I first experienced Shizu Saldamando’s work at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center a couple years ago. I immediately recognized the figures in her work — the queer couples embracing, the twentysomethings at house parties. It represented the California that I know, love and grew up in. And it’s increasingly representing the rest of the country, too.

Check out this video of Saldamando explaining her work.


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