Dec. 2, 2019 - Feb. 21, 2020
Reception Jan. 23, 2020, 4-6pm
I decided to pursue painting in order to explore and overcome my illness through process-driven work.”
I am a Chinese-American artist, born in San Francisco, CA and raised outside of Portland, OR. Currently I am living and working in Tacoma, Washington and consider the Pacific Northwest home. My work is heavily influenced by my battle with chronic illness. In 2010, after undergoing brain surgery to help mitigate the symptoms of a condition called an Arnold Chiari Malformation, I decided to pursue painting in order to explore and overcome my illness through process driven work. Specifically, I use a process of pouring and manipulating pools of acrylic paint. Many times I create finished pieces that resemble colorful monotypes. Illness has often left me with a loss for words and it is my hope these paintings will speak for those words I struggle to find.