The Spirit Within

Sayon Syprasoeuth

Artist Sayon leads the Living Arts Long Beach program, which introduces high school students and young adults, from various schools throughout LB, exposure to the arts. He’s an interdisciplinary artist, focusing on his personal story as a refugee from Cambodia. He grew up in Thai refugee camps and emigrated to the United States at the age of 10. His work addresses past and present issues, triggered by memories of war and trauma, beliefs, spiritual dimensions and life in contemporary time in the United States.His work has been shows in Cambodia, China, Berlin and throughout the United States. He received his BFA degree from Long Beach State in 2003 and Master of Fine Arts from Claremont Graduate University (CGU) in 2007.


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Arts Council for Long Beach

Business Improvement District

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Location Name United Cambodian Community Center

Location DescriptionWest facing wall

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