I am a visual artist and social practitioner specializing in hyperlocal participatory research projects which amplify grassroots perspectives on belonging, resilience, and mental well being. I use community engagement and inclusive design to gather diverse perspectives, which I interpret into hand-crafted objects, such as flags, banners, comics, zines, letterpress prints, graphite diagrams, portraits, and soft sculptures. My practice is guided by principles of accessibility, decentralization, optimism, and abundance.
2023–2024: Neighborhood Visiting Artist, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
Through 1/14/2024: Ordinary People @ Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA.
11/18/2023: I moderated a reading and discussion with Jenny Odell, presented by Kearny Street Workshop and the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco.
Fall 2023 speaking engagements: Composium, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY; Social Practice City University of New York (CUNY), NYC; San Francisco State University; University of San Francisco; The Oxbow School, Napa, CA; ULF Bazar 2023, Malmö Academy of Music, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
Contributor: Diana Mammana & Margareta von Oswald, editors, The Resonant Museum: Berlin Conversations on Mental Health, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther / Franz König. 9/30/2023: Book Launch @ Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin.
Mention. Anh-Min Le, “Renowned and Rising Artists of the Asian Diaspora Are in the Spotlight,” Nob Hill Gazette, October 2.
Contributing artist, Color Factory, Houston, NYC, and Chicago.