The One with Diem Chau

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

On the Artist A Day website I found out about the artist Diem Chau. I love when everyday items are turned into unexpected works of art - such as crayons carved into people or fun designs. Who woulda thunk it?
A Vietnam native, Diem Chau and her family came to America as refugees in 1986. Chau is a BFA graduate from Cornish College of the Arts and has received an Artist Trust GAP Grant and a PONCHO Artist-in-Residence Award. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Miami, Seattle and Los Angeles. Chau combines common mediums and common means to create delicate vignettes of fleeting memory, gesture and form, resulting in works that combine egalitarian sensibility and minimalist restraint. Her work touches on the value of storytelling, myths and its ability to connect us to each other through cultural and humanistic similarities. Chau’s current work drifts into new territory by exploring the periphery of the narrative, moments forgotten and faded, or too brief to retain.
Read more about Diem Chau and what she's up to on her blog.

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