Un-named series II #5, 2016

57x40 cm, framed


Tianli Zu (b.1987, Liaoning, China) lives and works in Sydney. She obtained her PhD and MFA at the Sydney College of the Arts. Her early art training includes BFA from Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China. Zu was a Finalist in the Archibald Prize in 2015 and was included in the Salon Des Refuses at SH Erwin Gallery in 2016. She was also featured with her public art at Martin Place as part of the City of Sydney Chinese New Year Festival in 2016.

Zu creates large-scale papercuts by hand and cinematic animation projections that weave through history and the present, using shadow and light in powerful dynamic installations. Her work captures experiences of places and cultures through intuitive and metaphysical means. She employs art to engage and comment on complex social phenomena, culturally, philosophically and psychologically.

Tianli Zu full bio: https://vermilionart.com.au/artist/tianli-zu/