Friday, December 30, 2011

Form/Space Atelier Program For January 2012

Exhibit Title "Nothing"

Exhibit Duration: January 4- 28, 2012

Vernissage: January 4, 6PM, Because First Wednesday Is One Day Better Than First Thursday

"Nothing" is oil on canvas paintings by Ellen Picken, landscapes and other compositional subjects of the Kettle Range, 10 paintings roughly the same size ~ 20 x 24". Ms. Picken received her BFA from Eastern Washington University's Alternative Media Printmaking Department, is an Artist Trust GAP grant recipient and is anticipating a 2012 residency at Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT in April. Exhibit is free. -Paul Kuniholm Pauper, Curator, Form/Space Atelier.


“Nothing” is deceptive. I hear sometimes that I live out in the middle of nowhere and there is nothing to do in a town of 800. But this place is full of “something” which has filled the vacuum left by 20,000 prospectors in less than 100 years. You would hardly know they were here. Yet the human presence has not vanished. A gaze upon the woods embeds it with myth, of Eden, Big Bad Wolf, and potential. Most paintings are about observation. I consider my work to be an extension of my interaction with and participatory invention of a rural mountain town. -Ellen Picken

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Form/Space Atelier Program For December 2011

Form/Space Atelier Program For December 2011

Exhibit Title: Current Projects

Exhibit Duration: December 7-30

Vernissage: December 7, 6PM

Sam Birchman exhibits oil on canvas paintings, well-drafted, with figuration and other imagery in 2011's Current Projects. The raw, ubiquitous portraits taken with Birchman’s iPhone are the inspiration for the compositions of Current Projects. This is the sixth exhibit of Sam Birchman’s work curated by Paul Pauper, dating back to 2007, and his fifth consecutive solo exhibit. Sam’ and his father Fred Birchman recently exhibited as part of a father-son exhibit that also included work by Spike Mafford and Mike Spafford, at Francine Seders Gallery. This organizing principle zeitgeist seems to be haunting Seattle of late, Curator Paul Pauper and son have co-exhibited in the 2010’s Mystic Sons of Morris Graves, 2011’s Gallery 206 and other collaborative exhibits.
About his own work, Sam says “I live and work in downtown Seattle. I received my BFA in Studio Painting from the Evergreen State College in 2004. I am mainly interested in faces and figures. I find that I need to have a living being in my paintings in order for them to feel complete, whether it be a human, an animal, or just a suggestion of one or the other. I prefer my spaces to be somewhat undefined. The setting is less important to me than the interaction between the figures on the canvas. The process of painting itself is what I truly enjoy, from stretching and priming the canvas to applying paint and seeing what happens and how I respond to it.” Sam keeps a studio in the Vain Hair Salon Building.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Form/Space Atelier Program For November 2011

Form/Space Atelier Program For November 2011

Exhibit Title: Some Songs Have No Words

Exhibit Duration: November 2-December 3, 2011

Some Songs Have No Words is a site-specific installation of multiple paper structures cretaed by Rumi Koshino. During dialogue organizing the exhibit, Ms. Koshino expressed interest in emphasizing the specificity of the water-motif linoleum sited at the lowest level of the vertically stratified Form/Space Atelier; the bottom of the
staircases and the perigee of the multiple gradients present in the space. As in previous sculptural objects created by Ms. Koshino for exhibits elsewhere, Ms. Koshino will cleverly use photographic prints folded, origami-like, to synthesize an object and photograph as one.

Ms Koshino received both her MFA (2010, 3D4M) and her BFA (2008, Ceramics) from the University of Washington School Of Art. This is Ms. Koshino's first solo exhibit at Form/Space Atelier. -Paul Kuniholm Pauper, Curator

All of my works are self-portraits. My creative process reflects how I live my life, and the product mirrors the accumulation of my cultures, history, thoughts, emotions, and everyday life experiences.

Making art is a way for me to learn about life and to understand the world I live in. I use my intuition to guide me through the creative process, which allows me to enter into unknown and unexpected territory unattached from the fixed material or formal identity an artist might settle in. I take pleasure in the surprises and learning
that takes place from this process.

Honesty is at the center of my art practice. From the place of truthfulness, I hope to create works that go beyond the visual, aesthetic, and intellectual aspects of art and reach the truly indescribable places of our being. -Rumi Koshino

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Form/Space Atelier Program For October 2011

Form/Space Atelier Program For October 2011

Exhibit Title: Back To The Head

Exhibit Duration: October 5-29, 2011

Vernissage: 1st Wednesday, October 5, 6PM

Back To The Head is site-specific installation by Ryan Horvath, the title is a jazz reference indicating the first and last chorus of a composition. This is the first exhibit of Mr. Horvath's as curated by Paul Pauper.
Ryan Horvath is a graduate of the University of Washington (MFA 2004) and the recipient of an Artist Trust WSAC Fellowship. Mr. Horvath's relevant work experience includes assistantship for ceramicist Jun Kaneko, and his current assistantship for Gary Hill. Mr. Horvath's work has exhibited at The Bemis Center, Omaha. -Paul Kuniholm Pauper, Curator, Form/Space Atelier.

Back To The Head is in reference to a term used in jazz and the approach I have taken for this exhibit. In music, the head is the first and last chorus of a tune.

For me, getting a place to show and having the exhibition/

Leaving time and space between to improvise/

The making, the playing, the meat/

Going off, getting out there and letting it out/

Improvisation is a spontaneous act of creating/

An experimental process/

Often a repeating cycle/



A place for the inconspicuous to gather/

And share unlikely likenesses/

Where ideas go to manifest/

Gracious for having a place to play/

Whether in the studio/

A gallery/

Or my mind/

I nod/

And we are Back To The Head/

-Ryan Horvath

Friday, September 16, 2011 Designer RUsh Fay's Behance site. Go see it.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Form/Space Atelier Program For September 2011

Exhibit Title: "1 Or 2 Unobtainable Sceneries"

Exhibit Duration: September 14-October 1, 2011

Vernissage: September 14, 6PM

1 Or 2 Unobtainable Sceneries is works on paper, drawings of fantastical scenes and bardo-state musings. 1 Or 2 Unobtainable Sceneries is the second exhibit of Yachin Bonny You as curated by Paul Pauper. You's first Pauper-curated exhibit was 2005's Smith Tower Gallery exhibit. 2011 has seen both You and Burgandy Viscosi's work exhibited at Form/Space Atelier, both artists exhibited at the Smith Tower Gallery, curated by Pauper from 1996-2005. Ms. You received a BFA from the University of Washington School Of Art Printmaking Department in 2005. -Paul Kuniholm Pauper, Curator, Form/Space Atelier.

Hi, my name is YaChin You. Lots of people call me Bonny. I’m a person who likes drawing stuff and sharing the stuff that I draw. Besides drawing, I also like (an unordered list):

My family and friends
Martial Arts
Improv Theater
Designing for the web and devices
Lady Gaga

Let’s be friends!

"About 1 Or 2 Unobtainable Sceneries"

This is the project that I’m currently working on. I’m drawing things that we yearn, remember or fear that are unobtainable, for example having my mother live forever, or driving on the highway backwards. A lot of the drawings are inspired from my vivid dreams that tell me very much of what I secretly want or am afraid of. It is sometimes a painful process to face these unobtainable sceneries, embrace them, scrutinize them and draw them down on paper. -Yachin Bonny You

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Form/Space Atelier Program For August 2011

Form/Space Atelier Program For August 2011

Exhibit Title: Dancing With Chaos

Exhibit Duration: August 18- September 10, 2011
Vernissage: August 18, 6PM

"Dancing With Chaos" are Dia De Los Muertos-themed prints by Alisha Baker. Ms. Baker graduated from the University of Washington School of Art, Drawing and Painting Department, in 2009. Ms. Baker was a gallery assistant at Form/Space Atelier during her study at UW. This is the first exhibit of Ms. Baker's work at Form/Space Atelier.
-Paul Kuniholm Pauper, Curator, Form/Space Atelier

The show will feature 7 block prints (4 with hand-painted frames) and 5 paintings. While this is the first time I'll be showing most of the pieces, the series has been in process for the last two years.

This series began in the fall of 2009, when a fellow artist invited me to his house for an art-making day. It was an unusually warm day in October, and dancing skeletons flew from my brush as we got to know each other. That night was our first kiss, and that man has since become my fiancé.

My experience of falling in love has carried with it a great fear. I have grown up with stories of my good grandfather who died too soon. My grandmother never remarried because she had lost “the love of her life.” Facing my own true love, I have had to confront my desire for control over loss.

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a festival in Latin countries to honor the deceased, is a beautiful inspiration to me. They practice accepting death as a continuation of life. Each year they observe rituals of remembrance that invite the spirits that have flown to return for a visit.

I see how my relationship with death and loss affects my relationship to life and love. Trying to control only paralyzes life, so there is nothing left to do but let go and invite it to dance.

This show is a collection of vibrant, folk inspired paintings with acrylic on wood as well as linocut (linoleum block prints) on paper. Block-printing was used in Mexico during the Revolution, and is a powerful means to proliferate a narrative graphically. The technique appeals to me in its potential for variety, re-iteration and collaboration with each design. It has provided a means for me to open up my art process to my partner, sharing our ideas and working together to print them.

Alisha Baker was born in Northern California and grew up in Washington, currently residing in North Seattle. She has been showing and selling her work locally for the last nine years. She holds a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration from Seattle Central Community College (2000) and a BFA degree in drawing and painting from the University of Washington, where she graduated Cum Laude in 2009. She has taken additional courses at the Kirkland Arts Center and Gage Academy of Fine Arts. -Alisha Baker

Monday, June 27, 2011

Form/Space Atelier Program For July 2011

Exhibit Title: (Con)Spire To Perfection

Exhibit Duration: July 2-August 4, 2011


Opening Reception: July 2, 7-10PM at ART NOT TERMINAL 2045 Westlake Avenue

" (Con)Spire To Perfection " is a co-located exhibit of Greg Boudreau's " Spire " series, elements and aspects originally exhibited in November, 2008 at Form/Space Atelier.
Whereas the original exhibit festooned over 300 hand-cut hand-stenciled paintings on found wood (Boudreau's process) in Form/Space Atelier's unusually configured exhibit space, plus a site-specific intervention reminiscent of a construction-site crane, the updated retrospective " (Con) Spire To Perfection " turns the life-size gallery into a scale model, and situates the exhibit in another gallery across the city at Art Not Terminal gallery, 2045 Westlake Avenue.
The original klunky crow stencils are replaced with flimsy, gossamer archival inkjet prints of Boudreau's crows on parchment, and the scale of the prints is miniaturized to fit the scale model.
The scale model was constructed for an exhibit proposal for " Split Level ", by Paula Rebsom. August 2010's Split Level, Rebsom's most recent intervention at Form/Space Atelier, included a wall built down the center of the gallery, and was constructed in such a way as to allow Rebsom to return the 2x4's used to make the wall, back to Home Depot unscathed, for a full refund, a cost saving with integral design ingenuity. Pauper learned the value of reusing, making use of Rebsom's exhibit proposal model for " (Con) Spire To Perfection " .

The Art Not Terminal location will exhibit the " Spire series " prints in miniature, approximately 2 inches square, in the scale model. Hours are Mon-Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm, Sun. 12:00 p.m. - 5:00pm .

The Form/Space Atelier location will exhibit slightly larger prints, approximately 8x10 inches, of the Spire series, viewable through the gallery doors from the street-level entrance on 1st Avenue, round-the-clock.

Sunday, June 26, 2011 More images from the blockbuster Sketchbook Project continue to filter through to our delighted awareness. Thank you archiving participants of The Sketchbook Project and generous supporters of Form/Space Atelier. We HEART your photographs. -Gallery Team.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Sketchbook Project Addendum

We received today from Corbett, OR a package that enhances the institutional memory of The Sketchbook Project. Photographs and a rather scathing criticism of the exhibit. We welcome strong wording, in this manner do we aspire to improve our programming, be it positive, or in this case mostly negative. The gallery team believes in the process of crit. In total, the photographs of the exhibit as delivered concomitantly with the essay represented, Assistant Curator Ms. Ohashi and I deduced, a most objective combination of qualitative resources. Thanks to you, our not always adoring public. We listen and respond as we see most beneficial. Photo Credit: Bobbie Hartung Bryan

UPDATE: Sketchbook Project continues it's meteoric rise through the cultural consciousness of the modern world, a post on Oprah's blog today by Amy Shear here Thank you Ms. Shear and Oprah on behalf of Sketchbook Project and Arthouse Co-op!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Form/Space Atelier Program For June 2011

Exhibit Title: 1 Of The Finest

Exhibit Duration: June 16-July 10, 2011

Vernissage: June 16, 6PM

"1 Of The Finest" is the second solo exhibit of Burgandy Viscosi's acrylic paintings at Form/Space Atelier, her third exhibit overall, as curated by Paul Kuniholm Pauper. Ms. Viscosi is one of the few artists that has exhibited at three different venues associated with the curation of Paul Kuniholm Pauper; The Smith Tower gallery, the original 1907 2nd Avenue site of Form/Space Atelier, and the current site at 2407 1st Avenue. Ms. Viscosi displays elements of a visionary style, though her draftpersonship is consistently of the highest quality. Those familiar with the curation of Paul Kuniholm Pauper recognize the drafting skill of Ms. Viscosi as an aspect of her work which absolutely cements her position in the catalogue of artists being curated by Mr. Pauper. Ms. Viscosi is also currently artist-in-residence in a hostel near Form/Space Atelier where she is executing a mural commission.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Form/Space Atelier Program For May 2011

Form/Space Atelier Program For May 2011

Exhibit Title(s): Under Seattle's Sky and The Sketchbook Project

Show Duration: May 19-June 9 (Under Seattle's Sky), June 10-11-12
(Sketchbook Project)

Opening Reception: May 19, 6PM (Iriana Shiyan)

Hours are, as usual, 12-4PM wed, thu, fri and sat. Both exhibits are free.

"'Under Seattle's Sky' is oil on canvas paintings by Iriana
Shiyan. This is Ms. Shiyan's first solo exhibit at Form/Space
Atelier. Ms. Shiyan's paintings are landscapes of the Northwest using
a fantastical technique and bright springtime colors. Ms. Shiyan was
born in Belarus, in Eastern Europe and grew up close to the capital
Minsk. Ms. Shiyan received her bachelor's and master's degrees in
economics and financial analysis from Envila University in Minsk. Ms.
Shiyan later completed a two-year certificate program at the art school,
becoming a certified art educator in painting and drawing.
'The Sketchbook Project' is the touring exhibit developed by Art
House Co-op, a Brooklyn, NY-based bookarts manufacturer and retailer.
"The Sketchbook Project" is a NCS exhibit based on the postal show
theme, having mailed about 30,000 sketchbooks to artists. The touring
exhibit counts over 10,000 completed sketchbooks. Other exhibit sites
include Brooklyn Art Library, Austin Museum of Art and Hillyer Art
Space, Washington, DC." -Paul Pauper, Curator.

"We all have our daily and monthly life patterns and routings. We take the same route to work, shop in the same store and love that restaurant on the corner. You get even deeper in to those tight self-imprisoning circles when Seattle’s sky cries for months. You drink more coffee and buy a happy light for your desk. Then if you escape is to Maui is not an option you download a happy photo of tropical paradise and wait for the spring.

May comes and some friend out of the state come to visit your Washington land. You take them to the Pike Market. Walking unexpectedly bright streets with a smell of coffee and cinnamon you catch yourself staring at the blue water and mountain range and suddenly remembering where you live and why you live here.

The first painting for “Under Seattle’s sky” began it’s life two weeks before Christmas when the water behind my window covered the sky, the earth, my house and myself. I was looking through the window and asking myself “How can I make my imagination stronger - see the world like I did when I was five years old, but with today’s experience and mixed up with some balanced fun?” In childhood we all have an amazing imagination; colors are bright, we discover everything for the first time, our excitement has no borders. I wanted to wake up this child in myself and bring new vision, a new version of Seattle to people who love it. That is how this series came to life. Seattle as a happy dreamscape where lights make your soul dance and skies take you back to your childhood. Streets are full imagination and excitement. New perspectives, fresh powerful colors and energy brings an image of an old Seattle to a new life." -Iriana Shiyan

Friday, April 29, 2011

Aaron Asis Designs

Aaron at As Is Designs has been a consistent visitor to the gallery in 2011, he has also placed Form/Space Atelier prominently on his very well-constructed website. Aaron has an exhibit of his work at Spore Architecture on view until May 2011. Thank you and congratulations, Aaron.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Form/Space Atelier Flashmobbed By Barnstorm At Seasonal Sightings Vernissage

Form/Space Atelier was delightfully ambushed during the vernissage for Seasonal Sightings, this month's exhibit, by a surrealist foursome promoting Shunpike's newest performative, Barnstorm.
Captained by Flavorwire's newly-minted Deputy Editor Bond Huberman, the grainy video almost shows the Magritte-inspired attire adorning the Barnstorm adherents.
Congratulations, Bond and Barnstorm, et al.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Seasonal Sightings by Kristen Elsbeth Dallum April 21-May 15, 2011

Seasonal Sightings
April 21-May 15, 2011
Vernissage: April 21, 6PM

"Seasonal Sightings" are several landscape paintings by Kristen Elsbeth Dallum, acrylic on paper. This exhibit is the third consecutive solo exhibit by Ms. Dallum at Form/Space Atelier. Ms. Dallum's exhibit history at Form/Space Atelier has been distinguished by her consistent adherence to visually communicating the landscape; her two previous exhibits 2009's "Postc...ards From Footsteps: Explorations of Unique and Universal" and 2010's "54th Statehood Exposition" have been black and white photographs of the natural environment. Ms. Dallum is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Art, Interdisciplinary Visual Arts Department. -Paul Pauper, Curator, Form/Space Atelier.

"The cherry blossoms are already making an appearance here on Orcas Isle - I dare say Spring is making an early appearance this year, and that is a joy in itself. The extended daylight hours don't hurt either!

Attached you will find three images from my recent works - this winter has been a highly productive one for me, art-making wise, and I've got about 7 paintings in the works at the moment. I even found a great deal on some beautiful wood frames that I think will work nicely. They are all 11x14.

Each piece is composed of acrylic and pigment, on BFK Rives paper. The collection has been a meditation on environment: exploring naturally occurring elements and human interventions, and I have been particularly drawn to landscape silhouettes, rendering a sense of place (especially in the light of dusk and dawn)."- Kristen Elsbeth Dallum.

A Feminist Eclat 5

Current Exhibition
Show Title: A Feminist Eclat: Art and Artifacts From The Office Of Gloria Steinem
Show Duration: March 17-April 17, 2011
Vernissage: March 17, 6PM

A Feminist Eclat:... is the fifth installment of Form/Space Atelier's feminist-themed programming which have showcased feminist artists such as 2010's exhibit by Juliette Fretté and 2008's lecture by Margie Livingston.

As a gallery exhibit, 2011's iteration focuses on three types of museology, fine art (prints), crafts (screenprinted costumes) and historical artifacts (letters from Ms. Steinem to Jesse Jackson, Sr., and other documents).

The exhibit consists of objects gifted to Form/Space Atelier by the office of Gloria Steinem.

"For the four or five years surrounding the birth of Ms., I was traveling and speaking as a team with a black feminist partner: first Dorothy Pitman Hughes, a child-care pioneer, then lawyer Florynce Kennedy, and finally activist Margaret Sloan. By speaking together at hundreds of public meetings, we hoped to widen a public image of the women's movement created largely by its first homegrown media event, The Feminine Mystique.... Despite the many early reformist virtues of The Feminine Mystique, it had managed to appear at the height of the civil rights movement with almost no reference to black women or other women of color. It was most relevant to the problems of the white well-educated suburban homemakers who were standing by their kitchen sinks justifiably wondering if there weren't 'more to life than this.' As a result, white-middle-class movement had become the catch phrase of journalists describing feminism in the United States..., and divisions among women were still deep."
-Gloria Steinem, Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions (1983), pp. 5-6

Monday, March 14, 2011

Extent Garners Positive Criticism From Art Writers

We were somewhat surprised by the amount of attention EXTENT recieved from the local and national press, though Beili Liu had won us over at hello.
Local art writers Poorworm and The Monarch Review
and national art criticism publications Daily Candy and Visual Art Source were unanimously critically favorable to EXTENT.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Beili Liu At Form/Space Atelier Reviewed By Erin Shafkind

This excellent review touches on a buddhist tradition of entering the temple on one's left foot, mindful of the awkwardness of the outside world. Many thanks to Erin Shafkind for her poignant insights and eloquent descriptions.

Domicile Performative

Domicile is the current performative cycle presented by Project; Group: Collective . Form/Space Atelier archival background of this artist found here.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Form/Space Atelier Program For February 2011

Form/Space Atelier Program For February 2011

Show Title: Extent

Show Duration: February 20-March 13, 2011

Beili Liu Solo Exhibitions

2011 Beili Liu Solo Exhibition, Hå gamle prestegard, Norwegian National Art and Culture Center, Norway (forthcoming)
Solo Exhibition, Form/Space Atelier, Seattle (forthcoming)
Beili Liu Solo Exhibition, Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin TX (forthcoming)
Beili Liu Solo Exhibition, Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln (forthcoming)
2010 Beili Liu: Fray, Asia Unlimited Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Beili Liu: half empty.half full, Site-Specific Installations, Nordisk Kunst Platform Gallery, Brusand, Norway
One, Another, Buffalo Arts Studio, Buffalo, New York
2009 Mapping Memories, Beili Liu and Takafumi Ide, (two person exhibition), Castle Gallery, The College of New Rochelle, NY
In Between, Elisabeth De Brabant Art Center, Shanghai, China
Bound, d berman Gallery, Austin TX
Beili Liu: Miasma, Three Walls Gallery, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, TX
Beili Liu: Three Thousand Troubled Threads, Tarryn Teresa Gallery, Los Angeles
2008 LURE, Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco
Beili Liu Solo exhibition—LURE, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, Michigan
2007 Ashen, Video Installation and Dance Performance, Beili Liu & Nightfire Dance Theater, Vitosha Guest Haus, Ann Arbor, Michigan
2006 Recall (shadow), Gallery One, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Recall (barn), A site-specific installation, Djerassi Foundation, Woodside, California
Aline, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan
2005 Breadth, A site-specific installation, Lloyd Hall Scholars Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2004 The little House Stands on the Prairie, A site-specific installation, Art Farm, Nebraska
Resurrection, Matrix Gallery, in collaboration with Mark Nelson, Ann Arbor, Michigan
2003 In-prints—Recent 2-D work by Beili Liu, Center for the Education of Women, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Fixtures, in collaboration with Kendall Babl, The Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2002 Wayfinding, Michigan Guild Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Solid State, Warren Robbins Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Selected Group Exhibitions
2010 Art Prize Exhibition, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI
Nature/Culture, Castle Gallery, New Rochelle, NY
5x7, Art House at Jones Center, Austin TX
Unraveling Tradition, 516 ARTS, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Mind, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, Michigan
By A Thread, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
2010 People’s Gallery Exhibition, Austin City Hall, Texas
2009 IT IS BEAUTIFUL HERE, Granary Gallery, Fiskars, Finland
IF/ELSE, Detroit Industrial Project, Detroit, MI
2009 People’s Gallery Exhibition, Austin City Hall, Texas
A Strange Land, Creative Research Lab, Austin, TX
The Storm Show, Work.Ann Arbor Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
2008 East Austin Studio Tour, Creative Research Lab, Austin, TX
Fall Faculty Exhibition, Creative Research Lab, University of Texas, Austin
San Francisco International Arts Festival
11th Annual United States of Asian America Festival, Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center,
San Francisco
Ying-Inspired by Chinese art ad History, Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, California
Aging with Attitude, Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2007 Earth World, Bu-Con, Russell Industrial Center, Detroit
Turning Point, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Transparent, Granary Gallery, Onoma foundation of Finland, Fiskars, Finland, Anton Art Center, Mount Clements, Michigan
"Ay, madam, it is common." Detroit Industrial Projects
10th International Exhibition, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
75th Anniversary All-Media Exhibition, Detroit Artist Market
Water Media +, curated by Maria Ruggiero, Riverside Art Center, Ypsilanti, Michigan
2006 Open House—Experiments with Material and Process, Djerassi Foundation, Woodside, California
12+12, Washington Street Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan
5th Lessedra World Art Print Annual, Lessedra Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects, Bulgaria
Minimal and Maximum, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Just a squirrel, trying to find a nut, Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art
Adam and Eve, Holland Arts Council, Michigan, Creative Arts Center, Pontiac, Michigan, Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, Michigan
2005 Collaborators’ 2, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Nature of Paper, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago
Plexus, 4731 Gallery, Detroit
Interform, 212 Miller Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan
2004 Art Harvest, Art Farm, Marquette, Nebraska
42nd Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival installations, Historical Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor
2003 Sound, Image, Story, Media Union Art Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan
41st Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival installations, Historical Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor
MFA Thesis: Above, Below, J. P. Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2002 A Room of Your Own, Michigan Guild Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Works in Progress: Spiral, J. P. Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Earplay, Media Union, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Individual’s Culture, Warren Robbins Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2001 Revisioning the Great Lakes, Media Union Art Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Air Bubble (two person show), 1010 Gallery, Knoxville, Tennessee
54th Annual Competition Award Exhibition, Ewing Gallery, Knoxville, Tennessee

Artist Residency Fellowship

2009 Fundación Valparaíso, Spain
2007 Onoma Foundation Fiskars Artist Residency, Finland
2006 Djerassi Foundation, California
2005 Visiting studio artist, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, Michigan
2004 Art Farm Artist residency, Nebraska

Awards and Prizes
2010 3rd Place, ArtPRIZE 2010, Grand Rapids, MI
Austin Critics Table Awards—Outstanding Solo Exhibition, Bound, D Berman Gallery
Summer Research Stipend, College of Fine Arts, University of Texas, Austin
Summer Research Grant, Center for Asian American Studies, University of Texas, Austin
2009 Artist of the Year (3D) Award, Sponsored by the Austin Museum of Art and Austin Visual Arts Association
Summer Research Assignment Grant, University of Texas, Austin
Special Project Grant, University of Texas, Austin
Faculty Research Travel Grant, University of Texas, Austin
2008 Ronald Colins Distinguished Faculty Award for Creative Activity, Eastern Michigan University
Josephine Nevins Keal Fellowship, Eastern Michigan University
2007 Artistic Recognition Award, Eastern Michigan University
World College Travel Grant
Faculty Research Fellowship SSM Award, Eastern Michigan University
Best of Show—75th Anniversary All-Media Exhibition, Detroit Artist Market
Josephine Nevins Keal Fellowship, Eastern Michigan University
2006 Dean’s Travel Award, College of Art and Science, Eastern Michigan University
Efellows Grant, Eastern Michigan University
Josephine Nevins Keal Fellowship, Eastern Michigan University
2005 Provost’s New Faculty Award, Eastern Michigan University
Graduate School Research Support Award, Eastern Michigan University
2002 Barbour Scholarship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Rackham Discretionary Funds Award—Europe Research Travel, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Rackham Discretionary Funds Award—New York Research Travel, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Elsie Choy Lee Scholarship, Center for the Education of Women, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2001 Best of Show Award and Fine Art Purchase Award
54th Annual School of Art Competition, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
2000 First Prize, 2-D Exhibition Competition, Union Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxvill

Selected Reviews
2010 "Inn i kunstnen"/In Side the Art, Sigrun Hodne, 06.09.2010, Stavanger Aftenblad, Norway
From Berlin to Brusand, John Pertter Nordbo, 05.14.2010, Jærbladet, Norway
"Threads" at ICA San Jose tugs at a loose idea, Maureen Davidson, 04.06.2010, KUSP 88.9 Central Coast Public Radio
Threads Bared in SoFA at MACLA and ICA, Jane Prybyz, 04.06.2010, ArtShrift San Jose
‘Ties That Bind, Colin Dabkowski, 01.22.2010, The Buffalo News
Buffalo Arts Studio Review: Beili Liu and Tom Hughes, Sandra Williams Gordon, 01.26.2010, Buffalo Rising
2009 Beili Liu at D Berman Gallery, Lauren Adams, 10.09.09, …Might be Good, Austin TX
East is bound to West in artist's work, Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, 09.27.09, Austin American Statesman
Interview: Beili Liu Exhibition, In Between, Shanghai TV program "City Beat” ICS
Spirits Summoned for artist’s abstract discourse, Zhang Kun, 08.22.09, China Daily
Dialog, conversation with Beili Liu, Elisabeth de Brabant, Nine Dragon magazine, Shanghai, China
The Fun is in the Making, Charles, iLOOK Monitor, Shanghai, China
What's On... Art, In Between: Solo Exhibition of Beili Liu, 08.15.09 Shanghai online, China
In Between: Beili Liu Solo Exhibitionr, 08.09, Yishu, Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, China
Vackra vardagliga a ting med sting, 05.09.09, HBL Hufvudstadsbladet, Finland
Fran skimrande siden till fron spräk for telefoner, 05.09.09 Västra Nyland, Finland
Beili Liu/Tarryn Teresa Gallery, Janet Koplos, 04. 09 Art in America
Beili Liu at Three Walls Gallery, Sarah Fisch, San Antonio Current, Curblog, San Antonio, TX
Beili Liu, Three Walls Gallery, San Antonio, Wendy Atwell, ... Might Be Bood, Austin, TX
The Wafting Bouquet of Artistic License, Sandra Vista, 02.09, ArtSlant Los Angeles
Three Thousand Troubled Threads, Beili Liu, Los Angles, Steven Irvin, 02.03.09, Buzzine, Los Angeles
Tarryn Teresa Gallery Exhibition—Beili Liu, 02. 09, Citizen LA, Los Angeles
'A Strange Land' is a changing land, Robert Faires, 01.30.09, The Austin Chronicle, Texas
The human impact on our 'Strange Land', Francisco Marin, 01.29.09, The Daily Texan, Austin, Texas
2008 Beili Liu Lures Audience with Red String, Traci Vogel, 05.14.08, San Francisco Weekly
Legend made visible, Janos Gereben, 05.20.2008, The Examiner, San Francisco
San Francisco International Arts Festival, KangCheng Ge, 05.04.2008, International Daily News
LURE: Installation Art by Beili Liu, DeWitt Cheng, 05.18.08, ArtSlant San Francisco
Change Dynasty, Maureen Davidson, 04.23.08, Metro Santa Cruz, California
Art: Exploring life's fragility, threads linking lovers, Molly Kimelman, 04.20.08, The Grand Rapids Press
Exhibit Opening UICA, Paul Kraus, 04.01.08, Revue, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Great Inspirations, Christa Martin, 03.12.08, Good Times Santa Cruz, California
2007 Fiskarsin ruukin kesänäyttelyt ovat avoinna syyskuun loppuun, 05.17.07, Turun Sanomat, Finland
Läpi pintojen ja rakenteiden, 05.25.07, Helsingin Sanomat, Helsinki, Finland
A master of water,William Zilke, 01.18.07, Heritage Newspapers, Ypsilanti, Michigan
2006 On Display—Liu at WCC, John Carlos Cantu, 10.08.06, Ann Arbor News
Beili Liu Exhibits at GalleryOne, Katherine Mohammed, 09.11.06, The Voice, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Exhibit Compares and Contrasts, John Carlos Cantu, 07.16.06, Ann Arbor News
Big Picture Minimalism at Gallery Project, John Carlos Cantu, 04.09.06, Ann Arbor News
'Adam and Eve' theme unites varied works, John Carlos Cantu, 01.22.06, Ann Arbor News
Stage & Canvas, Robert del Valle, 01.18.06, Real Detroit Weekly
Hang On, Beili Liu suspends our pleasure, Nick Sousanis, 01.18.06, Detroit Metro Times
Beili Liu @ Ann Arbor Art Project, (images)
Mixed-Media Marvels, John Carlos Cantu, 01.14.06, Ann Arbor News
2005 Wall of bread: A tasty art form, Joanne Nesbit, 09.08.05, The University Record, University of Michigan
“Breadth” at U-M, Susan Selasky, 09.27.05, Detroit Free Press
Plexus @ 4731, Nick Sousanis, 08.02.05, The Detroiter
Rebuilding Memories in Adobe Brick, Janet Miller, 03.20.05, Ann Arbor News
Art teacher connects to her roots, 03.13.05, AP Daily News/Asian American Village
04.06.05, The Detroit News, 04.10.05 Asian Correspondence—the World News Network
2004 Weekend’s Art Harvest, MikeBockoven, 09.01.04, The Independent, Grand Island, Nebraska
A Path to Her Past, Chinese artist building a replica of her parent’s home at Art Farm, Krystal Overmyer
08.01.04, The Independent, Grand Island, Nebraska
Artist building replica of rural Chinese home, 08.08.04, World Herald, Omaha, NE
Artist builds Chinese-style hut, 08.08.04, Lincoln Journal Star, Lincoln, Nebraska
Chinese voice (interview), Amy Seetoo, Chinese Voice, WSDF Radio, 01/02/04
2003 Inventive work involve shifting physical elements, John Carlos Cantu, 11.23.03, Ann Arbor News
2002 Wayfinding through space and time, John Carlos Cantu, 11.23.03, Ann Arbor News

2010 Methodology, Teaching of Visual Art and Design in the U.S.A., Author of chapter: 3D Foundations.
Edited by Shun YanYan. Higher Education Press, China
Unraveling Tradition, Exhibition catalog, 516 ARTS, Albuquerque, NM
2009 Mapping Memories, Beili Liu and Takafumi Ide, Exhibition catalog, Castle Gallery, The College of New Rochelle, NY
In Between, Exhibition Catalog, Elisabeth De Brabant Art Center, Shanghai, China
Beili Liu Artwork, Ffffound!, 01.27.09
2008 Beili Liu: Mining the material, Exhibition catalog, Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco
Red Thread, a video documentary, Jim Choi and Chihiro Wimbush, produced by Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco
The making of Lure, a video documentary, Jim Choi and Chihiro Wimbush, produced by Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco
2007 Transparent, Exhibition catalog, Granary Gallery, Fiskars, Finland
2006 Installation Series, Exhibition catalog, GalleryOne, WCC, Ann Arbor, MI
Breadth, One Small Project, by Wes Janz
Lessedra World Art Print Annual 2006, Lessedra Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects, Bulgaria
2005 The Little House Stands on the Prairie, Beili Liu describes a site-specific installation/sculpture project in Nebraska, USA, Ceramics Art and Perception (Technical), Australia, issue 21, November, 05


2010 Gallery talk, 516 ARTS, Albuquerque, NM Panel Discussions,
The Mona Lisa Project, Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin, TX2009
Mining the Materials: Time and Process, Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin
Bound, Gallery Talk, d berman Gallery, Austin TX
Gallery Talk, Elisabeth De Brabant Art Center, Shanghai, China
A Strange Land Panel Discussion, Creative Research Lab, Austin, Texas
2008 LURE, Artist lecture, Chinese Culture Foundation, San Francisco
Artist Lecture, Santa Cruz Public Library, California
Artist Lecture, University of Texas, Austin
Artist Lecture, Wayne State University
2007 Artist-in-Residence lecture, Fiskars Artist Residency, Finland
Art and Art Education in America—to Chinese art students, Jilin University, China
Artist lecture, Garden City Fine Arts Association, Garden City, Michigan
2006 Gallery talk, presentation, and artist lecture, GalleryOne, WCC, Michigan
Resident artist lecture, Djerassi Foundation, Woodside, California
Curators’ Talk, Minimal Maximum Exhibition, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, Michigan
2005 Visiting artist lecture, LHSP, Rackham, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Artist Lecture, Cleveland Institute of Art, Ohio
Relating to contemporary Chinese art, Eastern Michigan University
2004 Time based installations, Art Farm, Marquette, Nebraska
2003 Interchange: Materials and Process, The Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan
Fixtures artist talk, Undergraduate Research Opportunity Group, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Teaching Experience
2008-present Assistant Professor, College of Fine Arts, University of Texas, Austin
2005-2008 Assistant professor, Department of Art, Eastern Michigan University
2003-2005 Visiting artist, Lloyd Hall Scholars Program, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Adjunct assistant professor, School of Art and Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Lecturer, Washtenaw Community College

2003 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MFA Mixed Media
2001 University of Tennessee, Knoxville BA, Magna Cum Laude Graphic Design
1994 Shenzhen University, China Assoc. BA Chinese Literature and Communication