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Liza Lou is a contemporary sculptor renown for her work with beads. Liza Lou was born in New York City in the year 1969. She spent a majority of her childhood growing up in Los Angeles, California.

Lou briefly attended the San Francisco Art Institute.

Lou created a work called the Kitchen over a period of five years. This work was eventually bought by for the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of New York City.

Lou is based out of Durban, South Africa and Los Angeles, California.

Price range information: Original sculptures range from $50,000 to $350,000.

In this clip the artist talks about herself and her work. Lou wanted to become an artist since the age of five:

Below a link to the website of the artist:


Liza Lou was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship in 2002.

What a great style Lou has created. I also enjoy how she takes art to the communities she inhabits by including the locals to create her work. One work titled the Continuous Mile was created with the help of Zulu women. Lou was very proud of the work and exposure to art she brought to the community.