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As a multidisciplinary conceptual artist Lang's work is fuelled by personal yet universal challenges of war.  The lost of her childhood memory interwoven with the lingering resonance of historical trauma and our current unstable contemporary age combines to enhance her vision. She employs different processes and mediums including paint, resin, glass, concrete, ceramic and wool as a language to interpret and express an effective narrative that is poignant and compelling.

Lang’s family fled Cambodia after the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime and after spending three years in various Thailand refugee camps, the family emigrated to New Zealand in 1982.  She bases herself in Auckland, New Zealand.

Lang studied design at the Architecture and Design School at Victoria University in Wellington New Zealand.  She graduated in 1997. Her works are held in public and private collections nationally and internationally including the James Wallace Art Trust.  She exhibits her works locally although recent exhibitions, Awards, Artist Residencies, and Fellowships have taken her work to international audiences in Australia, U.S.A and Europe.  Lang has been a finalist in numerous awards including the prestigious James Wallace Art Award. 

Lang’s recent exhibitions include ‘Listen’(2014) -Organic Memory exhibition(2016), Treviso, Italy and Embodied Memory exhibition(2016), Villa Manin; di Passariano, Italy; ‘POP BANG BOOM! little pom poms always turn into the mother of all POM!’(2016)Sculpture by the sea –Bondi 2016, Sydney; ‘The coming of darkness –the eagle series’(2014) Brush Strokes exhibition(2016)- Pen and Brush Gallery, Manhattan –New York; ‘Guns’(2007) The Expatriates exhibition(2016), & Gallery, Melbourne; ‘POP! Bang! KA –BOOM!’(2016) finalist for the 2016 Montalto Sculpture Prize -Melbourne; ‘Broken Toys’(2015) was selected for the Small Sculpture Award indoor exhibition at Lorne Sculpture Biennale 2016-Melbourne; ‘KA -BOOM!’(2016) and ‘Listen II – Remains’(2015) site specific sculpture installation for Sculpture at Scenic World 2016 and 2015, Sydney; These exhibitions have received positive reviews from both curators and  audiences. She has an upcoming exhibition for the biennial Sculpture in the gardens in Nov 2017 -Mar 2018 at Auckland Botanical gardens.

Lang was selected for a number of Artists residencies; Red Gate in Beijing 2016 funded by James Wallace foundation, and Asia NZ foundation. She received a fellowship for the renowned Vermont Studio Centre Residency, Johnson, USA. and has recently completed a fellowship for the highly regarded Art Omi international artist residency in New York in 2017.

Artist statement

An interview by curators Josh Ryder and Barbara Scott, online publication;ARTiculAction Art Review; special edition; summer 2016

Giulia Pergola ‘ Review on work

 

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photo by Kate Geurin @Art Omi/ NY