Agence Germain Pire




Vernissage de Sheena Liam "Times New Romance"

Times New Romance
A Solo Exhibition of Embroidery Artworks by Sheena Liam

On view from 19th to 27th of October
with the opening on Friday, October 19th from 6pm to 9pm

Item Gallery is proud to present "Times New Romance" the debut solo exhibition of embroidery artworks by Malaysian artist Sheena Liam.

2017 was the year that saw Sheena's emergence as the latest in the line of artists expanding the boundaries of traditional embroidery. With her pieces taking the internet by storm, Sheena quickly gained a huge following for her distinct style of embroidered feminine figures with a sculptural twist that almost leap off the embroidery hoop.

Taking its title from her internet moniker that has made her synonymous with contemporary embroidery, Times New Romance is the first time Sheena has opened up her body of work for public viewing.

From her first pieces in 2016 to 2018, the chance to observe the evolution of her intricate yet minimalistic works- often based on photographs of herself will be available exclusively from Item Gallery.

"Liam creates relatable, solitary moments within each hand sewn hoop."- Colossal

"-unlike anything we've seen before." - TeenVogue

If interested in receiving the pre-show catalogue please contact Patrice Forest or Maï Saikusa info@idemparis.


About the Artist

Sheena Liam is a Malaysian born artist and model most notable for winning Asia's Next Top Model. As a child Sheena learnt the basics of embroidery from her mother and found herself revisiting the medium time and time again as means of self expression in between travelling and modelling. Her first pieces received great recognition and she continue to refine her embroidery technique. She is drawn to figurative art and models for many of her own pieces.

"In a strange way modeling parallels my art in the sense I often have to use body language as means of expressing a certain sort of mood. It's no different from my embroideries."

Vernissage de Sheena Liam "Times New Romance"
Location: Galerie Item
Galerie Idem - ancienne Imprimerie Mourlot
51, rue du Montparnasse
75014 Paris
M° Edgar Quinet, Vavin, Montparnasse - Bienvenüe
Phone : +33 (0)1 43 35 35 35
Mail :
Internet Site :
Date: Friday, October 19, 2018
Time: 18:00-21:00 CEST

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