INFO + ARtist Statement //
based in dallas and available for travel
BFA with a focus in photography, painting, and drawing from southern methodist university
As an Asian-American woman raised in a Fundamentalist Christian environment in the South, much of my work is influenced by notions of conflict within identity, class, culture, and religion. I am interested in the exertion of power by and through objects and text over the individual by their lingual, cultural community. I think of my work as a representation of the inner dialectic of experiences through which one constructs subjectivity. For the person, objects are imbued with sentimental gravitas or evoke strong emotional attachment. As objects tend to grow useless with time, they frequently become intertwined with feelings of sentimentality and spirituality.
The use of multiple mediums within my practice has been unintentional. In university, I learned to embrace more avenues of the unexpected when it came to approaching a piece. I found that the confluence of conflict, resolution, and compromise embedded within this kind of creative process further emphasized the permeability of the my subjectivity similar to experiences in my formative community.
group show, AAPI Heritage Month Exhibition, Business Council for the Arts, Plano, TX
group show, beside color, Doolin Gallery, Dallas, TX
group show, Humanity, Dallas Farmers Market, Dallas, TX
group show, BFA Qualifying Exhibition, Pollock Gallery, Dallas, TX
group show, Frame of Reference, Doolin Gallery, Dallas, TX
group show, 2017 College Expo, 500x Gallery, Dallas, TX
group show, Student Art Exhibition, Fort Burgwin, Taos, NM
Learn 2 Live Green Exhibit, Angelika Film Center, Plano, TX