iris earned her BA from UCLA and MFA from Columbia University in the City of New York.
iris yirei hu (b. 1991, Los Angeles, CA) is an artist who works in painting, fibers, text, and installation. She is interested in how people, places, and things are related, and sees art practices as a manifestation of entangled interdependencies. Her work centers learning as a method of engagement, and is both research based and dependent on lived experience.
iris has shown her work at the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Oxy Arts at Occidental College, John Michael Kohler Arts Center (Sheboygan, WI), Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Women's Center for Creative Work, Human Resources, Lenfest Center for the Arts (New York, NY), and Visitor Welcome Center. Her work has been reviewed and featured in the LA Times, Artforum, Carla, CNN, Sinovision, KCET, and X-TRA Online. She has been supported by the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship, Foundation for Contemporary Art Emergency Grant, Rema Hort Mann Foundation Artist Engagement Grant, among others. She is the co-founder of the emi kuriyama spirit award, an unrestricted artist and writer grant for those practicing in LA.