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Hung Liu, the pathbreaking Chinese-born American painter who foregrounded the working class, immigrants, and women in haunting, incandescent portraits that mingle Chinese and Western traditions, died August 7 at the age of seventy-three. One of the first Chinese artists to establish a career in the United States, Liu explored the delicate relationship between memory and history in paintings focusing on communities misrepresented or marginalized in official narratives. Her style, typically featuring multilayered brushstrokes and washes of linseed oil, has been characterized by her husband, critic Jack Kelley, as a kind of “weeping realism.”
A recording of the talk held on February 18, 2021 with Tamarind Institute artist-in-residence Rose Simpson, Tamarind Gallery Director Nancy Zastudil, and University of New Mexico Art Museum Curator of Prints and Photographs Mary Statzer.
If you missed the Tamarind Talk with Paula Wilson in December of 2020, you can watch the recording online.