Peng Di was born in Sichuan, Chongqing, China. She graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 1993. Currently lives and works in New York, USA. Previous exhibitions, “+ -” (Contemporary by Angela Li, Hong Kong, China), “Each Other – China Cultural Exchange Exhibition” (Toulouse, France), “National Public Sculptures Achievement Exhibition” (Beijing, China), “Chilies From Chongqing” (Kassel, Germany).
Peng Di’s sculptures are a contemporary and historic representation of the way in which women have been sexualised and used as a symbol in consumerism and entertainment culture. The artist herself drew on contemporary fashion magazines in creating her exaggerated female forms, thus forcing us to question heretofore engrained social and cultural conceptions we have developed of female bodies. Peng Di’s cleverly sculpted and stylised works calls into question the stereotypes we have grown to accept as the norm in society and in art.