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LENORE CHINN SOMArts Cultural Center Installation View      

LENORE CHINN BEFORE THE WEDDING A series of 1999 emails to Moira Roth, accompanied by jpegs, from Chinn chronicling the evolution of “Before the Wedding,” a portrait of Kim Anno and Ellen Meyers. Sunday, July 11, 1999 “I am sending the image I showed you, a painting commissioned in China of my paternal great-grandmother, as […]

LENORE CHINN CHRONOLOGY by Molly Robertson Quotes, unless identified otherwise, are taken from a video interview Rudy Lemcke did with Lenore Chinn in her San Francisco apartment on February 1, 2001, part of Lemcke’s Queer Cultural Center TV series of interviews with gays and lesbians for the QCC website (Lemcke is the designer and curator […]

SELECTED ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS SomArts, “Portrait of a Community,” United States of Asian America and the National Queer Arts Festival, San Francisco, CA, 2001 The Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, CA, 1991 Rasmussen Gallery, Pacific Union College, Angwin, CA, 1991 UC Extension Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1985 Lucien Labaudt Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1980 SELECTED GROUP […]

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LENORE CHINN: A GENEROUS PERSON OF DETAILS by Flo Oy Wong In 1991, while showing at the Oakland Museum’s Her Story exhibition, I received a letter from Lenore Chinn, artist and curator, inviting me to exhibit in a future show entitled Family Album, co-curated by her and Steve Compton. I was pleased to hear from […]

Lenore Chinn PORTRAIT OF A COMMUNITY South of Market Cultural Center Celebrates United States of Asian America Festival and National Queer Arts Festival An Exhibition of Paintings by Lenore Chinn on May 8, 2001 San Francisco, CA… The 4th Annual United States of Asian America Festival will highlight a major exhibition of paintings by Lenore […]