Zarina was born in Aligarh, India in 1937 and currently lives and works in New York. Her work is defined by her adherence to the personal and the essential. While it tends towards minimalism, its starkness is tempered by both texture and materiality. Her art poignantly chronicles her life, and recurring themes include home, displacement, … Continue reading "Home"
The gallery at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute presents two to three exhibitions per year, focusing on the work of both emerging and established artists of Asian/Pacific descent. Each exhibition is part of an on-going effort by A/P/A to investigate modes of cultural expression among Asian/Pacific/American and diasporic communities.
An exhibition identifying and analyzing racial stereotypes in US popular culture are available for loan from A/P/A. A is for Arab: Stereotypes in U.S. Popular Culture reveals centuries of anti-Arab prejudice and Islamophobia and features images from the Jack G. Shaheen Archive.
Tomie Arai (1949- ) is a third generation Japanese American artist and activist who has been challenging the mainstream art community and advocating public and community art since the late 1960s and 1970s. She was involved with the Basement Workshop, an Asian American artists’ collective, in the 1970s, and from there continued her community work … Continue reading "Home"
Shu Lea Cheang (1954- ) is an installation artist, filmmaker, and media activist. Born in Taiwan, she graduated with a BA in history from the National Taiwan University in 1976 and later graduated with an MA in Cinema Studies from New York University in 1979. Cheang’s work has encompassed numerous formats and often covers politically … Continue reading "Home"
New York City-based Asian American artists founded the artist collective EPOXY in 1982. The group takes its name from epoxy resin, a binding agent which forms through the combination of two different compounds, and their namesake serves as a symbol of their mission to create collaborative art. They believed that collaboration would create works that … Continue reading "Home"