出生臺灣台北縣鶯歌鎮，定居美國近40年，工作室座落於美國紐約市雀兒喜（Chelsea, New York），另外又在2015年臺灣臺北成立第二個工作室。
從事專業繪畫近 40 年，1980 年在香港被列選國際亞洲十大傑出才藝青年，1983 年遠渡重洋到美國留學 。1998 年被選為紐約州榮譽藝術家、1999與2005年美國傑克森帕洛克基金會（Pollock-Krasner Foundation Inc.）藝術家研究獎、1997與2000年紐約藝術基金會（NYFA）藝術家聯盟獎得主、2001年義大利佛羅倫斯雙年展“Lorenzo II Magnifico”米提其獎章、2012年台灣玉山銀行玉山獎得主、2016 年 Häagen-Dazs 冰淇淋限定商品形象代言人，更於2005年應美國第一夫人蘿拉 · 布希（Laura Bush）之邀，參訪白宮為餐宴貴賓。
鄭麗雲同時亦為美國聯邦政府的合作畫家，多次與美國國務院的合作計畫。歷經布希、柯林頓、歐巴馬到現在的川普共六任總統，作品展覽於16處美國大使館、總領事館及世界各政府機構，並榮登美國國務院藝術大使，參與超過十四個國際展覽，包括波蘭、丹麥、約旦、菲律賓、新加坡、馬來西亞、包貝多斯、博茨瓦納、賴比瑞亞等歐、亞、非洲的美國領事館。其中，包貝多斯美國大使館與美國在台協會AIT展出的8件作品，由聯邦政府收購， 成為美國國家的永久收藏。2002 和 2017 年曾到西班牙的北邊「卡特濃那」藝術村做了一系列的〈大地〉作品，此一系列作品已由歐盟文藝基金會收藏。
目前在世界各國的美術館公共空間以及私人收藏超過四佰多件。其中包括：美國巴特勒美術館、美國紐約州立美術館、美國威斯康辛美術館、 匈牙利・布達佩斯、美國 Johnson & Johnson 強生和強生、美國和加拿大巴克列國際銀行總部 Barclays Capital Bank 、NEA 美國國家文藝基金會、國立臺灣美術館、國立臺灣藝術大學，及臺灣高雄市立美術館。
2019年受邀Botswana非洲美國大使館藝術收藏展，並為了提倡交流，2020代派為美國文化大使到 Botswana, Africa，做交換教學。目前預定2020秋天到佛羅倫斯駐村，研究發展「水與地」的主體雕塑作品。2021年受邀到America University美國大學華盛頓D.C.舉辦個展；2022年受邀到曼谷當代藝術中心B.A.C.C作國際巡迴展覽。
LEIGH LI-YUN WEN
Ms. Wen resides in New York City as a full-time artist. She has exhibited nationally and internationally since the early 1980s. She was born in Taipei, Taiwan. She received her BFA from Washington State University, MA, and MFA from the State University of New York at Albany. In 1979, she won the First Prize in Painting in the Ten Outstanding Young Talents Competition in Taiwan. In 1980, she was awarded Outstanding Merit in the Young Artists in Asia Now competition in Hong Kong. In 1995 and 1996, her work was selected in many national and international jury shows including the ninth and tenth Parkside National Small Print Exhibition, Large Small Work ’95 International, Small Works International, First Annual National Juried Small Work Exhibition in New York, NY. These shows are highly competitive and are chosen from thousands of submissions.
Leigh won the SUNY Albany Purchase Award in 1995 the University of Wisconsin Purchase Award in the 1995 Parkside National Small Print Exhibition. She was also awarded an Artist Grant by the National Taiwan Art and Humanity Foundation in support of her solo exhibitions in the Taipei Fine Arts Museum. A catalog entitled The Harbour and the Open Sea was published by the Taipei Fine Arts Museum. Leigh was awarded a 1997 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. In 1997 she was honored with “the Artist Award of 1997” by the New York State Assembly.
In 1998, Leigh’s work was selected by juror Linda Weintraub to be included in The New York State Biennale Exhibition at The New York State Museum. Also, Juror Lela Hersh, Director of Exhibitions and Collections at the Chicago Contemporary Museum of Art, selected Leigh’s work for inclusion in the annual Mohawk Hudson Region Juried Exhibition. Leigh received First Prize. Her painting, Untitled #6, was purchased by the Albany Institute of History & Art for the permanent collection.
In 1999 and 2005 she was awarded Artist Grants by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Since 1999, her paintings have been selected to be part of the Art in Embassies Program of the United States Department of State and have been exhibited in the U.S. Embassies in Jordan, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Botswana, Barbados, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Namibia, Denmark, and Poland. Over 15 American Embassies around the world. In mid-2019 her works were inquired by US Embassy in Botswana for exhibition and a cultural exchange program with Botswana Culture Bureau is scheduled. In 2019 summer a solo exhibition is invited by Farglory Museum, Taipei, Taiwan. It opens on July 13, 2019. She has a few upcoming international exhibitions in America University Art Museum, Washington D.C., the USA in 2021, and Bangkok Art And Culture Centre, Bangkok, Thailand in 2022.
In 2005, the Art in Embassies Program purchased the three paintings that were exhibited in Barbados Embassy, for their permanent collections. Leigh was awarded a 1997 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. And, in 2000, she was honored by both New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and The Helena Rubinstein Fellowship. In 2013, she won the National Yu-Shang Competition. Recently in 2014 and 2016, her works were included in The National Fine Art Museum Collections in Taiwan.
Hundreds of her works were included in both private and public collections. Her paintings had been featured in many major magazines including Art in America, New American Paintings, Art in Asia, Sotheby’s Auction Magazine, Christy’s Auction Magazine, Better Home and Gardens, Harper’s Bazaar, Architecture, Water Front Home and Design, San Diego Home and Garden and Interior, Art Trade Journal, Marie Claire, Taiwan
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