Lewis Center Past Fellows

Ani Liu

Ani Liu headshot


Ani Liu is a research-based artist working at the intersection of art and science. Her work examines the reciprocal relationships between science, technology and their influence on culture and identity. In the search to link scientific innovation with emotional tangibility, her work spans techniques including robotics, prosthetics, perfumes, augmented reality, and synthetic biology.

Her work has been presented internationally, and has been featured on National Geographic, VICE, Mashable, Gizmodo, TED, FOX, and WIRED. She has exhibited at Ars Electronica, Queens Museum Biennial, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Asian Art Museum, MIT Museum, Mana Contemporary, Shenzhen Design Society. She is the winner of the Biological Art & Design Award (2017) and the S&R Washington Prize (2018). She has taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and she is on critique panels at Harvard, Dartmouth, MIT, University of Pennsylvania, NYU, UNC Charlotte, Pratt, Parsons. At MIT, she is on the committee of Art Scholars.

Ani has a B.A. from Dartmouth College, a Masters of Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and a Master of Science from MIT Media Lab. Her studio is based in New York City.

Learn more at ani-liu.com


Festival of the Impossible, September 26-29, 2019, Chandran Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Meet Three Women Changing The Intersection Of Art & Tech,” Q+A with Refinery29.com, September 25, 2019

Bringing Immersive Art Installations to Life at Festival of the Impossible,” The Adobe Blog, September 27, 2019

@work Next Gen STEM,” Marie Claire, October 2019

“Ani Liu: Daughter of Invention” on Articulate for PBS, November 15, 2019

“Artist Ani Liu feels her way into an uncertain future” | Daily Princetonian, April 28, 2020

2020 Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant Awards — First Place Award for Ani Liu, June 23, 2020

Ani Liu Receives 2020 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Digital/Electronic Arts | New York Foundation for the Arts, October 6, 2020

“Pixelated Slaps to the Heart (Remnants of A Search for Ghosts in the Meat Machine),” exhibition open December 5, 2020 – January 2021, Elijah Wheat Showroom, part of NADA 2020 Art Fair

“On Craft & Process: A Conversation with Princeton Arts Fellow Ani Liu” | Princeton Arts Alumni, May 2021

Exhibition: Ecologies of Care, May 27-August 6, 2022, at Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space, 88 Essex Street, No. 21, New York, NY

Exhibition Review: Artist Ani Liu, “Ecologies of Care” | ArtNet, July 29, 2022

Exhibition Review — “Got Milk? Ani Liu at Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space” | Art in America, July 2022

Exhibition Review — Ani Liu: Ecologies of Care | The Brooklyn Rail, July 2022

“Processing Postpartum With AI And Synthetic Breast Milk Art” | Science Friday, June 3, 2022

Ani Liu Interview with Hallie McNeill | BOMB Magazine, July 15, 2022




“Ani Liu: Daughter of Invention,” featured on PBS’ Articulate, Season 5, Episode 6, which aired November 15, 2019.