BFA Animation, 2011
Hui Lu is a 3D modeling and texture artist who came to the United States in 2005 (after graduating from the Law School of Tsinghua University in Beijing).
Today she balances her artistic aesthetic with her need to remain close to social matters such as civil rights and labor cases: “A lawyer might help a poor worker in a labor case for one time, but a good art work might evoke people’s sympathy … which might gradually change our world.”
“The aesthetic experience and skills that accompany studying animation could only be achieved at CCA,” Lu explains. “Those art history, painting, and portraiture classes shaped me as a true artist.”
After graduation Lu continued to practice law for two years working on cases about civil rights and labor cases (she graduated prior to CCA).
She has worked as an animator with Bruno Films and as an environmental artist for FUNK 1 Industry, where she began as an intern during her junior year at CCA.
She also was involved as a 3D artist with the award-winning film and game design company Encyclopedia Pictura, where she worked on their games.
Her animation Ink was entered as part of the Movable Space international exhibition in November 2010 which traveled to San Francisco and London.