Born in Taiwan and raised in the American Midwest, Charlene Liu is an artist based in Oregon. Liu’s work explores a pictorial space by turns illusionistic and graphic, combining hand-drawn, digitally constructed, and mechanically reproduced tropes and motifs. Using printmaking, painting, and papermaking processes, Liu samples and juxtaposes cultural references and the natural environment in an attempt to reconcile matters of biography and place.
Most recently, Liu presented new work in a solo exhibition at Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland; she has exhibited in venues such as the Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR; the Tacoma Museum of Art; Shaheen Modern & Contemporary, Cleveland, OH; and Andrea Rosen Gallery 2, New York. Her work is represented in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the New Museum, New York, and the Tacoma Art Museum. Liu is an Associate Professor and the Printmaking Coordinator in the Department of Art at the University of Oregon. She received her MFA from Columbia University, New York, in 2003 and a BA from Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, in 1997.
Reception: Saturday, July 23: Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, 5-7pm; Rivoli Theatre, 6-10pm
Venue 1: Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts
Gallery Hours: Mon–Fri, 9am–5pm
48004 St Andrews Rd | Pendleton
Venue 2: Rivoli Theatre
Gallery Hours: Storefront viewing Wed–Sun
351 S. Main Street | Pendleton
Residence: Eugene, OR