Organized by the College of Wooster Art Museum, this ten-year survey demonstrated
this Chinese American artist's significant body of painting. Born in China
and trained in the traditional Chinese manner of painting and drawing realistically
from life, Hung Liu began to work strictly from photographs after she migrated
to America. Using mostly 19th-century vintage Chinese photographs she examines
Chinese prostitutes, Ming dynasty court figures, and other images from China's
rich and varied history, often reflecting the 19th-century Western fascination
with exotic, non-Western culture.