“A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America” – Photo Workshop with Lenore Chinn, Bob Hsiang & James Sobredo
CHSA Learning Center, 965 Clay Street, San Francisco
April 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The workshops are free and open to the public. Come learn about documentary photography and join this national and international effort to reflect upon Asian Pacific American life. Read more about the workshop
Chinese American visual artist Lenore Chinn is known for her portrait paintings exploring the super-realistic depiction of a wide spectrum of people of color, lesbians and same sex couples. Employing a coded iconography rooted in a lesbian/gay cultural perspective. In 2011 Lenore published her first monograph titled ‘CULTURAL CONFLUENCES: the Art of Lenore Chinn’.
Chinn’s inclusion in Harmony Hammond’s Lesbian Art in America: A Contemporary History, the first study of American lesbian visual artists, vastly expanded her national visibility. Her portraits documenting the historical evolution of San Francisco’s queer community challenge the social conventions that currently constitute the racialized order of things. She is included in Encyclopedia of Asian American Artists published by Greenwood Press in 2007.
The artist has been a founding member of Lesbians in the Visual Arts and Queer Cultural Center and is affiliated with the Asian American Women Artists’ Association. In 2013 she was involved in making a documentary shortfilm, THE WORLDS OF BERNICE BING about Asian American painter Bernice Lee Bing (1936-1998).