I am a midwest-based Japanese//Taiwanese-American illustrator and designer specializing in portraiture, watercolor, food illustration, and culture-centered storytelling. By visualizing narratives and illuminating concepts, I make art that fuels action. My work has been published in the LA Times, Eater Chicago, WBEZ Curious City Chicago, and Twin Cities Daily Planet.
I currently reside on land belonging to people of the Council of the Three Fires: the Odawa (Odawak), Ojibwe (Anishinaabeg), and Potawatomi (Bodéwadmik) nations, as well as many other indigenous nations, now known as Chicago.
I support black liberation, indigenous sovereignty, radical solidarity, wealth redistribution, and justice (rather than diversity). I enjoy working with clients and partners who share my values.
I am the recipient of the
- Minnesota State Arts Board 2019 Cultural Community Partnership Grant
- Minnesota Regional Arts Council 2019 Community Arts Grant
- 2018 Jerome Emerging Artist Tofte Lake Residency
- CURA Artist Neighborhood Partnership Grant 2017-2018
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