Jiaqi Liu is a conceptual artist who is interested in the patterns and properties of transformations and constants. The goal of her works is to encapsulate the shared essence at the root of evolvements as well as the distinct characteristics that grow into dedicated dimensions of specific subjects. She resonates with mathematics and many aspects of the sciences in their rational induction and generalization of phenomena. She also finds guidance and evidence in cultures and history as they build a collective archive of human experience that preserves the most colorful details of the ebbs and flows of patterns. In addition to exploring and recording, she wants her work to also interact, inspire, and invite reflections.
Jiaqi sees time as the special dimension in the world we live in and therefore finds it the most intriguing. Many of her works take forms in mediums that can easily capture the effects of time, with an emphasis on technology and imaging. Jiaqi does not consider herself an artist of a specific medium but an artist of concepts. As she understands the organic reactions that take place between the medium and the concept of an artwork, she strives to conduct her works in the mediums that are the most suitable for the subject matter in discussion. To this end, she has been developing her conceptual thinking as well as honing her skills in diverse mediums.
Jiaqi received a BFA summa cum laude from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts under the advisement of Professor Wafaa Bilal, and is currently pursuing a Dual-MS in Applied Information Science and Information Systems at Cornell University. Her works have been showcased worldwide, including at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts (New York, US), Brooklyn Bridge Park (New York, US), Microscope Gallery (New York, US), AMC Empire Theatre (New York, US), Galerie KUB (Leipzig, Germany), KOMM Haus (Leipzig, Germany), Jupiter Art Museum (Shenzhen, China), and on large public screens in Denver (US) and Kalamata (Greece).
Aside from practicing art, Jiaqi is also a filmmaker specializing in production design and art direction for experimental and narrative films. Her works have been selected for festivals and awards including Rhode Island International Film Festival, Orlando Film Festival, Rookie Awards, Chinese Youth Film Week, HiShorts! Film Festival, Youth Image, among others.