Canberra artist and ANU alum Hou Leong returns to art world with new exhibition

4 September 2015

In 1994, before Facebook and Instagram, when the Australian National University only had two Macintosh computers with Photoshop, Hou Leong (BA (Visual) (Hons) ’96) made something of a name for himself in the art world by inserting his own Asian face into the most stereotypical of Australian and Western imagery.

Now after a 15-year hiatus, the Canberra artist is returning with a new show that couldn't be more different.

Gone is the cultural appropriation of his photos and later oil paintings, and in their place are large ink paintings, a throwback to his Chinese heritage but with a modern twist.

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