University of Arizona
College of Fine Arts - School of Art

School of Art Galleries

American Gothic

Image details (in order of gallery images):
American Gothic-Pandemic| Oil on wood panels, Diptych, 18” x 24” for each, 2020
Contemplate| Oil on canvas, 16” x 20” 2019
Dream| Oil on canvas, 18” x 24”, 2019
Constraint and Freedom| Oil on canvas, Diptych, 18” x 24” for each, 2019
Tradition and Modernity-Chinese Women| Oil on canvas, Diptych, 18” x 24” for each, 2019

Alice Qinghui Chen

Alice Qinghui Chen was born in Fuzhou, China and emigrated to the United States in her early 20s. With curiosity, she was excited about exploring new places and different cultures. Alice likes to paint female portraits and catch the beauty of femininity. She uses Chinese women as models to express the cultural and historical changes of women’s roles, her identity as an American Chinese woman, and the difficulties of intercultural experience. In her portrait paintings, nature and freedom are her favorite elements that represent innocence and dream. In her perspective, freedom is good, but how about excessive freedom? She recognized that self-discipline is the freedom that she implied in her paintings.