Cole Lu was born in 1984 in Taoyuan, Taiwan, and was upstretched in Taipei, where in high school she directed Japanese drama and designed sets for theater productions. Lu holds a BA with majors in Linguistic, Japanese and English Literature. From 2008 to 2009 she worked as a media coordinator in an independent music company in Taipei where she took part and documented the emerging subculture scene through photography. Later during 2010 to 2012 she worked in the academic research institution as a lab manager in the lab of plant and microbial biology, where she engage microscopy imaging and started to self-taught darkroom photography. The personal, philosophy of her practice took turns when she attended Washington University in St. Louis for MFA program in visual arts in 2012, where she develops a diverse body of work in various mediums including sculpture, film and video, sound, language, photography and site-specific installation. Cole Lu currently lives and works in St. Louis.