Catherine Lan

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Artwork
Jack and the Bean Stalk, Acrylic on faux fur, 2012
Magic Mirror VI, Pearl, Pearlescent acrylic, iridescent acrylic, glitter, spray paint on faux fur, 2012
Magic Mirror IV, Acrylic, pearlescent acrylic, iridescent acrylic, glitter on faux fur, 2012
Magic Mirror V, Acrylic, pearlescent acrylic, iridescent acrylic, glitter on faux fur, 2012
Magic Window I, Acrylic, pearlescent acrylic, iridescent acrylic, bead, glitter on faux fur, 2012
Catherine
Lan
Artist's Statement

I utilize fashion elements to explore themes of female identity, fantasy and desire. The recent fairy-tale series use faux fur as traditional canvas, appropriating subjects from classical Western and Oriental stories. I cut and shave the fur, then fill the gaps with poured paint. The materials reflect contemporary Asian pop culture that is derived from surface and appearance. The juxtaposition of these candy colored materials and colors become a relief-painting. In today's world of industrialization and flow of interactions, our most intimate personal desires and fantasies are perhaps merely adaptations, reoccurrences of the same story, sometimes Baroque, sometimes Disney, always prefabricated.

www.catherinelanart.com

Bio/Resume

1980 Born Taipei, Taiwan
Lives in Queens, New York

EDUCATION

2009 MFA, Yale School of Art
2007 Post Diploma, Ecole Nationale Superior des Beaux-Arts
2006 Artist Diploma, National Superior School of Art, Paris
2003 BFA, Central Academy of Art, Beijing

AWARDS

2009 New York Arts Beijing Residency, Beijing
2007-08 Andrea Frank Foundation Sanyu Scholarship Fund, Yale University

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012 Catherine Lan Solo Exhibition, Howard Salon, Taipei, Taiwan
2011 Washington Art Association, CT

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011 Status!Status!Status!, Interstate Projects, New York
2011 Kingston Sculpture Biennial: “Insight, Onsite”
2010 Who’s Afraid of Pattern and Decoration? Kathleen Cullen Gallery, New York
2010 Redi-Mix, Kathleen Cullen Gallery, New York