As a bi-racial artist of both Filipino and New Zealand descent, my work reflects the inevitable conflict in respect to privilege and societal oppression. Two internalized cultures working through the politics and practice of representation. The exchange of gaze and the nudity indicate the long art history of male perusal and ownership of women (maids, concubines, exotic muses, wives, daughters). In these works, however, the crisis lies with the viewer because these women have moved on, freeing themselves of the maladaptive emotional and cognitive states inherent within subjugation and colonialism of all kinds. They are observing us observing them.
克拉拉，布面油画，40x50cm, 2022 Clara, Oil on Canvas, 40x50cm, 2022
杰奎琳·梅，1991年生于新西兰塔拉纳基，是一位在加拿大多伦多生活和工作的视觉艺术家。毕业于奥克兰Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design大学，获得艺术学士学位。自2010年以来一直担任艺术家、设计师和纹身师。她的工作重点是跨越时间和社会动态的令人回味的具象意象。
Jacqueline May Rosewarne (b. 1991, Taranaki, New Zealand) is a visual artist who lives and works in Toronto, Canada. She graduated with a BFA from Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design, Auckland, in 2021 and has worked as an artist, designer and tattooist internationally since 2010. Her work centers on evocative figurative imagery that transgresses time periods and social dynamics.