Li Xiu (1943) is from Shibing, Yunnan Province. Ms. Li belongs to the Yi nationality. In 1968, she graduated from the Fine Arts Section of the Guangxi Art Academy. From 1970-1980, Ms. Li worked as an artist in the Kunming Railway Station under the Kunming Railway Office. She transferred to the Yunnan Painting Academy in 1980 to become a professional artist.
Ms. Li is renowned for her block prints for which she has received prizes. Some of her work has been included in the collection of the China Art Gallery.