My artwork takes a critical view of social, political and cultural issues while giving special prominence to gender and cultural identity, landscape and site-specificity. Often referencing Taiwanese culture, my work explores the varying relationships between daily life, social structure and fine art. Drawing inspiration from daily objects and personal narratives, my artwork offers a critical view that provokes questions and reflections. Having engaged subjects such as identity, nationality, consumerism and languages, my pieces engage in the dialectic between aesthetics and socio-politics, and they involve the viewer with physical interaction with the installation.
I work with video, photography, light, and installation. While I apply different mediums and approaches tailored to specific projects, my methodology is consistently research-based and concept-driven. I am excited about experimenting with new materials through art making— I have applied projection mapping, film processing, 3D printed sculpture, ceramics, and computer programming in my artwork. I learn to speak the language of materials through the process of making.
My art making is a process of deciphering and understanding the core of what we see, feel, and understand. Often referencing existing objects, my artwork twists familiar visual cues in order to stir curiosity. It is precisely the thin edge of recognition and alienation that holds my interest. I work with humor and ambiguity to defamiliarize the norm and question the larger complexity of how we perceive reality.
Site-specific art and community engagement has been an integral part of my art practice. Not once have I thought my artwork is for my own consumption. As a woman of color, an immigrant, and a Taiwanese citizen, I challenge the status quo of the society through my artwork. As an artist, I aspire to create art that is accessible, inspiring, edifying, and creates dialogues.