Lucy Siyao Liu


Lucy Siyao Liu is a designer working on evolving representation techniques for cultural production. Her work addresses contestations and disjunctions that occur in imaging technologies, with an emphasis on exploring systems of nature through experimental drawings and animations.

She is the creator and co-editor of PROPS PAPER, a weekly paper on images. Her most recent project, A Curriculum on the Fabrication of Clouds, is a collection of drawing experiments framed as pedagogical acts to examine drawing as a mode of scientific and artistic inquiry in cloud studies. Although she works on issues in technology, digitality and computational methods, she is first and foremost concerned with transformative effects of these technics on politics and poetics. Thus, her tools are constantly changing to stay coherent with her search.

Her projects have been published by RISD Architectural Press and UED Magazine, and she has presented work at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University, MIT Keller Gallery, Ashmolean Museum at University of Oxford, RISD Museum, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing Design Week, and various other exhibitions. Her background is in architectural design and fine art from Rhode Island School of Design.

Props Paper and the art of image-making with Lucy Siyao Liu from Design Indaba