WCCW is excited to welcome iris yirei hu as our artist in residence this quarter! She will be working at WCCW throughout February and March, creating an immersive project focussed on care as part of her Survival Guide series. A public opening for the project will take place March 23rd from 6–9pm.
iris yirei hu is an intergenerational storyteller and image maker. She uses painting, sound, poetry, and installation to rearrange habits of sharing time and making life. Her art, pedagogical, and curatorial projects explore the shifting possibilities of love in relation to systemic and institutional power. Selected solo exhibitions include: survival guide: when the Sun devours the Moon, Lenfest Center for the Arts, NY (2017); survival guide: joy, Visitor Welcome Center, Los Angeles (2017); Con/Safos with Rafa Esparza & Clockshop (2015). Her work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, CNN, Sinovision, and KCET. She holds an MFA in Visual Art from Columbia University in the City of New York, BA from UCLA, and is a 2016 Paul & Daisy Soros New American Fellow.