I am participating in the San Francisco Virtual Open Studios this year through ArtSpan! On Wednesday, October 26th from 5pm-7pm PDT, I will be sharing my studio through the online “Boothy” tool where I can chat live over video, share images, techniques and new work with you!
It’s a great way to connect with me if you don’t live in the Bay Area or would like to learn more about my work from the comfort of your home! Registering for this event is free and easy at the link below.
The images above are some works in progress that I will be discussing at my Open Studio event. I have begun to work with transparent fabric and invisible thread, sewing quilt blocks with a modified bojagi (Korean wrapping cloth) seam technique. The surfaces of the fabric become fully reversible, almost like a projector screen.
I have begun to collaborate with my husband Al Wong, an experimental video artist, on projecting moving images onto these sewn screens as shown above. Very excited to share these developments with you!
In addition, I also look forward to sharing my journey of creating “Guardian of the Spirits,” a 22 foot installation at O’Hanlon Center for the Arts this past August. This project was a great learning experience that helped me build upon the ways in which art is a transformational spiritual process. Thanks to Al Wong for taking these photos of me in the studio. Hope you can join my Virtual Open Studio on October 26th!
I am so grateful to Jane Vick of the @pacificsunweekly for her wonderful article on my installation “Guardian of the Spirits” at the @ohanloncenter as part of the “Theory Forward” exhibition up through August 31st.
We also discuss my personal journey as an artist. Jane writes with such compassion and with a true feminist lens. It was such a privilege to have this conversation with her.
I am pleased to announce that my new installation “Guardian of the Spirits” is on exhibit now as a part of the “Theory Forward” exhibition at O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, curated by James Vogel. This work measures 22’L x 12’H x 4’D and is made of silk and polyester organza, thread, cellophane, dichroic film, vinyl table cloth and scanned images of my paintings and drawings.
“Guardian of the Spirits” is about the growth and flowering of the feminist body, inspired by nature, reborn, and reclaimed by the constant repair of the spirit. The sewing process itself is about repurposing and making a whole out of disparate parts.
I am so pleased to share that my series of collaged paintings and drawings titled “Psyche” has been installed at UCSF Women’s Health Center in San Francisco. The exhibition is titled “Serenity” and will be up through September 16, 2022. Below are some installation pictures of the show. All of this work is available for purchase through SFWA Gallery in San Francisco, CA and you can view pricing and inventory here
“Icarus 2,” Gouache and candle smoke on paper, 19″x24″ offered at $1,900 framed
I hope you are all doing well and staying safe! The studio has been busy this Spring and I am so thrilled that SLATE Contemporary Gallery will be featuring 2 smoke paintings from my recent “Icarus” series at Art Market San Francisco!
This is the first time since 2019 that Art Market will take place as an in-person event at beautiful Fort Mason Festival Pavilion in San Francisco from April 21-24th. Focusing on modern contemporary art, there will be over 80 galleries from around the world. I feel so honored that SLATE has included my work in their collection to share with visitors.
“Icarus” refers to the Greek myth of flying too close to the sun and is a metaphor for the pursuit of beauty and freedom despite personal risk. These works are on 19″x24″ paper, painted with gouache and graphite and layered with candle smoke and collaged elements. My intention is to present intimate worlds for the viewer to explore. If you can’t attend Art Market, SLATE is offering all the works in the booth through a pre-sale online purchase at the link below!
“Keeper of the Secrets,” 30″x30″, mixed media on wood panel.
I am thrilled to share that I am participating in the group exhibition “Out of Line” curated by Christina Massey. I will be debuting two new mixed media works on panel from my “Keeper of the Secrets” series.
The show will be up from March 5th, 2022 to March 27, 2022 at Court Tree Collective Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. I hope to see you at the opening at 3pm on Saturday, March 12th from 3pm-5pm.
I am happy to share that I have a 2 page feature in volume 2 of “Artists of the Bay Area,” a book published by Jen Tough Gallery. It is the first time my work has been presented in a hard cover edition, and it was an honor to be included with so many talented artists in my region. Below are some images from the book along with a link to Blurb where you can preview the entire publication.
I am thrilled to participate in “48 Pillars,” a structural constraint show at Arc Gallery in San Francisco opening on Saturday, February 26th, 2022 from 7-9pm. The curator, Michael Yochum invited 24 San Francisco Bay Area artists to each produce a diptych on identically sized panels. There was no limitation based on the subject matter but each artist needed to utilize the 12″W x 48″H panel format.
It was exciting to adapt my imagery to a column-like structure. In working in this format, I began to think of the Greek mythological Sirens, who were a combination of a woman and a bird. In Homer’s Odyssey, they are described as a pair which felt perfect for the two-column format. The Sirens are known for their seductive song and their lure of danger. Below are some detail pictures of the work which I would like to share with you!
This is a wonderful publication that has just been launched by @victoriajfry and Brooklyn-based @visionaryartcollective There are so many amazing artists in this addition and it is a wonderful community to follow. Check it out!