Bio 

Anna Lu (she/her) is a 22 year old Chinese-American artist from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She graduated from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design with a BFA in New Studio Practice. Anna's fashion design and videography work focuses around Chinese culture and history, as well as cultural diaspora and family.

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Education

Fall 2013 - Spring 2017: Rufus King International Baccalaureate High School - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Fall 2017 - Fall 2019, Fall 2020 - Spring 2021: Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design - Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

Spring 2020: Otis College of Art and Design - Los Angeles, California (AICAD Exchange Program)

 

Experience

Summer 2014 - Summer 2017: Redline Milwaukee Teen Residency Program 

Fall 2019: Teacher’s Assistant for Embroidery Workshop at St. Joan’s Antida High School through the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design​​​​​​​

Summer 2021 - Present: Artist Residency with Plum Blossom Initiative/Bridgework Project 07 & Var West Gallery    

 

Awards

2017: Three Honorable Mentions in screen printing at the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

2017: International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidate at Rufus King High School

2017: International Baccalaureate Fine Arts Cord Recipient at Rufus King High School

Fall 2017 - Fall 2019, Fall 2020: Dean’s List at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

Spring 2020: Dean’s List at the Otis College of Art & Design

Spring 2021: 6th Annual Grilled Cheese Grant: First Place Winner in Fashion Design & Photography

Spring 2021: Cum Laude Honors Student at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design 

 

Galleries

2016: “Escapism” Gallery at the Milwaukee High School of the Arts 

2016: Redline Milwaukee Teen Resident Gallery at 10th Street Gallery

2017: Art Sale at “Community Sing” event for The Coffee House    

2017: Redline Milwaukee Teen Resident Annual Show at Redline Milwaukee

2017: Rufus King Senior Art Show at the Charles Allis Art Museum    

2017: International Baccalaureate Senior Art Show at Rufus King International Baccalaureate High School

2018: Student & Alumni Holiday Fair at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design  

2019: New Genre Collaboration Performance at the Lynden Sculpture Garden

2019: New Genre Collaboration Group Exhibition at the Mobile Design Box 

2019: “Singularity & Multiplicity: Ritual,” Gallery at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

2020: “Washington Heights Artists Front Yard Pop-up Sale,” Washington Heights neighborhood, Milwaukee, WI

2020: “Meeting in Between Pillars” Fall 2020 MIAD NSP Senior show at Between Two Galleries & Form Gallery 

2021: "2021 MIAD Senior Exhibition" at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

2021: "2021 Juried Senior Exhibition" at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design​​​​​​​

 

Publications

2017: "Cognita Natura Fieldbook" for the Urban Ecology Center 

2018: “Women In Fashion” Zine (Founder)

2018: “Appalachian Elegy” for Studio Principles: Printmaking

2020: Junior Show Postcard Box at the Otis College of Art & Design

2021: “Sponge Magazine: Issue #1 - Spring 2021” Magazine (Co-Founder)