Artist Talk - Charles Yuen in conversation with John Yau

May 14, 2023

On the occasion of Charles Yuen's solo exhibition, "Rhyming the Invisible" at LaiSun Keane, Boston, the artist sat down with writer John Yau to discuss his art, work process and philosophies.


The paintings discussed in this talk in order of appearance:

Event Horizon, oil on canvas, 48 x 40in

Saturnalia, oil on canvas, 48 x 40in

Eventualization, oil on canvas, 54 x 66in

Poet's Palm, oil on canvas, 48 x 40in


Charles Yuen

Rhyming the Invisible

April 20 to May 28, 2023

Venue: LaiSun Keane, 460C Harrison Ave C8A Boston MA 02118


Charles Yuen, whose career spans over four decades, is a highly awarded artist. He has been the recipient of grants and awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (2018), Adolf and Esther Gottlieb Foundation (2011), Joan Mitchell Foundation (2006), Artists’ Projects: New York State Regional Initiative (1993), and an Artist in Residence (1983-4, Asian Arts Institute and New York State Council on the Arts). He has exhibited his works in New York with Pierogi Gallery, Pamela Salisbury Gallery, and Kathryn Markel among others. Reviews of his work have appeared in numerous publications including Hyperallergic, The Brooklyn Rail, New York Times and Art In America. He is a founding member of Godzilla, an Asian American Arts Network. He graduated with a BFA from the University of Hawaii in 1975, and obtained an MFA from Rutgers University in 1981.