'Artists on Site' Studio Tour: Tatiana Escallón and Naomi Kuo [SOLD OUT]VIEW EVENT DETAILS
UPDATE (August 16, 2023) — This event has sold out. Guest capacity has been reached.
Wednesday, August 16, 2023
6:30 p.m. Studio tour
Join Houston artists Tatiana Escallón and Naomi Kuo for an intimate studio visit as they reach the midpoint of their Artists on Site residencies.
Groups will tour the artists’ respective spaces, as Escallón and Kuo highlight their past work and influences and demonstrate their current processes.
Tours will be limited to 20 guests.
See featured artists Farima Fooladi and Alexis Pye on Wednesday, August 9, for their studio tour.
About Artists on Site
Asia Society Texas developed the Artists on Site project in 2020 as an initiative that transforms the galleries into studio and project spaces for Houston-based artists. The idea emerged from conversations starting in early 2020 with many artists in Houston and throughout the country to develop ways that Asia Society Texas could support them and their practices. Through studio visits and related programs, visitors can connect with these artists and the critically important insights they contribute.
About the Artists
Tatiana Escallón is an abstract artist, born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. Escallón started her creative career as a designer and illustrator. It was years later when painting became her main language. She received her Bachelor of Graphic Design at the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano. At the same time, she took fine art courses at Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia in 1995.
In 2023, Tatiana was an invited panelist in the program "Latin American Women Artist of Houston," led by the University of Houston and Latino Art Now. She exhibited at the X WTA (Woman in Textile Art) Biennale of Contemporary Textile Art, Manizales, Colombia, (2022); Museo Silverio Perez, CDMX, Mexico (2022). Her work was awarded at Jardin de Los Artistas and is in the permanent collection of Casa Museo El Romeral, Spain since 2021; Holocaust Museum, Withstand: Latin Art In Times of Conflict, Houston, Texas (2021); V Photography Competition, "Resilient Woman Surviving Woman," 3rd place, Madrid Spain, (2021); Art Museum Texas, Sugarland, Texas; Serrano Gallery, Houston, Texas. She also has a 41 feet long mural commission piece for Sugarland Town Square, the City of Sugarland, Texas.
In 2019, Escallón was a recipient of the SACI Grant (Support for Artists and Creative Individuals), from the City of Houston through Houston Art Alliance.
Naomi Kuo is a Taiwanese American artist based in Houston, Texas. She utilizes drawing, collage, textile-making, and various collaborative modes to make connections between social systems, material culture and individual experiences—particularly in peripheral spaces. Through her work, she hopes to address both critical and everyday gaps in cultural understanding and to contribute to the well-being of her local community. Subjects of interest include urban ecology, Asian American identity, and solidarity economies.
Kuo received an MFA in Studio Art/Social Practice at the City University of New York, Queens College. Her artwork has been exhibited in the Queens Museum of Art, Queens Public Library, and Houston City Hall, among other places. She is also a recipient of The Idea Fund grant (2023).
This program is organized by Asia Society Texas Center. Exhibitions and their related programs at Asia Society Texas Center are presented by Nancy C. Allen and Leslie and Brad Bucher. Major support comes from Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen and Mary Lawrence Porter, as well as The Brown Foundation, Inc., The Hearst Foundation, Houston Endowment, and the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. Generous funding also provided by The Anchorage Foundation of Texas, The Clayton Fund, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Wortham Foundation, Inc., Olive Jenney, and Ann Wales. United Airlines is our official airline partner. Funding is also provided through contributions from the Exhibitions Patron Circle, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional visual art to Asia Society Texas Center.
Nancy C. Allen
Leslie and Brad Bucher
Chinhui Juhn and Edward Allen
About Asia Society Texas
Asia Society Texas believes in the strength and beauty of diverse perspectives and people. As an educational institution, we advance cultural exchange by celebrating the vibrant diversity of Asia, inspiring empathy, and fostering a better understanding of our interconnected world. Spanning the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, our programming is rooted in the educational and cultural development of our community — trusting in the power of art, dialogue, and ideas to combat bias and build a more inclusive society.
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