Artist Statement 

My work is inspired by my conservative upbringing and experience as a queer, first-generation Asian American. More specifically, I explore themes of sexuality, trauma, and religion, primarily via sculpture and installation.

By creating intimate environments that exploit light and color, I confront viewers with playful, stark scenes that challenge ignorance and willful blindness. For instance, I examine how biblical text may twist or give license to particular beliefs, or how we negotiate relationships that flirt along borders of care and abuse.

At the crux of it, my work deals with “being known."