Cole Lu is an artist and curator. She received her MFA from the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Art at Washington University in St. Louis. She holds a B.A. in linguistic from Ming Chuan University, Taipei Taiwan and A.A. Japanese in Jinwen University in Taipei, Taiwan.
Lu is known for her varied, 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 included in exhibitions throughout the US, UK, Brazil, Greece, Mexico and Taiwan. Lu’s work has been exhibited at CAM Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis, MO; UICA Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT; LACE Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, West Hollywood, CA; The Situation Room, Los Angeles, CA; Human Resource, Los Angeles, CA; CENTRAL BOOKING ART SPACE, New York, NY; Index Art Center, Newark, NJ; Museo De Arte De Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO, and The 3rd annual New Digital Art Biennale – The Wrong (Again).
Lu was the artist in resident at Endless Editions (New York, NY) in the summer of 2015, and The Wassaic Project (Wassaic, NY) in the winter of 2016. Her artist book Smells Like Content (Endless Edition, NY) is in the collection of MoMA The Museum of Modern Art Library.
She is the Assistant Director at the 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts forum fort gondo compound for the arts.