Artist Statement

I am a multilingual Asian American artist, activist, and educator. With such a multi-faceted identity, I hold a dialogue through my work with the only factor that remains consistent: my body.

My paintings are studies on the human body, informed by sociopolitical narratives. I depict myself in the most open and vulnerable poses to outline the journey from shame to self-acceptance. My work also speaks to trauma, especially of childhood sexual abuse. The emphasis of vibrant skin tones reveal strength and resilience through identity. My work pushes the viewer to decolonize preconceived ideals of the female body, especially one of a female of color.