Brief Biography

Elizabeth Gill Lui is a Colorado-based artist and writer with an international exhibition and teaching career in fine art photography. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Colorado College in Comparative Religion, she pursued graduate work in photography at both Colorado College and the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. Critically acclaimed for abstract color work that investigates the aesthetics of geometry in nature and architecture, she is a recipient of grants from the Ford Foundation, the Graham Foundation, and the Museum of Outdoor Arts. Her work has been exhibited in Europe, the former Soviet Union, Japan, Hong Kong and throughout the United States. Bodies of her work spanning the last decade include a survey of the architectural aesthetic of twentieth-century museums entitled CLOSED MONDAYS, a photo book on the United States Air Force Academy entitled SPIRIT AND FLIGHT, a documentary on the refugee crisis in West Africa entitled LIBERIAN LEGACY, and an extensive investigation of the relation between the spiritual and the scientific order of nature entitled THE HORIZON WITHIN.

As an educator and artist-in-residence, she has been the guest of Phillips Exeter Academy, Chinese University in Hong Kong, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (April 1997), and Kent Denver School. Other exhibitions and residencies include Sunrise Ranch Sound Colloquium in Loveland, Colorado (August 1997) and The National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming (April- September 1998).

The artist lives on a ranch outside of Denver, was married in November, 1996 in West Africa to Harris Davis Jr. of Monrovia, Liberia, and has a daughter who currently attends the School of Cinematography at the University of Southern California.


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Sample of Artist's Photographs