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Cat Chiu Phillips

I utilize found materials and create displaced juxtapositions. This may include unusual mediums including recycled objects (plastic grocery bags), counterfeit designer bags, and other recovered items. I'm interested in the effects and evidence of post-colonialism, militarism, consumerism, the immigration experience and its process of assimilation and acculturation. Often I investigate stereotypes, the exploited, and the effects of history to today's contemporary culture.

Cat Chiu Phillips has exhibited through California including the Torrance Art Museum, Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, Pico House Gallery in Los Angeles, Centro Cultural de la Raza in San Diego, and Thoreau Center for Sustainability Gallery in San Francisco. She also has several public art commissions in Southern California including for City of Vista and City of Solana Beach. She received her Masters of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute. Cat Chiu Phillips was born in Manila, Philippines, raised in Toronto, Canada, and lives and works in San Diego, California.

Check out more on the artist website catchiuphillips.com.