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Cullen Washington Jr.

Cullen Washington Jr.’s abstract paintings convey the feeling of the divine in nature through matter and light, which he calls TerraChroma. Washington doesn’t depict atmosphere and land but rather the primary properties that make them exist, thus, the paintings’ titles “Primers” refer the underlying beginning. He constructs the painting surface with raw pigments, earth minerals, and acrylic, and he represents color as the quality of light with an atomized mixture of pigment and water.

Cullen Washington Jr. has exhibited work at The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Michigan; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; and Saatchi Gallery, London, among others.


Alchemyverse was founded in 2020 in New York City by artists Bicheng Liang (b. 1994, China) and Yixuan Shao (b. 1996, China/United States). As a duo, they construct visual and aural assemblages, working across disciplines of installation, print, sound, sculpture, and photography. Focusing on research and experimentation, their hybrid practice resonates with macro-environmental concerns and human dislocation of space, leading them to places such as Oahu and Moa Kea in Hawaii, the American Southwest, the Hudson Highlands, and the Chilean deserts.

Alchemyverse has exhibited work at Bishop Museum, Honolulu; The Catherine Fosnot Art Gallery and Center, New London; and Lenfest Center for the Arts, Columbia University, New York City, among others.