Encyclopedia of Asian American Artists

by Kara Kelley Hallmark


Seventy-five Asian American artists, from the Phillipine painter Pacita Abad to Yoko Ono, a Japanese conceptual artist and widow of John Lennon, explain how their life experiences as Asian Americans have influenced their creative expression.

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May 2007


Pages 312
Volumes 1
Size 7x10
Topics Race and Ethnicity/Asian American Studies
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Painters, photographers, sculptors, and installation artists are among the seventy-five artists represented in this guide to Asian American artists. Within each entry, Kara Hallmark describes the artists' early life, education and training, and impact on the art world both in their country of heritage as well as the U.S. While some artists dismiss any notion of their heritage influencing their work, others describe how assimilation and immigration affected themselves and their families, particularly those affected by World War II and the Japanese internment camps. Interviews with living artists, as well as extensive images, enhance entries that celebrate the contributions of Asian American Artists to American art.

Asian artists from China, Cambodia, Hawaii, Japan, Korea, the Phillipines, Taiwan and Thailand are represented in this volume: -Leo Amino -Thai Bui -Keo Bun -Kip Fulbeck -Jin Soo Kim -Maya Lin -Frank Okada -Rirkirt Tiravanija



"Hallmark selected the 75 artists featured here for their cultural connections to the US and one or more East Asian countries. The brief alphabetically-arranged entries offer career biographies, bibliographies and places to see each artist's work; and basic information including birth and death dates, country of ancestry or origin, and his or her predominant media. Some b&w and color prints support the text."Reference & Research Book News


"This encyclopedia quenches a long-awaited thirst for comprehensive knowledge of contemporary Asian American Artists that are changing the landscape of American culture. Hallmark provides a discussion of the work, professional record of the artists, and their remarkable personal stories."—Kim Anno, Professor of Art, California College of Arts and Crafts


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