Liu Ren was born in Shanghai in 1983. He graduated from the Department of Engraving, Fine Art College, Shanghai University.

His solo exhibitions include FILTRATE (White Space, Beijing, 2013), Youth: Everything in Between – Liu Ren & Su Chang (Don Gallery, Shanghai, 2012), Merciful (White Space, Beijing, 2011) and 2008102020091112..8:35… (Don Gallery, Shanghai, 2009).

His selected group exhibitions include DIAMOND LEAVES, the 2nd exhibition of artists books from around the world (Artron art center, Shanghai, 2016), Small is beautiful ( Jewelvary gallery, Shanghai, 2015), Moments (Don Gallery, Shanghai, 2015), John Moores Painting Prize (Himalayas Museum, Shanghai, 2014), Study (Jewelvary gallery, Shanghai, 2014), The overlapping reflection — ZhuJiaJiao contemporary art exhibition” (Shanghai, 2013), Break and Breathe – Hands On No.5 (College of Fine Arts Shanghai University, Shanghai, 2013), ABUSE (Don Gallery, Shanghai, 2013), MEMO I (White Space, Beijing, 2012), Outdated (Don Gallery, Shanghai, 2012), Do a Book (White Space, Beijing, 2012), DAS ICH IM ANDEREN” (Mercator Foundation, Essen, Germany, 2011), Contemporary Art Fair (first issue—pass, Shanghai, 2011) and Contemporary China (Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork, Ireland, 2011).