Squeak Carnwath maintains a studio in Oakland, CA where she has lived and worked since 1970. Born in Abington, PA in 1947, she received her MFA from California College of Arts and Crafts in 1977 and has taught at the University of California since 1982.
As a young man, Xu Bing developed an odd relationship to language. The son of a professor and a librarian, he spent his early years surrounded by books that he could not read. His school years coincided with the Cultural Revolution, when he and other children were sent off to camps to learn Mao's new