Hung Liu

View of the museum from outside showing the Neoclassical building from one corner. The building is a tan-colored stone with an arched doorway, long vertical windows, and detailed molding around the roof.

Art Fix Friday: August 13, 2021

Posted: August 13, 2021
Category: Hung Liu
Remembering painter Hung Liu, who has died at age 73; Mónica Mayer discusses her collected writings; Yayoi Kusama's Naoshima pumpkin sculpture is dislodged during a typhoon; and more.
Hung Liu speaks to an audience about her paintings of Chinese women, which hang on the walls around her. Liu is a light-skinned adult woman with gray hair in a low ponytail, dressed in black with red jewelry and shoes. She stands, gesturing with one hand at a painting to her right.

New Acquisition Spotlight: Hung Liu

Posted: April 12, 2021
Category: Hung Liu
Two paintings by Hung Liu are exciting new additions to NMWA's collection, enabling the museum to showcase Liu’s distinguished skills as a painter and printmaker.
A painting of a light-skinned woman of Asian descent atop complementary colors of orange-red next to lime green. The shorthaired woman holds a pink handkerchief. To her right is a sad looking fish.

5 Fast Facts: Hung Liu

Posted: January 14, 2019
Category: Hung Liu
Impress your friends with five fast facts about artist Hung Liu, whose work Winter Blossom (2011) is on view in NMWA’s newly reinstalled collection galleries.
Two smiling Chinese girls with light skin and black hair painted on a collage of Chinese writing, small red envelopes, a red bird and bug, and blue paint drippings. The older girl, seen waist up, wears her hair in two braids and carries the younger girl in crimson clothes on her back.

Motifs in Memories: Symbols in Hung Liu’s Art

Posted: July 6, 2018
Category: Hung Liu
Chinese-born American artist Hung Liu (b. 1948) employs traditional Chinese motifs in her works on view in the special exhibition Hung Liu In Print, layering and superimposing them upon images...
Amid varied motifs that appear collaged or painted on an orange, coral, and peach background, a pair of large black, white, and tan birds perch on a flowering branch, which scatters petals. To the right, a seated, light-skinned woman with Asian features wears an elegant tunic.

Veils of Color: Hung Liu

Posted: April 17, 2018
Category: Hung Liu
Although Hung Liu (b. 1948, Changchun, China) works in a variety of mediums, her portraits are unified by a unique style characterized by richly colored veils of drip marks—an effect...
Two smiling Chinese girls with light skin and black hair painted on a collage of Chinese writing, small red envelopes, a red bird and bug, and blue paint drippings. The older girl, seen waist up, wears her hair in two braids and carries the younger girl in crimson clothes on her back.

Nameless but Not Forgotten: Hung Liu’s Portraits

Posted: February 15, 2018
Category: Hung Liu
Hung Liu In Print, NMWA’s newest exhibition, features works by Chinese artist Hung Liu (b. 1948) that pay homage to the forgotten individuals who influence history.

Hung Liu: Restoring Memory

Posted: November 10, 2017
Category: Hung Liu
Born in 1948, a year before the Chinese Communist party came to power, Hung Liu grew up in an environment that discouraged apolitical personal expression.
A square painting with layered, dripping textures of a Chinese woman with dark hair and a traditional dress. She gazes straightforward at the viewer. In front of her, a tree branch extends upward and a bird perches on the end of it. The background consists of two different shades of blue and on the left side of the canvas an open-mouthed fish points towards the woman.