My work revolves around the manipulation, appropriation, and de-contextualization of traditional Chinese art imagery and presentation as a way to explore how Eastern imagery is seen and understood in the US, and how ideas of cultural ‘authenticity’ and ‘tradition’ interface with contemporary trans-cultural experiences.  My materials are rooted in traditional Chinese art, working mostly in ceramic – based sculpture and watercolors.  My work draws inspiration from the displays at the Asian Art Museum, to fruit markets in Chinese immigrant neighborhoods, and to the trinket shops in Chinatown.  I am concerned with the assumptions we make about the authenticity of culture and its objects and its relationship to contemporary identity.

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Residency: June 2017 - September 2017
Art Exhibition: Friday, September 22  &  Saturday, September 23  &  Tuesday, September 26

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