Department of Art and Art History People

Beili Liu

Associate Professor

Foundations: 3D Foundations

Studio Art: Sculpture + Extended Media


MFA, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
BA, University of Tennessee

Beili Liu received her MFA in Mixed Media from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2003 and BA in Graphic Design from the University of Tennessee in 2001. Liu joined the faculty at the Department of Art and Art History in 2008.

Beili Liu is a multidisciplinary artist whose work has been exhibited 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, Hua Gallery, London, UK, and the Chinese Culture Foundation, San Francisco. Liu has participated in group exhibitions at the National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, the Austin Museum of Art, Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Alexandra Museum of Art, Louisiana, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Granary Gallery, Fiskars, Finland, the Kaunas Biennale, Lithuania, and Hamburg Art Week, Germany.

Liu’s work has received critical reviews from Art in America, Sacchi Review, UK, Helsinki Sanomat News, Finland, Stavanger News, Norway, China Daily, Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, ArtNow, China, Fiber Quarterly, Canada, Handelsblatt, Germany, Hamburg Abendblatt, Artillery Magazine, 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 Foundation, Fiskars Onoma Foundation Artist Residency, Finland, and Fundación Valparaíso, Spain. Liu received a Distinction award at the 2011 Kaunas Biennial, Lithuania. Liu received a Walter and Gina Ducloux Fellowship in 2011 and a University of Texas Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award in 2012.

Liu is represented by Hua Gallery, London, UK, Galerie an der Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany, and Vessel Gallery, Oakland, CA.