Splitting her time between Taiwan and Detroit, G.E. Liu creates multiform paintings that focus on building a mythological world as a coded satire of reality. Her visual vocabulary explores the commonalities and variations between the East and West and infuses humor, sexuality, and self-deprecation. Liu is fascinated by the body-spirit cultivation of Medieval Chinese science and cosmology and sees herself as something of an alchemist as she mixes and contrasts ideas around mythology, gender, love, theology, and cultural identity. A myriad of dualities exist within Liu’s work; for example, the combination of ancient and contemporary visual languages, the employment of cheerful colors to explore dark topics, and the foundational use of silk, a material that is simultaneously prestigious and kitsch.

Born in 1995 in Hualien, Taiwan
Lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan

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G.E. Liu

Detail of Virgin Wizard's Michigan Internal Alchemy, 2022
Gouache and watercolor on silk with wood and acrylic display mount
123.25h x 57w in

My intention is to explore the psychological realm of what lies beneath the mythological alchemic superstructure through my own intuitive visual language.

— G.E. Liu

Selected Work

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G.E. Liu

Happy Meal, 2022
Gouache and watercolor on silk and adjustable color LED lights
48h x 62.75w in

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