia, LYC Museum, Banks, Cumbria, UK


Li Yuan-chia, Galleria Paolo Nanni, Bologna, Italy


Li Yuan-chia: tell me what is not yet said. Camden Arts Centre, London, UK and touring to Abbott Hall Art Gallery and Museum, Kendall and Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels. Curated by Guy Brett. Organised by inIVA, London. (cat)


Viewpoint. A retrospective of Li Yuan-chia. Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan


Spotlight on: Li Yuan-chia. Richard Saltoun Gallery, London, curated by Dr. Diana Yeh


Li Yuan-chia. Tate St. Ives, a room curated by Haegue Yang to accompany her solo exhibition there.

Selected Group Exhibitions


National Arts and Calligraphy Exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan


IV & V Biennale, Sao Paulo, Brazil


Ton-Fan, Taipei, Taiwan; New York, USA


Anno 62 , +’venster, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

(included among others, Fontana, Calderara, Hsiao Chin, Morellet, Soto, von Graevenitz, and the Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel)


Punto 1, Galleria Cadario, Milan, Italy


Soundings Two, Signals Gallery, London, UK


3 + 1: Hsiao Chin, Ho Kan, Li Yuan-chia, Pia Pizzo, Signals Gallery, London, UK


Little Missenden Festival, Buckinghamshire, UK


Popa at Moma – Pioneers of Participation-Art, MOMA, Oxford, UK


Art Spectrum North, Laing Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK


The Other Story: Afro-Asian Artists in Post-war Britain, Hayward Gallery, London, UK


Chemical Traces: Photography and Conceptual Art 1968-1998, City Museum and Art Gallery, Kingston upon Hull, UK