NINA KUO

Active since 1975, Nina Kuo is a Chinese-American multimedia artist based in New York. Through her playful paintings, where she places women in traditional Chinese costumes doing modern-day activities in traditional Chinese landscape settings, she examines the role of women, feminism, and identity in Asian-American art. She collaborates with her husband, Lorin Roser, an architect and artist; together they produce multimedia works just for fun and have been prolific artists since the 90s.

She is a recipient of numerous grants and awards including a Light Work Artist Residency, New York Foundation for the Arts Catalogue Grant, an Artist travel grant (to China), and a New York State Craft Alliance Grant. Her work can be found in many public collection including the Library of Congress, Washington D.C.; Brooklyn Museum of Art in Brooklyn, NY; Franklin Furnace Archives at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, NY; and the Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY. Kuo participated in the Center’s residency program in July 1999.
 
Hair Growth, 3 Tang Ladies
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Size: 17 x 8
Red Firecracker Tang Women
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 8 x 11
 
Girl with Bubbles, 2004
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 20 1/2 x 10 1/2
Pigtail Family
Medium: Acrylic on wood
Size: 8 x 5.5
Still from Jade Robot
Color negative digital resin print paper
16 x 20
 
Peking Opera Performer
Resin coated photo composite print
14 x 11
Two Bubble Mountain Girls
Acrylic on rag board
10 3/4 x 10 3/4