Chinese contemporary artist to hold discussion

Patricia Bonilla

Students are invited to participate in an informal discussion with contemporary artist Hung Liu at 1 p.m. Friday in the Humanities Building- Room 111.

Liu, who was born in China in 1948, immigrated to the United States at 36. She is a professor of art at Mills College in Oakland where she lives. She has received many awards for work exhibited all over the country.

According to the Web site for the Rena Bransten Gallery, where her most recent exhibition took place, her paintings represented elemental human activities such as working, eating, and traveling that came from particular Chinese circumstances.

Liu’s art is not limited to paintings. She has also done photographs and 3-D art, which can be seen on her personal Web site at www.kelliu.com under works.

Students can also purchase tickets for $5 to hear Liu speak about gender-based and cultural issues of identity at her next art exhibition, which will take place 5:30 Thursday at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.