Jacque Liu

Jacque Liu

Jacque Liu is a Philadelphia-based studio artist and an arts administrator. He was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and received an M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art, a B.F.A. from Alfred University, and a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the Universität der Künste Berlin. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, and is the recipient of numerous awards and grants. Currently, he serves as the Percent for Art Project Manager for the City of Philadelphia in the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy; where he facilitates new permanent public art opportunities. He is the co-founder of Takt Kunstprojektraum, a project space and residency in Berlin, Germany; and has been a member of the artist collectives, Vox Populi and Grizzly Grizzly, where he curated and led a number of creative programming initiatives.

Peach Blossom Spring, photo by Jaime Alvarez

The Peach Blossom Spring, 2015

The Peach Blossom Spring is a temporary public art project that consists of hundreds of handmade pinwheels mounted along the 1200 block of Pearl Street. In Chinese culture, the pinwheel is a symbol to turn one’s luck around; the more times it spins, the greater the magnitude of fortune. Printed on each of the pinwheels is a hand-drawn pattern, derived from “The Peach Blossom Spring,” a Chinese fable which comments upon ideas of change, possibility, and peace within discord. This project is on public view indefinitely, and block party participants will be welcomed to create their own pinwheels to add to the installation

Jacque Liu & Sarah Kate Burgess - Ballare 2

Ballare I & II

Jacque Liu & Sarah Kate Burgess
Ballare I & II, 2014 
Wood, paint, found objects, art objects
30.5” x 33.5” x 5”

In 2014, Liu created the series, Ballare, which was a shelving system which drew on his aesthetic and were populated with Burgess’ objects; an untraditional collaboration. For A More Perfect Union, Liu and Burgess populated the shelves intentionally to make comment and observation on their shared life, their mixed and beautiful culture, and building a home and family together.

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