_about the artist

My artwork centers around understanding and challenging confining conventions relating to Asian/ American females through the oil painting medium. My paintings depict meditative Asian female figures with elements pointing to certain historical and social ideologies. With dualities in mind, I convey a separation of societies, Eastern and Western, and combine these social constructions together. This conjoining provides a backbone to push a provocative, emotionally saturated, and perverse agenda concentrating on Asian female mental and emotional conflicts. The ambiguity of love and lust is deeply ingrained in how I portray the Asian female figure in relation to contemporary, social issues. The world I create in my paintings is a carefully constructed, eternally preserved moment of a figure engrossed in profound emotional contemplation or turmoil.