Education

2014
Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Master of Fine Arts, Visual Art (Interdisciplinary)


Solo exhibitions

2017
Pacific Rose, Millitzer Gallery, St. Louis, MO (forthcoming)

2015
SMELLS LIKE CONTENTContemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.  This exhibition was accompanied by a limited‐edition risograph artist book, printed and published by Endless Editions, New York, NY. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Artists' Book Collection.  
Love Letter to Xerox, HD video installation in conjunction with interactive zine workshop, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis, MO
#holyexperiment, social media takeover Jan 5-19, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, Instagram 

2014
SUPER SAD TRUE LOVE STORY, fort gondo compound for the arts, St. Louis, MO. This exhibition was accompanied by a limited‐edition artist book.

2013
Palimpsestuous Prostheses, Lewis Center, St. Louis, MO 
Lunar Harvest, Lewis Center, St. Louis, MO
In Vitro Exposure, Lewis Center, St. Louis, MO


Collaborative projects

2015
Poetry + The Politics of Joy (Video installation, Interactive zine workshop), Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis, MO, Sep 10 to 12, 2015
Lori Waxman: 60 min/wrds art critique (receptionist), fort gondo compound for the arts, St. Louis, MO, Mar 19 to 21, 2015 


2014
PXSTL: In the Midwest with Objects, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis, MO. In collaboration with Jessica Baran, Sep 20 & 28, 2014
Marfa Dialogues STL: Everybody Talks about Weather, Beverly, St. Louis, MO. In collaboration with fort gondo compound for the arts, Aug 2, 2014
Impossible Wants: A Poem and A Patch, St. Louis City. Led by artists Laurencia Strauss &Maura Pellettieri, Jun to Oct, 2014


Group exhibitions

2017
LABIRINTO II,  Teatro Studio Uno, Rome, Italy (forthcoming)
The Soothing Center, Trestle Gallery, New York, NY (forthcoming)
TBA (Summer Exhibition)The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY (forthcoming)
Nobody's Home, DEMO Project, Springfield, IL 
LOT49, The Luminary, St. Louis, MO
ATTACH FILES, 50/50, Kansas City, MO

2016
2016 ENDLESS BIENNIAL, 20/20 Gallery, New York, NY 
Streetlight, Roman Susan, Chicago, IL 
Avant Edge Film Festival (AEFF), Music Box Theatre, Chicago, IL 
Flat Files, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, NY
Art Basel Miami Beach Satellite Show: The Soothing Center, curated by Jesse Firestone, 
The Paresian Hotel, Miami Beach, FL
St. Louis Small Press Expo, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis, MO 
Bemis Benefit Art Auction, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts , Omaha, NE
Video! Video!: Deja Vu, Art and Exhibition Hall, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 
Printed Matter's New York Art Book Fair , MoMA PS1, New York, NY
Concept/ Focus, a triennial exhibition from Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC), curated by Adam Welch, The Luminary, St. Louis, MO 
Brave New World, curated by Nicolas Vamvouklis, K-Gold Temporary Gallery, Lesvois Island, Greece 
San Francisco Art Book Fair 2016, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA 
Video! Video!: How to Video!, Art and Exhibition Hall, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 
BABZ FAIR 2016 – BUSHWICK ART BOOK & ZINE FAIR, SIGNAL, Brooklyn, NY  
Library of  the Last Line, in the exhibition of No Diving!, Roman Susan, Chicago, IL 
FILE: Electronic Language International Festival, Fiesp Cultural Center - Ruth Cardoso, São Paulo, Brazil 
The Toronto Art Book Fair (TOABF), ARTSCAPE YOUNGPLACE, Toronto, Canada 
I Never Read, Art Book Fair Basel 2016, Kaserne Basel, Basel, Switzerland 
MISS READ: The Berlin Art Book Fair 2016, Akademie Der Künste Hanseatenweg, Berlin, Germany 
SLICES, curated by Current Studio, in partner with deadCenter Film Festival, Oklahoma City, OK 
Concept/ Focus, a triennial exhibition from Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC), curated by Adam Welch, AHHA Tulsa | Hardesty Arts Center, Tulsa, OK
FELT BOOK + Institute for New Feeling PROD SHOP, Werkärtz at Downtown Art District, Los Angeles, CA 
Artist in Residence Exhibition, curated by Deon Soogrim, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY 
FILMIDEO 2016, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ 
Femmes' Video Art Festival, The Situation Room, Los Angeles, CA 
Femmes' Video Art Festival: "Language, Image, and Self", curated by Micol Hebron, LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), West Hollywood, CA 
PMF VII: Seventh Annual Publications & Multiples Fair, Open Space, Baltimore, MD 
FLUX Portland: SGCI 2016, Portland, OR 
BHQFU Book Fair, BHQFU, New York, NY 
LOT 49, The Luminary, St. Louis, MO 
Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
[dis]Corporate Bodies: Undermining the Institution, The Unstitute, London, UK 

2015
Odds and Ends Art Book Fair, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT 
Soft Architecture, public signage installation, Westminster Press, St. Louis, MO  
The Wrong (again)- New Digital Art Biennale, Homeostasis Lab, São Paulo, Brazil, November 1, 2015 to January 1, 2016
Art 314, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 
CAM (Contemporary Art Museum) Open Studios STL: Thinking Somewhere, 2653 Locust St., St. Louis, MO
CAM (Contemporary Art Museum) Open Studios STL: A Weary Man's Utopia, Sage Dawson studio, City Museum, St. Louis, MO
St. Louis Small Press Expo, St, Louis Public Library, St. Louis, MO
Printed Matter's New York Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, New York, NY
Open Projector Showcase, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA), Grand Rapids, MI
The Closeline, Blank Space, St. Louis, MO 
Not Big Issue, Invisible Space, Taipei, Taiwan 
FORM A LOG/ FYOELK/ XEROME/ "DACTYLOLOGY", William A Kerr Foundation, St. Louis, MO  
Open Projector #10, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA), Grand Rapids, MI 
The Element of Desire, curated by Stephanie Young, CENTRAL BOOKING ART SPACE, New York, NY
 

2014
Index International Art Book Fair: Skype performance with White Fungus Magazine: The Subconscious Restaurant, Museo De Arte De Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
St. Louis Small Press Expo, Firecracker Press & URB Arts, St. Louis, MO
Please Hold Magazine Short Film Festival‐ Somebody's Reality, LUNA, St. Louis, MO
CAM (Contemporary Art Museum) Open Studios STL, Museum Blue, St. Louis, MO
As Unstable As, organized by Kevin Harris, Kranzberg Arts Center, St. Louis, MO
Just one example of the total wrongness of something I tend to be automatically sure of: 2014 MFA Satellite Exhibition, curated by Jessica Baran, Ely Walker Gallery, St. Louis, MO
MFA14 Thesis Exhibition, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
Beyond Violet with the Emperor Scorpion, curated by Gretchen Wagner, Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Strategic Strategies: Hacking The PulitzerPulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis, MO

2013
Learning from Donald Judd, in collaboration with Pulitzer Arts Foundation, fort gondo compound for the arts, St. Louis, MO
Love (Puberty), in collaboration with Cassie Jones, Lewis Center, St. Louis, MO
Not Big Issue, ( ) Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
Lunar Harvest, Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis, MO


Curatorial Projects

2014‐ 2017
fort gondo zine library, curate and facilitate zine library program with original artists’ zine made by commission, St. Louis, MO (founder/ curator)

2016
Bad Habits (Remember Me), fort gondo compound for the arts, St. Louis, MO, October 15 - November 12, 2016 (curated by Allison Lacher and Cole Lu) 
You Are Looking Good, A Real Good Looker, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL, January 8- 28, 2016  (curated by Allison Lacher and Cole Lu)

2015 
Nice Work: a fort gondo zine library exhibition, fort gondo compound for the arts, St. Louis, MO (curator)
I Will Take You Anywhere You Want Me To: Marianne Laury & Sopearb Touch, INSURANCE at Granite City Art and Design District, Granite City, IL (curator) 
Virgin Pacific: pop-up exhibition series ft. Catalina Ouyang, Quinlan Maggio and Rachael Tellerman, fort gondo compound for the arts, St. Louis, MO (curator)

2014
Currents 108: Won Ju Lim, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO (photos in exhibition) 
Like: Stephanie Kang, Lewis Center, St. Louis, MO (curator)
MFA First‐Year Exhibitions: Part 1 & Part 2, Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis, MO (exhibition design)

2013
Parabola 2013: Proof that 2=1Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis, MO (co-­curated by Cole Lu and Whitney Polich)
Twilight Conjunction: Fantastic Film FestivalWashington University in St. Louis (co-­curated by Adam Hogan and Cole Lu)


Press

2017
2017 AWP Roundtable 4: Hybrid Practice: Poems in Space, Double Ekphrasis, and Art Outside the Silos, Sundress Roundtable Series, Knoxville, TN, March 15, 2017

2016
Fillipo Lorenzin, "The Relaxing Area of Art Basel Miami. The Soothin Center at Satellite Art Show.", Digicult,  December 5, 2016 
Monica Uszerowicz, "Miami Beach’s Satellite Art Fair Draws the Interactive into Its Orbit", Hyperallergic, December 2, 2016 
Jorie Jacobi, "Inside Outsider Art: A Conversation With Cole Lu", Alive Magazine, September/October, 2016
Lucie Smoker, “Concept Focus: St. Louis Artists”, Art Focus Oklahoma, Vol.31, No.3, May/ June, 2016  
"The Art of the Matter" for Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis's 2016 formal gala, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Apr 19, 2016 
Jenny Lam, "10 art gallery exhibitions to check out in January", Time Out Chicago, January 4, 2016 

2015
Raphael Maurice, "Westminster Press: Theories of Beauty and Keeping Warm", Alive Magazine, December 21, 2015
Artist Insight: Cole Lu, Westminster Press, November 30, 2015
Addoley Dzegede, "Octopus Chicken: A Conversation with Cole Lu", All the Arts, Issue 2, Fall 2015
Willis Ryder Arnold, "Teen-curated exhibit examines miscommunication in technology", St. Louis Public Radio, July 30, 2015
"Teen Museum Studies: Skype Interview with Cole Lu"Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, July 9, 2015 
Stefene Russell,"Planet Granite", St. Louis Magazine, June 19, 2015
Cole Lu, 60 Wrd/Min Art Critic, Review by Lori Waxman, St. Louis Public Radio, March 23, 2015
KDHX (independent radio): Artist zine Interview, January 26, on "Literature for the Halibut", host by Ann Haubrich & Nicky Rainey 

2014 
Stefene Russell, "Something to Do This Last Week of 2014", St. Louis Magazine, December 30, 2014
Wills Ryder Arnold, "Fort Gondo Arts Compound Receives $70,000 Grant", St. Louis Public Radio, December 22, 2014
Stefene Russell, Megan Thielking, and Emily Adams, "Arts Datebook: St. Louis Fall Arts Events", St. Louis Magazine, August 22, 2014
"Artists' Directory: Cole Lu", Aesthetica Magazine, Issue 61, October/ November, 2014 
Joseph Hess, "Local Artist Kevin Harris Presents As Unstable As This Friday At Kranzberg Arts Center", The Riverfront Times, June 4, 2014


Publications

2017
Queer Drive, Glass Press of the Future, Issue 3, Amherst, MA
DIDACTIC: a selection of text and image from Syntax Season, AM + PRINTtEXT, Indianapolis, IN 

2016
FELT BOOK, Institute for New Feeling, Los Angeles, CA 
"Soft Architecture/ Diary, 15 May 1905", The Seventh Wave (New York, NY), Issue 2, April 14, 2016 view

2015
Encyclopedia of Human Behavior, artist zine, Fangorn Studio Zine Project, St. Louis, MO
SMELLS LIKE CONTENT, Endless Editions, New York, NY (in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Artists' Book Collection
"Palmist", Please Hold Magazine, Issue #3: Games, St. Louis, MO 
The Exhibitionist, artist zine, Fangorn Studio Zine Project, St. Louis, MO
Life's a Beach, artist zine, Fangorn Studio Zine Project, St. Louis, MO 

2014 
SUPER SAD TRUE LOVE STORY, artist book, fort gondo compound for the arts, St. Louis, MO
Statements of Intent, artist zine, Fangorn Studio Zine Project, St. Louis, MO
Read Dangerously, artist zine, Fangorn Studio Zine Project, St. Louis, MO 
Professional Realism, artist zine, Fangorn Studio Zine Project, St. Louis, MO
MECHANICAL COMMUNICATION GUTS -- . -.-. .... .- -. .. -.-. .- .-.. / -.-. --- -- -- ..- -. .. -.-. .- - .. --- -. / --. ..- - ..., Graduate School of Art Theses, Washington University Open Scholarship, St. Louis, MO
"Cole Lu" by Gillian Tobin, MFA14 Catalogue, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
"Adam Hogan", MFA14 CatalogueMildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
Horses, Cole Lu, 2014/ Horses, Patti Smith, 1975, PIECRUST Magazine, Issue #6: Mincemeat, St. Louis, MO
1.666666, Le Wobble Magazine, Issue #5, St. Louis, MO

2013
Lunar Harvest, Kyoto Plastic Man Magazine, Vol. 5: No Armstrong, Taipei, Taiwan

2012
Pei-Yu Lu (Cole Lu) Photography Portfolio, Structure Culture Group Co., Taipei, Taiwan

2011
Depth under Skin Tissue, Kyoto Plastic Man Magazine, Vol.3: Afternoon Punk, Taipei, Taiwan


Awards, Grants and Residencies

2017
Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Johnson, VT (forthcoming) 
LPP+ Residency at Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA (forthcoming) 
Paul Artspace Residency with Beth Caird, St. Louis, MO (forthcoming) 

2016
The Wassaic Artist Residency, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
Concept/ Focus Artist AwardOklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, Oklahoma City, OK 

2015
I-70 Sign Show Residency, The I-70 Sign Show, Instagram 
Copy Shop Artist Residency, Endless Editions, New York, NY 
Signature Art Prize Finalist, Signature Art Prize 2015, London, UK 

2014
Skowhegan Alumni Finalist, The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME 
Dedalus Grant Nominee, The Dedalus Foundation, New York, NY 
Graduate School of Art Student Marshal, Washington University in St. Louis Commencement, St. Louis, MO

2013
Graduate School of Art Teaching Assistantship Award, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

2012-14
Graduate School of Art Scholarship, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 


Collections

2017
Public collection of Pratt Institute Library Special Collection 
Public collection of Denver Zine Library
Public collection of Washington University in St. Louis Library Special Collection
Public collection of St. Louis Public Library Central Zine Library 

2016
Personal collection of Alika Cooper
Personal collection of Mary Jo Bang

2015