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Bringing a deeply felt sense of the past to her paintings, prints, and installations, Hung Liu combines ancient and modern motifs from Chinese history to demonstrate her experience of history every day as an active, affecting presence. As she explains: “I have been painting in America since 1984, but Chinese history has always been the essence of my work.” Growing up in Communist China, Liu was trained in Socialist Realism. Her early works comprise black-and-white photographs of village life and paintings of landscapes and village scenes. Liu derives the subjects of her more recent paintings—including goddesses, heroines, and children—from historical photographs of China and its people. By combining these figures with classically rendered birds, flowers, and calligraphy, Liu mixes ancient and modern historical references, capturing the overlapping time periods out of which history itself is made.

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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions
2016
Summer Show - Painting 201610 Chancery Lane Gallery
2013
Hung Liu: Mid Autumn Moon10 Chancery Lane Gallery
2011
Hung Liu: (re)pressed memoryTamarind Institute
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Sanctuary, 2019

Oil and Gold Leaf on canvas
80 × 72 × 2 in
203.2 × 182.9 × 5.1 cm
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$78,000
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Santa Fe
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Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
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Included
Frame
Not included
Price ranges of large paintings by Hung Liu 刘虹
Learn more
Browse works in this category
$76,000–$80,000
This work
$0
$100,000+

Bringing a deeply felt sense of the past to her paintings, prints, and installations, Hung Liu combines ancient and modern motifs from Chinese history to demonstrate her experience of history every day as an active, affecting presence. As she explains: “I have been painting in America since 1984, but Chinese history has always been the essence of my work.” Growing up in Communist China, Liu was trained in Socialist Realism. Her early works comprise black-and-white photographs of village life and paintings of landscapes and village scenes. Liu derives the subjects of her more recent paintings—including goddesses, heroines, and children—from historical photographs of China and its people. By combining these figures with classically rendered birds, flowers, and calligraphy, Liu mixes ancient and modern historical references, capturing the overlapping time periods out of which history itself is made.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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