East West Connect

If I Could Hide In Your Dreams. 18" x 24".  Acrylic & Colored Pencils on Panel. ©2011.
If I Could Hide In Your Dreams. 18"x24". Acrylic & Colored Pencil on Wood. ©2011.

above is my piece for the Arrested Motion-curated group show, East West Connect,
which opens this Friday, November 25th at Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong.
there are 13 artists working in the US showing in this group show.

check out the great line up on their flyer here :


Opens Nov 25, 6-10pm
31 Eastern Street
Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

here are some detailed views of the piece (since it's kind of large-ish) :

If I Could Hide In Your Dreams. Detail 1. © 2011.

If I Could Hide In Your Dreams. Detail 2. © 2011.

If I Could Hide In Your Dreams. Detail 3. © 2011.

i'm so excited - this is my first piece to be shown in asia, and in Hong Kong, no less!!
HK being one of my old home towns and one of my favorite places in the world.
and i'm also really glad to see Arrested Motion grow and grow into one of the best art
blogs out there. thanks again, Tanley & Hung-hei!

please please go check it out this friday if you're in Hong Kong!
i wish i could be there just to see Akino Kondoh's work in person.
(and if you're not in HK, please stop by my web shop for the small originals sale!)

more info here at Above Second.
coverage here & here.

some progress shots :

Another beginning.
Working upside down... Trying to fight the tedium.
Finally done & framed! (for @arrestedmotion's Hong Kong show)

In the Wake of Dreams

sorry i've been m.i.a for a while for many reasons but mostly because my computer
broke and had to switch to a new one, without smooth transitioning... T__T

all that aside, i'll be in a 4-girl show this Saturday in Los Angeles (Culver City), this weekend,
which i'm super excited about!


In the Wake of Dreams

at Thinkspace Gallery (now in Culver City - they moved from Silver Lake)

Opening Reception : Saturday, October 8th, 5-9PM
6009 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232 (gmap)

+ the digital preview for the show will be ready this Thursday afternoon.
please send a mail to if you would like to receive the preview.

+ there will also be a limited edition print set release with a print from each of us at the opening.
please contact the gallery for info as well.


the four of us met back in 2007 in Portland, OR, where we all had flown in
to be in a group show, Four Dreams, curated by the lovely Monica Choy (now Salazar),
at Compound Gallery, and this will be kind of our reunion show!


here are some sneak peeks for the show on the gallery flickr page.
and my peeks here below :

This Saturday! Come to Thinkspace!This piece will be made into limited edition prints at the opening.
Another slow day. 
Almost done...

Mo' patternsPatterns.

you can see more images of my works in progress here
but i'm afraid some of them are not included in this show.

recent group shows

For A While. 4.25" x 6.25". Ink, Graphite, Watercolor & Colored Pencil on Tea-stained Paper. © 2011
For a While. 4.25" x 6.25". Ink, Graphite, Watercolor & Colored Pencil on Tea-stained Paper. © 2011.

i've got a couple drawings out there in a couple of shows that i'm a little late on posting about,
due to not having a computer ready at hand at the time... (sorry about that!)

above piece is from my show in London back in march and i sent it in to Get the Lead Out III
at Echo Echo Gallery in Seattle, curated by Ally.

the show opened on September 9th, but i believe there are pieces still available and you could buy
or view them on the website here.


(photo by ana bagayan)

also i've donated a drawing above (which i, unfortunately, forgot to scan before sending out), to Ana Bagayan's Lunch Bunch fundraiser - Ana, with her friend Meredith, runs Lunch Bunch operation, in which they make lunches for the homeless in LA every week - EVERY WEEK!

they held a cash-and-carry art show on September 3rd, but my piece didn't get there in tim.
but they'll be holding online auctions, and i'll be posting the link soon as well.
please stay tuned and help a good cause get better!

Made in Polaroid 50|50|50

sorry for a belated post (since the show is well over now), but i've been without my computer
for the month so far, and just got back on a new one last night - which happened to be the night
of the Made in Polaroid show's party & auction (and the last night of the show) at Phillips de Pury
gallery here in NYC.

50+ artists were invited to participate in the show - Polaroid generously sent all of us their new
G10 printer & 100 ZINK paper (no ink!) to make artwork out of.
most of the proceeds go to Free Arts NYC, a great art charity for NYC children (where i almost
volunteered, until i found a more local after school program where i used to help out).

Lucid Dreaming I & II. polaroid zink paper, mounted on masonite. © 2011.

above is my piece for the show - a diptych of 3-dimensional diamond shaped multiples,
composed of my instagram photos (and some old pre-instagram ones).
i did think about mosaicking my painting or drawings instead of photos of my daily life,
but i opted for the instagram photos instead - i thought it fit the idea of polaroid a little better.

i love paper art and it was fun making some origamic sculpture with each corner meaning something
to me - with pieces of my memories and life coming together.

there were some familiar names in the show.
my favorite piece below is by one of my favorite artists, Kent Williams, with photos of his son, Ian :

Kent Williams. Ian @ 15 Sleeping. ©2011.

i love that it wasn't a painting yet i could tell right away it was KW.
and you can feel the warm, loving eye through which a parent sees his child.

there were some people i never thought i'd be rostered with in a show together.
like the actor viggo mortensen, james franco, and of course, lady gaga the creative director
of Polaroid Grey Label.

below is the artists page on polaroid, where i'm on the same pages as tyra banks and mr. mortensen.

as for the opening (or closing, more like) reception, i was alerted ahead of time
that there will be a "red carpet" event for an hour or so,
so i arrived a little late intentionally so i wouldn't have to feel mortified.

but then when i got there, i had to go through the "red carpet" area
(though it was more black than red) and the photo wall anyway....
with photographers shouting here! here!
oh my. >_<

and look what i (we all) saw! so sheer! with a zipper in his 'crack'!

i'm glad i still went though (on a bike no less - it was hard trying not to get sweaty),
i had more fun than i expected to.

many many thanks to those who bid on my piece (and other pieces too)
and helped raise money for some good cause!

see all artworks here on the online catalog.

Fragmented : London Solo Show closing!


it's been a while since my last update, and now i'm back in NYC
from our trip to London for my recent show, Fragmented.
above are a couple shots matthew took before and during the opening
of a mini mural title wall i painted the day before.

the show runs till Monday the 21st of March, and they're closed on
weekends, so that makes this coming Monday the LAST day to view the show!

info is here below :

London Miles Gallery
(inside Westbourne Studios)
242 Acklam Road
London W10 5JJ

+ Please contact the gallery for inquiry.


i am slow to recover from trips, so i'm still sorting through
things in my mind, but i'll post images and pieces from the show
properly in the next day or two, as well as some other photos
from the trip.

until then, here are some links :

+ click here to view all artworks (mine & scott's)

some reviews / write-ups :

+ interview with hi-fructose
+ preview on Arrested Motion
+ review on the Londonist (london's Gothamist)
+ review on creepmachine
+ review on neverenoughnotes (by the lovely emma, whom i had the pleasure of meeting!)

and some photos from the opening by others :

+ a set via mr.push on flickr (who came all the way down from glasgow! thank you)
+ some from the gallery


+ EDIT : finished pieces and recap of opening are here now.