b. 1948, Changchun, China. Lives and works in California, USA.

Hung Liu is considered to be one of the most famous Chinese female painters living in North America. Using historical photographs as inspiration for her artworks, her subjects over the years have included prostitutes, refugees, street performers, soldiers, laborers and prisoners, amongst others. Through her work, she explores and uncovers the personal narratives that have been shaped and influenced by socio-political and historical events in China.
17 Sep - 12 Oct, 2013 10 Chancery Lane Gallery
Chinese history has predominated Hung Liu’s work throughout her career. Born and raised in Beijing during Mao’s Great Leap Forward and trained in the Social Realist tradition, Liu’s paintings are now transformed into a new and vibrant series of tapestries. Liu describes her works by saying, “I hope to wash the subject of its exotic ‘otherness’ and reveal it as a dignified, even mythic figure.” Liu’s tapestries reveal the beauty and heroism in the labors of an anonymous women from China’s past. Drawing inspiration from history, old photographs and her own experiences, this series of exquisitely produced tapestries join Hung Liu with artist tapestries of Picasso, Kandinsky, Warhol and more recently Chuck Close, Craigie Horsefield and William Kentridge in exploring this medium as a contemporary art form.
18 Aug - 17 Sep, 2011 10 Chancery Lane Gallery
New works from the series of exquisite paintings on resin by renowned artist Hung Liu on show at 10 Chancery Lane Gallery from 18th August, 2011.

Hung Liu's resin paintings are hybrids of the painting and printmaking processes, composed of many alternating layers of resin and oil-based pigment. The glass like metallic surfaces result in complex paintings bearing a three-dimensional aspect and depth.
07 - 30 Oct, 2010 10 Chancery Lane Gallery
10 Chancery Lane Gallery is happy to present the new works of Hung Liu with her series entitled Za Zhong (Bastard Paintings). The series of mixed media works are composed of many alternating layers of resin and oil-based pigment and present layers of imagery and painting in a glass-like resin finish that allows a greater vibrancy of colors to her paintings.