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Keiko (detail),
Japanese Girl's Day Doll, Text from Anatomy Book,
Pins, Stainless Steel Teapot
18" x 9" x 9",
© Gaye Chan, 1997

Gaye Chan

My work centers around immigrant narratives, in particular, how they relate to the location of Hawai'i, where I live and work. I occupy the uneasy position of being both the colonized and the colonizer. My interest in immigrant narratives lies precisely within this conflict.

Gaye Chan's work is featured in the WoCA slide project.

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The Family
acrylic, 36" x 54"
© Lenore Chinn, 1991

Lenore Chinn

I am a painter of great intimacy, and in many of my works I explore domestic interiors and the people or objects associated with them. My signature paintings, with their super realistic, crisply rendered compositions convey a subtle message for the socially and politically disenfranchised peoples in my personal social landscape - people of color, women, lesbians and gay men.

Lenore Chinn is an AAWAA member, and her work is featured in the AAWAA slide project.

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5+Infinity (detail)
© Betty Lee, 1996

Betty Lee

I would like to insist that being American does not mean white American, and that Asians, as well as other under-represented groups of people, have long been a part of American culture and American history. In my art, my goal is to hopefully project some of the complexities of race and culture that are not always apparent.

Betty Lee's work is featured in the WoCA slide project.

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Norma: Gift of Spirit
Installation
© Dawn E. Nakanishi, 1993

Dawn E. Nakanishi

Traditional Japanese design motifs are intuitive connections between nature and my cultural heritage. My jewelry occupies space on a person's body, which is a very intimate environment, not so different from my installations, which are intimate environments for private contemplation.

Dawn E. Nakanishi is an AAWAA member and her work is featured in the AAWAA slide project.


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