Catherine Lan was born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1980.
She gained her MFA in Yale, 2009; BFA in Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing and holds Post Diploma and Artist Diploma in École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris.
Her art practices often feature multi-mediums and involve in various disciplines.
I explore the sensations and superimposed density that are derived from tactility and the details of daily experience. Through the process of working between the concepts of craft and improvisation, I intend to create a world between the real and the artificial that can be perceived through the elimination and construction of materials and forms. I investigate hybridized possibilities of forms that elicit the audience’s desires to enter the inner structure and essence of the materials. The essence of their character could be emptiness.
The performative and meditative aspects of the working process exert and invite participation in multisensory (optic, haptic, and auditory) interactions. The monochromatic composition of my work is distilled from meditative struggles that vacillate between playful mark-making gestures—with movements and gradations of light, shadow, and neon color—and polychromatic touches.
My recent work explores cross- and interdisciplinary forms of practices that reflect the concept of community engagement, protection, global networks, environment, nature, and crafted nature. They are executed in hybrid forms of interactive installation, mixed media, painting, performance, fashion design, and video.