EVENTS

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: SHIRLEY LU¬

Artist Shirley Lu.

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: SHIRLEY LU

July 2 - July 30, 2022
Saturdays 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

VIRGINIA MOCA

Engage with local working artists creating on-site inspired by Maya Lin and environmental themes. Artists will have mobile studios set up in the Virginia MOCA Atrium.

This month’s featured artist is Shirley Lu.

Shirley has been working in the art and design field for almost 30 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Illustration of Fine Arts from Art Center College Design in Pasadena, California. Her training in illustration strengthens her rendering of detail in different mediums and various subject matters, which led her to a career in fashion accessories design and dinnerware pattern design. While working in the commercial art field, Shirley also pursued her personal artistic development by painting and showing mostly figurative and portraits. Since moving to Virginia Beach, Shirley began to depict Mother Nature of water in various forms.

“Water is a powerful element no matter what form it takes. Waves, ripples, or raindrops, it catches light and all the colors around it and reflects it onto the surface, transforming into abstract patterns that dance, glisten, and mesmerize the human mind in a calming, mindful way.”

When Shirley is not painting water, she is creating art that also inspired by mother nature such as trees and wildlife in ballpoint pen, graphite, pastel, and watercolor.

Shirley has shown her artwork in multiple cities in England also in New York City, California, and New Jersey. Since moving to Virginia Beach, she now also exhibits her artwork in Hampton Roads. She is exhibiting artist and instructor at the Virginia Beach Art Center. Shirley’s artworks have received numerous awards, including “First Place” and “Best in Show”.

EXHIBITION

MAYA LIN: A STUDY OF WATER

MAIN GALLERY

Virginia MOCA is pleased to present Maya Lin: A Study of Water, a solo exhibition that brings together a selection of the internationally acclaimed artist’s sculptural interpretations of water spanning several decades.

APRIL 21–SEPTEMBER 4, 2022

VIEW EXHIBITION