Discover one-on-one discussions about each artist’s work, between the curator and artists from RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting. Here’s an interview with artist Ed Pien.
As a Taiwanese-born who lives in Canada and has experienced marginalization, through his work Ed Pien celebrates diversity and seeks to champion those who have less autonomy and agency. He is interested in the myriad ways in which different cultural systems impact who we are and how, as individuals, we can negotiate and act in the world in responsible, respectful, and empathetic ways. Fundamentally Pien aims to realize poetic, engaging art that is imbued with emotional, physical, and conceptual resonance.