Born in Qingdao, China. Received BFA from the Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University in Beijing. MFA at UMass Dartmouth in Massachusetts. Qian is an associate professor at Cleveland State University.
Qian Li is an internationally renowned artist working with painting, video, interactive installation and mixed media. Her work was shown in German, China, Brazil, Serbia, Turkey, Greece, Serbia and many other countries. Her awards include the Individual Excellence Award and Grant from the Ohio Art Council in 2008 and 2015. Qian's art has published in many art magazines and her works are included in many permanent collections in the US and China.