Lucy Siyao Liu is an artist and architectural designer based in New York. Liu is the creator and co-editor of PROPS PAPER, a publication on imaging technologies. She is 1/2 of PROPS.SUPPLY and a member of Soft Surplus, an art, technology and design collective based in Brooklyn, NY. She is currently teaching at Rhode Island School of Design and The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

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2019 Art in America, Computing Clouds by Tung-Hui Hu and Lucy Siyao Liu, moderated by Emily Watlington
2019 The Forumist, Art and the Machine
2019 New York Tech Zine Fair, Soft Surplus on art-washing, social technologies and friendship, by Neta Bomani
2018 The Creative Independent, Before Code, Beyond Speech, by Lucy Siyao Liu
2018 It's Nice That, PROPS Paper, by Ruby Boddington
2018 Metropolis Magazine, Can You Teach Good Design on a Social Media Network? Interview by Audrey Gray
2018 Yale Paprika! 4-07 An Image for the Present, Thoughts in “To Imagine,” Into the Universe of Technical Images (Electronic Mediations) by Vilém Flusser, by Matthew Bohne and Lucy Siyao Liu
2017 Design Indaba, What craft lies behind image-making? by Emily Uys


2019 (now! through 2020-01-12) Moderna Museet, Mud Muses - A Rant on Technology curated by Lars Bang Larsen, Stockholm
2016 Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Drum Like Clouds screening, Cambridge, US.
2016 DRAWInternational, Open Studio, Caylus, France.
2016 MIT Keller Gallery, Landlines: Drawing Terrain, Cambridge, US.
2014 China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Wei, Beijing.
2013 Beijing Design Week, Metahutongs, Beijing.

Teaching & Lectures

2020 (Spring!) RISD Computation, Technology & Culture, Drawing Interactions
2019 Parsons New School of Design, Communications Design: CURRENTS - Staging Practice with PROPS, course with Matthew Bohne
2019 RISD Experimental Foundation Studies: Spatial Dynamics - Formwork/Falsework
2019 RISD Experimental Foundation Studies: Drawing - Orthographies
2018 Hacking Arts, MIT Media Lab, Art and AI, panel discussion
2018 MIT Department of Architecture Orthographies: New Kinds of Drawings and New Kinds of Things, course
2018 Kirkland Gallery & Harvard GSD, To Draw a Line: Perspectives on Inscription and Erasure, Feet on the Ground, Head in the Clouds, presentation
2018 RISD Department of Architecture, Architectural Projections, course
2018 RISD Department of Architecture, Making of Design Principles, course
2017 Dutch Design Week, Antenna Conference, PROPS Paper, presentation
2017 MIT Art, Culture and Technology Orthographies: Drawing Operations, course
2016 Ashmolean Museum at University of Oxford, Image as Vortex Conference The Angling Islands: Drawing Terrain presentation
2016 MIT Drawing Machines Workshop, Composing Line(s): Drawings of another Nature, lecture

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