Beili Liu is a visual artist who has exhibited extensively in Asia, Europe and across the United States. She has held solo exhibitions at venues such as the Chinese Culture Foundation, San Francisco (2015, 2008), Hå Gamle Prestegard, Norwegian National Art and Culture Center (2016, 2011), Hua Gallery, London, UK (2012), Galerie An Der Pinakothek Der Moderne, Munich, Germany (2017, 2011), and Elisabeth de Brabant Art Center, Shanghai (2009). Liu’s work has been showcased in group exhibitions at the National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., Detroit Institute of Arts, Grand Rapids Museum of Art, Hamburg Art Week, Germany, Kaunas Biennale, Lithuania, and Hangzhou Fiber Art Triennial, Zhijing Art Museum, China, among many others.
Beili Liu is a 2016 Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant recipient. Liu has been designated the 2018 Texas State Artist in 3D medium 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’s work has received critical reviews from publication including Art in America, Sacchi Review, UK, Helsinki Sanomat News, Finland, Morgenbladet, Norway, China Daily, Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, Hamburg Abendblatt, Germany, Vita (Life) Magazine, Italy, ArtSlant, The Huffington Post, New York Times, San Francisco Examiner and LA Confidential.
Born in Jilin, China, Beili Liu now lives and works in Austin, Texas. Liu received her MFA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and is a Professor of Art at the University of Texas at Austin.