Sam Zengping Lai China, Australia, b. 1964


Zengping Lai (Sam), born in 1964, started his art education at an early age. He gained his Bachelor of Fine Arts in the College of Art, Qingdao Science And Technology University (QUT) in 1986, and went on to study painting under the famous artist, Hui Wang. Sam is the Director of the Art Society of QUT and currently lives and works in Sydney. Sam’s paintings have been exhibited internationally and have been collected by collectors from Australia, the United States, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and China and other countries or regions.




2023 - Life in Colour, solo exhibition, Gallery Lane Cove, Sydney

2022 - Exhibition of Outstanding Australian Chinese Artists, NSW Parliament House

2022 - TOP III group show, Anne Gallery Melbourne.

2021 - Transforming Mountains and Rivers, Nancy Sever Gallery, Canberra.

2020 - Gosford Art Prize (finalist)

2020 - The 60th Anniversary Painting Exhibition, Qingdao Science & Technology University

2020 - Apart in Space Together by Art, Australia Chinese Heritage Paper On Art Club Inc, 


2019 - Mosman Art Prize (Allan Gamble Award)

2019 - Gosford Art Prize (finalist)

2019 - Hunters Hill Art Prize (finalist)

2019 - Inclinations, joint exhibition, 541 Art Space Sydney

2018 - Emerge, Live in ART Sydney

2018 - Between Arts, 541 Art Space Sydney

2017 - Light of Pursuit, joint painting exhibition, TAP Gallery, Sydney

2016 - Review and Prospect, NSW Parliament House

2016 - Harvest-2016, Ewart Gallery, Willoughby