Liu Keng-i was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1938. His father is the famous Taiwanese painter－Liu Chi-hsiang. He is an artist with abundant sensibility; he excels in capturing harmony and disaccord between nature and human. His works showed us the relationship between human, society and local country life. Liu had won several important Taiwanese domestic art awards, including “Tai-Yang Prize” of Tai-Yang Art Association Yearly Exhibition, and “Chin Chueh Prize” for oil paintings by R.O.C. Painting Society.
Selected solo shows: 1962, first one-man show at Gallery of Taiwan Daily News, Kaohsiung; 1982, Vien Gallery, Taipei, Ming Men Gallery, Taichung; 1985, Hsiung Shih Gallery, Taipei; 2001, Asia Art Center, Taipei; 2002, double solo exhibitions with his wife, Ya-Yun Tseng at Reyburn House Art Gallery, New Zealand; 2005-07, Indigo Gallery, New Zealand; 2011, "Aria of Life: The Art of Liu Keng-I", Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei.
Major group shows: 1990, "Liu's Family Show", Contemporary Gallery, Taipei, "300 years of Fine Arts in Taiwan", Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung; 1994, "Retrospective Exhibition of Painting Development in Taiwan, 1739-1980", Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsuing; 1996, "Sadness Transformed: 2.28 Commemorative Exhibition", Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei; 2011, "100 Paintings in a Century: Invitational Exhibition of Taiwan Contemporary Artists", National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung and Tainan Municipal Culture Center, Tainan; "A Century of the Humanities in Taiwan", National Museum of History, Taipei and National Museum of Taiwan Literature, Tainan.