Saturday, April 27, 2013

Under My Skin opens on May 9 @ the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle

Laura Kina "Gosei" oil on canvas, 30x45 in., 2012 on view in Under My Skin opening May 9, 2013.
I will have five new paintings in "Under My Skin: Artists Explore Race in the 21st Century" opening on May 9, 2013 at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle, Washington.

Thursday, May 9th, public opening 7-8 pm
Wing Luke Museum
719 S. King St.
Seattle, Washington 98118

Check out my daughter Midori on the postcard! "Gosei" oil on canvas, 30x45 in., 2012.

Snapshots from opening night 4/25/13 of War Baby / Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art

On Thursday, April 25, 2013 War Baby / Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art opened at the DePaul University Art Museum. The exhibition will be on view through June 30, 2013. Below are some snapshots from friends and family from the opening reception. To see more photos and info, visit us on facebook or our project website I'll post more pics soon. Thanks to all my friends, family, colleagues, and all of the artists who made this event so special.

On April 25, 2013, War Baby / Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art opened at the DePaul University Art Museum.

Opening reception April 25, 2013. Installation view second floor DePaul University Art Museum.

Screening Laural Nakadate’s video “Greater New York” (2005).

Artist Chris Naka talking about his video “The Tale of Selling the Tale” (2009). In the background, Mequitta Ahuja “Dream Region” (2009).

Installation view first floor gallery DePaul University Art Museum. In the background, Jenifer Wofford “MacArthur Nurses VI” (2013). Photo by Jordan Schulman.

Artists Debra Yepa-Pappan and Jane Jin Kaisen.

Artist Serene Ford talking about her series “I’m the Girl Who Survived the War: Photographs from Viet Nam” (1998-2003).

Artists, curators, and family at the DePaul University Art Museum April 25, 2013, opening reception for War Baby / Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Opening Reception April 25th War Baby / Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art

Join me on 4/25 for the opening reception of War Baby / Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art at the DePaul Art Museum. We also have an exciting line up of events: 4/29 Jane Jin Kaisen discussion and film screening "The Woman, The Orphan, and The Tiger"; 5/15 Mequitta Ahuja artist talk; and join me on 5/29 for a mixed race panel discussion with scholar Camilla Fojas and artists Chris Naka and Debra Yepa-Pappan.

Laura Kina





Opening Reception

Thursday, April 25, 6-8 p.m.
Member preview 5-6 p.m.


As an increasingly ethnically ambiguous Asian American generation is coming of age, War Baby/Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art looks at how these identities are evolving. Working in traditional media as well as video, installation, and other approaches, artists explore a range of topics, including U.S. wars in Asia; multiculturalism and identity politics; racialization, gender and sexual identity; citizenship and nationality; and trans-racial adoption.

The exhibition features works by emerging, mid-career and established artists who reflect a breadth of mixed heritage ethno-racial and geographic diversity: Mequitta Ahuja, Albert Chong, Serene Ford, Kip Fulbeck, Stuart Gaffney, Louie Gong, Jane Jin Kaisen, Lori Kay, Li-lan, Richard Lou, Samia Mirza, Chris Naka, Laurel Nakadate, Gina Osterloh, Adrienne Pao, Cristina Lei Rodriguez, Amanda Ross-Ho, Jenifer Wofford, and Debra Yepa-Pappan.

War Baby / Love Child was curated by Laura Kina, Vincent DePaul Professor of Art, Media and Design, and Wei Ming Dariotis, associate professor of Asian American studies at San Francisco State University.

A 304-page companion book has been published by the University of Washington Press and is available at the museum or from the publisher.

More information, about the exhibition and related events, can be found at and the DPAM website.

Major funding for this exhibition was awarded through The National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.