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This fall, the Laband Art Gallery will be presenting the West Coast debut of artist Antonius-Tín Bui. Working across media that includes cut paper, photography, drawing, video and performance, Bui’s artistic practice invites us to consider how multifaceted identities are reflected in today’s culture. 

Bui’s larger-than-life, hand-cut paper portrait series is beautifully complex—the work blends the Asian craft tradition of papercutting with a contemporary aesthetic. These portraits also celebrate complex identities. Each one of Bui’s subjects is a queer Asian American Pacific Islander who is part of the artist’s life. In another series called Donrose paper fashion, Bui depicts images of male bodies adorned in majestic-looking, cut-out garments that convey a sense of mystery, beauty and fragility. 

Bui proudly identifies as a queer, gender-nonbinary, Vietnamese-American artist. Born in 1992 in Bronx, NY, and raised in Houston, TX, Bui received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2016. Their work has been exhibited at various institutional, private, public, and underground venues, including the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Hillyer Art Space, Lawndale Art Center, Living Arts, 108 Contemporary, Artscape, and Satellite Art Fair Austin.

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