Tingting (Rannie) Lou is a contemporary Chinese artist born in 1995 in Ningbo, Zhejiang and has studied art since childhood. She enrolled in the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, one of China's eight major art academies, in 2014 to study basic traditional sculpture characterization. She studied Western art and cultural history, Western philosophy, and contemporary art and design as an exchange student in 2016 at the Academia di Belle Arti di Firenze, Polimoda Fashion School, and Università degli Studi di Firenze. She began experimenting with different materials and conducting interdisciplinary art research and practice. She moved to London in 2021 to pursue a master's degree in sculpture at the Royal College of Art, where she was involved in artistic creation. She currently resides in London, and her installation works have been shown in group exhibitions in Shanghai, China, Florence, Italy, and London, United Kingdom. Her group art publication "Wild Stone" has been acquired by the Tate Archive, the Van Gogh House, and the Freud Museum.
Her work has a dystopian quality. Her artistic practice is often inspired by the stories she shares with her family. Using fairy tale language, she combines the abstract art world with the rational real world. Lou's work includes painting, sculpture, installation, and performance art. Her works actively challenge traditional sculpture, and her research begins with situational embedding, permeability, and drama, all of which can stimulate people's imaginations and enhance interactivity. It also includes studies and experiments on site-specific art theory to develop a systematic and multidimensional sculpture work. In this system, she is adept at transforming the audience's role from that of a viewer to that of a participant through dramatic artistic expressions. Moreover, her sculptures are presented in a narrative manner, in which the audience is also a part of the exhibition.