ANDREW LU is a set and lighting designer for theater, dance and performance art and has worked with some of the most celebrated and award winning artists and theater companies in the United States and Canada. He specializes in cultivating and designing new original works in world premiere performances on stages and performance spaces across the United States and Canada including New York City, San Francisco and Toronto. Andrew's work has been highly praised by critics in all of the major theater review publications from New York and San Francisco, including the New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, Backstage and Variety. His innovative designs have also been featured in American Theatre Magazine. Andrew was recently honored with his third Ab*ie Award for his set design work on Lost on the Natchez Trace, by Jan Buttram. The New York Times is quoted as saying of his design, "The unabashed star of the production is the striking design... a giant tangled tree, built of seemingly endless ropes, transform the Abingdon Theater Company's black box theater into another world - perhaps one where plays meet their full potential. In 2012, Andrew became a permanent resident of the United States "as a person of extraordinary ability" in recognition for his outstanding work in the field of design for live theater in the United States. In 2011, Andrew was honored with two Ab*ie Awards for his design work on The Nanjing Race, by Reggie Cheong Leen. In 2009, Andrew was nominated for a New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Lighting Design for Barton Bishop's Still the River Runs. As a recognized Canadian artist, Andrew was chosen as the production designer for the world premiere production of The Polished Hoe, an adaptation of the award winning novel by celebrated author Austin Clarke, which was Canada's cultural contribution to the 2007 World Cup of Cricket, hosted by the beautiful country of Barbados and the rest of the West Indies. Andrew earned his MFA in Design for Stage and Film from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.