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Hung Liu

Born February 17, 1948 in Changchun, People's Republic of China, and immigrated to the United States in 1984. Hung attended Beijing Teachers College in 1975 and studied mural painting as a graduate student at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. She is a class of '86 alumna of UC, San Diego. Her paintings and prints often make use of anonymous Chinese historical photographs, particularly those of women, children, refugees, and soldiers as subject matter.

Trillium has had the great privilege of working collaboratively with Hung on several projects some of which are represented on this site. Recently we were honored to create a body of work with her that was shown at the Di Rosa Preserve in Napa Valley California, as well as many others.

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

Or see more of her resin works at these galleries:

Nancy Hoffman Gallery in New York
Gail Severn Gallery in Ketchum
Turner Carroll Gallery in Santa Fe

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"

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Hung Liu

Mission Girls:

Mission Girls are nine edition Variée's

Each Piece is 13.5 x 13.5" and are hand painted and gold leafed

For sales inquiries please contact

Erb Bigelow

or Click below to:

download Hung Liu's Artist's Biography.

All images © Trillium Graphics

Hung Liu

 

Amuse Bouche

The phrase "Amuse Bouche" is used to describe a unique appetiser, these small pieces are all slightly unique and priced to whet the appetite.

For more information on sales and pricing contact Erb Bigelow

 

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

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

   
Hung Liu

Voluptious in appearance, Filled with light and shimmer, the "Za Zhong" (or literally, "bastard paintings",) break new territory for the artist as she honors her traditional subject matter of women and historical images from China

In a traditional print, all the layers (of whatever the media) are on top of one another. That is to say, each color of a print is printed as a seperate layer. A twenty color print has twenty layers. In Hung Liu's "Za Zhong" pieces, each mounted on a wooden box, the layers are separated by 1/8 inch of resin. Like the progeny of paintings, these works begin with a digital base image sampled from the artist's own oeuvre, a pigment print on transparency creates one layer coated in resin. This allows Liu to redraw her image, alter it and transform it from the original painting's source, setting the stage for the subsequent layers of cast resin, painting in oil, ink or collage elements from historical sources or from the artist's own paintings. Thus, each "Za Zhong" Takes on a life of it's own. Each piece is unique.

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

Voluptious in appearance, Filled with light and shimmer, the "Za Zhong" (or literally, "bastard paintings",) break new territory for the artist as she honors her traditional subject matter of women and historical images from China

In a traditional print, all the layers (of whatever the media) are on top of one another. That is to say, each color of a print is printed as a seperate layer. A twenty color print has twenty layers. In Hung Liu's "Za Zhong" pieces, each mounted on a wooden box, the layers are separated by 1/8 inch of resin. Like the progeny of paintings, these works begin with a digital base image sampled from the artist's own oeuvre, a pigment print on transparency creates one layer coated in resin. This allows Liu to redraw her image, alter it and transform it from the original painting's source, setting the stage for the subsequent layers of cast resin, painting in oil, ink or collage elements from historical sources or from the artist's own paintings. Thus, each "Za Zhong" Takes on a life of it's own. Each piece is unique.

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