3245 16th Street (at Guerrero Street)
San Francisco, CA 94103
Steven Liu’s (b. 1989) tireless physical energy is expressed in his line—it too cannot be contained. It moves and jumps, doubles back, extends out, and then returns in long jittering loops, stopping occasionally to take note of a particular aspect before continuing on its vigorous way.
Liu’s attention to detail and its willful disruption elevate the humble marker (his preferred medium) to heights normally reserved for the finest materials. In his hands, a few markers are as expressive as a palette full of oil paints.
Since joining the Creativity Explored Studio in 2011, Liu has been unstoppable and is a fast learner, willing to try new things, and experiment with new surfaces and varying sizes of work. He enjoys working in series, studying different subjects, like dancers, bikers, and Hindu motifs.