Maria Lau

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**All material belonging to individuals or publications is subject to the restrictions of the owners. 

NEWS+INFO:


"71" Video for Smithsonian Museum APA

Short preview of the 71 series


"71 A Cuban- Chinese Journey" at The Smithsonian Museum


TV interview for Asian American Life - Latin Asians


Maria Lau interview for MeTv segment "Another Thing"

March 3, 2015


America Through Artists Eyes Exhibit. Trenton Times News

January 6, 2015

In her statement she speaks of American freedoms and says, “In America it’s all about ‘you can.’ It’s the land of possibility.”


America Through Artists Eyes Exhibit at New Jersey State Museum

October 17, 2014


Maria Lau on NJTV News. What will new rules on Cuba mean...

December 19, 2014


Asians in the Americas Symposium at Rutgers University

October 1, 2014


Hispanic Heritage Exhibit by Maria Lau

September 5, 2014


"Global Artists at Home and Abroad"

Fall-Winter 2012

NY Arts Magazine-International Edition. Maria Lau's "Calle Cotidiana" in Global Artist's at Home and Abroad Exhibition.


Maria Lau photo goes to the Permanent Fine Art Collection at the New Jersey State Museum

June 2011

The photo Kwong Wah Po from the series "71" has become part of the Fine Art collection at the N.J. State museum


"Local photographer's work is gift to her family"

May 06, 2010

“Lau's work in 71 are multiple-exposed in-camera, altered during development (Lau processes her own film), or digitally created."


"Maria Lau photo exhibit extended until January"

November 13, 2009

The “71. Fragments of a Dream” exhibit has been extended because of the incredible response to Lau’s photography.


"New Jersey Photographer Maria Lau explores her Cuban-Chinese heritage." Artdaily.com

July 28, 2009

“We are always especially proud to present the talents of our own New Jersey artists at the State Museum,” said Secretary of State Nina Mitchell Wells


"71 Fragments of a Dream" The New Jersey State Museum

June 2009

"Layering of imagery through double-and triple-exposures creates works which offer multiple interpretations and meanings. While these photographs serve as documents of a life re-discovered, they also succeed on a purely visual level as well."


"71" Series Photo Essay. Afro-Hispanic Review. Vol 27, Number 1

October 1, 2008

"Cuba was always a far away dream for me. It was a place I understood to be home, yet a place I had never visited…"


"Latinos Forge Distinctive Identity"

August 08, 2008

"Maria Lau is showing four double exposures of Havana streets that are quite literally layered. Printed in sepia tones, suggesting the bell jar atmosphere of Castroid Cuba, they illustrate her Cuban-Chinese heritage and the neighborhoods that sustain it."


Look Out: Photography and the Worlds of Contemporary Art

March 15, 2007

The finale of the innovative and provocative Viajeros exhibit in Miami, will also establish the placement of the image Capitolio, by Maria Lau, into the LUAG photography collection.


Ni Modo: The Imperative Mood in Recent Latino Art

October 26, 2006

There is an aesthetic felicity between the style of Lau’s work and the reflective nature of her investigations-between the operations of form and content and the layerings they perform.


TROPICALISMS: Subversions of Paradise and Other Commentaries

February 2, 2006

"A re-consideration of this paradisiacal view is proposed by both María Lau and ..."


Through the Camera Lens: Views of Utopia in the Tropics

November 2, 2005

Capitolio by Maria Lau evokes both the perpetual movement of a city and the ghost-like presences of a monument charged with the burden of history.


Ninety Miles Away and East of Eden

November 2, 2005

"Their images are testaments of time, of extraordinary aesthetic choices and, although individually composed and informed, are nevertheless utterly influenced by a place and people that for the time being, must remain exotic..."


Maria Lau "71" Interview

May 2005

"That’s part of the charm and ingenuity of the Cuban people and the same can be said of the Chinese associations in Cuba. They’ve preserved what they have and kept it running on little, to no resources."


"Diverse Artists Shaping Culture and Communities" Interview with Maria Lau

January 2005

"For as much as I am Cuban, I was born here and consider myself American first and foremost. I grew up dancing to disco and listening to the Rolling Stones and while Annie Lennox was my idol, so was Celia Cruz..."


“Chinese-Cuban roots and thrifting prizes” Miami Herald

May 24, 2004

"photography and video by New Jersey-based artist Maria Lau give a too-brief look at a neighborhood with a compelling history"


“71" A Cuban-Chinese Journey

May 20, 2004

"We are walking layers of various places and cultures, as shown by María Lau's exhibit..."


"Art through a Global Prism" New York Times

April 25, 2004

"Ms.Lau is presenting haunting photographs exploring her Chinese-Cuban ancestry..."


"Womens Work Draws on Many Varied Cultures"

April 19, 2004

"Unveiling the Image: Multicultural Women Artists” is both grand and irrepressibly optimistic..."


"Maria Lau: The Photography of Recovery"

April 1, 2004

"What is significant to me is how Lau in these photographs manages to reconcile beauty with truth"


"The Art of Identity"

December 13, 2003

"Her photographs display a subtle immediacy and tangibly fragrant humanity..."


"Artist Draws Insight From Cuban Roots"

March 24, 2002

"One of Lau’s most discussed and most exhibited works, “Santera,” appears in the show"


"Unexpected Pleasures Hiding in the Files." New York Times

September 5, 1999

"…Ms. Lau, a Jersey City native of Cuban descent, recently went to Cuba to take photographs with a documentary quality. The dicey nature of relations between the United States and Cuba contribute to the edginess of her vision, but the deliberately tentative and skewed nature of her images depicts a place at once ghostly and oddly ripe."


"To Cuba and back with framed reflections"

August 1, 1999

"Like a fleeting image from a dream, you are not sure what you're looking at, and have only a vague idea of what is happening."

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. NO REPRODUCTIONS OF MATERIAL. 

**All material belonging to individuals or publications is subject to the restrictions of the owners. 

NEWS+INFO:


"71" Video for Smithsonian Museum APA

Short preview of the 71 series


"71 A Cuban- Chinese Journey" at The Smithsonian Museum


TV interview for Asian American Life - Latin Asians


Maria Lau interview for MeTv segment "Another Thing"

March 3, 2015


America Through Artists Eyes Exhibit. Trenton Times News

January 6, 2015

In her statement she speaks of American freedoms and says, “In America it’s all about ‘you can.’ It’s the land of possibility.”


America Through Artists Eyes Exhibit at New Jersey State Museum

October 17, 2014


Maria Lau on NJTV News. What will new rules on Cuba mean...

December 19, 2014


Asians in the Americas Symposium at Rutgers University

October 1, 2014


Hispanic Heritage Exhibit by Maria Lau

September 5, 2014


"Global Artists at Home and Abroad"

Fall-Winter 2012

NY Arts Magazine-International Edition. Maria Lau's "Calle Cotidiana" in Global Artist's at Home and Abroad Exhibition.


Maria Lau photo goes to the Permanent Fine Art Collection at the New Jersey State Museum

June 2011

The photo Kwong Wah Po from the series "71" has become part of the Fine Art collection at the N.J. State museum


"Local photographer's work is gift to her family"

May 06, 2010

“Lau's work in 71 are multiple-exposed in-camera, altered during development (Lau processes her own film), or digitally created."


"Maria Lau photo exhibit extended until January"

November 13, 2009

The “71. Fragments of a Dream” exhibit has been extended because of the incredible response to Lau’s photography.


"New Jersey Photographer Maria Lau explores her Cuban-Chinese heritage." Artdaily.com

July 28, 2009

“We are always especially proud to present the talents of our own New Jersey artists at the State Museum,” said Secretary of State Nina Mitchell Wells


"71 Fragments of a Dream" The New Jersey State Museum

June 2009

"Layering of imagery through double-and triple-exposures creates works which offer multiple interpretations and meanings. While these photographs serve as documents of a life re-discovered, they also succeed on a purely visual level as well."


"71" Series Photo Essay. Afro-Hispanic Review. Vol 27, Number 1

October 1, 2008

"Cuba was always a far away dream for me. It was a place I understood to be home, yet a place I had never visited…"


"Latinos Forge Distinctive Identity"

August 08, 2008

"Maria Lau is showing four double exposures of Havana streets that are quite literally layered. Printed in sepia tones, suggesting the bell jar atmosphere of Castroid Cuba, they illustrate her Cuban-Chinese heritage and the neighborhoods that sustain it."


Look Out: Photography and the Worlds of Contemporary Art

March 15, 2007

The finale of the innovative and provocative Viajeros exhibit in Miami, will also establish the placement of the image Capitolio, by Maria Lau, into the LUAG photography collection.


Ni Modo: The Imperative Mood in Recent Latino Art

October 26, 2006

There is an aesthetic felicity between the style of Lau’s work and the reflective nature of her investigations-between the operations of form and content and the layerings they perform.


TROPICALISMS: Subversions of Paradise and Other Commentaries

February 2, 2006

"A re-consideration of this paradisiacal view is proposed by both María Lau and ..."


Through the Camera Lens: Views of Utopia in the Tropics

November 2, 2005

Capitolio by Maria Lau evokes both the perpetual movement of a city and the ghost-like presences of a monument charged with the burden of history.


Ninety Miles Away and East of Eden

November 2, 2005

"Their images are testaments of time, of extraordinary aesthetic choices and, although individually composed and informed, are nevertheless utterly influenced by a place and people that for the time being, must remain exotic..."


Maria Lau "71" Interview

May 2005

"That’s part of the charm and ingenuity of the Cuban people and the same can be said of the Chinese associations in Cuba. They’ve preserved what they have and kept it running on little, to no resources."


"Diverse Artists Shaping Culture and Communities" Interview with Maria Lau

January 2005

"For as much as I am Cuban, I was born here and consider myself American first and foremost. I grew up dancing to disco and listening to the Rolling Stones and while Annie Lennox was my idol, so was Celia Cruz..."


“Chinese-Cuban roots and thrifting prizes” Miami Herald

May 24, 2004

"photography and video by New Jersey-based artist Maria Lau give a too-brief look at a neighborhood with a compelling history"


“71" A Cuban-Chinese Journey

May 20, 2004

"We are walking layers of various places and cultures, as shown by María Lau's exhibit..."


"Art through a Global Prism" New York Times

April 25, 2004

"Ms.Lau is presenting haunting photographs exploring her Chinese-Cuban ancestry..."


"Womens Work Draws on Many Varied Cultures"

April 19, 2004

"Unveiling the Image: Multicultural Women Artists” is both grand and irrepressibly optimistic..."


"Maria Lau: The Photography of Recovery"

April 1, 2004

"What is significant to me is how Lau in these photographs manages to reconcile beauty with truth"


"The Art of Identity"

December 13, 2003

"Her photographs display a subtle immediacy and tangibly fragrant humanity..."


"Artist Draws Insight From Cuban Roots"

March 24, 2002

"One of Lau’s most discussed and most exhibited works, “Santera,” appears in the show"


"Unexpected Pleasures Hiding in the Files." New York Times

September 5, 1999

"…Ms. Lau, a Jersey City native of Cuban descent, recently went to Cuba to take photographs with a documentary quality. The dicey nature of relations between the United States and Cuba contribute to the edginess of her vision, but the deliberately tentative and skewed nature of her images depicts a place at once ghostly and oddly ripe."


"To Cuba and back with framed reflections"

August 1, 1999

"Like a fleeting image from a dream, you are not sure what you're looking at, and have only a vague idea of what is happening."