Liyen Chong is an emerging artist based in Auckland with exciting horizons in her practice. Having successfully negotiated her practice around diverse disciplines of painting, graphic design and embroidery with hair she has been working on expanding her oeuvre during her time at the McCahon House. Liyen has been exploring phenomenology, Eastern thought and its implications for her art practice in New Zealand.
Having grown up in both Malaysia and China, Liyen Chong migrated to New Zealand in her mid teens and completed her MFA in Christchurch. Chong settled in Auckland in late 2005 after travelling around the world on a scholarship provided by the University of Canterbury. Since then she has exhibited widely in New Zealand and Australia and her work is present in public collections such as the Chartwell Collection and the National Gallery of Australia.
Dasein (Being There.) opens at Page Blackie Gallery at 5:30pm, Tuesday 16 August.
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