22 December, 2010

It's about damn time.

I have been neglecting this little space I have here for myself and my work. There's no need for that anymore. This past weekend I graduated from Art Center with my BFA in Illustration. I am still recovering from the madness of this past term, but have come to the realization that even though I will miss the place, it was time to get out and move on. For our Grad show, my talented friends and I put our bodies of work up in the hallways at school.

In the above photo:
Me, Laura Schlipf, Sarah Estrada, Cassia Lupo, Evangeline Joo, Heesun Kim, Haelee Kang, Jackie Yoo, Sarah Shoemaker, Anna Topuriya, James Chong, Dana Collins

I am incredibly happy to have shared my time at school with these wonderful people. 
I couldn't have asked for a better group of people to graduate with. 
I can't wait to see what they make next. 
This was my little wall space.
Another thing that needed to be done was to get my website up and running, and I am glad to report that it is indeed what has happened. Please go and take a look.

19 November, 2010


I made this piece a few months ago, and I got some wonderful photographs taken of it yesterday by Vahe D'Ala

Blue Haiti

This piece for Op Ed is for an article about what Haiti is like months after the earthquake this past January. Find the article here.

Come home before dark Opening

The opening of "Come home before Dark" was last Saturday at Active Ride Shop in Valencia, Ca.
Anna Topuriya and I headed out there to see what was going on.
Here are a few pics from that night:

He and Megan Mah put the show together

In front of his work
Anna and I in front of her pieces

 Anna's Pieces
Nick has another show up right now at Giant Robot San Francisco
 My pieces
 This is a better view of the large piece above. 
It's a lithograph.
The only difference is that the one included
in the show has a wash of ink.
I guess I lied in the previous post. 
This is actually the latest piece I've made that includes a cow.
so...in fact, not over the whole cow thing...


I have been wanting to draw cows and bulls for a while.
I don't know why sometimes I get urges to draw certain things.
Before the cows, it was houses (still sort of is houses.)
I finally got my chance to make a finished piece with a cow in it a few weeks ago.
This piece got the cows and bulls out of my system.

09 November, 2010

Up coming show: Come Home before Dark

I'm participating in a group show which opens this Saturday, November 13th.
It was curated be Graham Walzer and Megan Mah.
Featuring Derek Albeck, Nick Arciaga , Elizabeth Browne, Gio Castranova,  Euthanasia, Michael Hernandez, Me, Bryan Sheffield, Jared Sherbert, Anna Topuriya, Nathanael Turner, and Graham Walzer.

Come by if you're around, and check out some great work.

23 September, 2010

J+K Gallery

September 10th was the opening of a group show I am a part of at J+K Gallery in Arcadia. The theme of the show is "Process" and deals with unveiling the process that the artist goes through to get to a finished piece. I submitted finished pieces as well as photographs that show some of my process.

Some of the above photos were taken by my friend Ophelia
because, well... I had my camera with me, but like I always do, I forgot to use it. 

The following Images were take with my cell phone while I was making 
this sculpture.

The show runs until November 12th.

23 July, 2010

Summer scholarship wall

This is my wall showing for scholarship this term.
This is work I've done in the last few months.
A recurrent theme that i have been working on (consciously and subconsciously) is the idea of the human body as landscape.
I feel as if I'm barely scratching the surface on this topic.
I will continue to explore it.

30 May, 2010

Everybody likes Balloons

This is a piece I made for a group show at Canteen Gallery in Canada.
The theme of the show was 99 Red Balloons.

two homes

07 May, 2010

Senior Drawing Projects

One of my favorite classes, and one in which I feel I've made work that really means something to me.

04 May, 2010

flesh, glass, and light

So for a while I was(and still am) fascinated by the kind of images I've been getting by scanning myself. I've been using myself as a model, because it's easier then to try to direct someone else.

At first I was doing them to use them as reference, but I think I got to the point where I feel that the scans speak for themselves. I don't think that they need to be translated into a drawing or painting. Aside from a little color correction and some cropping, I'm enjoying them as they are.

27 April, 2010

Iron and Wine

This is a portrait of Sam Beam.
comp, final, detail.

Here I Dreamt I was an Architect

by the Decemberists
And I am nothing of a builder
But here I dreamt I was an architect
And I build this balustrade
To keep you home, to keep you safe
From the outside world
But the angles and the corners
Even though my work is unparalleled
They never seemed to meet
This structure fell about our feet
And we were free to go

Harold and Maude

One of my favorite movies.

Fleet Foxes

This piece is a portrait of Robin Pecknold of the Fleet Foxes. What I really liked about drawing him was that his hair is brown and his beard is red. Does that happen a lot? I don't know, but it's pretty cool. The first picture is the comp and the second is the final.