Vincent Liu grew up in a family where both parents were accomplished artists in Taiwan, and a granduncle (Liu Haisu) who was a renowned Chinese artist pioneered and led Chinese modern art in the 20th century. With deep roots in an art family, Vincent showed a great deal of interest in art in his early age. He, however, decided to choose a career in engineering and technology for a more predictable life style when he immigrated to US. With his creativity, he successfully founded several startup companies in the Silicon Valley.
Vincent began studying fine art after retiring from high tech industry in 2006. The dark charcoal sticks and white papers instantly inspired him and reignited his youthful passion for arts since then. Vincent decided to pursue his childhood dream. He was mostly self taught in drawing, painting and sculpting. He also studied fine art at various local colleges and workshops organized by established contemporary artists.
Oil has been and will continue to be his medium of choice for its versatility, its richness in colors and texture. Over the past two years, he began to see a path emerging for where he will be going. Although in the art world, change is the only constant rule. His conviction to art has never been this intense.
Exhibitions & Awards
2016 Best of 2016 Collection, Artspan
2016 Member artist of Gallery 24, Los Gatos, CA
2016 Special Merit Award, Light Space & Time Online Gallery, "Figurative" Art Exhibition
2016 Special Merit Award, Light Space & Time Online Gallery, "Animals" Art Exhibition
2016 Harrington Gallery, 6th Annual "Fresh Works" Juried Exhibit, Pleasanton, CA
2015 The Alexandria Museum of Art, Juried 28th September Competition, Alexandria, LA
2015 Best of Show, NUMU, "Greater Bay Area Open 2015" Juried Exhibit, Los Gatos, CA
2015 Harrington Gallery, 5th Annual "Fresh Works" Juried Exhibit, Pleasanton, CA
2015 "Courage" series exhibited at Firehouse Arts Center, Pleasanton, CA
2014 Best of Show - 1st Place, University Art, "UArt Open", Redwood City, CA
2014 2nd Place, Pacific Art League, "Wet Paint" Juried Exhibit, Palo Alto, CA
2014 Merit Award, Harrington Gallery, "Fresh Works" 4th Annual Open Juried Exhibit, Pleasanton, CA
2013 The Triton museum of Art, Juried Statewide Competition, Santa Clara, CA
2012 Alameda Art Works, Group Show, San Jose, CA
2012 Silicon Valley Artists' Collaborative (Momentum Leap), Group Show, Art Object Gallery, San Jose, CA