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Sharmila Rudrappa, Director BUR 480, Mailcode A2200, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-6427

Faculty Affiliate, Beili Liu's Upcoming Solo Exhibition, "Between Wind and Water," at Vessel Gallery, Oakland, CA

Posted: December 21, 2011
Wind Drawing Series  Sumi ink on birch panel, 48' x 48

Wind Drawing Series Sumi ink on birch panel, 48' x 48" by Beili Liu (2011)

Between Wind and Water
Beili Liu solo exhibition featuring site-specific installations and process drawings at Vessel Gallery

JANUARY 3-5, 11-6PM - Invitation to view the artist's process. Press are invited to film, interview, and document Beili Liu and her installation.
Exhibition: JANUARY 6 - FEBRUARY 18, 2012
Reception: JANUARY 6, 6-9PM

Vessel Gallery Artist Talk Series:  JANUARY 7, 2-4PM 

Beili Liu speaks about her work as a multidisciplinary artist, and on her process of creating this work at Vessel Gallery, Oakland, CA

Beili Liu is a multidisciplinary artist whose artwork has been exhibited and published extensively both nationally and internationally. She has held solo exhibitions at venues such as the Hå Gamle Prestegard, Norwegian National Art and Culture Center, Galerie An Der Pinakothek Der Moderne, Munich, Germany, Elisabeth de Brabant Art Center, Shanghai, Asia Unlimited Gallery, Berlin, Germany, Nordisk Kunst Plattform, Brusand, Norway,  Hua Gallery, London, and the Chinese Culture Foundation, San Francisco. Liu has participated in group exhibitions at the Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, the Austin Museum of Art, Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Granary Gallery, Fiskars, Finland and the Kaunas Biennale—a survey of international cotemporary fiber art, hosted by the National Art Museum in Lithuania.

Liu’s work has received critical reviews in Art in America, Sacchi Review, UK, Helsinki Sanomat News, Finland, Stavanger News, Norway, China Daily, Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, Ceramic Art And Perception (Technical), Australia, San Francisco Chronicle, Art Slant Los Angeles, Buffalo News, and Detroit Metro times, among many others.
Liu has received awards and prizes including artist fellowships at Art Farm, Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Fiskars Onoma Foundation Artist Residency, Finland, and Fundación Valparaíso, Spain. Her solo exhibition In Between was named one of the “Top Ten Exhibitions in Shanghai” in 2009 by Sacchi Review, UK. She received the San Francisco Major’s Award for her contribution to cultural exchange in 2008. Most recently, Liu received a Distingction award at the Kaunas Biennial, Lithuania.

Beili Liu received her MFA in Mixed Media from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is an associate professor of art and affiliated with the Center for Asian American Studies at The University of Texas in Austin.

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