Liu Jian

Liu Jian (China, 1969) majored in Chinese Painting and graduated from the Nanjing Art Institute in 1993.
Since then, he has made various works that met with the criteria of modern art and that were presented in some of the most important exhibitions in China and abroad. He is one of the representative artists of Gaudy Art and Conceptual Photography. He began working on animations in 1995 and founded Le-joy Animation Studio in 2007.

His first feature animation, Piercing 1, screened in numerous film festivals, including Holland Animation FF, Annecy International Animation FF, and Hong Kong International FF. The film also won Best Animated Feature Film at the 4th Asia Pacific Screen Awards. Liu Jian also teaches animation filmmaking at the China Academy of Art. In 2017, his feature animation film Have A Nice Day premieres in competition at the Berlin Film Festival before being screened in more than 50 festivals worldwide including BFI London, Sitges, Thessaloniki and Annecy.