Wonder Women, Curated by Kathy Huang at the Jeffrey Deitch Gallery in New York City

Wonder Women, Curated by Kathy Huang at the Jeffrey Deitch Gallery in New York City

Wonder Women, curated by Kathy Huang, presents thirty Asian American and diasporic women and non-binary artists responding to themes of wonder, self, and identity through figuration.

I look at them and wonder if
They are a part of me
I look in their eyes and wonder if
They share my dreams

– Excerpt from “Wonder Woman” by Genny Lim

Genny Lim’s poem “Wonder Woman,” first published in 1981, follows the reflections of a narrator who observes the everyday lives of Asian women—across generations, countries, and socioeconomic backgrounds—wondering if their experiences reflect her own. The poem centers Asian women as its protagonists and ponders what commonalities exist between these women.

Inspired by Lim’s poem, Wonder Women, curated by the incredibly talented Kathy Huang, presents thirty Asian American and diasporic women and non-binary artists responding to themes of wonder, self, and identity through figuration. While some artists explore wonder as it relates to mythology and legend, others depict the heroines in their lives, offering works that highlight family, community, and history. Several of the works in Wonder Women address colonial and patriarchal structures in the West.

Curator Kathy Huang is Managing Director, Art Advisory & Special Projects at Jeffrey Deitch.

“The increasing violence against Asians Americans, particularly against Asian women and the elderly, emphasizes the need to tell our own stories. Figuration allows the artists to present themselves, their communities, and their histories on their own terms,” says Huang.

The resulting works offer a cross-section of experience that celebrates difference and points of connection at the same time.

Several of the artists in Wonder Women are friends and collaborators across cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Austin, London, and Montréal.

The artists participating in Wonder Women are:

  • Joeun Kim Aatchim
  • Amanda Ba
  • Bhasha Chakrabarti
  • Susan Chen
  • Milano Chow
  • Dominique Fung
  • Chitra Ganesh
  • Bambou Gili
  • Shyama Golden
  • Sasha Gordon
  • Sally J. Han
  • Jeanne Jalandoni
  • Melissa Joseph
  • Tidawhitney Lek
  • Zoé Blue M.
  • Tammy Nguyen
  • Catalina Ouyang
  • Maia Cruz Palileo
  • Anna Park
  • GaHee Park
  • Jiab Prachakul
  • Sahana Ramakrishnan
  • Anjuli Rathod
  • Hiba Schahbaz
  • Mai Ta
  • Nadia Waheed
  • Chelsea Ryoko Wong
  • Lily Wong
  • Zadie Xa
  • Livien Yin

Running May 7 – June 25, 2022 at the Jeffrey Deitch Gallery | 18 WOOSTER STREET, NEW YORK

Photos courtesy of Jeffrey Deitch Gallery and respective artists. We do not own the rights.

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