Born in China, Shuyu Lu completed her Bachelors of Design at Toronto's OCAD University in 2009 with a specialization in fibre. Since graduating she has received various awards and scholarships including the Helen Frances Gregor Scholarship for a Fibre Artist from the Ontario Craft Council in 2012. Her work has been exhibited in Toronto and Cambridge, Ontario and internationally in London, UK. From 2009-2012 she was artist-in-residence at Harbourfront Centre's Textile Studio. Embroidery is frequently used in Lu's work as she uses it to juxtapose ideas such as handmade vs. mass-production, and old vs. new.