Arthur Liou creates video installations that depict spaces not probable in reality. Working with both lens-based representation and digital post-production, he aims to transform recognizable images to the realms only minds can reach. His source footages range from human body, landscape, to oil paint and food items. His photographically realistic videos are filled with details, with which Liou responds to the personal experience of illness, spiritual sanctuary, and the spectacles in life.
Liou's videos and prints are in numerous public and private collections across the US. Recent acquisitions include Museum of Fine Arts Houston and Indianapolis Museum of Art. His works have traveled internationally, including exhibitions in New York, Chicago, Montreal, Houston, Taipei; and film and media festivals in Sweden, Italy, Netherland and Brazil. Liou is the recipient of Garry B. Fritz Award from the Society for Photographic Education and the Rising Star Award at Fotofusion, Palm Beach Photographic Centre. Major funding for his work includes the Research Grant at the College of Arts and Humanity Institute and the New Frontier Grant at Indiana University.
Liou received his M.F.A. in electronic intermedia and photography from the University of Florida. He is currently the Associate Professor and Area Head of digital art at Indiana University, Bloomington.
SELECTED RECENT EXHIBITIONS
2011 (upcoming) Chi-Wen Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan. (Solo show)
2010 National Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan. Taiwan Biennial.
2010 Barry Room, Tapei Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan. (Solo show)
2010 Poissant Gallery, Houston, TX. Anicca (In conjunction with Fotofest 2010)
2009 Beaux-Arts des Ameriques, Montreal, Canada. Improbable Waves (2 person show)
2009 Ruschman Gallery, Indianapolis, IN. Improbable Waves (Solo show)
2009 Poissant Gallery, Houston, TX. Improbable Waves (Solo show)
2009 Osaka Maritime Museum, Osaka, Japan. Water
2009 Newport Mills, Newport, NH. H2O Film on Water
2008 Pascal Gallery, Ramapo College of New Jersey, NJ. Expanding Animation
2007 25th Anniversary Electroacoustic Music Competition, Eastman Computer Music Center, NY.
2007 International Computer Music Conference '07, Tycho Brahe Planetarium, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2006 Society of Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, MO. Blood Work (Solo show)
2006 Poissant Gallery, Houston, TX. Elements (2 person show)
2005-6 Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN. (Carmen & Mark Holeman Video Gallery)
2005 Schopf Gallery, Chicago, IL. Blood Work (Solo show)