Department of Art and Art History People

Beili Liu

Associate Professor

AAH Core Program

Studio Art: Sculpture + Extended Media

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

Beili Liu is a University of Texas System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Professor. She joined the faculty at the Department of Art and Art History in 2008,

Beili Liu is a visual artist whose work has been exhibited extensively in Asia, Europe and across the United States. She has held solo exhibitions at venues such as the Gamle Prestegard, Norwegian National Art and Culture Center (2016, 2011), Hua Gallery, London, UK (2012), Galerie An Der Pinakothek Der Moderne, Munich, Germany (2011), Elisabeth de Brabant Art Center, Shanghai (2009), and the Chinese Culture Foundation, San Francisco (2015, 2008). Liu’s work has been showcased in group exhibitions at the National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. (2012), Hamburg Art Week, Germany (2012), the Kaunas Biennale, Lithuania (2011), and the 23rd and 25th Miniartextil international contemporary Fiber Art exhibitions in Como, Italy, (2015, 2013) among many others.

Beili Liu has received critical reviews of her work from publication including Art in America, Sacchi Review, UK, Helsinki Sanomat News, Finland, Morgenbladet, Norway, China Daily, Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, Hamburg Abendblatt, Vita (Life) Magazine, Italy, ArtSlant, The Huffington Post, New York Times, San Francisco Examiner and LA Confidential.

Among her many honors, Liu has received support from a National Endowments for the Arts Grant for her residency and solo exhibition “Chine” at the Museum of Southeast Texas, (Institutional Grantee, 2014). Beili Liu was the lead visual artist for a Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Artistic Innovation And Collaboration Grant supported public art project “Thirst” at the Lady Bird Lake in Austin Texas, (institutional grantee: Women and Their Work Gallery, 2013). Liu received a Distinction award at the Kaunas Biennial Lithuania (2011), and was honored by a San Francisco Major’s Award (2008) for her contribution to cultural exchange.