Illustrator and Fine Artist

About

About

Telling stories and creating worlds where anything and everything can happen is Liu’s forte. She loves playing with ambiguities and contradictions. Tackling ideas that strike fear in most and rendering them affable and accessible. Liu creates art that allows viewers to feel as though they have stepped into her dream world. Liu's visions of childhood reflect a reality in which things often go awry, but in the most playful and colorful way. She fills her paintings with visual puns, and even double-puns. A wash in rainbow hues and populated with a veritable circus of cute (and freaky) creatures, her candy-colored paintings are at once strangely familiar (they reference the visual style of vintage storybooks, board game graphics, and nursery décor), and oddly jarring in their often audacious and mysterious subject matter.

 

Resume:

2019 Giant Robot GR2, Santa Monica, Los Angeles (April): The Reality of Illusions (4 Man Show)

2019 Cukui, San Jose, San Francisco (April): The Flight of the Spirits

2019 Giant Robot GR2, Santa Monica, Los Angeles (January): Fast Forward

2018 WOWXWOW (November): Nocturnal Bloom

2018 Giant Robot GR2, Santa Monica, Los Angeles (November): Post it Show 14

2018 WOWXWOW (June): WOW2 (VolumeII)

2018 WOWXWOW (April): Microvisions

2018 Giant Robot, Santa Monica, Los Angeles (March): Year of the Dog

2017 Giant Robot, Santa Monica, Los Angeles (December): Pop Totoro Mash Up

2017 Giant Robot GR2, Santa Monica, Los Angeles (December): Post it Show 13

2017 Giant Robot, Santa Monica, Los Angeles (September): Fruit Salad Show

2016 Giant Robot GR2, Santa Monica, Los Angeles (December): Post it Show 12

2016 Giant Robot GR2, Santa Monica, Los Angeles (January): Year of the Monkey Show

2015  Giant Robot GR2, Santa Monica, Los Angeles (December): Post it Show 11

2015 Leanna Lin's Wonderland Gallery, Eagle Rock, Los Angeles (November): Dreams

2015 Leanna Lin's Wonderland Gallery, Eagle Rock, Los Angeles (August): The Small Adventures Show (Maurice Sendak and Shel Siverstein)

2014 Giant Robot GR2, Santa Monica, Los Angeles (December): Post it Show 10

2014 Swoon Gallery, Leanne Lin's Wonderland Gallery (December): Get the Lead Out II

2014 Giant Robot GR2, Santa Monica, Los Angeles (October): The World is Watching (6 Man Show)

2014 Giant Robot GR2, Santa Monica, Los Angeles (June): Uglycon-Ice Bat

2014 Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena (June): Pandamonium Show

2014 Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena (April): Of History of Hope Show

2014 Giant Robot GR2, Santa Monica, Los Angeles (January): Year of the Horse Show

2014 Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena (January): Twice Told Tails

2013 Giant Robot GR2, Santa Monica, Los Angeles (December): Post it Show 9    

2011 Melt Down Gallery, Los Angeles (October): I Want My Music Video

2010 CoproNason, Santa Monica, Los Angeles,  (December): Gold Dust (Solo Show)                                                                                                                              

2010 Spoke Art, San Franscisco (October): Bad Dads Art Show: Tribute to the films of Wes Anderson

2010 CoproNason, Santa Monica, Los Angeles (October): Bon Appetite Group Show

2010 Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra, Los Angeles (September): Sweet Streets 2 Group Show

2010 Swoon Gallery, Silverlake, Los Angeles (August): Get the Lead Out II Group Show

2010 Thinkspace Gallery, Santa Monica, Los Angeles (August): Love Conquers All Group Show

2010 Distinction Gallery, Escondido, (August): Jest in Time Phylogenesis of Clowns Group Show

2010 Sea Shepard Conservation Society, Riverside (July):  Sea no Evil Show!

2010 Rothick Art Haus Gallery, Anaheim, Orange County (July): Gob Magazine Studio Issue and Group Show

2010 Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, Orange County (June): 100 Artists see Satan Group Show

2010 WWA Gallery, Santa Monica, Los Angeles (June): I Believe in Unicorns Group Show

2010 Thinkspace Gallery, Santa Monica, Los Angeles (April): Hunt And Gather Group Show and Book Signing

2009 CoproNason Gallery, Santa Monica, Los Angeles (December): Gold Dust - (Solo Show)

2009 Nucleus, Alhambra, Los Angeles (December): Power By Numbers Show

2009 Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City, Los Angeles (December): Multi-Plane Show

2009 GhettoGloss Laguna Gallery, Los Angeles (September): The Human Pyramids Artist Collective Show

2009 ExhibitAGallery, Los Angeles (August): Bipolar Show

2009 Nucleus, Alhambra, Los Angeles (August): Sweet Streets Show

2009 CoproNason Gallery, Santa Monica, Los Angeles (July): Monsters Show

2009 London Miles Gallery, Notting Hill, UK (July): Candy Coated Canvas Show

2009 Rivet Gallery, Columbus, Ohio (July): We’ll be back... after these messages.

2009 Subtext Gallery, Comi-Con, San Diego (July): Meanwhile... at the Hall of Justice.

2009 Atticus Gallery, Barcelona, Spain (January): Nobody walks in LA.

2008 Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City, Los Angeles (July): Life, Death and the Imbetween - (Solo Show)

2007 Project Gallery, Culver City, Los Angeles (December): Christmas Show.

2007 Subtext, San Diego, Los Angeles (November): Kokeshi Show.

2007 Gallery 1988, San Fransisco (August): Back for Seconds.

2007 Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City, Los Angeles (August): Literartistry.

2007 CoproNason Gallery, Santa Monica, Los Angeles (May): It was All a Dream- (Solo Show)

2007 Black Maria Gallery, Glendale, Los Angeles (March): Cult of Childhood.

2007 Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City, Los Angeles (Febuary): Paint by Number’s Show.

2006 Wax Poetic Gallery, Burbank, Los Angeles (November): Christmas Show.

2006 Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City, Los Angeles (October): Mommy, Mommy! Theres an Artist Under My Bed Show.

2006 Black Maria Gallery, Glendale, Los Angeles (June): Group Show

2006 Bamboo Lane Gallery, China Town, Los Angeles (April): Near Reality (Four Man Show)

2006 Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra, Los Angeles (March): Unicorn Show