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Toronto, Canada
contact@lucylu.ca
1 (647) 882 8850

I am a Chinese-Canadian artist and photographer based in Toronto, Canada. I studied photography at Ryerson University and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

My photographic interests involve exploring cultural identity, personal histories, and how real and imaginary narratives make up our lives. I believe in the power of visual storytelling, and the connections it forms between people.

In addition to photography I also work with retouching, photo editing, and graphic design.

Clients include: The Globe and Mail, Maclean's Magazine, Ryerson Magazine, University of Toronto, Uppercase Publishing, Inside Out LGBT Film Festival, Tangerine, L'Oreal Canada, and more. 

See events portfolio here.

 

 

CV
 

Education

2015 - Bachelor of Fine Arts - Photography, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019 - Da Pi Yuan, The Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto, ON


SELECTED Group Exhibitions

2017 - MUSE Projects x Women Photograph Projection Show, Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON
2017 - No-sto, Daniels Spectrum, Toronto, ON
2016 - Toronto Urban Photography Festival, Paint Cabin, Toronto, ON
2015 - Full Frame Holiday Show & Auction, Ryerson Artspace, Toronto, ON
2015 - Applied Arts Magazine Student Awards Showcase, Ontario Science Center, Toronto, ON
2015 - Maximum Exposure - CONTACT Photography Festival, School of Image Arts, Toronto, ON
2015 - Space & Time: Post Canada Exhibition, The Blacksmith and The Toffeemaker, London, UK
2014 - First Edition: Photobook Show, Ryerson Artspace, Toronto, ON
2014 - The Salon of Inclusiveness, The Black Cat Gallery, Toronto, ON
2014 - Modality, Ryerson Artspace, Toronto, ON
 

PUBLICATIONS

2019 - Memories of Xi’an: My Chinese childhood through a new lens, The Globe and Mail
2019 - Looseleaf Magazine, Volume 8, Featured Artist
2016 - PhotoEd Platform, Work Featured
2016 - LooseLeaf Magazine, Volume 2, Featured Artist
2015 - Applied Arts Magazine 2015 Student Awards issue
2015 - Normale Magazine, Issue 1, Roundtable Interview
2014 - Memories of Nowhere (artist book), Self Published
2014 - Function Magazine, Issue 15, Work Featured
 

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

2019 - Flash Forward 2019 Winner, Magenta Foundation
2016 - Winner at the Toronto Urban Photography Festival, locals category
2015 - Best in Show at Full Fram Holiday Show & Auction at Ryerson Artspace
2015 - Applied Arts Magazine Student Awards, in photographic series category
2015 - First Edition Photobook Award, Ryerson University Special Collections & Archives
2014 - John DeBois Memorial Award, Ryerson University
2014 - Peter Gerretson Bursary for Photography, Ryerson University
 

Relevant Experience

2011-Present - Freelance Photographer, Lucy Lu Photography
2016-Present - Photo Editor, LooseLeaf Magazine, Toronto, ON
2015-2017 - Graphic andUI/UX Designer, X Movement, Toronton, ON
2014-2015 - Research & Editorial Director, Function Magazine, Toronto, ON
2014 - Research Assistant to Vid Ingelevics & Blake Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles, CA
2014 - Ryerson Folio, Photo Editor, Toronto, ON