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Hung Liu

"Hung Liu is widely considered one of the most important Chinese artists working in America today. Born in 1948 in Chanchung, China, Liu grew up under the Maoist regime. She experienced first-hand the famine of Mao’s Great Leap Forward, and later studied social realist painting during the Cultural Revolution. Liu has been the recipient of several awards, including two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at museums, cultural institutions and included in several prestigious collections."
- Rachelle Reichert

Hung Liu was awarded the prestigious SGC International Award for Lifetime Achievement in Printmaking in 2011.

It has been a great honor to work with Liu on a variety of collaborative projects since 2003.

To find out more about our work with Hung please contact us, or make and appointment to visit the shop

The work we have done with Hung is available at these galleries:

Nancy Hoffman Gallery in New York
Gail Severn Gallery in Ketchum
Turner Carroll Gallery in Santa Fe
Diehl Gallery in Jackson Wyoming
Walter Maciel Gallery in Las Angeles
Sherry Leedy Contemporary in Kansas City

See video of Hung talking about the Za Zhong process

 

Featured Work:

Self Portrait, 2013
20.5 x 20.5" Mixed media on panel - "Za Zhong"

Contact us for pricing

All images © Trillium Graphics

Hung Liu Gallery, for sales information contact: Claudia Bigelow

Boy and Donkey study,2015
20.5x20.5"  
$12,000.00

 

Call of the Water, 2009
60x60"  
$42,000.00
Companion Reverie II, 2011
41x41"
 $20,000.00
Red Plum, 2010
48x60"
$38,000.00

Famine, Leftover, 2013
41x41"  
$20,000.00

 

The Unknown III, 2016
41x82"  
$42,500.00
The Unknown V, 2016
41x82"  
$42,500.00
Imperial Garden, 2015
60x98"  
$66,000.00

Ghost Mountain, 2015
20.5x20.5"  
$12,000.00

 

Imperial Column, 2016
93x82" 
$65,000
Strings, 2015
60x96"  
Sold by Turner Carroll Gallery
Polly and Her Horses, 2009
41x41"  
$20,000.00

She, 2015
39x41"  
$20,000.00

 

Spring Budding, 2013
41x60"  
$38,000.00
Waiting for Rain, 2011
41x41"  
$20,000.00
Ox and Girls, 2009
41x62"  
$38,000.00

Hung coined the term “Za Zhong”, (or “bastard paintings”) to explain how this body of work bridges printmaking technique with the more gestural elements of painting. “Za Zhong” is the viable hybrid of both painting and printmaking. Conceptually these pieces seek to address three elements of Hung’s work: Her painting rooted in the style of social realism, her use of two dimensional decorative motifs from historical sources, and her use of abstract expressionist flourish.
These elements are tied together in layers of metallic leaf, printed transparency, resin and hand painting in an innovative way which plays with light and depth that is not found in either painting or printmaking. An eigth of an inch of resin separates layers of opaque, transparent, translucent and reflective materials. This creates a quality of light which is not static, and interacts with each layer to become an object that is internally lit by ambient light.

Click Here to download a PDF showing the process of making a Za Zhong piece at Trillium Graphics, or download Hung Liu's Artist's Biography.

See video of Hung talking about the Za Zhong process

 

 

All images © Trillium Graphics

Hung Liu Gallery, for sales information contact: Claudia Bigelow

Mountain Mama, 2016
30x30" 
$16,000.00

 

Blessings, 2009
28x41""  
$16,000.00
Bubbles, 2015
41x82"
$42,500.00
Loveland, 2010
41x81.5"
$40,000.00

Da Fan Cher, 2015
82x82"
$60,000.00

 

Cruise, 2014
60x98"  
$66,000.00

We Are The Women's Company, 2011
41x123"  
$48,000.00
Sisterhood, 2016
41x41" 
$20,000.00

Red Curtain, 2010
60x81""  
$50,000.00

 

Apple Blossom, 2014
41x41"  
$20,000.00

All the Ancestors, 2011
60x96"

$66,000.00

 

Opium, 2014
41x90"  
$45,000.00

Available at: Walter Macial Gallery

Dandelion with Two Birds, 2016
30x30"
$16,000.00

 

Hard Times, 2010
41x57.5"  
$28,000.00
Golden Autumn, 2014
60x60"

$42,000
Olympia, 2015
41x96 "

$45,000.00
Available at: Nancy Hoffman Gallery

Hung coined the term “Za Zhong”, (or “bastard paintings”) to explain how this body of work bridges printmaking technique with the more gestural elements of painting. “Za Zhong” is the viable hybrid of both painting and printmaking. Conceptually these pieces seek to address three elements of Hung’s work: Her painting rooted in the style of social realism, her use of two dimensional decorative motifs from historical sources, and her use of abstract expressionist flourish.
These elements are tied together in layers of metallic leaf, printed transparency, resin and hand painting in an innovative way which plays with light and depth that is not found in either painting or printmaking. An eigth of an inch of resin separates layers of opaque, transparent, translucent and reflective materials. This creates a quality of light which is not static, and interacts with each layer to become an object that is internally lit by ambient light.

Click Here to download a PDF showing the process of making a Za Zhong piece at Trillium Graphics, or download Hung Liu's Artist's Biography.

See video of Hung talking about the Za Zhong process

 
Hung Liu

Editions:

In Addition to the Za Zhong pieces, Trillium Graphics has published more traditional prints and portfolios of Hung Liu's art.

We have done serial monoprints, lithographs and archival pigment print editions, Please click on the thumbnail images on the right to see available prints

For sales inquiries please contact

Erb Bigelow

or Click below to:

download Hung Liu's Artist's Biography.

All images © Trillium Graphics

     

Hand Drawn Lithographs

All lithographic prints were executed on a 1972 Mailander flatbed proof press. Thirty years ago, the proofs of a color print job were printed on these presses. These proofs were then matched by the faster web offset presses. However, since the Mailander proofs were printed at a slower speed, thicker ink film, and higher pressure, the impressions though superior, were difficult to match; they were simply too good. With the advent of film proofs and digital printers for proofing, these fantastic presses became obsolete as proofing presses. Ironically, the qualities that made them obsolete are the same ones that make them perfect for printing fine art lithographs. The sharp impressions, thick ink films and capacity to print a wide tonal range are perfect for fine art lithography

Contact us for sales information

Rice Bowl Brand I & II, 2003
33 x 20." (66 x 20" as diptych) Hand printed Lithograph
$1500.00 each

 

Needlepoint, 2005, Lithograph with Okawara Rice Paper Chine Collé

image: 19x13.75,
paper 22x15,

$900.00