I am interested in examining the physical and emotional conditions of certain objects. I use materials imbued with Chinese history and also from personal subject matter. Many of the materials and motifs used are sourced from my immigrant parents' restaurant, the first of its kind in my hometown. Combining sculpture, drawing, and conceptual practices, my work examines issues of race and ethnicity. I manipulate certain inherent contradictions in the materials I choose. What looks sharp is soft, fabric is limp but stiff, structures look heavy, yet empty at the same time. I seek to investigate what Chinese culture and identity can be. How information is diluted, interpreted, and reinterpreted is a central theme.
Artist Bio / CV
Born Schenectady, NY 1979. Lives & works in Queens, NY.
Solo Exhibitions2012 “Digging Ponds and Piling Mountains, MFA Thesis Exhibition” Klapper Hall Gallery, Flushing, NY 2010“Works on Paper” Linn, Astoria, NY2008“Digging Ponds and Piling Mountains” Artspace/Freeport Memorial Library, Freeport, NY
Select Group Exhibitions2014 “The Intuitionists” The Drawing Center, New York, NY, “From the Garden” Continental Recording Studios, LIC Arts Open Weekend, Long Island City, NY2013 "Bridging the Gap" LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, NY. "Bridging the Gap" Flushing Town Hall, Flushing, NY2012 “Drawing Salon 2012” AICAD, Brooklyn, NY“2012 National Juried Exhibition” First Street Gallery, NYC. Juried by Dore Ashton“Pertaining to the Character” Space, NYC”CurateNYC Online Exhibition”NYC2011“Art for Soul” A Gallery, NYC“Crosscurrents” NYStudio Gallery, NYC“Domesticated Disturbance”CAA at Hunter College, Times Square Gallery, NYC2010“Verses from the Abstract” Dorsky Curatorial Programs, Long Island City, NY2009 “Vision” Brownson Gallery, Purchase, NY2008“Art, Me, and the World. JAA” Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY“A Slice of Cuchifritos” Artist’s Alliance Open Studios, NYC”L.E.S. Current” The Office of the Manhattan Borough President & AAI, NYC 2007“Night of 1,000 Drawings” artistsspace, “The Most Curated Biennial of the Universe” apexart, NYC2006 “We Don’t Need No Mind Control” Jonathan Shorr Gallery, NYC “Other Places” Jonathan Shorr Gallery, NYC“Kollaging Kick” Cuchifritos Gallery/Project Space, NYC
Education2012 MFA, CUNY Queens College, Flushing, NY2001BFA, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NYResidencies2009 School of Visual Arts Summer Residency, NYCSelect Honors&Awards2011MFA Grant Nominee, The Dedalus Foundation, NYC2008Honorable Mention, Student Exhibition, The Art Students League, NYC