Making the portrait come alive with her own sense of character and life experience, Nina explores the private world of personal identity and destiny for the new Asian American. Using the landscape/environment that surrounds the lives and decisions of her subjects, she fantasizes their future and spiritual world through the reality of mundane activities that recall a deja vu.
Nina Kuo is a New York based artist whose work has been exhibited and published nationally. Her numerous exhibitions include Artists Invite Artists and Bad Girls at the New Museum in NYC, Visual Narratives at the Wunsch Art Center, Manchu Pigtail at China 2000 Fine Arts in NY and Chi Pao at the Center for Photography at Woodstock. Kuo has also exhibited her work as a member of the Asian artist collective, Godzilla. She is a recipient of numerous grants and awards including a Light Work Artist Residency, New York Foundation for the Arts Catalogue Grant, an Artist travel grant (to China), and a New York State Craft Alliance Grant. Her work can be found in many public collection including the Library of Congress, Washington D.C.; Brooklyn Museum of Art in Brooklyn, NY; Franklin Furnace Archives at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, NY; and the Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY. Kuo participated in the Center’s residency program in July 1999.