Lucy Liew is a Malaysian-American artist whose vibrant uplifting compositions of California flora and fauna invite viewers on a magical journey through botanical compositions that are a fusion of the real and the fantastic. Lucy was born and raised on the island of Borneo.
As a child, she was encouraged to draw by her father, an avid photographer and amateur ethnographer. Later, she would accompany her father on photographic excursions deep into the rich equatorial rainforests, where she developed her penchant for lighting, composition and the aesthetic beauty of nature. Lucy’s artwork has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions including Marin MOCA, Stanford University, the Triton Museum of Art, and the San Jose Museum of Art.
Lucy’s artworks are in the permanent collection of many hospitals: Kaiser Permanente in Santa Rosa, Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital, UCSF Family Medicine Center in San Francisco, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, and Valley Children’s Hospital of Madera. She was also commissioned by the City of San Jose for two installations at the Joyce Ellington Branch Library. In 2014, her artwork was presented as a diplomatic gift by U.S. President Barack Obama to King Halim of Malaysia.