Hung Liu

Born 1948
Hometown Changchun, China
Lives and Works Oakland, CA
MFA Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego, CA, 1986
Graduate Degree, Mural Painting, Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China, 1981
BFA Art and Art Education, Beijing Teachers College, Beijing, China, 1975

Hung Liu Gallery Art

Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Federal Building, San Francisco, CA
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA
The Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco-H. M. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA
Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Hung Liu was born in Changchun, China in 1948 during the communist revolution. After graduating high school, she went to the countryside to work with peasant workers, and eventually her fellow workers became the subject of many of her photographs and drawings. When she returned to school, she majored in mural painting and starred in her own television show titled How to Draw and Paint.

Liu later moved to the United States where she earned an MFA from the University of California San Diego. In her work, she began to combine themes from both Chinese and American culture. Her paintings continue to focus on ideas of culture, gender, and historical identity. She works with large canvases, using linseed oil to create a drippy appearance—commenting on the traditional Chinese Socialist Realist style.

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