My work investigates the sense of longing and assimilation that comes from travel and relocation. Memories are fleeting with the ongoing integration to my immediate environment, driving me to seek what was once familiar.
Contrasting Eastern and Western sensibility, my work reflects the layered and overlapping cultural elements while synthesizing the past with present. The reinterpretation of Floral Chinese brocade patterns alongside recent imagery of vast open landscapes from my travels, informs my sense of connection to my cultural history, definition of home and shifting mindscape.
The process of my work combines several printmaking techniques, including collagraphs, monotypes, and paper-lithography. My work is hand printed, with multiple runs through an etching press, resulting in rich layers of color, pattern and imagery. Each monoprint is a unique one of a kind work on paper, where no editions are made.
I am a studio artist and educator based out of Kansas City, graduating from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and the La Salle College of the Arts in Singapore where I grew up. I have taught at the Kansas City Art Institute, in Art Centers and print studios around the country. I have exhibited at the Wing Luke Asian Museum, Bellevue Art Museum and galleries throughout the US. My work is in private and public collections, which include the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Truman Medical Center in KC, the University Hospital of Cleveland, and the Dell Children’s Hospital in Austin, TX. When I am not making art, I spend my time in the kitchen creating culinary bedlam.