Artwork Select Critics

Anya Troost

Christy Dandan Qin

Fay Ku

Greg Marinovich

Mary Yang

Philemona Williamson

Ronghui Chen

Woojin Lee

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Anya Troost

After graduating from ArtEz, in 1995 (Arnhem, the Netherlands), Troost founded In Beeld with theater photographer Deen van Meer. Together, or separately, they have worked for many clients in the cultural sector and for smaller businesses. She has been a professor of arts for 15 years at MKstart and Artemis Styling Academy, both in Amsterdam and at Central College, Leiden. She received her BFA in Education in 2013 from the Amsterdam University of the Arts.

"Join! This is a unique opportunity to make your voice heard. Grow from experience and learn along the road. Showing your ideas on this changing world and the future is something to be excited about. The platform AAA offers is a wonderful way to highlight design that has its roots in one of the richest cultural continents: Asia."

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Christy Dandan Qin

Director of Village One Gallery

Christy born in Beijing, she is a Chinese contemporary art consultant, independent curator and freelance writer. She has worked in New York, London, Austria, Italy, France and Beijing art institutions. Currently a partner and independent curator at the New York gallery.

"Young Asian American artists have always been a creative and innovative group in the International art world. It's a great honor to be invited to participate in this extraordinary art event. I encourage more Asian American artists actively participate. I believe that art has powerful impact. Use your work to speak in this era." 

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Fay Ku is a Taiwan-born, New York City-based artist whose work is figurative, narrative and connects with past and present cultural histories. She is the recipient of a 2007 Louis Comfort Tiffany Grant and 2009 New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship grant.  She has exhibited both nationally and internationally including solo exhibitions at the Honolulu Museum of Art (Honolulu, Hawaii) New Britain Museum of American Art (New Britain, CT) and Snite Museum of Art (South Bend, IN). Her work is in the collection of Academy Art Museum (Easton, MD), Asian American Art Centre (New York), Honolulu Museum of Art (Honolulu, HI), Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art (Las Vegas, NV), The New Britain Museum of American Art (New Britain, CT) and The Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT). She attended Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont for her B.A. and holds both a M.F.A. Studio Art and M.S. Art History from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. She is currently a Visiting Professor at Pratt Institute in the Fine Arts and Foundation departments, and for the Pratt in Venice summer abroad program.

"Someone close to me once explained that in mystical Judaism, when God created the universe, God created vessels of Divine Light.  Not being able to contain such divinity, these vessels shattered into a thousand shards and scattered.  Sparks of this divine light remained trapped in these of shards, and once in a while, a shard happens to reunite with another shard and each recognize the other. I apologize for the oversimplification or any misrepresentation of the Kabbalah, but I love this story.  I hope many young artists submit their work, to add their voice to the rich mosaic of Asian-American voices.  A platform offered by Liminality is an arena to recognize and be recognized, a space to regather the shards to remake the world".

Greg Marinovich

Born in South Africa in 1962, Greg is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative photojournalist and co-author of The Bang Bang Club, a nonfiction book on South Africa’s transition to democracy, as well as Murder at Small Koppie 2017 based on his investigations into the Marikana massacre of miners by police. This was awarded the Alan Paton prize for non-fiction in 2017.


He has spent 25 years doing photojournalism and filmmaking around the globe. In 2009 he was the recipient of the Nat Nakasa award for courageous journalism and was a Nieman fellow at Harvard in 2013/4. He is an associate editor for the Daily Maverick, teaches at Boston University’s Journalism and Film & TV schools, and teaches photography at the Harvard Extension School.

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Mary Yang

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Mary Yang is a designer and educator based in Boston, MA. She is the founder of Open Rehearsal, a design practice that works with clients and collaborators in the arts, music, and academia. She joined the faculty of Boston University as an Assistant Professor in 2019, where she teaches in the Graphic Design program. Her recent research and projects explore the relationship between design and music, identity design in public spaces and urban design, exhibition design, and publishing. Collaboration with cultural clients include the RISD Museum, Verso Books, among others. She has exhibited at institutions, lectured and served as guest critic nationally and internationally in the US and UK. Previously, she has taught and lectured at the Rhode Island School of Design and University of Washington and has worked on the graphic and brand design team at Victoria’s Secret PINK in NYC, the University of Washington Press in Seattle, WA, and Studio Blue in Chicago, IL.

Personal URL: 

https://mary-yang.com/

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Philemona Williamson

Philemona Williamson is an artist and educator who has shown widely in the United States and Central America. She is represented by the Jenkins Johnson Gallery in San Francisco, CA and June Kelly Gallery in New York , NY. She recently had a mid-career retrospective at the Montclair Art Museum in NJ. " My figures navigate a world of uncertainty as they search for understanding- both internally and in ever shifting environments. I see the figures as vehicles to explore the most vulnerable adolescents of color and adolescents who are non conforming. My paintings give voice to  their invisibility"

Williamson is the recipient of many awards, most recently a New Jersey State Council on the Arts  Fellowship in Painting 2022, Joan Mitchell Foundation, Pollock -Krasner Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundationfor the Arts. Her fused glass piece " SEASONS" can be seen in the Livonia Avenue Station on the "L" subway line  commissioned by MTA Arts in Transit. Philemona currently teaches painting at Pratt and Hunter College.

"As artists, taking risks in uncertain times is a mark of growth, one that can lead to great rewards. Fresh eyes are ready for your work --- share it!"

Ronghui Chen

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Ronghui Chen ( b.1989) is a Chinese photographer currently based in New York and Hangzhou. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale University School of Art in 2021. His work focuses on different dimensions of China’s urbanization and industrialization. He has published two photobooks, Freezing Land, and Chen Ronghui, and exhibited both in China and internationally. He has won a number of awards including the World Press Photo; BarTur Photo Award; Three Shadows Photography Award & AlPA special prize and Hou Dengke Documentary Photography.

Woojin Lee

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Woojin is a multi-disciplinary designer and artist.

Her art practice and research use a mythological lens to reimagine corporate environments, characters, and objects within our rapidly changing, technologically driven world. The potential irony of non-productive action versus productive action and its relation to labor and the workplace have been important triggers in her work.

 

Selected awards include the 2020 Bronx Recognizes Its Own(BRIO) Award, 2019 AHL Foundation Artist Fellowship, Red Dot Award, Creativity Media & Interactive Awards, Creativity International Awards, Connor Award, and more. She has taught Graphic Design Intensive at The Fashion Institute of Technology and Graphic Design Concepts at The City College of New York.

“Living in New York or any place that has a different culture from your own, you don't take anything for granted. Most people are from somewhere else, and you are related to everything and everyone in your capacity to adapt; you make a connection and an effort across those differences all the time. To me, this is very exciting. Once you become used to it, it’s hard to give it up. It is a continuously evolving status in flux — my own connection to liminality”.