detail of painting by Isabel Lu



ISABEL LU is a visual artist and public health researcher born and raised in North Carolina. Their professional and community interests include food sovereignty and Asian American health. Lu is interested in an interdisciplinary career that incorporates art and activism into public health and Asian American justice. Their research focuses on equitable access to culturally relevant foods for Asian American populations, and investigates how community, ethnic identity, and space contributes to well-being. Lu’s artwork is a way to share their own experiences and relationships to identity and food. Their current body of work focuses on how Asian American identity intersects with public health, food, and artistic expression, specifically on intergenerational relationships and Chinese American history. Isabel Lu is a 2023 Artspace NC Emerging Artist in Residence.

Mural by Isabel Lu