April 8th, 2013
covers, chang and eng, and unfinished etching in the Sublevel group show at Sugar Cafe in San Francisco. up from April 4th until May. curated and also featuring art by Joel Millikan.
i hung up some artwork at Sack’s Coffee House in Berkeley. i painted some new portraits including gloria in a white dress, man in a barong, and auntie linda. also pictured are I/III, white on white, young girl and almost woman, the band, and woman with a sash.
what i love most about auntie linda is the effect of lighting on the surface of the glass. below is a picture of auntie linda lit by the glare of the sun…
March 19th, 2013
etching based on Cat Power’s Covers album
February 26th, 2013
i was invited to install some of my work at the Berkeley Floor Cafe in August, just before it opened.
i recently updated the walls with some of my new work. pictured above are black dress, Chang and Eng”, II/III, white dress, Jane Sung Kim, and embrace.
January 9th, 2013
my friend Kelly and i were commissioned by Hipline Dance Studio to paint a jungle themed mural for the children’s playroom.
we wanted to use bright colors to capture the fun and lively atmosphere of the studio.
…purple okapi, green jaguar, blue tiger, and pink elephant.
…purple hippo and sassy crocodile.
last but not least, a colorful toucan.
the Hipline Dance Jungle Playroom would not be complete without a disco ball. we got some help from Jack Cram who assembled and installed it…the cherry on top.
December 5th, 2012
i was invited early this November to submit portraits for an upcoming show: 100 Faces. various artists in the bay will have portraits on display at The Roll Up Gallery at The Public Works San Francisco. the show recognizes World AIDS Day and a portion of the proceeds will benefit FACE AIDS.
they are one of the nation’s most successful youth-led non-profits. they seek to mobilize young leaders who can in turn help create a future without HIV/AIDS.
WHAT: 100 Faces: A Benefit for FACE AIDS
WHERE: Roll-Up Gallery at The Public Works SF 161 Erie Street San Francisco, CA 94103
WHEN: this event is ONE NIGHT ONLY Friday December 7th, 6-10pm
November 18th, 2012
i was invited to create and show a ring for the California College of the Arts 360° Ring Show. it was an interesting challenge and it has inspired a few ideas i will one day bring to life. i originally wanted to make a delicate paper ring, but then i decided to make my ring out of hair.
i made TWO rings.
they were on display at the California College of the Arts College Avenue Galleries.
September 4th, 2012
woodburned panel with gouache.
July 20th, 2012
unfinished etching on left and a proof of the drifting seahorse above.
woman with a sash top right.
curated by Cianna Valley. several of her works and a variety of printmakers were also featured in the show: Marcel Patzwald, Hunter Buck, Grace Lannon, Emma Harmon, and Valentine Mirow.
June 28th, 2012
i didn’t want to send it in so i didn’t.
May 14th, 2012
i was invited to show some work at 5 Claude Lane during the month of February. the show, Days to Come, was curated by Crystal Yelena and featured a variety of local up and coming artists. i had three collages in the show…pictured are Chang and Eng and Portrait of a Lost Man.
this is the third time i have shown Portrait of a Lost Man. it is still a favorite and has so much meaning to me. i was honored to be next to my good friend and amazing artist Mia Christopher.
Crystal asked me to show my paper nest collage. i like to think of it as: white on white. it was a great event to debut this piece.
thank you to all of the friends who made it to opening night (and to those who tried very hard to make it) it was nice to see so much support for all of the artists involved. you can view more photographs of the art in Days to Come as well as opening night at 5 Claude Lane’s album here: 5 Claude Lane: Days To Come
April 18th, 2012
waiting for my hands to heal so i can finish these…
March 24th, 2012
i made a triptych of collages specifically for the installation for San Francisco’s RAW artists event. the theme was “Stimulus”. i allowed the materials, peacock feathers, tissue paper, and human hair, inspire the concept. in the end i realized they were not three separate collages but three parts to whole piece. it is a triptych dedicated to girlhood.
installing was difficult. the event was in a spacious nightclub, 1015 Folsom, and we were informed that our work would be installed on chicken wire fence walls throughout the space. the three framed collages are intended to be hung on walls with open backs but i was worried the chicken wire would be distracting, so i lined the back of each collage with paper.
the flash of this picture also blows out the shadows in this installation…i will post more accurate photos soon…
my table with my new batch of business cards and Bird Millman from my Ten in One: Stars of the Circus and Sideshow series. they used the image of this portrait to promote me, so i thought i would bring her along.
January 26th, 2012
i started a couple of new tumblrs.
one will be a collection of photos i have taken.
the other is called “red yellow blue” where i collect original photographs that have captured interesting combinations of the primary colors. my favorite part is finding a click-through link to go with the picture…i hope you like it too!
January 9th, 2012
only one person in the world owns the finished print.
November 30th, 2011
these are some of the new editions to the home studio: a manual Singer sewing machine oh my god it’s so beautiful…
my boyfriend got a hold of this old desk that couldn’t fit in his house, so i’m “taking care” of it until space opens up. it’s so big i can’t wait to do huge drawings on it. i call it The Transformer desk. the middle section can flip and a hidden platform comes up from inside the desk where a typewriter can be attached and stored. too bad i don’t have a typewriter…it would be PERFECT GAHHHH!!!
November 30th, 2011
a much cleaner photograph of this collage. i’m not sure if it’s done yet… it just keeps getting bigger and bigger.