Junyi Liu is a New York City based visual artist. She was born in China and grew up in Guangdong. She started with studying the 19th Century Russian Academic drawing methods in workshops. In 2014 she came to the U.S. for college in University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS) as a visual arts major. She received her BFA in painting at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in 2018.

Junyi's work was published by Scene & Heard Journal. Her works have been exhibited in Las Laguna Art Gallery (CA), Dacia Gallery (NY), Arc Gallery & Studios (CA), Barrett Art Center (NY), Cartavetra Gallery (Italy), Palazzo dei Cartelloni Gallery (Italy), Old Courthouse Arts Center (IL), Peabody Institute (MD), Maryland Art Place (MD), etc.






2016-18        Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD, Painting

2017             Studio Art College International (SACI), Florence, Italy, Painting

2014-16        University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS), Springfield, IL, Visual Arts

2013-14        Dalian University of Foreign Languages (DUFL), Dalian, Liaoning, International, Chinese Education


Selected Exhibitions

2018            “Plein-air Baltimore (Solo Show)”, AIA Baltimore Architects Bookstore, Baltimore, MD

“The SOHO Art Show”, Dacia Gallery, New York, NY

“October National 2018”, Gallery 510 Arts Guild, Decatur, IL

“2018 Juried Exhibition”, Floyd Center for the Arts, Floyd, VA

                    “Figures and Faces 2018”, Las Laguna Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

                    “Real People 2018”, Old Courthouse Arts Center, Woodstock, IL

                    “Fun House 2018”, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

                    “‘Dream’ National Juried Exhibition”, Arc Gallery & Studios, San Francisco, CA

                    “2018 Commencement Exhibition”, MICA, Baltimore, MD

                    "Chinese Young Artists Group Exhibition", MICA, Baltimore, MD

                    "This Is Florence: A MICA Collective Show", Fox 2 Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2017            “The Story of Others”, Cartavetra Gallery, Florence, Italy

                    “SACI Fall 2017 Student Exhibition”, SACI, Florence, Italy

                    “This is Florence”, SACI, Florence, Italy

                    “World Wise Study Abroad Exhibition”, MICA, Baltimore, MD

                    “Out Of Order”, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD

                    “Spectrum”, MICA, Baltimore, MD

                    “Hide Out”, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2016            “The Other Side of Justice: Defining My Understanding of the Complexities of    Baltimore & Beyond”, MICA, Baltimore, MD

                    “Seventh Stanza: MICA Artists Compose for Peabody’s Musicians”, First String Gallery, the Peabody Institute of the John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

                    “Lookbook Exhibition”, MICA, Baltimore, MD  

                    “9th Sketchbook Annual Selections”, MICA, Baltimore, MD

                    “UIS Student Art and Research Symposium”, UIS, Springfield, IL



2018        Vincent Desiderio Painting Master Class Full Tuition Scholarship (NYAA)

Art Students League of NY Work Study Scholarship

2017            Winifred M. Gordon '28 International Programs Award

                    Billy N. Hadaway '51 and Sonia Gordon Memorial Scholarship

                    Studio Arts College International (SACI) Jules Maidoff Scholarship

                    Winifred M. Gordon '28 International Program Award

2016-18        MICA portfolio scholarship

2014-16        UIS Dean’s List

                    Camerata Music Scholarship



2018            Gallery Assistant, Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY

                    Visitor Services Internship, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD

                    Gallery Intern, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD

                    Teaching Assistant, Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School, Baltimore

2017             International Student Bridging Program (ISBP) Mentor, Baltimore, MD

                    Studio Assistant (Phann Howng), Baltimore, MD

                    Studio Assistant (Paul Moscatt), Baltimore, MD

2016            Globe Collection and Press at MICA, Baltimore, MD

                    Sugarland Art Center, Houston, TX 

                    Chinese Music Studio, Houston, TX   

2015            UIS Theatre, Springfield, IL