Liza Lou (b. 1969, New York, NY) is a Los Angeles-based artist known for her enormous sculptures and environments made from thousands of threaded glass beads. She gained prominence for her life-sized work “Kitchen,” a solo project that took five years to complete, which was acquired by the Whitney Museum of American Art. Lou is invested in the intersection between craft and gender and has worked in beadwork collectives in Durban, South Africa; Mumbai, India; and a women’s prison in Belém, Brazil.
Recent solo exhibitions of Lou’s work have been held at Lehmann Maupin Gallery & Songwon Art Center, Seoul, South Korea (2019); Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria (2016); and the Wichita Museum of Art, KS (2015), among others. Her work is featured in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; the Cleveland Museum of Art, OH; the De Young Museum, San Francisco; and the Guggenheim Museum, NY, among others. Lou is featured in Between the Lines: An RxART Coloring Book by Contemporary Artists – Volume 8. Click here to download and color her spread.