Li Mahalik was born in a small town in northern Taiwan. She moved to the States in her early twenties and raised a family. She has always considered the move gave her a second life because she was young enough to learn many new things, most of all, a new language to help her think and see differently.
After graduating from Arizona State University with a degree in painting, she discovered Scottsdale Art School and has since studied under many professional painters such as Carolyn Anderson, Kim English, Marc Hanson, Jean Chambers, Linda Glover Gooch and Camille Prezwodek.
Li has won many awards and exhibited work in places like West Valley Art Council, Shemer Art Center and Museum, AZ Art Alliance, along with Best and Brightest at the Scottsdale Art School. Her work is collected throughout the United States. She also teaches in her art studio in Scottsdale, Arizona.
She is a juried member of Arizona Artist's Guild and Arizona Art Alliance, as well as an Associated Member of Oil Painters of America, and a member of American Women Artists
Exhibitions and Awards
2017 First Friday two person show at the First Studio, Phoenix, AZ
2016 West Valley Arts Council Surprise Invitational Exhibition
2015 West Valley Arts Council Surprise Invitational Exhibition
2014 Judge for Congressional Art Contest, District 6
2014 Arizona Art Alliance Annual Exhibition, 3rd Place Award
2014 Orme School Annual Art Exhibition, Mayer, AZ
2013 First Friday Solo Exhibition at Squid Ink Sushi Bar and Restaurant, Phoenix, AZ
2013 Arizona Artists Guild 5 Artists demonstration
2013 Arizona Artists Guild Juried Art Exhibition.
2012 Arizona Artists Guild Juried Exhibition, Honorable Mention Award
2011 Four Artists Art Exhibition and Sale at the Residence
2011 Workshop for Kiva Elementary School First Graders Art Project
2011 West Valley Council Miniature Art Exhibition, 3rd Place Award.
2010 Oil Painters of America, Studio Painting Exhibit & Sale
2010 Shemer Art Center & Museum, Alive Juried Show and Point of Pride Juried Show
2009 Scottsdale Artists’ League Show, Honorable Mention Award
Arizona State University B.A. in Painting
Scottsdale Artist School, Scottsdale, Arizona
Helen Frankenthaler, Diebenkorn, Robert Rauschengberg,
Van Gogh, Paul CeZanne