Founder/Design Director for a number of her own lines, including Daydream, Fathom Design, Red Ginger, and her signature Ginger Che line. Ginger Che, born in Taiwan and raised in Germany, has made La Jolla California her design base since 1992. Che is an environmentally conscious fashion designer who creates inspired neo-bohemian collections with true respect for our planet.“We don’t need to hurt Mother Earth to be fashionable,” shares a material-savvy Che, “so I re-use existing vintage fabrics and leathers which reflect a fusion of my eastern and western artistic influences.” The resulting collections are couture apparel, jewelry, and accessories with Che’s own sophisticated bohemian twist, which are worn by celebrities including Madonna, Lenny Kravitz, Jennifer Lopez, Guy Ritchie, Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Alba, and KRS-One, to name a few.Ginger Che was born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1970. She moved to Germany with her mother and brother when she was eight-years old. Che lived in Bremen, Germany for 13 years and has been a resident of San Diego since 1992. Che currently resides in San Francisco, California.
Che's fine art work is autobiographical. She uses memory, meditation, intuition, and dream as sources for her work. Che's work communicates multiculturalism, spirituality, female sexuality, and relationships. The pursuit in bridging the cultural divide between East and West within herself is obvious in all her work. Che achieves beauty that consists of overlays and diffuses the self into the undifferentiated whole, into the million changes of things within her art. The multiculturalism is the blending with her communities, including all cultures and people she meets. These are represented by images, timeless symbols, and objects; which are also part of the media. Materials, such as, rice, glass, beads, glitter, sand, flowers, kelp, paper, and denim often appear in her work as symbols for nurture, pain, beauty, mother earth, diligent learning, and personal style. The abstraction comes from the imagination and expresses the self through dripping, smudging and blending of paint. Due to the reflective media the work shimmers and changes while viewed from different angles. Light changes Che's work representing the fact that nothing stands still...not even in a painting. Life is juxtaposed with death through bright and dark hues as her symbol for spirituality. The female power to give life is articulated through the shape of the vagina -sometimes obvious, other times it is hidden in the flow of the paint. Two opposite colors are often juxtaposed to represent two beings interacting without 'becoming one'.
Che believes that all disciplines and mediums are connected. Therfore, she works with a variety of media including painting, collage, sculpture, poetry, installation, assemblage, performance, and fashion design.
Artists whose work have inspired Che are Vincent van Gogh, Robert Rauschenberg, Jackson Pollock, Georgia O'Keeffe, Andy Warhol, and Gustav Klimt amongst many others.
Che studied under Barbara Krueger, Faith Ringgold, Eleanor Antin, David Antin, Italo Scanga, Li Huai, Kim Mac Connel, Ernest Silva, and Raul Guerrero. Che earned her BA in Visual Art (Studio) with Honors from University California San Diego.