Members Brunch with Shizu Saldamando
Asia Society Texas Center Members are invited to brunch with Shizu Saldamando, a featured artist in Portraiture Now: Asian American Portraits of Encounter. Saldamando will speak to her work depicting how American social spaces are the laboratories for new ways of being.
Space is limited, so RSVP today!
About Shizu Saldamando
Born to parents of Japanese and Mexican descent, Saldamando resides in Los Angeles but grew up in San Francisco. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles, for her undergraduate work and received an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. About arriving in Los Angeles, she says: “Growing up in the Mission district in San Francisco, it was predominately a hip-hop culture. Here in Los Angeles, I’d go to shows or house parties, and it would be all Latino kids listening to the Cure and the Smiths. In L.A., I felt normal for the first time.” Saldamando’s meticulous collaged paintings offer the viewer a subtlety of influences to ponder.
Supported by The Brown Foundation, Inc., Houston Arts Alliance, City of Houston, The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts, Bank of America, and United Airlines – Official Airline of Asia Society Texas Center.