Elliott Louis Gallery Canadian Fine Art

Mary-Ann Liu   Bio         Exhibitions:   Doodle Does It: A Journey from Doodles to Bronze click to view video


Doodles come from the subconscious flow of Cyrus Yavneh's working process. They happen during his busy day, expressed with no constraint or directed intention. They are a natural outcrop of his essential being. The doodles are a natural flow of expression through hand to paper. They are not only a reflection of a person's perception, but also a sum of a human experience. Common to all but unique to each. 


Cyrus' doodles are a treasure trove of musical notes and amoebic forms. They are full of light and adventure. There are numbers and names and cryptic messages and line and shapes that arrange themselves into surprising agility or into voluptuous orbs. 


In my mind they form themselves into characters and in my hands they materialize into three dimensional reality.


Mary-Ann Liu




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Mary-Ann  Liu  - Circles & Sail - click for larger image

Circles & Sail
20 x 9 x 8 Inches 
bronze & encaustic with granite base
$4,100
to see source material click here.
Mary-Ann  Liu  - Chai - click for larger image

Chai
38 x 24 x 10 Inches 
bronze & auto paint with granite base
$8,800
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Mary-Ann  Liu  - Sign - click for larger image

Sign
22 x 12 x 6 Inches 
bronze & patina with granite base
$4,100
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Mary-Ann  Liu  - Curve & Arrows - click for larger image

Curve & Arrows
17 x 11 x 6 Inches 
bronze, patina with encaustics & granite base
$3,800
to see source material click here.
Mary-Ann  Liu  - Big happy (detail) - click for larger image

Big happy (detail)
Mary-Ann  Liu  - Big Happy (blue) - click for larger image

Big Happy (blue)
67 x 50 x 32.5 Inches 
fiberglass with auto paint mounted on wood and plexi lit base
$16,000
to see source material click here.
Mary-Ann  Liu  - Red Shade - click for larger image

Red Shade
18 x 14 x 5.5 Inches 
bronze with patina and enamel paint on granite base
$4,100
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Mary-Ann  Liu  - Blast - click for larger image

Blast
32.5 x 11.25 x 8 Inches 
bronze & patina with granite base
$4,300
to see source material click here.

Mary-Ann  Liu  - Y-Y-K - click for larger image

Y-Y-K
6 x 12 x 3.5 Inches 
bronze & patina with granite base
$3,300
to see source material click here.

Mary-Ann  Liu  - 19.47 - click for larger image

19.47
9 x 9 x 6 Inches 
bronze with patina and enamel paint on granite base
$3,300
to see source material click here.

Mary-Ann  Liu  - Dancing Doodle - click for larger image

Dancing Doodle
21 x 12.5 x 8 Inches 
bronze & patina with granite base
$4,600
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Mary-Ann  Liu  - Big Happy (lime green) - click for larger image

Big Happy (lime green)
67 x 50 x 32.5 Inches 
fiberglass with auto paint mounted on wood and plexi lit base
$12,000
Available as a commission
to see source material click here.
Mary-Ann  Liu  - cdEg68 - click for larger image

cdEg68
32 x 10 x 5.5 Inches 
bronze & patina with granite base
$4,100
to see source material click here.

Mary-Ann  Liu  - Big Happy (yellow) - click for larger image

Big Happy (yellow)
67 x 50 x 32.5 Inches 
fiberglass with auto paint mounted on wood and plexi lit base
$12,000
Available as a commission
to see source material click here.
Mary-Ann  Liu  - Man With Hoop  - click for larger image

Man With Hoop
16 x 6 x 6 Inches 
bronze & patina with granite base
$2,900
to see source material click here.
Mary-Ann  Liu  - 9=1 - click for larger image

9=1
10.5 x 10 x 5.5 Inches 
bronze & patina with granite base
$2,900
to see source material click here.
Mary-Ann  Liu  - O1F - click for larger image

O1F
9 x 9 x 4 Inches 
bronze & encaustic with granite base
$3,300
to see source material click here.
Mary-Ann  Liu  - Line & Triangle - click for larger image

Line & Triangle
10 x 12 x 9 Inches 
bronze, patina with encaustics & granite base
$2,900
to see source material click here.

Mary-Ann  Liu  - Big Happy (red) - click for larger image

Big Happy (red)
67 x 50 x 32.5 Inches 
fiberglass with auto paint mounted on wood and plexi lit base
$12,000
Available as a commission
to see source material click here.
Mary-Ann  Liu  - Line & Form - click for larger image

Line & Form
11.5 x 12 x 4 Inches 
bronze & encaustic with granite base
$4,100
to see source material click here.
Mary-Ann  Liu  - Grey & Bronze - click for larger image

Grey & Bronze
16 x 7 x 5 Inches 
bronze & encaustic with granite base
$3,800
to see source material click here.

Mary-Ann  Liu  - Black Form & Star (side 1) - click for larger image

Black Form & Star (side 1)
9.5 x 14.5 x 3 Inches 
bronze & patina with granite base
$3,800
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Mary-Ann  Liu  - Black Form & Star (side 2) - click for larger image

Black Form & Star (side 2)
9.5 x 14.5 x 3 Inches 
bronze & patina with granite base
$3,800
to see source material click here.
Mary-Ann  Liu  - Big Doodle - click for larger image

Big Doodle
33.5 x 19 x 9.5 Inches 
bronze with patina
$6,600
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Mary-Ann  Liu  - 2 Part - click for larger image

2 Part
9.5 x 14 x 3 Inches 
bronze & patina with bronze base
$3,800
to see source material click here.
Mary-Ann  Liu  - Happy's Friend - click for larger image

Happy's Friend
32.5 x 15 x 5 Inches 
fiberglass with hydrocal base
$2,600
to see source material click here.
Mary-Ann  Liu  - Smith Scale (side 1) - click for larger image

Smith Scale (side 1)
15.5 x 21 x 8 Inches 
bronze, encaustics, enamel paint and marble base
$4,100
to see source material click here.
Mary-Ann  Liu  - Smith Scale (side 2) - click for larger image

Smith Scale (side 2)
15.5 x 21 x 8 Inches 
bronze, encaustics, enamel paint and marble base
$4,100
to see source material click here.
Mary-Ann  Liu  - Vertical Mobile - click for larger image

Vertical Mobile
96 x 36 x 0.5 Inches 
wood, urethane foam and acrylic
$2,700
hung from ceiling
to see source material click here.
Mary-Ann  Liu  - Arrow & Molecules (mobile) - click for larger image

Arrow & Molecules (mobile)
60 x 60 x 0.5 Inches 
wood, urethane foam and acrylic
$2,700
Hung from ceiling
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Mary-Ann  Liu  - Arrows (mobile) - click for larger image

Arrows (mobile)
78 x 84 x 0.5 Inches 
wood, urethane foam and acrylic
$2,700
Hung from ceiling
to see source material click here.
Please email the gallery to view more works by Mary-Ann Liu .


Education
2000    Post Graduate Certificate in Digital Arts & Interactive Media, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver
1984    Banff Centre, Figurative Narrative Workshop
1983    Sculpture, Animation, Drawing, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver
1980    3rd year Fine Arts, Historical Techniques, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
1979    Diploma Fine Arts, Vancouver Community College, Vancouver
1977    Banff Art Centre, Pottery and Glaze Technology



Solo Exhibitions
SCULPTURE
2007    Vancouver, BC - Doodle Does It, Elliott Louis Gallery
2000    Ottawa, ON - The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier        
1992    Vancouver, BC - The Dragon Lanterns of Vancouver Chinatown
1992    Chicago, Ill. USA - The Dragon Lanterns of Chicago Chinatown
1987    Vancouver, BC - Carl The Doorman    

VIDEO
2001    Sculpting Canada's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Documentary), Co-Producer
1989    And the Word Was God (Experimental Art Video), Art Director        
1988    10,000 Years of Good Advice (Experimental art video), Co-Producer        



Commissions & Public Acquisitions
The Federal Government of Canada
City of Vancouver    
City of Chicago
The Royal Bank of Canada
The Dragon Boat Races Society
Ministry of the Environment
Inn at the Quay, New Westminster
Mt. St. Joseph Hospital
St. Mary's Hospital



Awards
1984    Banff Centre Scholarship


Teaching
1997    BC Parks / Ministry of the Environment, Sculptor / Designer: Permanent and traveling tree models of
              realistic Douglas Fir, Western Hemlock, with realistic animal habitation features as a teaching aid
1994    Vancouver Island Trout Hatchery, Sculptor: Tiny the Giant Trout - twenty times life size realistic
              Rainbow Trout interactive educational station to  demonstrate the necessities of the survival needs of
              a Rainbow Trout in the wild



Production Design
2004    Eve & The Fire Horse, Firehorse Prod. (Feature Film)
2004    Paper Moon Affair, Paper Moon Prod. (Feature Film)
1998    Hanging Out, National Film Board of Canada
1996    New York Tempest, United Film &  Video (TV Series )
1996    Enemy Amongst Us, Illusions Entertainment (Feature Film)


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