Jen Liu

Jen Liu’s work starts with research-based fictions; from existing socioeconomic and political conditions, she builds narratives of wish fulfillment. She works in mediums that embody impermanence – video, paintings on paper, and performance – as part of her long-held interest in the contingency of propaganda images, power sloganeering and sci-fi speculation.

Liu is based in Brooklyn, NY and recently exhibited her work at CUE Art Foundation (with Simon Denny and Maureen Conner, among others) in NYC, Blindspot Gallery in Hong Kong and the James Art Gallery of the CUNY Graduate Center in NYC. In 2015 she presented The Red Detachment of Women: Performance for 6 Dancers at the Whitney Museum in NYC. She has received grants and residencies with Akademie Schloss Solitude, de ateliers Amsterdam, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Sommerakademie ZPK, LMCC Governor’s Island NYC, Para Site in Hong Kong, the Tulsa Artist Fellowship in Tulsa, OK, and the Swatch Art Hotel in Shanghai, China, among others.

  • BA, Oberlin College
  • MFA, California College of the Arts


Apparel Design Architecture Ceramics Digital + Media Experimental and Foundation Studies Film / Animation / Video Furniture Design Glass Graduate Studies Graphic Design History of Art + Visual Culture History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences Illustration Industrial Design Interior Architecture Jewelry + Metalsmithing Landscape Architecture Literary Arts + Studies Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Textiles