Hung Liu is one talented artist. But it’s not just her skill that amazes, it’s her ability to capture human emotion through a cultural and historical lens. Liu was born and raised in China during the Cultural Revolution. Many of her works are based off of individuals who lived and worked during the era of Mao Zedong. Her paintings feature anonymous subjects and are comprised of multiple layers of washed linseed oil.
In 1984, Liu migrated to the United States and received her MFA from UC San Diego. Subsequently, she joined the faculty of Mills College, where she is a tenured professor to this day. The Oakland Museum of California will be featuring her works from March 16th – June 30th. The exhibit is called Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu. For more information visit www.museumca.org.