Studio Visit: Donna Chiu

Donna Chiu is an artist who lives and works in New York.  Her work can be seen in PLEAT's November 2016 exhibition as well as donnachiu.com.  

Please describe your work. 
The work exhibited in PLEAT Gallery is part of a series called "somewhere only i know", in which I explore a secret and personal space, emotion, and intimate moments through manifestation of images.

What internal and external factors motivate your formal and conceptual choices? 
My work usually responds to personal, social, or political issues which weigh on my mind and my creative / artistic implementation depends on the topic I am working on, and it has to be appropriate and meaningful to deliver what I want to communicate. 

Who are your artistic influences and what have you learned from them? 
Lately, I explore a lot on topics related to politics and I am very impressed with Manit Sriwanichpoom from Thailand. His work on this theme is very dynamic and creative and makes me feel inadequate.