I'm an artist and illustrator based in Chicago but maintain a wider practice mostly on the internet. I love to tell stories, draw them and sometimes I make them move. I create things that combine my love of old and new media. My personal work focuses on identity and how that shapes our world and our relationships to each other.

I also have late night sketch parties with my cat BaoBao.


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Clients - bswift / Aetna, Broadly / Vice, Ricepaper Magazine, Chicago Public Library Foundation, McTucky Fried High, Full Spectrum Features, AND Agency, Vancouver Asian Film Festival, Burrell Communications, McDonald's, Nationwide

Awards/Features - American Illustration 35, 36, ABC7 Chicago News

Screenings - Millennium Park Summer Film Series, Motion Commotion-ICON9, Seattle Short Run, Chicagoland Shorts / Full Spectrum Features, Montreal World Film Festival, Vancouver Asian Film Festival, Anifest - Prague, Czech Republic

Upcoming Events - FAAIM @Gene Siskel Film Center, April 6-19, 2018

ICON, Detroit - July


CV/Resume

Exhibitions:

2017//

Post-It Show 13, Giant Robot GR2, Los Angeles, CA

Noyes Cultural Center, Evanston, IL

2016//

Post-It Show 12, Giant Robot GR2, Los Angeles, CA

"Vision, Volume, Voice", Vancouver Alternative Arts & Fashion Week, Vancouver, BC, Canada

"Printerly", Short Run Comix & Arts Festival, Seattle, WA

"Journeyscapes", FAAIM @Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL

2015//

Brooklyn Biennial Submissional Show, The Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn, NY

"The Coaster Show", La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

"Terrestria, Celestia, Aquatica", Vancouver Alternative Arts & Fashion Week, Vancouver, BC, Canada

"Chicagoland Shorts: Expanded Cinema", Locallective, Chicago, IL

"The Postcard Show Vol. 5", MUFI Museo de Filatelia, Oaxaca, Mexico and GURU Galeria, Mexico City, Mexico

"CARDED!", HOT ART Wet City, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2014//

"Stickboy: an art exhibition", Ayden Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Wizard World Comic Con, Chicago, IL

2013//

"Robots & Monsters", Ayden Gallery, Vancouver, BC

"Erotic Friday the 13th", Ugly Step Sister Gallery, Chicago, IL 

"The Postcard Show // Vol. 2", Ayden Gallery, Vancouver, BC

"FUCK: An Art Show Tribute to Your Favourite 4-Letter Word", Hot Art Wet City Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2011//

MERKINtile, 221a Artist Run Centre, Vancouver, BC

2010// 

"RAD Modus", i.daburn Salon, Vancouver, BC

"Slivers, Shivers & Snake Skins", Chapel Arts, Vancouver, BC 

"Pact 5: BEAST", 221A Artist Run Center, Vancouver BC

"Pact 4 : TRADE", Centre A, Vancouver, BC

2009//

"Moving Through the Image", ECUAD Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, BC

"ANALOG", ECUAD Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2008//

"BraZen", JEM Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Filmography:

Holy Oker "Diamonds" (2014), music video. Animator

Bear Mountain "Two Step" (2013), music video. Animator and Compositor

"Patriarchy" (2013), mixed media animation and live action, 6 min. Director of Animation
Screenings & Awards: Broadcasted on CBC "Canadian Reflections" shorts showcase program 2014, Vancouver Short Film Festival (2013), Winner Best VFX // Chicago Filmmakers Society: Self-Deportation, Recent Chicago Asian American shorts (2014)

The Mighty One "Waiting For You" (2012), music video. Illustrator and animator.

"All Ah We" (2010), short documentary. Illustrator and Animator

"Permute" (2008), animated short film, 4 min. 30 sec. Director
Screenings & awards: Chicago Millenium Park Summer Film Series: ChicagoMADE Shorts (2016) // Motion Commotion, ICON9, Austin, TX (2016) // Short Run Seattle (2016) // Vancouver Asian Film Festival: Animation Retrospective program, Vancouver, BC (2014), Spatial Poetics X // Powell Street Festival, Vancouver, BC (2011), Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival + cross-Canada SENSE OF WONDER tour 2010, Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, Toronto, ON (2009), Anifest, Czech Republic (2009), DisOrient Asian Film Festival, Oregon, USA (2009), Okanagan International Film Festival, Kelowna, BC (2009), Victoria Film Festival, Victoria, BC (2009), Miami Shorts Film Festival, Official Selection, Miami, FL, USA (2008), Vancouver Asian Film Festival, Vancouver, BC (2008), Montreal World Film Festival, Montreal, QC (2008), ECU Presidential Award Nominee, Vancouver, BC (2008)

"Don't Tell Santa You're Jewish" (2010), animated short film. Animator
Screenings: Bravo!FACT,  Annecy International Animated Film Festival, ReelWorld Film Festival

"Home is Where the Food Is" (2009), animated short film. Animator
Screenings: Reel 2 Real Festival

Selected Clients:

Aetna
VICE Media
BITCH Media
Emily Carr University
McTucky Fried High
Color Magazine
Linetest Collective
Capilano Courier
AND Agency
GAMOMO Creative Labs
HUA Foundation
Ronald P. Frye & Co.
Ricepaper Magazine
SAD Mag
Juki Museum
Saskatchewan Lung Association
Bear Mountain

Brands:

AT&T
Hampton Inn
Nickelodeon
Saskatchewan Lung Association
100 Mile Diet Society
Se Va Y Se Corre
Shaw Communications
BC events
McDonald's

Press/Publications:

Lady Box Books
Film Inquiry
ABC7 Chicago
The Scribble Project
NeoCha EDGE
Revista Göoo #9 | Utopía
Ronald P. Frye & Co. // Ryerson Poetry Chapbook: The Captive Gypsy by Constance Davies Woodrow

Talks/Lectures/Panels:

Boston Zine Fest
Columbia College, Chicago, IL
Vancouver Asian Film Festival
Chicago Filmmakers
Victoria Film Festival

Awards & Honors

American Illustration 35, 36

Permute - Official Selection, DisOrient Asian American Film Festival (2009)
Permute - Official Selection, Vancouver Asian Film Festival (2008)
Permute - Official Selection, Miami Shorts Film Festival (2008)
Permute - ECU Presidential Award Nominee (2008)

Education:

Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Bachelor of Media Arts in Animation (2009)
//ECU Scholarship Award for Academic Excellence, 2006. ECU Presidential Award Nominee, 2008.

The University of Chicago. Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (2003) General Honors
//Dean's List, 2001 + 2003

Tulane University. Undergraduate studies (1999-2000)
//Tulane Distinguished Scholar's Award, 1999. Dean's List, 2000.