Sherry Liu (Chinese, b.1994), is an emerging young artist, is focusing on social engagement practices. Born in Eastern China in a historical city, Xuzhou, Sherry has expressed a keen interest in culture and history from her childhood, and this also can be found in her works. She studied fine art and public art between 2012 and 2016 at the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology in Shanghai, exploring multiple art and design practices around Shanghai and Jiangsu province. For example, in 2014, she integrated the Han culture into the brand design for a corporation in her hometown. In 2016, she combined with social practice and traditional handicrafts techniques to explore her work ‘the use of uselessness, and this work finally be collected by Wison Art Museum. In 2017, she moved to Sydney and studied in the Master of Art at UNSW and then in 2018 transferred to Melbourne to study Art in Public Space at RMIT.
Sherry’s art connects issues of the environment with social and cultural issues, to explore how creative practice to illuminate the inherent value of communities as well as create an autonomous space for engagement. In her previous practice, she enjoys developing symbolisation in her work and try to build an active discourse space for the audience, and now she is focusing on activating the zones of silence. For her, art is the way of perception which encourages people discovering connections between themselves and the world.