I’m in an Art Show! Hungry Ghost Exhibit in San Francisco

L-R: me, Linda Shiue, Lisa Chiu and Linn Chiu

If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area, check out the Hungry Ghost Art Exhibit presented by the Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA, sort of like Aiya!, the sound your mother made when your childhood self expressed interest in becoming an artist). If you look closely at the photo, you might recognize one of my old HapaMama food posts, plus a new piece of installation art.

Nearly 40 Asian American women artists — including writers, painters, sculptors, and photographers — are featured in this exhibit, which is part of AAWAA’s Emerging Curator’s Program. And the curator is Lisa Chiu, a fellow Taiwanese American blogger whose hilarious, and sometimes heartbreaking, observations can be found at Ravings, Rants and Ruminations. The theme, Hungry Ghost: Yearning for Fulfillment, is a concept based in Buddhist and Taoist beliefs. A Hungry Ghost is a lost soul that roams burdened by unmet needs. Driven by insatiable greed and intense desires, the Hungry Ghost wanders, searches and feeds.


Hungry Ghost logo


Hungry Ghost Art Exhibition

April 23-June 9, 2012

Thoreau Center for Sustainability

Presidio Building #1014
Lincoln Blvd. & Torney Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94129

Note: the Thoreau Center is open during regular business hours, but there will be an opening reception at the gallery next week. If you’re around, stop by, you may even meet some of the artists!

Hungry Ghost Opening Reception

Thursday, April 26, 2012

5-8:30 pm



  1. says

    @Nikki, I’ll give you a hint since you don’t live close enough to view the art show in person :) If you look closely at the photo and click on the link to the blog post, you’ll see some of the essay and photography in the exhibit. But there’s a few new pieces on display, too. I had to leave before the gallery was set up, but hopefully I’ll be able to head up there sometime and post some photos of the finished display!

  2. says

    CONGRATULATIONS, Grace, that is totally AWESOME!! My husband and I were planning on a trip to San Francisco soon, we wanted to make a day of it, and visit a couple of restaurant that have called our attention. Now we have one more thing we want to do, and that is to visit your exhibit.

    Question please: do you know for how long your work will be there? I don’t want to miss the chance to see it. :)

    Big virtual hugs,

    • says

      @Virginia, the exhibit will be on display until June 9. The only trick is that it’s inside the Tides Center, which is an office at the old Presidio, so I think you have to go there during regular business hours to view it. Thank you so much for your support!

  3. says

    Grace, thanks for posting this. It has been a fantastic experience curating this show and I am so happy you are a part of it! Looking forward to seeing you soon. :)

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