About the Artist
After being diagnosed with severe depression when I was 21, I’ve found that acknowledging and appreciating the little things I come across helps me move my life along, one day at a time. I was nervous to add my mental diagnosis to my online artist bios, because I don’t want the word “depression” to define me. Eventually I accepted depression as a part of who I am. Doing so has allowed me to take myself, and my artwork more seriously.
I grew up in Richmond and Oakland, California (part of the San Francisco Bay Area - for those who aren't familiar with the area). Like most refugee families that fled the Vietnam War by boat, we were poor, but we were together. My parents worked hard so we had a roof over our head, food on the table, and opportunity that they didn’t have when they were kids. Both cities have had a profound influence on my life. Richmond was where I spent most of my time but Oakland was my comfort zone. Oakland was where I spent time on the weekends, either out grocery shopping in Chinatown with Grandma, visiting the family restaurant, or attending Chinese school. My parents later opened a business in East Oakland, so I spent a lot of time there as well. I started at community college and then transferred to San Jose State University in San Jose, California,. There I studied under international textile artist, Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, who still remains a mentor and friend to this day.
Paris became my home and inspiration as of March 2017. After having spent nearly a decade in the tech and video game industry, I sold most of what I had and made the move to France to focus on my work and to be with my husband. It’s here where I’m realizing that I'm making progress and that if I try, then things will happen.
I’m hoping my followers will join me on this new adventure and be inspired to do things they’ve always wanted to do. Most importantly, there will be inspiration and kindness to those who seek it.
Languages spoken include English, Teochew, Cantonese, French, some German, some Japanese.
2017 Mushroom sculptures (fiber)
2016 Little House Series (photography, illustration, and sculpture)
2019 WIP, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, New York (US)
2018 “Whys of the Wheres : A Map Brothers Movie”, Storyboard/Production Artist, Los Angeles, CA (US)
2018 “A Little World of Unfiltered Curiosities Because Pourquoi Pas”, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, New York (US)
2017 Draw for Animals, Chester Zoo Fundraiser (UK)
2016 Group Exhibit, Fiber and Cloth Art Show, The Haight Gallery, San Francisco, California
2016 Group Exhibit, Fresh, San Francisco, California
2016 Solo Exhibit, Forest of Stories, San Francisco, California
2008 Solo Exhibit, Between Two Worlds, San Jose State University, San Jose, California
2008 Group Exhibit, Dimensional Textiles Exhibit, San Jose State University, San Jose, California
2017 BAAU Down Comic Anthology Volume 16
2011 BAAU Down Comic Anthology Volume 10
2010 SonicWALL Visualization Dashboard Feature Module
2008 SonicWALL Secure Wireless Network Integrated Solutions Guide
2006 BAAU Down Comic Anthology Volume 5