As a second-generation Vietnamese American visual artist and through a vast breath of media–natural, foraged, and/or inherited–Trinh Mai interprets the stories of humanity through her own ears, eyes, and hands. With deep respect, she binds these inherited stories into our witnessing of history’s alliteration, of persecution and injustice, of mass exodus and the tribulations that […]
Ciana Anita Kalokomaika’imaikalanimai Lee is based out of Long Beach California, where she expresses as an educator, visual artist, performer, and events coordinator. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Arts Education from Cal State University Long Beach, and is on her way to completing a Waldorf Teaching Credential. Pursuing an Arts Education degree through CSULB […]
I am the Only woman in the world whose tattoo art is certified as contemporary fine art by the contemporary art museum in Rome. (MACRO) My calling and my intention is to fulfill my soul mission and spread my “justLove” message through my tattoos and art.
Jireh’s poetry is rooted in her desire to bridge the divides that exist between culture, religion, and sexuality. On the precipice of officially leaving her teenage years behind, Jireh is reflecting upon her formative experiences as a queer first-generation Asian American learning to fully embrace her sexuality alongside her family’s religious and cultural upbringing. Poetry […]
My art seeks to facilitate encounters with strange images. To this end, I create pieces that utilize video projection, sculptural relief, and the interplay between these two techniques. Both mediums play with the phantasmagoric; they create illusions that an image or presence is really there when in fact it is not. The images I create […]
I am committed to revealing the aesthetics of zero waste. I create hand-made collectible, decorative, functional and wearable artwork using found materials and objects. Currently I am focused on the creative reuse and assemblage of vintage hardware, silverware, glass, metals, electronics parts and wood. I believe that salvaged materials deserve new beginnings. In addition to […]
dana washington-queen is an artist working in time-based video installation, film, photography and poetry to examine the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality. Thematically, washington-queen explores narratives within black sociological histories, beliefs and rituals, sites of memory and fiction. Their interests include experimental cinema and documentary practices, video editing, film theory, black feminist and queer scholarship. washington-queen received […]
I am a multi-media artist who works in the fields of theatre, music, and visual and performance art. My works include two musicals, one play, and several other pieces in the realm of photography and digital art. I have collaborated with the theatre group Up and Coming Actors, and the homeless non-profit Wrap the Kids. I am currently […]
Scenic painter, muralist assistant and retoucher, and house photographer. My work includes highlighting the juxtaposition of nature’s elements in the urban landscape, particularly outside people’s homes. I like to capture colorful corners of neighborhoods and other public spaces that tend to be overlooked on paths and the streets.
I am a creative Swiss army knife. I am an art director, illustrator, curator and comic book maker based in LA, CA. I am also taking a stab at photography. I graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA earning a BFA. I work mainly with comic book illustrations, zines & write short […]
My interest in art is based on twin desires to understand and be understood. charting my surroundings, collecting objects, seeking out patterns, and repeating words to myself that felt sticky, were all ways that I tried to process the world I was climbing through. Expressive gestures, diagrams, carefully rehearsed malaphors, and descriptive drawings were methods […]
Erwin Papa is an illustrator, sculptor, and toy designer living in Lakewood, California. His work includes comic books, T-shirts, enamel pins, and illustrations for print and commercial work, as well as toys for independent companies. His sculpture pieces remain in the permanent collections of MF Gallery in Brooklyn in New York and Copro Nason Gallery […]