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Solo Exhibitions

2014    Beili Liu solo exhibition, The Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX (forthcoming)
            Beili Liu Solo Exhibition, University of Hawaii(forthcoming)

2013    
Beili Liu: Process Drawings, Courtyard Gallery, University of Texas at Austin
            Amass,
University Gallery, Texas State University, San Marcos
2012    Rise and Fall,
HUA Gallery, London, UK
           
Beili Liu: “Der rote Raum” , Hamburg Art Week, Emporio Quarter, Hamburg, Germany
           Between Wind and Water,
Vessel Gallery, Oakland, CA
2011    
Installationen & Wandarbeiten, Galerie An Der Pinakothek Der Moderne, Munich, Germany
            
Recall, Hå Gamle Prestegard, Norwegian National Art and Culture Center, Norway
           
Drawn, Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
            Extent,
Form/Space Atelier, Seattle
            The Mending Project,
Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin TX
2010    Fray,
Asia Unlimited Gallery, Berlin, Germany   
            half empty.half full, Site-Specific Installations,
Nordisk Kunst Platform Gallery, Brusand, Norway
            One, Another,
Buffalo Arts Studio, Buffalo, New York
2009    Mapping Memories, Beili Liu and Takafumi Ide, (two person exhibition), Castle Gallery,
The College of New Rochelle, NY
            In Between
, Elisabeth De Brabant Art Center, Shanghai, China
            Bound
,
d berman Gallery, Austin TX 
            Miasma, Three Walls Gallery
, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, TX
            Three Thousand Troubled Threads, Tarryn Teresa Gallery, Los Angeles
2008    LURE/惑, 
Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco, Curated by Abby Chen
            LURE,
Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, Michigan
2006    Recall (shadow), Gallery One, Ann Arbor, Michigan
            Recall (barn), A site-specific installation, Djerassi Foundation, Woodside, California
            Aline, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan
2005    Breadth, A site-specific installation,
Lloyd Hall Scholars Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2004    The little House Stands on the Prairie, A site-specific installation, Art Farm, Nebraska
            Resurrection, Matrix Gallery, in collaboration with Mark Nelson, Ann Arbor, Michigan
2003    In-prints—Recent 2-D work by Beili Liu,
Center for the Education of Women, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
            Fixtures, in collaboration with Kendall Babl, The Institute for the Humanities, University of  Michigan, Ann Arbor
2002    Wayfinding, Michigan Guild Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan
            Solid State, Warren Robbins Galler
y, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013    EROS, MINIARTEXTIL 2013, 23rd International Exhibition Of Contemporary Textile Art, Arte&Arte, Como, Italy, Curated by Luciano Carame
            Across the Divide, traveling exhibition,
Missouri State University Southwest, Oklahoma State University, and Oklahoma State University
            POPIERUKAS 2013,
Kaunas Photography Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania
            Artifact,
Tiny Park Gallery, Austin TX
2012    POST LINEAR, Shawn Camp, Beili Liu, and Sandra Pratt. Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, TX
            High FIber: Women to Watch,
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Wasington, D.C.
           ‘From Lausanne To Beijing’  The 7th International Fiber Art Biennale, Nantong, China

            
Contemplative Ink, Asian Art Piers, New York, NY 
            InterGalactic,
Dunedin Fine Art Center, FL
           
Quantified Self, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI
            
Creatures/Process Drawings by Beili Liu,
Vessel Gallery, Oakland, CA
          
  Woven Through Time, Vessel Gallery, Oakland, CA
            
Texas Draws II, Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX
            Obsessive Worlds,
Alexandria Museum of Art, LA
            Across the Divide, Visual Art Center, University of Texas at Austin
2011    Across the Divide,
Corssman Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
            Kaunas Biennial TEXTILE 11,
National Art Museum, Kaunas, Lithuania
            Obsessive Worlds,
Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX
            The Mona Lisa Project,
Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX
            Material Spaces: Veneration Through the Needle's Eye,
Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, MI
           10th Anniversary Show, D Berman Gallery, Austin, TX
2010    Combined,
Visual Arts Center, University of Texas at Austin 2010    
            Nature/Culture,
Castle Gallery, New Rochelle, NY
            5x7,
Art House at Jones Center, Austin TX
            Unraveling Tradition,
516 ARTS, Albuquerque, NM 87102
            Mind, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, Michigan
            By A Thread,
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art 
2009    IT IS BEAUTIFUL HERE, Granary Gallery, Fiskars, Finland
            IF/ELSE,
Detroit Industrial Project, Detroit, MI
            A Strange Land, Creative Research Lab, Austin, TX
            The Storm Show, Work.Ann Arbor Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
2008    San Francisco International Arts Festival
            11th Annual United States of Asian America Festival, Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center, San Francisco
            Ying-Inspired by Chinese art ad History, Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, California
            Aging with Attitude, Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2007    Earth World, Bu-Con, Russell Industrial Center, Detroit
            Turning Point, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, Michigan
            Transparent, Granary Gallery, Onoma foundation of Finland, Fiskars, Finland
            in.stal.la.tion, Anton Art Center, Mount Clements, Michigan
            "Ay, madam, it is common." Detroit Industrial Projects
           10th International Exhibition, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
            Water Media +, curated by Maria Ruggiero, Riverside Art Center, Ypsilanti, Michigan
2006    12+12, Washington Street Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan
            Minimal and Maximum, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, Michigan
            Just a squirrel, trying to find a nut, Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art
            Adam and Eve, Holland Arts Council, Michigan, Creative Arts Center, Pontiac, Michigan, Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, Michigan
2005    Collaborators’ 2, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, Michigan
            The Nature of Paper, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago
            Plexus, 4731 Gallery, Detroit
2004    Art Harvest, Art Farm, Marquette, Nebraska
            42nd Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival installations, Historical Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor
2003    Sound, Image, Story, Media Union Art Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan
            MFA Thesis: Above, Below, J. P. Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2002    A Room of Your Own, Michigan Guild Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan
            Works in Progress: Spiral, J. P. Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
            Earplay, Media Union, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
            Individual’s Culture, Warren Robbins Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2001    Revisioning the Great Lakes, Media Union Art Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
            Air Bubble (two person show), 1010 Gallery, Knoxville, Tennessee

Selected Awards and Prizes

2013    Austin Critics Table Award: Out Standing Works of Art: Installation
           Lead visual artist,
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Artistic Innovation And Collaboration Grant
           --
Grant recipient: Center of Women and Their Work, Austin TX
2012    
Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Texas System
2011    
Walter and Gina Ducloux Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin
            Distinction Award,
Kaunas Biennial TEXTILE 11
            2011 Austin Critics Table Award
: Outstanding Artist
            2011 Austin Critics Table Award: Outstanding Works of Art: Installation
            
Walter and Gina Ducloux Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin
2010    
3rd Prize, ArtPRIZE 2010, Grand Rapids, MI
            Austin Critics Table Awards
—Outstanding Solo Exhibition, Bound, D Berman Gallery
2009   
 Artist of the Year (3D) Award, Sponsored by the Austin Museum of Art and Austin Visual Arts Association
            
Artist Residency Fellowship, Fundación Valparaíso, Spain
2008    Ronald Colins Distinguished Faculty Award for Creative Activity, Eastern Michigan University
            Josephine Nevins Keal Fellowship, Eastern Michigan University
2007   
 Artist Residency Fellowship, Onoma Foundation Fiskars Artist Residency, Finland   
            Artistic Recognition Award
, Eastern Michigan University
            World College Travel Grant
            
Best of Show75th Anniversary All-Media Exhibition, Detroit Artist Market
            Josephine Nevins Keal Fellowship, Eastern Michigan University
2006    
Artist Residency Fellowship, Djerassi Foundation, CA    
            Efellows Award, Eastern Michigan University
2005    Provost’s New Faculty Award, Eastern Michigan University
2004   
 Artist Residency, Art Farm Artist residency, NE
2002    Barbour Scholarship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
            
Elsie Choy Lee Scholarship, Center for the Education of Women, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2001    Best of Show, 54th Annual Art Competition, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
2000    First Prize, 2-D Competition, Union Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Selected Press and Reviews

2013    Nothing's Obscure, Wayne, Alan Brenner, 05.09.13, Austin Chronicle
           
'Amass' at Texas State highlights the singular, temporal art of Beili Liu, Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, 02.23.13, Austin American Statesman
            The Mending Project, 03.14.13,
iGNANT, Berlin, Germany, 03.14.13, 123inspriation
            Piercing Images of a Sharp Mind, interview, February-March, issue 12,
Curve Magazine, Beirut, Lebanon
            Recent Acquisitions: New Exhibition Forever Alters the Chinese Culture Foundation, Alexis Coe, 1.4.13,
San Francisco Weekly
2012    'Post Linear', Wayne Alan Brenner, 12.17.12,
Austin Chronicle
            Poetry in Space: Beili Liu (Cover Image and Featured Article), Susan Avila, Fall 2012,
Surface Design Magazine
            Bridging The Gaps, GWAI –
Der Kunst Navigator, Hamburg, Germany
            Bridge-it—Hamburg Art Week Highlights, 06.01.12
Kulturograf, Hamburg, Germany  
            Hamburg Art Week: Noch eine Fontäne an der Alster, Wolf Jahn, 06.01.12,
Hamburg Abendblatt
            Beili Liu - Vessel Gallery, DeWitt Cheng, April/May 2012,
Artillery Magazine
            Beili Liu, Gallery Pick, K. Brown, 04.26.12,
Tribeza Magazine, Austin TX
            ‘Texas Draws II', Steve Bennett, 03.18.12,
My San Antonio
            Playful art dominates new UT exhibit, Luke Quinton, 02.15.12,
Austin American Statesman
            Traces and Trajectories at Vessel Gallery, DeWitt Cheng, 02.01.12,
East Bay Express
2011    
Step into Obsessive Worlds, Steve Junious, 09.22.11, Beaumont Enterprise, Beaumont TX
           
Chinese Artist Beili Liu’s Mending Project, 华裔艺术家刘北立的缝补工程, 雅昌艺术网/Arton.net, China
            Inspired by the Homeland, Eli Naesheim,
06.11.11, Stavenger Aftenblad, Norway
            
“Fresh Art”, Rita Eritsland, 06.10 11, Jærbladet, Norway
           
Recall, virtualwallworld, Stavanger, Norway
            
Artist Of The Week: Beili Liu. A Versatile Artist Whose Creations Can leave You Spellbound, April 2011, E-Junkie.info Web Journal
            
Veneration through the Needle’s Eye, Clara DeGalan, 04.19.11, Detroiter.com Magazine
            The Mending Project: Artist Beili Liu balances fear and calm,
03.23.11, Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, Austin American-Statesman
            Flow of Energy—Beili Liu makes an art of channeling the forces within objects and us,
03.11,11, Robert Faires,
Austin Chronicle
            An Artist Bridging Cultural Differences, March, 11, Marilyn McCray,
Austin Women Magazine
            Beili Liu at Form/Space Atelier, Seattle, Washington, Adrianna Grant, April 2011, Visual Art Source, Seattle
            To what extent must we make? What compels us to explore a space? 02.27.11, Erins Hafkind,
poorworm.com
           
Featured Visual Artist: Beili Liu, 02.27.11, The Monarch Review, Seattle
2010    
Art Now—The Regionalism of American Contemporary Art Environment, Abby Chen, ArtChina 艺术当代 Magazine
            Beili Liu talks about the 'best prize' of ArtPrize,
10.19.10, Grand Rapids Press
           
ArtPrize revisited, Cliff And Nancy Hill, 10.14.10, The Rockford Squire
            Art now part of our lives and loves, Rachael Recker, 10.7.10,
The Grand Rapids Press
            
Not just an eyeful - ArtPrize finalists that actually encourage meditation, 10.4.10, Brian J. Bowe, The Rapidian
            
Prize Package, Mark Stryker, 09.22.10, Detroit Free Press 
            "
Inn i kunstnen"/In Side the Art, Sigrun Hodne, 06.09.2010, Stavanger Aftenblad, Norway
            From Berlin to Brusand, John Pertter Nordbo, 05.14.2010,
Jærbladet, Norway
            
"Threads" at ICA San Jose tugs at a loose idea, Maureen Davidson, 04.06.2010, KUSP 88.9 Central Coast Public Radio
            
Threads Bared in SoFA at MACLA and ICA, Jane Prybyz, 04.06.2010, ArtShrift San Jose
            ‘
Ties That Bind, Colin Dabkowski, 01.22.2010, The Buffalo News
            
Buffalo Arts Studio Review: Beili Liu and Tom Hughes, Sandra Williams Gordon, 01.26.2010, Buffalo Rising
2009    Beili Liu at D Berman Gallery, Lauren Adams, 10.09.09,
…Might be Good, Austin TX
            East is bound to West in artist's work, Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, 09.27.09,
Austin American Statesman
           
Spirits Summoned for artist’s abstract discourse, Zhang Kun, 08.22.09, China Daily
           
Dialog, conversation with Beili Liu, Elisabeth de Brabant, Nine Dragon magazine, Shanghai, China
            The Fun is in the Making, Charles,
iLOOK Monitor, Shanghai, China
          
  What's On... Art, In Between: Solo Exhibition of Beili Liu, 08.15.09 Shanghai online, China
            Touch, An Integral Part of Art, Elisabeth de Brabant, Amazing France, Shanghai, China
           
In Between: Beili Liu Solo Exhibition, 08.09, Yishu, Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, China
            Vackra vardagliga a ting med sting,
05.09.09, HBL Hufvudstadsbladet, Finland
            Fran skimrande siden till fron spräk for telefoner,
05.09.09 Västra Nyland, Finland
            Beili Liu/Tarryn Teresa Gallery,
Janet Koplos, 04. 09 Art in America
            Beili Liu at Three Walls Gallery,
Sarah Fisch, San Antonio Current, Curblog, San Antonio, TX
           
Beili Liu, Three Walls Gallery, San Antonio, Wendy Atwell, ... Might Be Good, Austin, TX
           
The Wafting Bouquet of Artistic License, Sandra Vista, 02.09, ArtSlant Los Angeles
            Three Thousand Troubled Threads, Beili Liu, Los Angles
, Steven Irvin, 02.03.09, Buzzine, Los Angeles
           
Tarryn Teresa Gallery Exhibition—Beili Liu, 02. 09, Citizen LA, Los Angeles
            '
A Strange Land' is a changing land, Robert Faires, 01.30.09, The Austin Chronicle, Texas
           
The human impact on our 'Strange Land', Francisco Marin, 01.29.09, The Daily Texan, Austin, Texas
2008   
Beili Liu Lures Audience with Red String, Traci Vogel, 05.14.08, San Francisco Weekly
            Legend made visible,
Janos Gereben, 05.20.2008, The Examiner, San Francisco
           
San Francisco International Arts Festival, KangCheng Ge, 05.04.2008, International Daily News
            LURE: Installation Art by Beili Liu, DeWitt Cheng, 05.18.08, ArtSlant San Francisco
            
Change Dynasty, Maureen Davidson, 04.23.08, Metro Santa Cruz, California
            Great Inspirations, Christa Martin, 03.12.08, Good Times Santa Cruz, California
2007    Fiskarsin ruukin kesänäyttelyt ovat avoinna syyskuun loppuun/Fiskars summer exhibitions, 05.17.07, Turun Sanomat, Finland
            Läpi pintojen ja rakenteiden/Through the surfaces and structures, 05.25.07, Helsingin Sanomat, Helsinki, Finland
            
A master of water, William Zilke, 01.18.07, Heritage Newspapers, Ypsilanti, Michigan
2006    
On Display—Liu at WCC, John Carlos Cantu, 10.08.06, Ann Arbor News
            
Beili Liu Exhibits at GalleryOne, Katherine Mohammed, 09.11.06, The Voice, Ann Arbor, Michigan
            
Big Picture Minimalism at Gallery Project, John Carlos Cantu, 04.09.06, Ann Arbor News
            Hang On, Beili Liu suspends our pleasure, Nick Sousanis, 01.18.06, Detroit Metro Times
            Mixed-Media Marvels, John Carlos Cantu, 01.14.06, Ann Arbor News
2005    
Wall of bread: A tasty art form, Joanne Nesbit, 09.08.05, The University Record, University of Michigan
           
 “Breadth” at U-M, Susan Selasky, 09.27.05, Detroit Free Press
            Plexus @ 4731, Nick Sousanis, 08.02.05, The Detroiter
            
Rebuilding Memories in Adobe Brick, Janet Miller, 03.20.05, Ann Arbor News
            
Art teacher connects to her roots, 03.13.05, AP Daily News/Asian American Village
            
04.06.05, The Detroit News, 04.10.05 Asian Correspondence—the World News Network
2004    
Weekend’s Art Harvest, MikeBockoven, 09.01.04, The Independent, Grand Island, Nebraska
            
A Path to Her Past, Chinese artist building a replica of her parent’s home at Art Farm, Krystal Overmyer
            08.01.04, The Independent, Grand Island, Nebraska
            Artist building replica of rural Chinese home, 08.08.04World Herald, Omaha, NE
            Chinese voice (interview), Amy Seetoo, Chinese Voice, WSDF Radio, 01/02/04
2003    
Inventive work involve shifting physical elements, John Carlos Cantu, 11.23.03, Ann Arbor News
2002    
Wayfinding through space and time, John Carlos Cantu, 11.23.03, Ann Arbor News

Teaching Experience

2011-                   Associate Professor, College of Fine Arts, University of Texas, Austin
2008-2011           Assistant Professor, College of Fine Arts, University of Texas, Austin
2005-2008           Assistant professor, Department of Art, Eastern Michigan University
2003-2005           Visiting artist, Lloyd Hall Scholars Program, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
                            Adjunct assistant professor, School of Art and Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
                            Lecturer, Washtenaw Community College

Degrees

2003    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor        MFA                                                   Mixed Media                                    
2001    University of Tennessee, Knoxville      BA, Magna Cum Laude                     Graphic Design                                     
1994    Shenzhen University, China                 Assoc. BA                                         Chinese Literature and Communication                 

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