Sculpture & Extended Media
Director, First-Year Core Program
Beili Liu received her MFA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2003), and joined the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin in 2008. She is a University of Texas System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Professor.
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 Hå 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 included 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 is a 2016 Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant recipient. Liu has been designated the Texas State Artist in 3D medium (2018) by the Texas State Legislature and the Texas Commission on The Arts. Beili Liu’s work has received support from the National Endowment for the Arts (Museum of Southeast Texas, 2014) and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Artistic Innovation and Collaboration Grant (Women and Their Work Gallery, 2013). Liu received a Distinction award at the Kaunas Biennial Lithuania (2011), and was honored by a San Francisco Mayor’s Award (2008) for her contribution to cultural exchange.
Liu’s work has received critical reviews from publications such as 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, New York Times, San Francisco Examiner and LA Confidential.