Cole Lu received her MFA from the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Art at Washington University in St. Louis. She received her bachelor's degree in linguistics from Ming Chuan University (Taipei, Taiwan) and associate's degree in Japanese from Jinwen University (Taipei, Taiwan). From the start of her career, Lu has worked simultaneously as artist and curator. She is known for her varied, multimedia practice, which articulates the subject of a contemporary, fragmented identity. She uses text, photography, sculpture, and video to explore the complex layers of what is lost in the era of digital communication. She has exhibited with various institutions including Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, MO (2015); Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis, MO (2014/15); Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI (2015); CENTRAL BOOKING ART SPACE, New York, NY (2015); Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO (2014); Museo De Arte De Zapopan, Mexico (2014) and her latest publication “SMELLS LIKE CONTENT” (Edless Edition, NY, 2015) is now in the collection of MOMA Library. She is the Assistant Director at the 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts forum fort gondo compound for the arts; Media Director of the experimental public exhibition platform The Transversal Project. She lives and works in St. Louis, MO, USA.