Jawshing Arthur Liou, associate professor and Area Head of digital art at Indiana University, Bloomington, lectures 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, in the McDonough Museum of Art on the campus of Youngstown State University.
The lecture presented by the YSU Art Department and the Department of Art Lecture Series is free and open to the public.
Liou creates video installations that depict spaces often not probable in reality. Working with both lens-based representation and digital post-production, he aims to transform recognizable imagery into realms of otherworldly experience. For example, Liou’s Blood Work series (2003-2006), which deals with his daughter’s Leukemia treatment, received critical acclaim from Lisa Freiman, the commissioner of the U.S. pavilion at the 2011 Venice Biennale.
Liou’s videos and prints are featured in exhibitions and collections in the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, and Seoul Museum of Art. His works have traveled internationally, including exhibitions in New York, Chicago, London, Montréal, Houston, Tokyo, and Taipei; and film and media festivals in Sweden, Italy, Denmark, and Brazil. He is the recipient of the Asian Cultural Council Grant, New York (2013), Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship, Indianapolis (2010), Taipei Artist Village Residency, Taipei City Government, Taiwan (2010), Garry B. Fritz Award from the Society for Photographic Education National Conference, Chicago (2006).
Liou earned a master’s in Fine Arts degree from the University of Florida. He is a professor of Digital Art and the director of the School of Fine Arts at Indiana University, Bloomington.
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