The Worlds of Bernice Bing – Lenore Chinn Interview

The Worlds of Bernice Bing – Lenore Chinn Interview, 2013

In the above interview San Francisco Artist Lenore Chinn discusses the life of artist and lesbian activist Bernice Bing.


Documentary 34 minutes, color, 2013
DVD available for purchase online at about the film: “Through archival footage and interviews with scholars, colleagues and friends, this film documents the importance of Bing’s art and life’s work in American art history. From her art studio in North Beach, to her groundbreaking community work and her later life in rural northern California, Bing chose not to follow the trends of the day and created art on her own terms. Her story is an inspiring model for our times and this film gives her the attention she so well deserves.”

About Bernice Bing

Bernice Lee Bing (1936-1998) entered the San Francisco Bay Area art scene in the 1960s and she were to be there as an active artist and community activist until her death in 1998. As an Asian American artist and queer woman she visualized her dual heritage through abstract expressionism, Chinese calligraphy and painting.

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