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Charlene Liu

Charlene Liu

Profile Location
Eugene , OR

Born in Taiwan and raised in the American Midwest, Charlene Liu is an artist based in Oregon. Liu creates mixed media works and multiples on paper using printmaking, drawing, and papermaking processes, alongside multimedia projects in video and installation. She combines imagery drawn from cultural references and the natural landscape to explore themes of hybridized identities, translation, and heritage. Her work has been exhibited widely and is included in private and public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the New Museum, and the Tacoma Art Museum. Liu is an art professor and coordinator of the printmaking program at the University of Oregon, Eugene. She received a MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University in New York and a BA from Brandeis University in Waltham, MA.

Artist Statement

I design woodblock matrices that are modular and multiple, which are output via the CNC router and laser cutter. My approach to printing is a generative process, a series of unfolding steps through which meaning and form multiply, fragment, and reconfigure through the improvisational layering of iterative, offset and ghost impressions. My imagery combines visual motifs drawn from East Asian decorative objects, familial histories, and the landscapes of my surroundings. The blocks and resulting prints become a series of abstract and reductive visual codes that compress and elide diverse cultural and personal allusions. I explore cultural transmission, translation and hybrid subjectivities through multiplicity, abstraction, and color.

Mixed Media
Print / Paper

Exhibitions Featuring this Artist

Joanna Anos
Cameron Bailey
Diana Behl
Laura Bigger
Annie Bissett
Denise Brady
Noah Breuer
Chandler Brutscher
Hunter Bryan
Anne Burton
Kyle Chaput
Paul Coldwell
Julian Davies
Barbara Duval
Meryl Engler
Drew Etienne
William Evertson
Thomas Faulkner
Enrique Figueredo
Jonathan Fisher
Floki Gauvry
Colin Gillespie
Jean Gumpper
Amy Haney
Melissa Harshman
Cheryl Hochberg
David Johnson
Nina Jordan
Wendy Ketchum
Sarah Kinard
Jun Lee
Charlene Liu
Jennifer Martin
KyeongAh Min
Brooke Molla
Steven Munoz
Kathleen Neacy
Mia O
Bonnie OConnell
Ali Osborn
Jager Palad
Endi Poskovic
Elizabeth Powell
Marilyn Propp
Eric Rewitzer
Mark Rice
John-Mark Schlink
Una Scott
Emmeline Solomon
Piotr Stachlewski
Valerie Syposz
Taro Takizawa
Adrian Tio
Roberto Torres
Catherine Wild
Josh Winkler
Una Scott
6/5/20 to 8/28/20
Print / Paper

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