Ari Hyun is a multimedia artist based in Seoul. Her work derives from her practice in memory and movement. She is currently enrolled in the Art Program at the California Institute of the Arts. 

Camille (Siyan) Ji, born in 1999, China, is currently studying at the California Institute of the Arts (BFA '21). She mainly works with photography. She explores the poetic side of photography by working with single images in the form of a photo book to achieve photographic narration. 

謝祥安 Caitlin Ann Shieh, “Sonny” b. 1991. Taiwanese-American artist & filmmaker based in LA and Taiwan. Acquires a BA in Art, with a focus in Illustration at California State University Northridge. Pursuing an MFA in Film/Video at California Institute of the Arts, 2021. Shieh is interested in nuanced notions of gender & national identity.

Charlotte Hong Bee Her is a Chicago-based animation artist, filmmaker, and writer from Singapore. Their interdisciplinary work is haunted by the category of the nonhuman. They graduated from California Institute of the Arts in 2018 with a BFA in Experimental Animation. Ever since, they have lived and worked in Singapore and the US, with their wife and close collaborator Giuliana Foulkes. Their film work has enjoyed screenings around the world, including Ann Arbor Film Festival, Derby Film Festival, Big Muddy Film Festival, San Diego Underground, Copenhagen Underground, and Leeds Queer Film Festival. In their spare hours, they enjoy wuxia soaps, cooking, and committing crimes.

Cherlyn Hsing-Hsin Liu (b. 1982, Kaohsiung, Taiwan) is an interdisciplinary artist, filmmaker and writer, whose work is grounded in literature and handmade experimental techniques. Cherlyn’s creative work often begins as an attempt to expand upon a life event or a small observation. It continues by exploring materials and techniques drawn from both Eastern and Western practices and philosophies. Her media-based works have been screened at festivals including Edinburgh International Film Festival, Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris, Helsinki Festival, Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival (MI), Slamdance Film Festival (UT), Antimatter [Media Art] (Victoria, B. C.), 25 FPS Festival (Zagreb), and Crossroads Film Festival at SFMoMA (SF). In the 2020/21 school year, she taught two courses at CalArts: “Aesthetic Inquiries - Contemporary Asia” and “Gender & Sexuality - Asian Cinema.” Cherlyn is a founding member of Experimentalist Media Collective. She currently lives and works in the US. 

Da Hee Kim is a filmmaker and producer based in Los Angeles and Northern Minnesota. She was born in 1988 in Seoul, South Korea to an unwed mother, and adopted by a white family in the suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her first short documentary, Big Happiness, is a personal exploration of adoption, identity, and colorblindness growing up in a transracial family. Big Happiness has screened at the Austin Film Festival, Boston Asian Film Festival, and the San Diego Asian Film Festival. She is interested in themes around identity, family, absence, ghosts, memory, landscape, decolonization, community practices, mothers, witnessing, spiritual practices, plants, and relationships. Da Hee is currently pursuing her MFA in Film & Video at CalArts in Valencia.

Junyao Li (June) “June — June, July, August, June.” A filmmaker now based in Amoy, China. An internet archaeologist who is addicted to online surfing. A digital hobbyist who likes to collect tattered memories from the past. And an idealist who often feels self-contradictory. Her favorite quote comes from Sparks that is "It was the dark basement that invented Edison.”

kevin corcoran works with percussion, field recording and electronics. 
based in san francisco, california, he improvises, arranges sounds and collaborates across disciplines. 

Michael Pisaro-Liu (born 1961 in Buffalo, New York) is a guitarist and composer and a long time member of the Wandelweiser collective. While, like other members of Wandelweiser, Pisaro-Liu is known for pieces of long duration with periods of silence, in the past fifteen years his work has branched out in many directions, including field recording, electronics, improvisation and large ensembles of very different kinds of instrumental constitution.

Pisaro-Liu has a long-standing collaboration with percussionist Greg Stuart, with over thirty projects (pieces and recordings) to date, including their 3-disc set, Continuum Unbound from 2014 and Umbra & Penumbra for amplified percussion and orchestra premiered by the La Jolla Symphony in February, 2020. Recordings of his work have been released by Edition Wandelweiser Records, erstwhile records, New World Records, Hubro, Potlatch, another timbre, meena/ftarri, Senufo Editions, Intonema, winds measure, HEM Berlin and on Pisaro's own imprint, Gravity Wave. His work is regularly performed throughout the US, Europe, South America and Southeast Asia. Much of his recent work has been in mixed-media collaborations with his wife, the artist and filmmaker, Cherlyn Hsing-Hsin Pisaro-Liu.

Pisaro-Liu teaches composition and experimental music at the California Institute of the Arts.

Mona Leau. Enthusiastic passionate artist. Asian female with independent unique character. Familiar with what makes a great photo. Employs diverse technical knowledge and artistic ability. Remaining true to a unique artistic vision. Appreciating honesty and aesthetic work.

Moon Wang (Yuezhu Wang) is a filmmaker, animator and also an illustrator. Her artworks mainly focus on Chinese nowadays social issues and how she views herself, and the surroundings under the impact of the one-child policy, fast and uneven economic development in urban and rural areas in China. She is now exploring documentary films as well as documentary animations. Instead of pushing the viewers away from her works, she wishes to break the boundary between the audience and the creator, making them understand each other. After obtaining the Bachelor of Engineering at Tongji University (Shanghai, China), she is now studying at CalArts (California, USA). 
王月竺是一位电影制作人,动画师和插画师。受上世纪中国大陆的独生子女政策, 以及近几年城市乡村之间迅速却又不平均的经济发展影响,她的作品主要关注中 国当代的社会问题,个人和对周围环境的感受。她现在致力于探索纪录片电影和 纪录片动画的创作。与其说使自己的艺术作品和观众之间产生距离,她更希望打 破这种隔阂,让观看者和创作者都能够互相明白对方。 在上海同济大学取得工学学士的学位后,她现在来到了美国加州的加州艺术学院学习。

Qianyi Ma is a writer and visual artist. Her writings play with fiction, poetry and experimental pieces. And she has been working on the combination of images and texts by illustrated stories and videos. So far, the inclination to build imagined liminal space has started to mark her creative experiences. Basically, she concentrates on short friction with the complement of five illustrated writings, Stumble into Neurons, Fall into Hell, Heart, the World Divided and A Red Heel, and other three fiction, Surrogate Friend, Bubbles and A Documentary Wandering at Midnight. Meanwhile, she is honing her skills in the field of filmmaking with the similar style of floating and wandering.

Shan Wu is an U.S.-based Taiwanese independent filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist working in video, photography, sculpture, and installation. She is based between Taipei, Los Angeles, and Massachusetts. She is a graduate from California Institute of the Arts’ Film and Video Program and Integrated Media Program.  Her work investigates gender and cultural identity, nationality, natural and human-made structure, and site-specificity. Utilizing humor and ambiguity, her work offers accessibility and unfamiliarity that provokes questions and reflections. Her work has been exhibited in Taiwan, the US, and her film work has been screened internationally. She has won the Bronze Medal of National Art Exhibition ROC in New Media Art, Best Experimental Film at Brussels Independent Film Festival, and the Tim Disney Prize for Excellence in the Storytelling Arts. She was an artist resident of The Residency Project@880 and The Residency Project@1303. Shan serves as the Programming Director of the Los Angeles Chinese Film Festival. 

Tzu-An Wu makes experimental films. Most of his works are collages with heterogeneous images, audio, and texts in an attempt to inquire the constructs of narratives and self. In recent years, Wu produced pieces of handcrafted techniques and experimentations with super 8mm and 16mm films, in which the artist explores the junctions and new possibilities of the production technologies for analogue and digital images. His works have been shown in both film festivals such as BFI Flare, IFFR, CROSSROADS, EXiS, KLEX, Festival des Cinémas Différents de Paris. Or museums/ galleries exhibitions like Taiwan Biennial, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Taipei Artist Village, etc. Besides artistic practice, he also works as a programmer and organizer.

yan jun, musician and poet. based in beijing.
practicing in performative music, experimental composition, field recording, improvised music, experimental electronic music and relative presentation of exhibition. his works have often been ranged as “non-music”.
he is a member of FEN, Tea Rockers and Impro Committee. and founder of the independent label Sub Jam.
“i wish i was a piece of field recording.”
more: yanjun.org

Yichen Chen, born in Taiwan, grew up in Shanghai, is currently studying in the United States. She is an artist who found interest in video/interactive installation. There was a period of her life that her heart was empty. The world was colorless and she lived on fantasy novels. Years passed, she came back to her senses only to find herself in an awkward situation. The experience shaped her and it is where her art practice begins. Emptiness is not necessarily empty but invites possibilities.  ​​​​​​​

Yifan Xu (b.1998, China) is an artist and filmmaker who primarily works with photographic medium (still and moving images), sound, and installation.  She received a B.A. degree with honors in Art and Film & Media Studies from Lafayette College in 2019. Currently, she is an MFA candidate in Film/Video at CalArts.  Yifan is a recipient of Alison Doerner Fund for Women Pinoneers in Filmmaking and a founding member of Experimentalist Media Collective. She is currently based in the US and China. 

Yitong ‘Christy’ He (b. China, 1997) is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles/Beijing. Graduated from Fine Arts School Affiliated to China Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2016, she currently attends the program of Film/Video at the California Institute of the Arts. Her work focuses on a hybrid of dreams and reality.

Yuqi Huang is currently a BFA4 Photo & Media student at CalArts. His work is mostly documentary photography concerning today’s Chinese society, focusing on social changes and urbanization in major cities around China.

Zengyi Zhao was born in 1999, China. He is currently studying as a BFA at the California Institute of the Arts. His creative medium is photography. The primary focus of his work is the relationship between society and the individual.

Ziyao Susan Xie was born in Tianjin, China in 1994. She moved to Shenzhen, China and has lived there since then. She came to the United States to study at a young age and graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a double major in Film and Media Studies and Applied Mathematics and Statistics. She is now pursuing an MFA degree in the Film and Video program at the California Institute of the Arts. She considers herself an experimental filmmaker who indulges in exploring the possibilities in visual art.


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