Fay Chiang

05 June 2019
Fay Chiang during Her Time at Basement Workshop, Courtesy of Henty Chu, Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)
在地下室工作坊期间的蒋慧萍,Henty Chu捐赠,美国华人博物馆(MOCA)馆藏

Fay Chiang (1952-2017) was a poet, visual artist, and community and cultural organizer who worked primarily in New York City’s Chinatown and the Lower East Side for more than 45 years. Raised in the backroom of a laundry in Queens by immigrant parents from Guandong, China, she wrote from her experiences as a woman of color from the working class. She believed culture was a weapon to reclaim our past, define our present, and to envision possibilities for our future.

Chiang directed the Basement Workshop, a seminal Asian American multi-disciplinary arts initiative in the early 70s that left a lasting imprint on Asian American arts and culture on the East Coast and beyond. She was a long term cancer survivor and peacefully passed in her sleep on a Friday morning in October 2017.



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