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Nina Kuo
updated: 05/13/2010
website: www/ninakuo.rawcity.net
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Sewn Tang Ladies Astronauts
Sewing Machine Scholars, Shopping Bag
Ladies Hold up GPS  (pink, purple)
3 Wig Courtesans, Waterfall
Bamboo Walk, Two Ladies
Headless Tomb Statues
East West Man Woman Pigtail
Two Silver Blue Cell Phone Matrix
Four Blue Cell Phone Ladies Dream
Two Green Jade Jeweled Men
Roman Scholars with Chinese Girl
Sotheby’s Calling Maoist Kids
Tang Astronaut Ladies, Fir Tree, Bubbles
Earthquake Highway
Pigtail Boat Mountain on Lake
 
Portfolio Keywords:  consumer culture, autobiographical, feminist, gestural, identity, surreal, spiritual, figurative, landscape, memory
 
 
Sewn Tang Ladies Astronauts  by Nina Kuo
Sewn Tang Ladies Astronauts
thread, linen, montage
2010
17 " x  17 " 
Sewing Machine Scholars, Shopping Bag  by Nina Kuo
Sewing Machine Scholars, Shopping Bag
acrylic paint, rag paper
2009
15 " x  22 " 
Ladies Hold up GPS  (pink, purple) by Nina Kuo
Ladies Hold up GPS (pink, purple)
Acrylic paint , rag paper
2010
12 " x  17 " 
3 Wig Courtesans, Waterfall  by Nina Kuo
3 Wig Courtesans, Waterfall
acrylic on rag paper
2010
15 " x  20 " 
Bamboo Walk, Two Ladies  by Nina Kuo
Bamboo Walk, Two Ladies
Acrylic paint, rag paper
2009
17 " x  25 " 
Headless Tomb Statues by Nina Kuo
Headless Tomb Statues
Acrylic, canvas board
2009
9 " x  12 " 
East West Man Woman Pigtail  by Nina Kuo
East West Man Woman Pigtail
Acrylic paint, rag paper
2010
11 " x  15 " 
Two Silver Blue Cell Phone Matrix  by Nina Kuo
Two Silver Blue Cell Phone Matrix
acrylic,rag
2009
11 " x  14 " 
Four Blue Cell Phone Ladies Dream  by Nina Kuo
Four Blue Cell Phone Ladies Dream
Acrylic, rag paper
2010
22 " x  15 " 
Two Green Jade Jeweled Men  by Nina Kuo
Two Green Jade Jeweled Men
Acrylic paint, rag paper
2010
15 " x  20 " 
Roman Scholars with Chinese Girl by Nina Kuo
Roman Scholars with Chinese Girl
ink, embroidered cotton napkin
2010
10 " x  10 " 
Sotheby’s Calling Maoist Kids by Nina Kuo
Sotheby’s Calling Maoist Kids
ink, embroidered cotton napkin
2010
10 " x  10 " 
Tang Astronaut Ladies, Fir Tree, Bubbles by Nina Kuo
Tang Astronaut Ladies, Fir Tree, Bubbles
White cotton linen, stitching, montage
2009
17 " x  17 " 
Earthquake Highway by Nina Kuo
Earthquake Highway
Acrylic paint , rag
2010
12 " x  19 " 
Pigtail Boat Mountain on Lake by Nina Kuo
Pigtail Boat Mountain on Lake
Acrylic paint, rag paper
2010
9 " x  15 " 

Artist Statement
My visual goal of investigating symbols made inroads into re-defining feminine persona and sensibilities.. This recent search oflandscapes with figures are taken from influences from Fu BaoShi, George Chinnery and Tang periods see" -catalog essay by Eleanor Heartney exploring Tang or Cyber Scholars themes from mythological worlds. Imagined realities of Asian literati environments break away from traditional molds which mimic a cosmic world..I draw familiar classic perspectives in nature’s richly textured details (acrylic, inks gels, cement, etc.) and  I use negative space in a Zen-like tradiition. My travels and work from these cutures are transformed ias I  visually escape into the literati world I invented through accepttance of our bourgeois values: designer labelsd  that contrasts the inner vs. outer world of materialism and consumerism. These scenes offer a relief for the cognoscenti that will transcend all future humans that is revealing and animated.. My father – an abstract painter from China conveyed Asian natural relationaships in his works as well. Since Asian aesthetics is tranpalnted in global lifestyles my drawn/painted large scale murals have similar experiences within these  universal scholar’s mythical world.

Artist Bio / CV

My investigation of symbols: Asian persona and sensibilities of “Chinoiserie-New Works” explores Tang ladies juxtaposied with electronics, popular props with stylized figures. They present anachronistic tomb statues free from museums and captivity living in  gardens, bamboo forests and mythological worlds. Imagined realities of literati environments break away from traditional molds and mimic a cosmic world. I draw classic perspectives in nature’s richly textured details and use balance in our poised life-styles of health clubs, yoga, cybernetic games, etc.

2010 PQ:100, Center for Photog. Woodstock, NY

2009 "All Hot and Bothered" Samuel Dorsky Mus. NY

2007 Asian Contemp.Art Fair, NYC

2007 Solo -Cheryl McGinness Gallery, catalog essay -E. Heartney

2006 “Between Two Worlds” Flushing Town Hall

2005"Psionic Distortions", Plum Blossoms

2005 Pierogi Flatfiles curator-Annie Heron

2002 Femininity in Asian Art" Lehman, Bard College

2003 “Brush with Tradition” Newark Mus.

2001 ,“American Identities”, Brooklyn Mus.

1998 “Mythical Muses”(solo) China 2000, NYC

1996 “Sites of Chinatown” Mus. Of Chinese, curator L.Yee

1995” Bad Girls," New Museum, curator M. Tucker

Asian Cultural Council, ,NYFA Grant, Arts Int'l 

"Envisioning Diaspora, Asian Am. Arts Collectives, A. Chang, NYU

"Artsits and Influence"- Hatch Billops Coll.

 “Our Grandmothers” Stewart, Tabori and Chang,1997“Lure of the Local,Senses of Place in Multicultural Society” Lucy Lippard, 1988 “Mixed Blessing, Art in a Multicultural America,”

Noted: 2007 Oct. Art in America -J. Goodman 2003 May 14, NY Times, 2002 April 26 NYTimes- H. Cotter, 2001 March 23 NY Times -H.Cotter

Collections: Brooklyn Mus., Lib.of Congress, Bibliotheque Nationale, Franklin Furn. Archives, MOMA