Catherine Eng

Catherine Eng (born 1997) is a studio artist. She creates art to navigate through her identity as an Chinese-American woman in the modern world, focusing on simultaneously existing in two cultural worlds while not feeling part of either. She primarily works in traditional media such as ink, oil paint, and graphite, but has produced graphic design and photography work as well. Eng draws inspiration from contemporary artists as well as post-impressionists. Her largest influences are Li Huai, Vincent Van Gogh, Vija Celmins, Bridget Riley, Ellen Gallagher, Jenny Saville, Sun Xun, Claude Monet, David Hockney, and Julie Mehretu. Eng seeks to combine photorealism augmented with graphic elements, modernize Chinese calligraphic art, and create works inspired by and highlighting contemporary female artists.

Ēn, 2020
East Wind, West Wind, 2019