Biography & Project Statement

Shang-Ping Liu (1981 born in Taiwan) currently lives and works in New York. He obtained a BFA in Art at the University of Taipei. He is in the MFA program of Studio Arts at The City University of New York-Herbert H. Lehman College. His paintings begin from imagined politician portraits. The figures in the paintings have grotesque insectival heads conveying the ideas that what politicians do are like some insects treating humans, taking benefits from people and spreading diseases back.