Larry Li

Region: MFA Annual


City / State: Los Angeles, CA

 Larry Li’s practice operates in a space of cultural contrast, juxtaposing different cultures, ideologies, symbols, and histories to illustrate the dual nature of his existence in a diaspora. He works primarily through figurative painting and collage to create works that visualize his inherited experiences and cultural identity. Drawing from archived photographs of his own family history and larger Chinese/American narratives from a contemporary perspective, his process alters his own perceived notion of what it means to be Chinese American. He conflates different time and cultures on one surface, grappling with his cultural amnesia through the lens of his own experiences.