Cherlyn Hsing-Hsin Liu is a Taiwanese born multidisciplinary artist who received her BFA and MFA in Film/Video at California Institute of the Arts. She comes from a background in literature and photography, and has developed her interests and practices in experimental arts, including 8mm/16mm/35mm film, mixed media, sound, audiovisual performance and site-specific installation. The question she always asked: if we believe it's true that each of us is a single self in the center of one’s own universe, no matter what age and profession we are, how can individuals extend themselves to connect to others, to enter a rather vast and complex universe?
In the past ten years, her creative writings include: Write Across was published in 2008, TonSan Publications Inc., Sorrow of the Island was on the Finalists in Taiwan Literature Award 2011, The Couch won the Lin Yutang Literary Award 2011, and Sun Naked, Hsing-Hsin’s Poetry and Photography was published in 2013.
Her moving image works have been screened at festivals such as Helsinki Festival 2015 (Helsinki, Finland), New Jersey Film Festival 2015 (New Jersey, USA), Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2015 (Taipei, Taiwan), Ann Arbor Film Festival 2018 (Ann Arbor, USA), Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival 2018 (Scotland, UK) and Antimatter [Media Art] 2018 (Victoria, BC, Canada). Close-ups won Jury’s First Prize at Women Make Waves Int'l Film Festival Taiwan 2014. How Old Are You? How Old Were You? won the Jury Award at Ann Arbor Film Festival 2018. She currently lives and works in the US.