Su-Li Hung

Taiwanese , 1947 -

Printmaker, painter and poet Su-Li Hung was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan in 1947 and currently lives in New York. She studied at the National Taiwan University, the Art Students League and the National Academy.

She is a member of the Society of American Graphic Artists (SAGA) where she serves as a council member. Hung is the author of twenty-three books of essays and poetry published in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China. She has exhibited extensively in the United States and Taiwan.

She has received numerous awards including the Gold Medal Prize of Honor in Graphics, Audubon Artists; the Certificate of Merit and Achievement from the Print Club of Albany; the United Daily News Literature Prize and Best Essay of the Year, China Times Literature Prize.

Artists statement:

“Carving on the wood board, my first woodcut, 1970, a dead butterfly, delicate, yet still having the strength of struggling life, a broken breath. I called my first woodcut “On the Wings of Music.” Thirty years later, I have made over 300 pieces of woodcut, still feel like I am doing my first cutting on the wood board, still feel under the shadow of the monarch, flapping its crossing country migrating wings, delicate, yet full of strength, indefinite, yet determined.”

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