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EDUCATION

2010 San Francisco Art Institute, MFA, Sculpture & Ceramics

2007 Museum School of Fine Arts, BFA, Ceramics

         Tufts University, BA, Chinese Language, Culture, and History

2005 Heilongjiang Institute of Technology, Mandarin Language Program

SOLO & TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2016 Recast, Root Division, SF, CA.

2015 Transculture, Mendocino College, Ukiah, CA.

2014 Bad Fruit, Duplex Gallery, Portland, OR.

2013 New Work, Johansson Projects Back Gallery, Oakland, CA.

         Girls Playing, Ramp Gallery, SOMArts, SF, CA.

SELECTED JURIED & GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 Free Trade, CCC, SF, CA.

         Tondo, SpokeSF, SF, CA.

         The Original Disrupter, San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA.  ( Contributor to Kunstcapades)

         Back to the Garden, Root Division, SF, CA.

         Social Energies, Legion, SF, CA.

2016 Concentrate, SFAI Alumni Exhibition, SF, CA.

         Passport, San Francisco Arts Commission x Chinatown, SF, CA.

         Art Night SF, Civic Center, SF.

         Transformations, Harrington Gallery, Pleasanton, CA.

         Parking Lot Art Fair, Fort Mason, SF, CA.

2015 Art Night SF, Civic Center, SF, CA.

         Parking Lot Art Fair, Fort Mason, SF, CA.

         Mudflat AIR Exhibition for NCECA, Mudflat Gallery, Boston, MA.

         Still Life, Root Division, SF, CA.

         Group Show, Asia Society, SF, CA.

2014 Apature, Arc Gallery, SF, CA. 

         Eating Cultures, SOMArts, SF, CA. 

2013 Risk, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA. 

         Shifting Bodies, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA. 

2012 Introductions, Root Division, SF, CA.

         Descending the Staircase, Aggregate Space, Oakland, CA.

2011 Bay Area Now, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA. 

2010 Natural Selection, Coconut Grove Arts Gallery, Miami, FL. 

         Borders, Root Division, SF, CA. 

         Vernissage, Ft Mason Herbst Pavillion, SF, CA.

2009 Invisible Homes, SOMArts Gallery, SF, CA. 

         Fiction to Inhabit, SFAI Diego Rivera Gallery, SF, CA.

         Re: form, SFAI Swell Gallery, SF, CA.

         Jingdezhen Contemporary International Ceramic Exhibition, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China.

         Family Pictures, Root Division, SF, CA.

         Locality, Mission Art Center, SF, CA.

RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS

2017 Recology, San Francisco, CA. Artist in Residence (upcoming June – August)

2016 Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO. Ceramics Artist in Residence

         Fleishhacker Foundation, SF, CA. Eureka Fellowship Nominee

2015 Recology, San Francisco, CA. Alternate Candidate AIR

         Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO. Ceramics Summer Study Fellowship

         San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA. Individual Artist Grant Recipient

2014 Interlochen School for the Arts, Interlochen, MI. Ceramics AIR + Teaching Fellow

2012 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. Artist in Residence

2010 Root Division, San Francisco, CA. Artist in Residence

2007 Mudflat Pottery Studio, Somerville, MA. 2007 – 2008 Artist in Residence

         School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. Pratt Traveling Grant

         School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. Ceramics Dept. Visiting Artist Grant

2006 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. Dean’s Discretionary Fund Travel Grant

TALKS AND LECTURES

2017 UC Berkeley, Artist Lecture, Intermediate Ceramics

2016 Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Resident Artist Lecture

         San Francisco Art Institute, Artist Lecture, Professional Practices for Artists

2015 California State University, East Bay, Artist Lecture, Professional Practices for Artists

         Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Artist Lecture, Fundamentals of 2D

2012 – 2015 San Francisco Art Institute, Artist Lecture, City as Studio Practicum

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESS

2016 Casey Lesser, In the Rocky Mountains, an Artist Residency is Launching Careers, Artsy.net,          Dec 2016

         Kunstcapades, Episode 43 w/ Cathy Lu, Oct 2016

         Kelly Whalen and Sarah Hotchkiss, KQED Arts, Artists Take Over SF Parking Lot for

         Satirical Art Fair, May 2016

2015 Sam Whiting, Quite A lot of Art as Guerilla Gallery Fills Parking Spaces, SF Gate, May 2015

2014 Beverly Chan, Asia Society, Cultural Identity in Art: Interview w/ Cathy Lu, Nov 2014

2013 Joshua Lutz, Bay Area Visual Art Picks, SFGate.com, Aug 2013

         Alex Bigman, Risk, East Bay Express, Aug 2013

2011 Synchronized Chaos Web Journal, Artwork Feature, Feb 2011

2010 JD Beltran, City Brights, SFGate.com, Why Not?, May 2010