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Timeline

Birth

Leland is born on May 29, 1989 in Los Angeles, California

生於美國加州洛杉磯

Age 5 (1994-1995)

Started Horseback Riding and Skiing

Age 7 (1996-1997)

  • Spoke First Sentence
  • Classified as Gifted & Talented in Art
  • Enrolled in Gifted & Talented Art , California State University就讀加州州立大學美術學院天才班

Age 10 (1999-2000)

Received an award for being most remarkable kid in Los Angeles

Age 13 (2002-2003)

  • First Exhibition:
    • 2002 Thanksgiving Art Exhibition, Chinese United Christian Church, Hacienda Heights, California, U.S.A.李柏毅感恩節特展,中華聯合基督教會,南加州 哈崗,美國。
  • Featured in a mainstream gallery when he was only 13 and was the only chinese artist featured in the gallery:
    • The Impossible to the Possible, BGH Gallery, Santa Monica CA, U.S.A. (Only 13 and only chinese artist in a mainstream gallery)從不可能到可能,BGH藝廊,南加州聖塔摩尼卡,美國

Age 17 (2006-2007)

  • Won Gold and Silver Medals in Swimming for the Special Olympics (especially a big step for Leland because he was afraid of water from ages 3 to 9)
  • Moved back to Taiwan from America
  • Started working at Astoria Bakery and still does to this day. He folds boxes, makes cookies, and organizes products.

Age 20 (2009-2010)

Got recognized for being gifted and talented by the World : 18th Biennial World Conference on Gifted and Talented Children, the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Center Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Get recognized for being gifted and talented in art)

第十八屆全球資優天才兒童研討會,溫哥華喜來登飯店,溫哥華,加拿大

Age 21 (2010-2011)

First solo art show in Taiwan: Moose Traveling, Beyond Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

糜路之旅,非畫廊,台北,台灣。

Age 22 (2011-2012)

  • First international exhibition, and now travels all over the world regularly:
    • Love Paris Exhibition – Bureau de Representation de Taipei en France愛在巴黎展覽,駐法國台北代表處。
  • Featured in a world wide series of art events consisting of 130 or more artists, of all those artists, he’s the only one with autism:
    • The Future Pass Series included the following:
      • Future Pass-Collateral Event of the 54th Venice Biennial, Fondazione Claudio Buziol, Venice, Italy2011年威尼斯雙年展平行專題展,威尼斯。
      • Future Pass exhibition at the Wereldmuseum Rotterdam, Holland威尼斯雙年展巡展,Wereldmuseum,鹿特丹,荷蘭。
      • Future Pass- Collateral Event of the 54th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan威尼斯雙年展巡展,台中國立台灣美術館,台灣。

Age 23 (2012-2013)

  • Featured in a foreign museum:
    • City Museum of Ljubljana, Slovenija斯洛維尼亞首都 Ljubljana市立博物館
  • Started doing pottery
  • Started attending Taiwan Art University & Taiwan Normal University

Age 24 (2013)

Received an award for being an outstanding youngster in Taiwan