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Mung Lar Lam
updated: 07/30/2009
website: www.munglarlam.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Beats Per Minute
Beats Per Minute
Ironings: East Face & Diamonds
Ironings: 15 Days (Installation details)
Ironings: 15 Days
Ironings: 15 Days (wall drawing & ironing detail)
Ironings: 15 Days
Ironing: Piece work no.3
Ironing: Remix - Shades of Yellow
Stitching - Triptych (detail)
Chalking (study)
Chalkings: Diptych (Flag Etiquette)
Needlmarking: Sampler Triptych - A Woman's Choice (detail)
Needlmarking: Sampler Triptych - A Woman's Choice
Needlmarking: Sampler Triptych - A Woman's Choice (detail)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  process, conceptual, abstract, craft, domestic, feminist, gender/sexuality, historical, memory, race
 
 
Beats Per Minute by Mung Lar Lam
Beats Per Minute
Installation/Performance
2007
Dimensions variable
Beats Per Minute by Mung Lar Lam
Beats Per Minute
Installation/Performance
2007
Dimensions variable
Ironings: East Face & Diamonds by Mung Lar Lam
Ironings: East Face & Diamonds
Reclaimed cotton fabric, starch
2006
21" x  52" 
Ironings: 15 Days (Installation details) by Mung Lar Lam
Ironings: 15 Days (Installation details)
Reclamined cotton fabric, starch, pins
2005
Dimensions variable
Ironings: 15 Days by Mung Lar Lam
Ironings: 15 Days
Performance
2005
Dimensions variable
Ironings: 15 Days (wall drawing & ironing detail) by Mung Lar Lam
Ironings: 15 Days (wall drawing & ironing detail)
Graphite & Marker - Reclaimed cotton fabric, starch, pins
2005
Dimensions variable
Ironings: 15 Days by Mung Lar Lam
Ironings: 15 Days
Day 15 - Installation view
2005
Dimensions variable
Ironing: Piece work no.3 by Mung Lar Lam
Ironing: Piece work no.3
Reclaimed cotton fabric, starch
2005
8" x  6"  x 6.5" 
Ironing: Remix - Shades of Yellow by Mung Lar Lam
Ironing: Remix - Shades of Yellow
Reclamined cotton fabric, starch, pins
2005
48" x  52" 
Stitching - Triptych (detail) by Mung Lar Lam
Stitching - Triptych (detail)
Reclaimed cotton fabric, starch, silk thread, foam core
2006
54 " x  40 " 
Chalking (study) by Mung Lar Lam
Chalking (study)
tailor chalk, cotton/spandex fabric
2008
6" x  8" 
Chalkings: Diptych (Flag Etiquette) by Mung Lar Lam
Chalkings: Diptych (Flag Etiquette)
tailor chalk, cotton/spandex fabric, wood
2008
82" x  25" 
Needlmarking: Sampler Triptych - A Woman's Choice (detail) by Mung Lar Lam
Needlmarking: Sampler Triptych - A Woman's Choice (detail)
cotton fabric, needle marks, wood, light
2008
Dimensions variable
Needlmarking: Sampler Triptych - A Woman's Choice  by Mung Lar Lam
Needlmarking: Sampler Triptych - A Woman's Choice
cotton fabric, needle marks, wood, light
2008
Dimensions variable
Needlmarking: Sampler Triptych - A Woman's Choice (detail) by Mung Lar Lam
Needlmarking: Sampler Triptych - A Woman's Choice (detail)
cotton fabric, needle marks, wood, light
2008
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement
Using the formal qualities of reclaimed simple cloth and methodologies based in rudimentary textile traditions, my work merges drawing, painting, sculpture and architecture to bring about perceptual experiences and spatial studies through the activation of light.

Concurrently, the practice of domestic, labor-intensive and gender-specific tasks as an art medium provides a catalyst to pose questions concerning the history of these activities, the positioning of women and labor in a gallery environment and the relevance of classical mediums in contemporary art.

Works include *“Ironings”, “Stitchings”, “Needle Markings”, "Chalkings", In Situ drawings, performative and evolutionary installations, and videos.

*“Ironings”, my largest body of work to date, is a domestic, gender and labor related process created by employing reclaimed cotton fabric, starch and the task of ironing. Through evolutionary and performative installations, the medium of ironed, re-ironed and un-ironed marks and folds are used to highlight concepts of temporality, transition, memory and perception while notions of extended and compacted spaces are explored.

Artist Bio / CV

Born in colonial Hong Kong, Mung Lar Lam is a San Francisco based artist working with the mediums of textiles, installation, performance and video. Lam received her MFA degree from California College of the Arts, San Francisco and is currently a F/T instructor at The Art Institute of California and a P/T Lecturer at California College of the Arts.

Honors:

2007 ThreeWalls Gallery, Chicago IL: Artists File
2006 SFMOMA: 2006 SECA Award Finalist
2006 The Drawing Center: Viewing Program / Slide Registry
2006 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France: Artist in Resident
2003/04 Toni Lowenthal Merit Scholarship

Selected Exhibitions:

2010

Gestures of Resistance
The Museum of Contemporary Craft
Portland, Oregon
Jan - May 2010

SDA/SAQA Conference
Emerging Textile Artists Panel
San Francisco State University
March 20, 2010 

2009

A.I.R. 8th Biennial
AIR Gallery
Brooklyn, New York

Sprayblog Interview
Post date: May 4, 2009
www.sprayblog.com

CCA Faculty Exhibit
Oliver Gallery, Oakland CA


2008
solo exhibition
Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Faculty Exhibition: California College of the Arts
Oliver Art Center, Oakland, CA


Crossing The Line
Oliver Art Center, Oakland, CA

2007
CCA Centennial Faculty Show
Oliver Art Center, Oakland, CA

Beats Per Minute - curated by Julio Cesar Morales
Museum of Craft & Folk Art, San Francisco, CA

2006
Jon Brumit’s Vendetta Retreat: Revenge Ironing
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Casper (contributor)
Arratiabeer Gallery, Berlin, Germany

P’s & Q’s – Curated by Jeff M. Ward and Shannon Stratton
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Glassell School of Art

By The Hand: A National Juried Exhibition of Traditional and Innovative Craft
Jury: Curators, Suzanne Baizerman and Jo Lauria
Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA

Discreet Gestures
301 Bocana Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Between Something and Something Else (Solo exhibition)
Works/San Jose: Paulette Peterson Installation Space, San Jose, CA

For more information, go to www.munglarlam.com