EDUCATION

2010 San Francisco Art Institute, MFA, Sculpture & Ceramics

2007 Museum School of Fine Arts, BFA, Ceramics

         Tufts University, BA, Chinese Language, Culture, and History

2005 Heilongjiang Institute of Technology, Mandarin Language Program

       

 SOLO & TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2018 Peach Garden, Irving Street Projects, SF, CA.

2017 Real Imitation, Recology, SF, CA.

2016 Recast, Root Division, SF, CA.

2015 Transculture, Mendocino College, Ukiah, CA.

2014 Bad Fruit, Duplex Gallery, Portland, OR.

2013 New Work, Johansson Projects Back Gallery, Oakland, CA.

         Girls Playing, Ramp Gallery, SOMArts, SF, CA.

 

SELECTED JURIED & GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 Reorienting the Imaginaries, SOMArts, SF, CA

           Art Faculty and Staff Exhibit, Forth Ryder Gallery, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

           Infinite Cycles, Chinese Culture Center, SF, CA

           Radical Departures, Abruptions, and Continuations, Dream Farm Commons, Oakland, CA

           Between the Lines, Hashimoto Contemporary, SF, CA

           Humanize, Boehm Gallery, San Marcos, CA

           Root Division 15th Year Anniversary Exhibition, Root Division, SF, CA

2017 Free Trade, CCC, SF, CA.

         Tondo, SpokeSF, SF, CA.

         The Original Disrupter, San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA. ( Contributor to Kunstcapades)

         Back to the Garden, Root Division, SF, CA.

         Social Energies, Legion, SF, CA.

2016 Concentrate, SFAI Alumni Exhibition, SF, CA.

         Passport, San Francisco Arts Commission x Chinatown, SF, CA.

         Art Night SF, Civic Center, SF.

         Transformations, Harrington Gallery, Pleasanton, CA.

         Parking Lot Art Fair, Fort Mason, SF, CA.

2015 Art Night SF, Civic Center, SF, CA.

         Parking Lot Art Fair, Fort Mason, SF, CA.

         Mudflat AIR Exhibition for NCECA, Mudflat Gallery, Boston, MA.

         Still Life, Root Division, SF, CA.

         Group Show, Asia Society, SF, CA.

2014 Apature, Arc Gallery, SF, CA.

         Eating Cultures, SOMArts, SF, CA.

2013 Risk, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA.

         Shifting Bodies, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA.

2012 Introductions, Root Division, SF, CA.

         Descending the Staircase, Aggregate Space, Oakland, CA.

2011 Bay Area Now, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA.

2010 Natural Selection, Coconut Grove Arts Gallery, Miami, FL.

         Borders, Root Division, SF, CA.

         Vernissage, Ft Mason Herbst Pavillion, SF, CA.

2009 Invisible Homes, SOMArts Gallery, SF, CA.

         Fiction to Inhabit, SFAI Diego Rivera Gallery, SF, CA.

         Re: form, SFAI Swell Gallery, SF, CA.

         Jingdezhen Contemporary International Ceramic Exhibition, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China.

         Family Pictures, Root Division, SF, CA.

         Locality, Mission Art Center, SF, CA.

 

RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS

2018 LPP+ Residency at Minnesota Street Projects, SF, CA

          Irving Street Projects, San Francisco, CA. Artist in Residence

          Kala Art Institute, Honorary AIR Award, Berkeley, CA

2017 Recology, San Francisco, CA. Artist in Residence 

2016 Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO. Ceramics Artist in Residence

         Fleishhacker Foundation, SF, CA. Eureka Fellowship Nominee

2015 Recology, San Francisco, CA. Alternate Candidate AIR

         Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO. Ceramics Summer Study Fellowship

         San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA. Individual Artist Grant Recipient

2014 Interlochen School for the Arts, Interlochen, MI. Ceramics AIR + Teaching Fellow

2012 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. Artist in Residence

2010 Root Division, San Francisco, CA. Artist in Residence

2007 Mudflat Pottery Studio, Somerville, MA. 2007 – 2008 Artist in Residence

         School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. Pratt Traveling Grant

         School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. Ceramics Dept. Visiting Artist Grant

2006 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. Dean’s Discretionary Fund Travel Grant

 

TALKS AND LECTURES

2018 California College of the Arts, Guest Critic, Intro to Ceramics: Clay Matters

          California College of the Arts, Guest Critic, MFA 3:1 Critique Group

          California State University, East Bay, Artist Lecture, Professional Practices for Artists Class

2017 California College of the Arts, Guest Critic, Intro to Ceramics: Clay Matters

          Recology, Resident Artist Talk

          UC Berkeley, Artist Lecture, Intermediate Ceramics

2016 Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Resident Artist Lecture

         San Francisco Art Institute, Artist Lecture, Professional Practices for Artists

2015 California State University, East Bay, Artist Lecture, Professional Practices for Artists

         Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Artist Lecture, Fundamentals of 2D

2012 – 2015 San Francisco Art Institute, Artist Lecture, City as Studio Practicum

 

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESS

2018 Sarah Hotchkiss, Cathy Lu’s ‘Peach Garden’ Steams up the Outer Sunset, KQED.org, Sept 2018

          Sarah Hotchkiss, How to Start the Year Off Right, KQED.org, Jan 2018

2017 Matthew Goldberg, Interview with Cathy Lu at Recology, Dissolvesf.org, Sept 2017

          Nick Madden, Artists Create Works of Art From San Francisco Trash, SFbay.CA, Sept 2017

2016 Casey Lesser, In the Rocky Mountains, an Artist Residency is Launching Careers, Artsy.net, Dec 2016

         Kunstcapades, Episode 43 w/ Cathy Lu, Oct 2016

         Kelly Whalen and Sarah Hotchkiss, KQED Arts, Artists Take Over SF Parking Lot for

         Satirical Art Fair, May 2016

2015 Sam Whiting, Quite A lot of Art as Guerilla Gallery Fills Parking Spaces, SF Gate, May 2015

2014 Beverly Chan, Asia Society, Cultural Identity in Art: Interview w/ Cathy Lu, Nov 2014

2013 Joshua Lutz, Bay Area Visual Art Picks, SFGate.com, Aug 2013

         Alex Bigman, Risk, East Bay Express, Aug 2013

2011 Synchronized Chaos Web Journal, Artwork Feature, Feb 2011

2010 JD Beltran, City Brights, SFGate.com, Why Not?, May 2010