Looking for art free of politics?
Don’t look here.

By Mark Jenkins on September 8, 2016

Many of Liu’s paintings are derived from photos or propaganda-film stills and dissolve realism into abstraction to represent the evaporation of Marxist-Leninist China and her memories of it. But Liu also gazes further into the past to imagine the lives of Chinese Americans long before she arrived here in 1984.

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Hung Liu is an UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts MFA Alumna. For more about her work, please visit:

Image Credit:
Hung Liu, Resident Alien, 1988.
Oil on canvas, 60 x 90 in.
Collection of San Jose Museum of Art
Image is courtesy of Artist Hung Liu, The Washington Post, and the Katzen Arts Center, Washington.

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