All Together Now: Celebrating AAPI Voices in Contemporary Art

Press Release and Curator’s Essay

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

May 7, 2024 (Palo Alto, CA) - This May, to mark Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, Qualia Contemporary Art is pleased to present All Together Now: Celebrating AAPI Voices in Contemporary Art in association with The Asian American Foundation and East West Bank. The exhibition features the work of 14 exceptional Asian-American artists. Working

 

in a diverse array of media and exploring a variety of themes and ideas, these 14 artists exemplify the wealth and breadth of talent among contemporary Asian-American artists. The exhibition will be open to the public from May 18 – July 5, 2024, with an opening celebration hosted on Saturday, May 18th, from 4:30-6:30 PM PST. For more information, please visit www.qualiagallery.com.

 

Artists in the exhibition include: Michael Arcega, Arnold Chang, Hai-Hsin Huang, Yun-Fei Ji, Hung Liu, Masako Miki, Younhee Paik, Ren Light Pan, TT Takemoto, Rupy C. Tut, Kelly Wang, Xiaoze Xie, Stella Zhang, and ZHENG Chongbin. Qualia is especially proud to highlight the work of artist Rupy C. Tut, who was just announced as the winner of the 2024 SECA Award at SFMOMA, Michael Arcega, a 2024 SECA Award finalist, and Younhee Paik, who will be representing the United States at the upcoming Gwangju Biennale.

 

This wide-ranging group of both established and emerging artists showcases the creativity and diversity of their respective practices, while celebrating the contributions of AAPI artists to the greater discourse around contemporary art in America. In collaboration with The Asian American Foundation and East West Bank, Qualia Contemporary Art aims to build bridges of understanding within the local Bay Area community, promote tolerance, and foster a deeper appreciation and awareness of AAPI identities nationwide.

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Younhee Paik

Miracle in the Night #1

2010

Oil on canvas

12 x 12 in

Younhee Paik

Miracle In The Night #2

2010

Oil on canvas

12 x 12 in

Younhee Paik

Miracle In The Night #3

2010

Oil on canvas

12 x 12 in

Younhee Paik

Miracle In The Ocean

2010

Oil on canvas

12 x 12 in

Younhee Paik

Dreamy Afternoon

2010

Oil on canvas

12 x 12 in

Stella Zhang

Shades of Blue Memory 1

2024

Mixed Media

Framed: 11.88 x 15 x 1.13 in

Stella Zhang

Shades of Blue Memory 6

2024

Mixed Media

Framed: 11.88 x 15 x 1.13 in

Michael Arcega

U Ph O

2024

Manila Folder, wood, glass and rubber

24 x 6 x 6 in

Michael Arcega

Untitled Study (Calabao and U Ph O)

2024

Wood

18 x 24 x 8 in


Arnold Chang

Omni-directional Mindscape

2019

Ink on paper

22.75 x 47.75 in

Hai-Hsin Huang

Johnson Ave

2014

oil on canvas

25 x 30 in

Hai-Hsin Huang

American Mystery #2

2019

Acrylic on canvas

24 x 16 in each 3 in 1 set

Hai-Hsin Huang

American Mystery #1

2019

oil on canvas

16 x 20 in each 3 in 1 set

Yun-Fei Ji

On the Lookout

2015

Ink and watercolor on Xuan paper mounted on silk

23.875 x 23.875 in

Yun-Fei Ji

Cutting Down the Trees

2015

Ink and watercolor on Xuan paper mounted on silk

16.375 x 75.25 in

Ren Light Pan

untitled (hurt)

2015

ink, water, canvas

44 x 38 in

Ren Light Pan

I.D, PAN, KWON-YUAN, M, R.I.P.

2017

ink, water, California sun and canvas

32 x 24 in

Ren Light Pan

untitled (double landscape)

2022

ink, water, canvas

79 x 79 in

Hung Liu

Nüwa's Creation

2020

Mixed media on panel

50 x 25.5 in

Hung Liu

Sisterhood

2001

Oil on shaped canvas with wooden, architectural object

42 1/8 x 16 x 1 7/8 in

Masako Miki

Mirror Sticky Rice Shapeshifter

2022

Wool on XPS foam, walnut wood

39 x 28 x 28 in

TT Takemoto

After Bed

2023

3 minutes single-channel digital video with sound
film emulsion, nail polish, tape, 16mm film leader

Kelly Wang

Cloud-Dragon 9

2024

Ink, cloud dragon paper,xuan paper,mineral and aluminum pigment, resin and stainless steel fiber on aluminum

46 in diameter

Xiaoze Xie

The Surangama Sutra

2023

Porcelain, unglazed

12.5 x 11.5 x 1.75 in

Xiaoze Xie

Xi xiang ji (Romance of the Western Chamber)

2021

Porcelain, painted in underglaze blue, two elements

8.25 x 10.5 x 1.75 in

Xiaoze Xie

The Peony Pavilion (Scenes 8-9)

2023

Porcelain, unglazed, two elements

11 x 14 x 1.75 in

Xiaoze Xie

The Peony Pavilion (Coming Back to Life)

2023

Porcelain, painted in underglaze blue, two elements

11 x 13.5 x 1.5 in

Zheng Chongbin

No.4 Cast of shadows

2022

Ink, Acrylic, Xuan paper

72.8 x 56.3 in

Zheng Chongbin

No.2 Trace of time

2021

Ink, Acrylic, Xuan paper

68.1 x 55.5 in

Zheng Chongbin

No.3 Cross section

2022

Ink, Acrylic, Xuan paper

46.9 x 42.1 in

Zheng Chongbin

No.1 Light crossed over

2022

Ink, Acrylic, Xuan paper

50.4 x 40.2 in