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J. Yuen Ling Chiu (Ling) is a London-based printmaker and artist educator, from Toronto, Canada. She specialises in printmaking technical teaching, inclusive pedagogy in higher education, and has extensive experience delivering curriculum aligned teaching, and short courses in the public, institutional and charitable field.

Ling employs a vast range of printmaking techniques in her practice including lithography, relief printing, screenprinting, intaglio and digital media. She lets the image or research lead her choice of technique, and her work is underpinned by research into lower-toxicity, more sustainable methods of printmaking.

Her print work explores the architecture and pattern of memory, with especial attention to relationships between urban landscapes, migration, and empire. Drawing on physical sites, decorative motifs and historic narratives, she cuts, copies and edits visual tropes through printed layers. From rose coloured views of Hong Kong, to questioning the ugliness of pigeons, her work asks the viewer to consider what informs our notion, and value, of beauty.