Iris Yirei Hu

Iris Yirei Hu (b. Los Angeles, CA, 1991) creates immersive environments, paintings, textiles, poetry, and assemblages that honor her engagement with the stories, landscapes, and artistic practices of people close to her. She is interested in modalities, work, and life practices that center collaborative survival with human and non-human entities. She builds worlds with those that are committed to joyful and critical resistance. She has shown her work at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Women’s Center for Creative Work, Visitor Welcome Center, Commonwealth & Council, and Lenfest Center for the Arts, among others. Her work has been featured and reviewed in the Los Angeles Times, CARLA, Artillery, Art Practical, CNN, Sinovision, and X-TRA. She is a 2016 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow, and has received support from the Foundation of Contemporary Art and Rema Hort Mann Foundation.