My work is about taking something as normal as medicine and turning it into art. In addition to this, I have been experiencing a health related issue for a while and I wanted to document this moment in my life through some drawings.
Winny Liu was born in Seattle, Washington, in 1998. She grew up under her grandmother’s care, due to both of her parents working long hours. She was not allowed to play outside and did not have cable or games to pass time. This meant she had to find an indoor activity that would occupy her attention. She eventually took a liking to doodling on old newspapers, magazines and napkins with blue and black ballpoint pens. She used art as an activity to pass time and on school assignments that required drawings or paintings. She was entirely self-taught, up until her first formal art class at the University of Washington. Up till that point, she had never worked with charcoal or oil paints.
"Third Year." Pencil and paper. 12.5 x 21.5 in.
"Routine," 2020. Vine charcoal, charcoal pencil, primed canvas paper. 32 x 24 in.
JACOB LAWRENCE GALLERY
Art Building, Room 132 E Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105