Lu Chi is a pioneer and witness of the Chinese contemporary glass art movement. In 2003, she got the very first MFA degree in Glass Art in whole China from Tsinghua University. In 2007, after she finished her extracurricular education in U.S, she set up the first personal glass studio and become the first professional glass artist in China Mainland. As an international glass artist, her work can be found in the collections over the world. Lu Chi’s sculptures have been collected by top public museums such as Victoria & Albert Museum in London, China Art Museum in Shanghai, and also by high ending hotels as Four Seasons in Beijing, Hyatt in Macau and so on. She is the 2015 Artist Honoree of National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia. LuChi Glass Studio was nominated as the Master Studio Project of Shanghai Government. It’s the first master glass studio project in Shanghai China.
As an artist from Shanghai, each of Lu Chi's glass sculpture is a symphonic poem in glass dedicated to the spirit of Shanghai. Her “Glass Metropolis” series work started since 2008. She is inspired by the inner tensions of her city's modernity and magnetism. Her sculptures are reveries of architectural design, urbanization and sophisticated lifestyle. At the same time the works forge a fresh aesthetic that reconciles her Chinese heritage and international experience.
“Glass Journey” is Lu Chi’s new series work. The inspirations are from all her journeys around the world, each piece symbolizing a glimpse of the journey’s spirit. She started this series in 2011 and decided not to use any helpers during the whole working process. For the artist, working by herself on all the steps needed to create a glass sculpture is equivalent to realize a travel on foot, it’s the only way to deeply enjoy her glass journey.
Except large-scale sculptures, Lu Chi enjoys the challenge of creating delicate jewelry at her studio. LuChi is a glass art jewelry derived from Lu Chi’s contemporary glass sculptures. The artist takes her large glass sculptures and turns them into pieces of wearable art.
As a scholar of glass art, Lu Chi published many articles and papers in worldwide professional magazines and books. She gave lectures and participated in important art events around the world.