Liang Luscombe is the Curatorial Graduate Assistant at the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She is currently a second-year MFA student in the Department of Painting and Printmaking at VCUarts and holds a Bachelor of Arts (2010) with First Class Honors from the Canberra School of Art at Australian National University.
Luscombe previously served as Program Curator at Melbourne contemporary art organization West Space, where she curated exhibitions by emerging and mid-career artists and managed the exhibition program. Key initiatives included: The trouble with remuneration, which explored the variety of ways in which artists and their work interact with capital; Factory Fetish, which responded to the pressing issue of the relationship between the arts and urban gentrification (co-curated by Joshua Simon, curator and Director of MoBY-Museums of Bat Yam, Israel); and When Shoe Leaves Foot, which brought together the work of painters, Melbourne artist Helen Maudsley and Dunedin-based Nick Austin.
In 2014 she undertook the Next Wave Festival Emerging Curators Program, which resulted in the co-curated exhibition Why not walk backward at Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne. Luscombe lectured in the Faculty of Visual Arts and Faculty of Design, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. She has previously been guest editor of the contemporary art journal DAS Super Paper and sub-editor of un Magazine, later joining their Editorial Advisory Committee.
Within her artistic practice, Luscombe has exhibited extensively. Highlights include: A Tall Painter, Yarra Flats Park, Melbourne, 2016; Footnotes, (with Lisa Radford and 3-Ply) the 3rd Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Yekaterinburg, Russia, 2015; Three Sailors, Sutton Project Space, Melbourne, 2014; Non in Casa, Blyth St, Melbourne, 2013; Ménage a Trois, XYZ Gallery, Tokyo, 2012. She has also held residencies at the Australia Council Studio, British School at Rome, and the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art.