Photo credit: Vincent Tullo for The New York Times (2022)

Ep.159 features Oscar yi Hou, an artist and writer based in Brooklyn, NY. He was born and raised in Liverpool, England. He received his BA from Columbia University, New York. He has also studied at The Sorbonne Art School (École des arts de la Sorbonne). Alongside his solo exhibition East of sun, west of moon at the Brooklyn Museum, yi Hou was recipient of the third annual UOVO Prize in 2022. Previously, he has exhibited at James Fuentes, New York; New-York Historical Society; Asia Society, New York; Royal Academy, UK; T293 Gallery, Rome; Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles; and Sprüth Magers Online. His work is included in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum; Columbus Museum of Art; Grinnell College Museum of Art; ICA Miami; M+ Museum; and the New-York Historical Society.


James Fuentes Gallery

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Rail


Brooklyn College


Cultured Mag


Document Journal

NYU News

Bronx Journal

Art for Change




NY Historical Society–son-wukong



Rat Rock Magazine

All artworks courtesy the artist and James Fuentes LLC, New York

Coolieisms, aka: Leather Daddy’s Highbinder Odalisque, 2022
Oil, acrylic, gouache on canvas

All American Boyfriend, aka: Gwei Lou, Leng Zai (2022)
Oil, acrylic, gouache, and ink on canvas. 52 x 43 inches

Old Gloried Hole, aka: Ends of Empire, 2022
Signed and dated verso
Oils and gouache on canvas
83 x 44 inches

Sayonara, Suzie Wongs, aka: Out the Opium Den, 2022
Oil, gouache, inkjet transfer on canvas