Artist Statement

May 2015


I am interested in examining the physical and emotional conditions of certain objects. Combining sculpture, drawing, and conceptual practices, my work explores issues of race and ethnicity. I seek to investigate what Chinese-American identity can be, through my personal interactions, travels, and memory. Much of my research is sourced from my immigrant parents’ restaurant, the first of its kind in my hometown. The materials and imagery exist alongside works on paper, everyday materials, and videos I make in response to forgotten holidays, daily life, and rituals. I am interested in unintentional tension, inherent contradictions, and one’s negotiation of everyday life. How information is diluted, interpreted, and reinterpreted is a central theme.