Artist Talk with Kirk Pedersen
In his presentation, Urban Asia artist Kirk Pedersen will share his experience championing less-seen views of Asian cities, and the dynamic relationship between painting and photography in his work.
About Kirk Pedersen
Kirk Pedersen is a Los Angeles-based multidisciplinary artist whose work is at once expansive and detailed, revealing and poetic. Traveling to cities such as Hong Kong, Bangkok, Tokyo, Taipei, and Kuala Lumpur to capture what he calls “Urban Asia,” Pedersen examines the seemingly ordinary stuff of life—sidewalks, curbs, markets, alleys—and, through his eye for synchronicity, reveals new truths about the world around us.
Kirk Pedersen received his MA from San Francisco State University and his MFA in painting from Claremont Graduate University. He has exhibited extensively at major galleries, art fairs, and museums throughout the United States. Internationally, Pedersen’s works have been featured in Germany, Switzerland, and China, including the Today Art Museum, Beijing and the Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art. Since 1997, he has served as professor of painting and drawing at the Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, CA.
Lead exhibition support is provided by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, Nancy C. Allen, The Clayton Fund, Nancy and Robert J. Carney, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, Anne and Albert Chao, The Favrot Fund, Dorothy Carsey Sumner, and the Vivian L. Smith Foundation; additional funding from Isla and Thomas R. Reckling III and Friends of Exhibitions at Asia Society Texas Center.