This spring, the Chinese American Museum of Chicago (CAMOC) will launch the Spotlight Series, a new initiative to showcase recent and past work by emerging and mid-career artists of Chinese descent locally. Curated by Larry Lee (Molar Productions), the project aims to introduce, promote and celebrate the divergent artistic visions and experiences of being Chinese in America looking at and reflecting upon our relationship to contemporary visual culture to a wider audience within our community and Chicago.
Join us on Saturday, March 19th from 3-6pm CT for the inaugural opening reception of “Laura Lynn Hsieh: Mahjong and Dumplings” featuring ceramics and video by the artist Laura Lynn Hsieh. This exhibitition will run from March 19 through April 29.
Please RSVP here: bit.ly/mahjong-dumplings
About the artist:
Laura Lynn Hsieh is a first-generation Chinese American who doesn’t speak Chinese.
Growing up in an all-white, Massachusetts town has influenced her work as much as having parents who fled their homeland during wartime and who expect her to maintain ties to a culture she has never known. As an installation artist, Hsieh’s creative processes involve writing, text usage, sculptural and ceramic components, as well as video and performance. Her work investigates notions of community, culture, family, and the routine of the everyday.
She has worked in the apparel, computer, and housewares product industries, working with Chinese manufacturers, factories, and laborers and has taught various high school, undergraduate, and graduate-level classes in sculpture, ceramics, 2D design, computer programming, and non-ferrous metals. Hsieh has a B.A. from Hamilton College, a degree in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, and an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC).