Hau Pham is an emerging artist based in Vaughan, Ontario. She is a graduate of OCAD University (2021), with a BFA in Drawing and Painting and a minor in English. Her work draws heavy influence from her South-East Asian Heritage and Buddhist upbringing. Her artistic focus relies on the intersection of one’s relationship with the object, and the perception of Asian women in the western world. Hau’s research and inspiration is largely pulled from her personal experiences, and from her friends and family who fit into the same group identity. Her works attempt to reflect and investigate the guilt, exhilaration, and confusion of the Asian feminine experience.
Since graduating, she has been included in the group exhibition “moveObjects On” at The Plumb, had her debut solo show “Object of Affection” at Afternoon Projects, and was the first recipient winner of the Homepage for Change Grant for emerging BIPOC artists and designers with Juliet Creative.
My current practice explores ideologies of the Asian feminine identity and lived experience. Some key terms that have and continue to embody my work include: personhood, social media, liberation, false liberation, group identity, Orientalism, Ornamentalism, adolescence, age, affection, imitation, substitution, authenticity, visual aesthetics, perfection, beauty, perception, fragility, value, commonality, preservation, objectification, prosperity, wealth, value, choice, confusion, guilt, uncertainty, kinship, social life, and humiliation.