Photo credit: Dough Richardson

Photo credit: Dough Richardson

Multiple voices and viewpoints are the cornerstones of my work, a reflection of my personal history of migration and background in technology, science and art. It is a balancing act of the analytical vs. meditative modes of creating, of re-imagining traditional motifs in a contemporary context, and of understanding our stories as a relationship between narration vs. interpretation.

In a culture of bigger-is-better and faster-is-better, I create small & intimate work, slowly. Influenced by Chinese gongbi style paintings, illuminated manuscripts, and Islamic miniatures, my work combines abstract & representational forms in lush and jewel-like colors, and I invite viewers to interpret, to draw conclusions about this world that we live in.

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Galleries & Dealers

Waterstone Gallery, Portland, OR

23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR

Vamp & Tramp Booksellers, Birmingham, AL

See Also

2018 - Video by Center for Book Arts on Our Anthropocene: Eco Crises

2016 - Oregon ArtsWatch article about Imbue/Imbuere exhibit

2015 - Focus on Book Arts Keynote Address

2014 - New York Times article about an exhibition of seed-package designs

2013 - 100 Northwest Artists, by Ashley Rooney & Karla Matzke

2013 - 500 Handmade Books, Volumn II, from Lark Books

2012 - 1,000 Artists' Books: Exploring the Book as Art, by Sandra Salamony, Peter and Donna Thomas

2012 - Video by RACC on The Laundry Maze

2011 - Making Handmade Books: 100+ Bindings, Structures & Forms, by Alisa Golden


2010 - The Making of Dream On (video)

2010 - Lark Studio Series: Handmade Boooks, from Lark Books

2008 - 500 Handmade Books, from Lark Books

2008 - The Oregonian Visual Arts feature

2008 - Portland Open Studios artist highlight

2008 - The Asian Reporter Arts Culture & Entertainment feature

2007 - The New York Times Consumed column about Print Gocco

2007 - The Asian Reporter Arts Culture & Entertainment feature

2007 - The Tribune arts feature

2004 - The Asian Reporter Arts Culture & Entertainment feature

Selected Public Collections

Boise State University
Brooklyn Museum
Brown University
Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild
Carleton College
Denison University
Denver University
John Wilson Special Collections
Kansas State University
La Sierra University
Mills College
Newark Public Library
Oberlin College
Otis College of Art and Design
Portland Portable Works Collection
Pratt Institute
Reed College

Rhode Island School of Design
Savannah College of Art and Design
Texas Tech University
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
UC Irvine
UC Santa Barbara
University of Nevada
University of New Mexico
Univeristy of MIchigan
University of Utah
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Warren Memorial Library
Washington Medical Association
Yale University