April 04, 2012

SECA 50th Anniversary Artist-on-Artist Talks: Hung Liu on Rosana Castrillo Díaz

For our final SECA Art Award talk, Hung Liu (1992 SECA Art Award) spoke about Rosana Castrillo Diaz’s (2004 SECA Art Award) Untitled.

Rosana Castrillo Díaz, Untitled, 2006

Hung Liu on Rosana Castrillo Díaz’s Untitled. An interview between Rosana Castrillo Díaz and SFMOMA Curator of Painting and Sculpture Janet Bishop may be found here.

Rosana Castrillo Díaz, Untitled, 2006

Rosana Castrillo Díaz, Tape Drawing (Detail), 2004; 2004 SECA Award Exhibition, SFMOMA

Hung Liu, Loom, 1999

Hung Liu, First Spring Thunder, 2011

Hung Liu, Twelve Hairpins of Jinling, 2011

Hung Liu with Rosana Casrillo Díaz’s Untitled

Hung Liu with Rosana Castrillo Díaz


Hung Liu (1992 SECA Art Award) was born in Changchun, China, in 1948, growing up under the Maoist regime. Initially trained in the Socialist Realist style, Liu studied mural painting as a graduate student at the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing before immigrating to the U.S. in 1984 to attend the University of California, San Diego. Liu currently lives in Oakland, California, where she has been a professor of art at Mills College since 1990. A retrospective of Liu’s work is being organized by the Oakland Museum of California, scheduled to open February 2013. More about Liu’s work can be found here.

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