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    JOURNAL OF AN OBJECT
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    CHILDHOOD  II  /  童年兩個

    MEMORY OF HONG KONG
     
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    THE DOOR  /  心門

    SELF-SEARCHING
     
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    CHILDHOOD  I  /  童年一人

    MEMORY OF HONG KONG

ABOUT - If art imitates life, Carmen Li (Carmen Neal)'s work instinctively gives expression to and provides a reflection of her own life experiences. As her assemblage derives identity from the designation placed upon it, Carmen's identity has been inspired by a rich exposure to a variety of traditions, cultures, philosophies and circumstances.

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Background

Carmen Li was born in Hong Kong, and from an early age, was influenced by a strong family tradition. She attended the Swire School of Design of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where she rapidly became active in design circles while working in several established Hong Kong studios. Prior to the handover of Hong Kong in 1996, Carmen moved to New York, where she worked at several design firms before founding Creasia Design in 2004, which is now a successful design business, servicing more than 50 clients.

Art remains her raison d’être however, and she continues to challenge commonplace perceptions of what art is about.

Although New York is now Carmen’s and her husband, Stephen’s adopted home, she frequently travels to London, Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong, where she actively seeks new material for her work.

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Girl Born in Wah Fu

Growing up in 1970s Hong Kong (香港) was the most influential time in Carmen’s life.

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300 Square Feet for Seven

Coming soon.

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Ying Wah Girls’ School

Coming soon.

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Life in Design School

Coming soon.

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香港情懷 / 童年印記

Love of Hong Kong . Childhood Memories.

WORK

In a material world that is immersed with new items, Carmen Li (Carmen Neal) would like viewers to travel to a different world with her by using a confined space and old objects. Carmen collects a wild range of objects that stimulates her thinking process. These objects form a close relationship with the Artist even though they are new finds on the streets. Very often ideas are from the feelings she acquires from seeing the objects. Objects then become her subjects.

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香港式自我繁殖

Using Memories to Create Identity

JOURNAL

Walking around without aims can be enjoyable,especially
when you found something out of a surprise—that these things
are often old, forgotten or just simply someone's trash
–but they are treasure in Carmen's eyes.


7 Oct 2013

Art From Found Objects: A Juried Exhibition at the Monmouth Museum

Art From Found Objects: A Juried Exhibition at the Monmouth Museum September 12 - October 31, 2010 Opening Reception: September 12, 2010 3 - 5:00 pm. Opening reception is free and open to the public. This exhibition focuses on artwork created from the undisguised, but often modified, use of common found objects that are not normally considered art, often because they already have a non-art function. Found art derives its identity as "Art" from the

15 Apr 2019

10th Annual CUIMC Fine Art Exhibition (Columbia Fine Arts in Medicine)

Columbia Fine Arts in Medicine: 10th Annual CUIMC Fine Art Exhibition at the Hammer Health Sciences Building, New York City April 15, 2019 Opening Reception: April 15, 2019. Opening reception is free and open to the public. Scores of people flocked to the opening reception for the 10th annual CUIMC Fine Art Exhibition on Friday, enjoying the more than 200 pieces of art—paintings, photographs, collages, and sculpture— David Forrest, MD, poses next to a figure of

香港情懷 / 童年印記

Love of Hong Kong . Childhood Memories.

 

CONTACT

For questions about Carmen Li (Carmen Neal)'s art, commissions, licensing or to find out about the availability to exhibit her works, please contact her by email at thecarmenli@gmail.com

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