Members Brunch with Kip Fulbeck

12 January 2013

1370 Southmore Blvd, Houston, Texas 77004

Asia Society Texas Center Members are invited to brunch with award-winning filmmaker and artist Kip Fulbeck. Fulbeck will speak about his exhibition of portraits, part asian, 100% hapa, and share his thoughts on working across disciplines—words and images—to create art that speaks to the changing reality of contemporary America.

About Kip Fulbeck
Kip Fulbeck is a pioneering artist, spoken work performer, and filmmaker. Known as the nation's leading artist on the subject of race and identity, he has been featured on CNN, MTV, The TODAY Show, and PBS, and has exhibited his award-winning films, performance, and photography throughout the world, including the Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial, Singapore International Film Festival, Locarno International Film Festival, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Bonn Videonale, the National Conference on Race in Higher Education, and the Honolulu Contemporary Arts Museum.

He is the author of several books including part asian, 100% hapa, Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids, and Permanence: Tattoo Portraits, as well as the director of a dozen short films including Banana Split and Lilo & Me.

Fulbeck is currently Professor and Chair of Art at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he received the university's Distinguished Teaching Award and has been named Outstanding Faculty Member five times.

In recognition of his work promoting multiracial awareness, he was awarded the inaugural Loving Prize at the 2009 Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival and also named a Cultural Pioneer at Harvard University.

A complete overachiever despite being only half-Chinese, he is also an avid surfer, guitar player, ocean lifeguard, pug enthusiast, and the 2011 Masters Swimming national champion in the 50 freestyle.

Kip Fulbeck is an UC San Diego Visual Arts MFA Alum. For more on his work, please visit:

Image detail courtesy of the Artist and Asia Society
Photo by Troy Small