Asian American Representational Art: other website resources


(above: Dong Kingman, Land's End, 1935, 19.6 x 26.7 inches, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)

The Americans: Yikui (Coy) Gu is a 2021 exhibit at the Delaware Contemporary which says: "The Americans represents an autobiographical exploration of the artist Yikui (Coy) Gu, his wife, and their immigrant Chinese-German marriage. As the central theme throughout the work, Gu injects the viewer directly into their personal narrative, revealing intimate moments and essential truths."  Also see the website of the artist.  Accessed 8/21  

The Artistic Journey of Yasuo Kuniyoshi is an ongoing online exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum which says: "Born in Japan, Yasuo Kuniyoshi (1889-1953) was among the most important figures in American modernism. He rose to prominence in New York in the 1920s, exhibiting with such notable artists as Stuart Davis, Edward Hopper, Reginald Marsh, and Georgia O'Keeffe." Accessed 8/17

Asian American Artists from Women Artists of the American West, including a listing of artists and a 1998 essay. Accessed August, 2015.

Asian American Arts Centre website. Accessed August, 2015.

Asian American Women Artists Association. See Resources page. Accessed August, 2015.

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Accessed December, 2015.

Chinese American Museum website with information on exhibits and more. Accessed July, 2014.

Chiura Obata: An American Modern is a 2018 exhibit at the Art, Design & Architecture Museum (UC Santa Barbara) which says: "With a prodigious and expansive oeuvre, Obata's seemingly effortless mastery of, and productive engagement with, diverse techniques, styles, and traditions defy the dichotomous categorizations of American/European and Japanese/Asian art." Listen to a 10 min story about the artist from Studio 360. Read more at Wikipedia. Accessed 2/18

East of the Pacific: Making Histories of Asian American Art is a 2022 exhibit at the Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University which says: "This exhibition considers the ongoing artistic impact of many peoples' migration across a particular body of water: the Pacific Ocean. What would it mean to understand the United States as being situated not just west of the Atlantic but east of the Pacific? How would this understanding reorient our perception of American art and its significant participants? The works of art presented date from the mid-nineteenth century through the present day."  Accessed 11/22

Extended Remix: Contemporary Artists Meet the Japanese Print was a 2015-17 exhibit at the Ackland Art Museum, which says: "For Extended Remix, six contemporary artists working across a variety of media have been commissioned to "complete" original eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Japanese prints, with each encounter producing thought-provoking, visually engaging artwork." Accessed 11/16

The Faces of Ruth Asawa is a 2022 exhibit at the Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University which says: "The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University acquired Untitled (LC.012, Wall of Masks) in 2020. These 233 masks, which originally hung on the exterior of Ruth Asawa's family home in Noe Valley, have never been shown in their entirety outside their original context. After two years of conservation treatment and careful planning, they were mounted as part of the long-term installation, The Faces of Ruth Asawa, at the Cantor."  Accessed 3/24

Hung Liu: The Long Way Home is a 2019 exhibit at the Grace Museum which says: "Hung Liu is known for masterful recreations of historical Chinese photographs. Her subjects over the years have been Chinese refugees, street performers, soldiers, laborers, and prisoners, among others. Liu challenges the documentary authority of the appropriated photographs by reconstructing the narrative through a variety of media." Online presentation includes catalog and lecture. Also see artist's website http://www.hungliu.com/  Accessed 5/20

Hung Liu / Walter Gropius Master Artist Series is a 2014 exhibit at the Huntington Museum of Art which says: "One of the first Chinese artists to study in the United States, Hung Liu is widely regarded for a vast and innovative body of highly evocative paintings, murals, drawings, printmaking and installation. Characterized by the expressive, painterly effects of Western Modernism and Chinese decorative motifs, her work is richly layered. Accessed 3/17

"Japanese-American Animation Artists of the Golden Age" by Amid Amidi, December 4, 2008, from Cartoon Brew LLC. Featires artists working in the 1930s and 1940s. Accessed May, 2014

Japanese American National Museum. Accessed December, 2015.

Japanese Artists in New York Between the World Wars: A New Chapter in American Art by Mitsutoshi Oba, CUNY Graduate Center, from Brickhaus.com. Accessed August, 2015.

Jiha Moon: Double Welcome, Most Everyone's Mad Her is a 2017 exhibit at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art which says: "At the heart of the exhibition, Moon presents an installation featuring perceived kitschy elements of Asian home décor: low wooden tables and silk embroidered pillows placed on Japanese tatami mats. Displayed on the various surfaces are her unconventional ceramic works reflecting her interest in the "beautiful awkward" in which she makes reference to a tourist's desire to collect foreign and exotic elements to beautify their houses back home." Accessed 9/17

Kim-chee kismet: five Korean-American artists look at the family, By Sarah Lee and The Life and Work of George Hoshida: A Japanese American's Journey from Japanese American National Museum. Accessed August, 2015.

Korean American Museum. Accessed December, 2015.

The Lure of Chinatown: Painting California's Chinese Communities was a 2014 exhibit at the Bowers Museum which says: "The Lure of Chinatown provides a glimpse of the communities before they underwent significant changes following the devastating earthquake in San Francisco in 1906, and urban renewal in Los Angeles in the 1930s. Artists of the Depression era, some of whom were Chinese-American, created positive, stylized images of the quarter using watercolor, reflecting the national American Scene movement of the 1930s and early 1940s. Many of the artists of that era in California admired Chinese art and philosophy and incorporated its aesthetics into their watercolor paintings." Accessed 12/16

Martin Wong: Human Instamatic is a 20xx exhibit at the Bronx Museum of the Arts which says: "The exhibition will trace Wong's development as an artist, beginning with his transition from an introspective youth in San Francisco painting haunting self-portraits to his self-identification in the mid-1970s as the "Human Instamatic," a street artist selling portraits of passersby in Eureka, CA." Accessed 10/18   

One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now is a 2007 exhibit at the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive which says: "One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now brings together seventeen artists from across the country who challenge and extend the category of Asian American art. Most of the artists grew up in the United States during the 1970s and 1980s, and the diversity of their work highlights boundless influences, from a wide array of art historical practices to popular culture touchstones, drawing on both local and international references." Accessed 3/17

Qigu Jiang: Ink Portraits and Calligraphy is a 2017 exhibit at the Bannister Gallery which says: "Jiang explores a level of expression in his work that speaks about the colorful and yet sometimes the painful experience uniquely encountered in the living of both China and United Statas. His portrait and calligraphy ink works on paper evoke a world that crosses boundaries and engages the viewer in a dialogue about transculturalism and its societal transformations, in a renewed, postmodern discourse."  Accessed 4/17

Oscar Oiwa: Dreams of a Sleeping World is a 2020 exhibit at the Pacific Asia Museum which says: " Oiwa is concerned that when the noise of our everyday world impedes our radiant minds, we shut down. In this gravitational pull of "sleep" we look to our dreams to reset, searching our subconscious for nourishment and hoping for wisdom to better face the dysfunction of our world." Also see 1/16/20 article in Hyperallergic. Accessed 10/20

Requiem: Summer Mei Ling Lee is a 2017 exhibit at the Chinese Culture Center which says: "On the occasion of the 135th anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act and in an effort to bring new attention to the Hospital's critically important role in the history of the Chinese American diaspora, CCC with support from the present day TWGHs commissioned third generation Chinese-American contemporary artist Summer Mei Ling Lee to create a new work in response to this legacy." Also see media coverage. Accessed 12/17

Roger Shimomura: An American Knockoff  is a 2015 exhibit at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University which says: "Organized by the Museum of Art at Washington State University at Pullman, Washington, this exhibition features the artwork of Seattle native and Lawrence, Kansas-based artist Roger Shimomura whose paintings weave together his childhood interest in comic books, American Pop Art and traditions of Japanese woodblock prints." Accessed 8/18

Roger Shimomura: Minidoka on My Mind, was a 2009 exhibit at the Missoula Art Museum, which says: "Roger Shimomura's paintings and prints, including this series, Minidoka on My Mind, address social and political issues of Asian America, and have most often been inspired by diaries kept by his late immigrant grandmother that span the 56 years of her life. Minidoka on My Mind is the fourth major painting series generated by Shimomura based on his World War II internment experience." Includes audio clips by Roger Shimomura. Accessed 12/16

Roger Shimomura: Works on Paper, was a 2014-15 exhibit at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University, which says: "Roger Shimomura: Works on Paper features 26 prints drawn from local and regional collections, including works from his Minidoka Snapshots and Mistaken Identity series, both of which deal with internment camp issues." Includes press release. Accessed 12/16

Something from Nothing: Art and Handcrafted Objects from America's Concentration Camps is a 2017 exhibit at the Thacher Gallery at University of San Francisco which says: "Something from Nothing features over 100 objects created by incarcerated Japanese Americans during World War II. Included are handmade objects, historical artifacts, and photographs from the collection of the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) as well as two contemporary art installations by Barbara Horiuchi and Marlene Iyemura." Accessed 10/17

The Way of Cheng-Khee Chee: Paintings 1974-2014 is a 2015 exhibit at the Tweed Museum of Art which says: "Experiences and influences of both Eastern and Western art and culture have shaped the six decade artistic career of Cheng-Khee Chee. Born in 1934 in Fengting, southeastern China, the artist emigrated to Britishcolonized Malaysia at age 14. As a self-taught artist, with both Eastern and Western mentors, Cheng-Khee Chee has developed a combined vision that incorporates the processes of Chinese brushwork with Western painting styles. Over the years, Chee has developed and adapted a repertoire of techniques from both East and West that clearly identify his work and have influenced countless students. For the philosophical underpinnings of his creative practice, the artist cites Confucianism and Buddhism as powerful influences." Accessed 3/17

Witness to Wartime: Takuichi Fujii is a 2019 exhibit at the Alexandria Museum of Art which says: "Takuichi Fujii (1891-1964) bore witness to his life in America and, most especially in Korea during the 18th century, signifying the wearer's social status." Accessed 12/16 Also see artist's website. Accessed 12/16

 

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