Horatio Hung-Yan Law

Portland, Oregon-based artist Horatio Hung-Yan Law is known for his thoughtful community artworks. He often holds conversations, open houses, and other events in the communities where he is creating public art. The goal of his outreach is to get to know and understand the community and their needs, and to create art that responds to this. Much of his art stems from his Asian American identity and his experience as an immigrant.

Law was born and raised in Hong Kong and came to the U.S. at age 16. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1977 from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. In the 1980s, he earned a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and also studied at Il Bisonte International School of Graphic Arts in Florence, Italy. In 1993, he earned a Master of Fine Art degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.