My work revolves around the manipulation, appropriation, and de-contextualization of traditional Chinese art imagery and presentation as a way to explore how Eastern imagery is seen and understood in the US, and how ideas of cultural ‘authenticity’ and ‘tradition’ interface with contemporary trans-cultural experiences. My materials are rooted in traditional Chinese art, working mostly in ceramic – based sculpture and watercolors. My work draws inspiration from the displays at the Asian Art Museum, to fruit markets in Chinese immigrant neighborhoods, and to the trinket shops in Chinatown.

Cathy currently lives and works in San Francisco, CA.