Hung Liu’s “Relic 8,” 2004, oil on canvas. Courtesy of Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York.

MFA Alumna Hung Liu mentioned in

Bowdoin exhibition on Chinese women artists one of Maine's best

By Daniel Kany for the Portland Press Herald on November 3, 2013

Hung Liu’s paintings also speak with unusual cultural eloquence. In her “Relic 8,” we see two “nineteenth-century courtesans, quoted from a historical photograph” surrounded by luck symbols painted in a bold contemporary hand. In this case, the female has taken herself from subject of the (male) gaze to the image’s painterly author.

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Image courtesy of Artist Hung Liu, the Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, and the Portland Press Herald.

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