Cole Lu is an artist and curator. She received her MFA from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Art at Washington University in St. Louis. She holds a B.A. in linguistic from Ming Chuan University, Taipei Taiwan, and A.A. in Japanese in Jinwen University in Taipei, Taiwan. 

Lu is known for her various, multimedia practice, which articulates the subject of a contemporary, fragmented identity. She uses text, installation, sculpture, and video to explore the complex layers of what is lost in the era of digital communication. Her work has been featured in solo and group throughout the US, UK, Italy, Brazil, Greece, Mexico and Taiwan, including the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Omaha, NE), Pulitzer Arts Foundation (St. Louis, MO), Art Basel Miami Satellite Art Show (Miami Beach, FL), Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (Grand Rapids, MI), The Wassaic Project (Wassaic, NY), The Luminary (St. Louis, MO), Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (Los Angeles, CA), AHHA Tulsa (Tulsa, OK), Roman Susan (Chicago, IL), Westminster Press (St. Louis, MO), fort gondo compound for the arts (St. Louis, MO), CENTRAL BOOKING ARTSPACE (New York, NY), K-Gold Temporary Gallery (Lesvos Island, Greece) and Invisible Space (Taipei, Taiwan). Her videos and fine art books have been included in numerous national and international fairs and festivals including The 3rd New Digital Art Biennale – The Wrong (Again), FILE: Electronic Language International Festival (São Paulo, Brazil), I Never Read, Art Book Fair Basel (Basel, Switzerland) and Printed Matter's New York & LA Art Book Fair (New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA). She has been awarded residencies at The Wassaic Project (Wassaic, NY), Endless Editions (New York, NY), Vermont Studio Center Fellowship (Johnson,VT) (forthcoming), LPP+ Residency at Minnesota Street Project (San Francisco, CA)(forthcoming) and Paul Artspace (Florissant, MO) with Beth Caird (forthcoming). Her Risograph publication, “SMELLS LIKE CONTENT” is in the Artist book collection of the MoMA Museum of Modern Art Library (New York, NY). 

She is the founder and curator of fort gondo zine library and the former assistant director at the 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts forum fort gondo compound for the arts.  




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