Statement


I engage with art as both a creator and a curator. For me, fundamentally, each artistic creation and curatorial project is a vehicle to connect people: it fosters an understanding about what it means to live through our time; it serves to transcend individual differences and cultivate a sense of empathy. Art to me is a public forum, where people join together to express concerns, exchange ideas, and find solace in making connections with other people.

Drawing inspiration from personal experience, current news and sociology research, my multimedia work collectively develops narrative about how people feel, think and live in our time. I work in a symbiosis of different media and techniques - paintings, videos, internet art, interactive objects, whatever it takes to achieve my creative vision. By using a combination of traditional visual art methods and digital technologies, my work bridges analog and digital realms to engage a contemporary audience. At once conceptual and emotional, poignant and poetic, controlled and spontaneous, realistic and surreal, my work creates tension among familiarity and estrangement which aims to create awareness and provoke dialogue.





Curatorial Projects





On COVID-19: IMMEMORY

IMMEMORY is a long-term digital archival project I initiated in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020. The project is dedicated to curating creative and thoughtful responses to the changing pandemic crisis from across the world. OPEN CALL for submissions to its online group exhibition is ongoing.
Digital curation, Online exhibition






Nostalgia

Online exhibition peppered with nostalgic imagery.
Digital curation, Online exhibition, Creative coding, Mixed-media, Photography




Mixed Media & Video Works





In The Spirit Of The 21st Century

Series of figurative interpretation of contemporary sociopolitical and cultural issues, drawing inspiration from current news and sociology research.Mixed media on paper/canvas, Digital paint, Animation, Illustration






Soliloquy

A multimedia project exploring mental health.
Video, Installation, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Photography






Experimental Cinema

Experimental video works that venture into the deep psychological space of the modern man.

In the series:
1. Still I Rise (Duration: 5’5”)
2. One Day (Duration: 4’19”)
3. All Roses Wither
(Duration: 5’29”)

Screenings:
2. Stanford Art Department Show (2018)
2. Undercurrent NYC
COVIDEO-19 NOTES/ A Living, Virtual Video Project (2020)
Video, Performing


Critical Designs





Google Searches

Your internet search history is a recycling bin for traces of intellectual and emotional output from your brain. Turn this E-waste into something meaningful to you.
Net art, Creative coding, Open source instructions





Art.empath.io

An intervention in art museums to foster empathy.Arduino, Creative coding, Thermal printer, Custom-made objects, Installation






FeedScanner

Scroll less & read more on Facebook with this Chrome extension.
Net art, Chrome extension, Creative coding, Installation






Augmented Ping-Pong

Players must decide from three alternative realities.Arduino, Sensors, Creative coding, Projection mapping, Ping-pong table, Installation






Life On Respirator

An interactive installation to protest against air pollution.
Arduino, Sensors, Creative coding, Facial mask, Installation




Exhibitions




LIC-A@Atlantic Spring 2021
ATLANTIC GALLERY, New York, NY
April 20, 2021 (ongoing)




World of Co Artist Residency Virtual Exhibition Vol.9
World of Co Artist Residency, Sofia, Bulgaria / online
Februrary 28, 2021 (ongoing)




Imprints: Past & Present
Vacant Museum, online
December 18, 2020 - ongoing




IMMEMORY: On COVID-19
Ongoing OPEN CALL for submissions
November 2020 - ongoing




COVIDEO-19 NOTES/ A Living, Virtual Video Project
Undercurrent, Brooklyn, NY
April 22 - June 30, 2020





LIC-A@Atlantic 2020
ATLANTIC GALLERY, New York, NY
November 12 - November 28, 2020







Stories from the Room
curator: Jasphy Zheng
2020 - 2021
* Center for Contemporary Art Kitakyushu, Japan,  May 18 - September 25, 2020
* Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China,  November 7, 2020 - January 3, 2021
* TarraWarra Museum of Art, Australia, August 30, 2020 - July 11, 2021
* Ethiopia, October 2020 - ongoing
* Kazakhstan, End of 2020 - ongoing
* Serbia, End of 2020 - ongoing






Drawings In A Time Of Social Distancing
LiC-A at the Plaxall Gallery, Long Island City, NY
June 12 - August 12, 2020
Press Release




Art.empath.io pop-up show
* San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
* Anderson Collection at Stanford University, Stanford, CA
May 2018






Stanford Arts Departmental Show - FeedScanner
Stanford Art Gallery, Stanford, CA
May 2018




Stanford Feminist Narratives (Winter 2018 Issue)


Infected Instructions
online
curator: Yunjin La-mei Woo
May 2020 - ongoing




Stanford Arts Departmental Show - Experimental Cinema: One Day; Bad Blood
Stanford Art Gallery, Stanford, CA
December 2018





Stanford Arts Open Studios
- Augmented Ping Pong
Stanford Art Gallery, Stanford, CA
December 2017






San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
2016 - 2019




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