"I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best. " -Frida Kahlo
Bernice Bing (1936 - 1998)
A San Francisco native, Chinese American, artist, lesbian, community activist—Bernice Bing, was a bridge between many worlds. She came of age during the Beat era and entered the San Francisco arts landscape in the 1960s with her paintings, which synthesize abstract modernist painting with Chinese calligraphy.
"It started out as a kiss, how did it end up like this…" [x]