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Beili Liu Awarded the Pollock Prize for Creativity

Beili Liu performances

Beili Liu (MFA 03), a visual artist who creates site-specific installations and performances that address themes of migration and cultural memory, as well as labor, social, and environmental concerns, has been awarded the Pollock Prize for Creativity. The $50,000 award is directed towards Liu’s sculptural installation and performance series Dreams of the High North: Between Survival and Belonging, a solo exhibition at the Norwegian national arts and cultural institution Hå Gamle Prestegard, on view from June 2023 through September 2023. The Pollock Prize for Creativity, established in 2016 to honor the artistic legacies of Lee Krasner and Jackson Pollock, is given to an artist whose work embodies high creative standards and has a substantial impact on individuals and society.

Throughout my career as a visual artist, I have been committed to international and interdisciplinary exchange,” said Beili Liu. I admire Pollock-Krasner Foundation’s inclusive, global-facing mission of supporting artists to develop new work, mount exhibitions, and most importantly, to grow. I am deeply honored and humbled to have received the Pollock Prize for Creativity. The prize will provide essential support for my Arctic research and the development of a pivotal new body of work, Dreams of the High North: Between Survival and Belonging. I hold immense gratitude for this recognition at a significant juncture of my career. I know for certain that my experience and research in the High North will be life-changing and profoundly impact all my future work.”

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Awards Artist Beili Liu Pollock Prize for Creativity