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Mia Liu

Mia Liu

Through the traverse and collision of various psychological and physical experiences in life with the things in contact in the moment, she catalyzes a series of creations in search for “dialogues,” producing poetic scenes where everything is connected.

MediumMixed Media
LocationTaiwan
Date of birth1980
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Mia LIU is a visual artist who lives and creates in Taipei. After receiving her B.F.A. from San Francisco Art institute, she enrolled in the M.F.A program, Hunter College of the City University of New York. Her works have been exhibited across major art museums and art spaces and collected by many throughout Europe, America, and Asia, including the Uli Sigg Collection (Switzerland) and the Emile Hermès Collection (Taiwan).

Her art focuses on finding poetry in the ordinary, exploring the mysterious connections of sensation, memory, nature, and culture, using material-sensitive techniques to give form. It embodies both the philosophical contemplation of the present and a subtle exploration of the delicate connection between the "past" and the "possable future" through a reexamination of art history. While the artistic forms appear diverse, they are not constrained by any medium, forming a unique Drawing system.

The "Ink Dialogue" project initiated in 2019 blends anonymous Chinese painting, pencil drawings, contemparay fabrics, and framing craftsmanship, paving the way for a new direction in contemporary ink painting. The 2022 "Scapes in the Mist" series integrates imagery with paper sculpture, engaging in a dialogue between my past unique forms and the history of photography. The purpose of these dialogical works is not historical excavation but to extract new cultural values from tradition, invoking a pure aesthetic sense—a crucial exploration in her personal artistic journey amid the fading trends of contemporary art discourse.

 


Death is a Dialogue Between the Spirit and the Dust
Acrylic paint on paper
130 x 130 x 30 cm
2015



Queenie
Paper on acrylic
35 x 35 x 35 cm
2015

 


Tower of Knowledge
Printing on Shanghai library index card
150 x 150 x 300 cm
2022

 


I Can't Stop Rolling It Up
Ink, Pencil, Watercolor and Acrylic paint on paper
180 x 1080 x 17 cm
2010

 


In Her Dream
Blank tickets of the Guggenheim Museum New York and Plywood
87 x 87 x 15 cm
2009

Curriculum vitae

Mia Liu (1980- )

EDUCATION
2007-2008   Hunter College of The City University of New York, M.F.A program
2007   San Francisco Art institute, B.F.A   

AWARDS / GRANTS
2019   National Culture and Arts Foundation Large Project Grant, Taiwan
2019   Taipei Culture Foundation Artist Grant, Taiwan
2019   Taipei Culture Foundation Artist Grant, Taiwan
2019   National Culture and Arts Foundation Exhibition Grant, Taiwan
2016   Finalist, Sovereign Asian Art Prize, Hong Kong, China
2016   National Culture and Arts Foundation Exhibition Grant, Taiwan
2014   Nominated, 13th Taishin Arts Award (Solo exhibition Dialogue among Bamboos - Drawing with Liu, Liang Ling-Fang)
2011   Nominated, 10th Taishin Arts Award (Solo exhibition I can't tell you, but you feel it)
2010   National Culture and Arts Foundation Artist Grant, Taiwan
2009   Taipei Culture Foundation Exhibition Grant, Taiwan
2009   Selected artists for Art Taipei 2009 Made in Taiwan (Sponsored by The Council for Cultural Affairs, Taiwan)
2009   First Prize, Kaohsiung Award 2009, Taiwan
2009   Geisai 12 Sponsorship, FuBon Art Foundation, Taiwan
2008   National Culture and Arts Foundation Artist Grant, Taiwan

SOLO EXHIBITION 
2019   I dwell in Possibility, Mind Set Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2016   A Perhaps Hand, IT Park Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2014   Dialogue among Bamboos - Drawing with Liu, Liang Ling-Fang, Absolute Art Space, Tainan, Taiwan
2013   The Black Reading Room, Eslite Art Studio, Taipei, Taiwan
2012   Invisible Light, Accton Art Space, Hsinchu, Taiwan
2011   I can't tell you, but you feel it, IT Park Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2009   The Third Side of Paper, SuHo Paper Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2006   We are not recyclable, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, United States

GROUP EXHIBITION
2021   Sub-existence - Those We Aren't Always Aware of, Tao Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan
2021   The 31th Anniversary Group Exhibition, Galerie Pierre, Taichung, Taiwan
2021   Open Art Bank, Art Bank, Taichung, Taiwan
2021   Taiwan House, The Terminal KYOTO, Kyoto, Japan
2021   Taiwan House, Good Design Marunouchi,Tokyo, Japan
2021   Constructed Realities: Mia Liu & Sameer Tawde, UP Gallery, Hsinchu, Taiwan
2020   Florae: The Women Artists-The Special Project for MSAC 10th Anniversary III, Mind Set Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2020   On Wings of Mr. Wing, Infinitely, Mr. Wing Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan
2020   Reopen: Future Reading, Hsinchu State Library, Hsinchu, Taiwan
2019   HOT BLOOD, White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2019   Kid Flavors, Hsinchu 241 Art Gallery, Hsinchu, Taiwan
2018   Creative 8, OCI Museum, Seoul, Korea
2017   M Space Sculpture Biennial, The Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2017   Tropical Cyclone, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
2017   CODA Paper Art, CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, Holland
2016   Springs Eternal : Glenfiddich Artists in Residence - 12 Years from Taiwan, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
2016   Transition of Times, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2016   The Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2016 Finalist Exhibition, Hong Kong, China
2016   The Road Not Taken, MSAC, Taipei, Taiwan
2016   Playlist, VT art salon, Taipei, Taiwan
2015   Paradi$e Bitch, White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2015   Subsurface Inclination: Joint Exhibition by Hsu Yunghsu and Mia Wen-Hsuan Liu, Kalos Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2015   ReVision II, MSAC, Taipei, Taiwan
2015   Yi Jing: The art dialogue between different generation and regions, Da Xiang Art Space, Taichung, Taiwan
2015   Together we build a factory, Yonghe Arts and Education Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan
2014   Body/Narraor, Silverlens Gallery, Manila
2013   With my <>, trade your <>, Taipei Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan
2013   Gazing into freedom: Taiwan Contemporary Art Exhibition, Vojvodina Contemporary Art Museum, Republic of Serbia
2013   CODA Paper Art, CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, Holland
2013   A Contemporary Art Exhibition Across the Strait, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
2013   A Contemporary Art Exhibition Across the Strait, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
2013   Here!, FreeS Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan
2013   Collection of Taiwanese Emerging Artist, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
2012   Very Fun Park, Fubon Art Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan
2012   Inside, Jendela Art Space, Singapore
2012   Polyphony Beat, Kalos Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2011   Artists at Glenfiddich, Glenfiddich Distillery Gallery, Dufftown, UK
2010   Taiwan Calling: Phantom of Liberty, Műcsarnok Museum, Budapest, Hungary
2010   Taiwan Calling: No Man's Land, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary
2010   Variations of Geometric Abstraction in Taiwan's Contemporary Art, Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2010   Key Words, Juming Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2010   Drawing Out Conversations: Taipei Setting Up, Nan Hai Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2010   Contemporary airy craft from Japan and Taiwan Part 2, Project Fulfill Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan
2009   Viewpoints and Viewing Points: Asian Art 2009 Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
2009   Comedies, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
2009   Kaohsiung Awards, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2007   Ourselves&Each Other, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, United States
2006   The World Domination of Painting and Drawing, Ego Park Gallery, Oakland, United States
2006   Shifting Landscapes: A Topographical Study, Aftermodern Contemporary Fine Art, San Francisco, United States

ART FAIR
2020   Taipei Dangdai, represented by Mind Set Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2019   Artisstma Fair, represented by Mind Set Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2019   Art Future Artfair, represented by Absolute Space for the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
2017   Art Central 2017, represented by Galerie OVO, Central Harbourfont, Hong Kong
2014   Art Stage Singapore, represented by Liang Gallery, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
2013   Art Taipei, represented by Liang Gallery, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2013   Artshow Busan, represented by FreeS Art Space, BEXCO, Busan, Korea
2011   Art Osaka, represented by Galerie Grand Siècle, Hotel Granvia Osaka, Osaka, Japan
2011   Tokyo Frontline Art Fair, represented by Galerie Grand Siècle, 331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
2011   Young Art Taipei, represented by MOT/ARTS, Taipei, Taiwan
2009   Art Taipei, represented by The Council for Cultural Affairs, World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2009   Geisai 12 art fair, represented by FuBon Art Foundation, Tokyo Big Sight Convention Center, Tokyo, Japan
2006   ART(212) Contemporary Art Fair, represented by Aftermodern Contemporary Fine Art, New York, United States

ARTIST RESIDENCIES
2019   Art Chishang, Taitung, Taiwan
2018   OCI Museum, Seoul, Korea
2013   Cité Internationale Des Arts, Paris, France
2012   National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
2011  Glenfiddich Distillery, Dufftown, UK
2009  Banqiao 435 International Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Shanghai East Library, China
Emile Hermès Collection, Taiwan
Uli Sigg Collection, Swiss
OCI Musuem, Korea 
White Rabbit Gallery, Australia
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan
William Grant & Sons, UK
Raffles Family Office Co., HK
Art Bank, Taiwan
Fubon Financial Holding Co., Taiwan
Accton Art Foundation, Taiwan
Kempinski Hotels, China
Yonghe Arts and Education Foundation, Taiwan
Fabulous Group, Taiwan
Jiu Yu Property Co., Taiwan
Lovely Taiwan Foundation, Taiwan

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