Junli Song grew up in Chicago, but lived abroad from 2012-2018 in South Korea, England, Italy, and South Africa. Her studies are similarly widespread: she originally majored in economics and international development before returning to the creative path. She is currently completing an MFA with a concentration in printmaking at the University of Arkansas. As an artist and storyteller, she creates visual narratives across various media to explore the cultural and social complexities of existing as a Chinese American woman.
The invented narratives and mythologies in my work centre around Nu Xingtian, my re imagining of a Chinese mythological deity, as a personal symbol of feminist resistance. My society of multiple Nu Xingtian inhabits an imaginary realm where the liminal becomes a space of alternative existence. The scene within this mural depicts a dreamlike moonscape to draw viewers into the imaginary world created within my art practice.