Center for Asian American Studies
Center for Asian American Studies

Beili Liu

Associate ProfessorMFA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor



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, Nordisk Kunst Plattform, Brusand, Norway, and the Chinese Culture Foundation, San Francisco. Liu has participated in group exhibitions at the National Museum for Women in the Arts, 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, Kaunas Biennale: Textile 11, Lithuania, From Lausanne to Beijing, the 7th International Textile Biennale, China, 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 Resident Artist Program, Fiskars Onoma Foundation Artist Residency, Finland, and Fundación Valparaíso, Spain. Her solo exhibition In Between was named one of the “Top Ten Exhibitions in Shanghai” in 2009 by Sacchi Review, UK. Liu received a Distinction award at the Kaunas Biennial, Lithuania. Liu received a Walter and Gina Ducloux Fellowship in 2011 and a University of Texas Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award in 2012.

Beili Liu received her MFA in Mixed Media from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2003 and is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Art and Art History at UT Ausitn.


UGS 302 • Visual Essay

64135 • Fall 2014
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM ART 3.214

The Signature Course (UGS 302 and 303) introduces first-year students to the university’s academic community through the exploration of new interests. The Signature Course is your opportunity to engage in college-level thinking and learning.

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