As an artist, my work draws heavily from notions of intimacy, affection, family, displacement, secrecy, and generational trauma within the context of Black and POC immigrant-American family life. I investigate and negotiate my own place as a Blasian womxn within a complicated family heritage, one of nuances and layers that are not typically attributed to the Black and POC immigrant or refugee family narratives in the United States.
A lot of my experience in regards to lens-based industries is informed by my time in academia, in intentionally white institutions. I’ve only recently begun exhibiting my personal work regularly and having it published on a variety of photo based platforms. Historically, however, it’s been immensely isolating and challenging on many levels. Being a Blasian American woman in fine art academic spaces has been one of the most painful experiences of my life.
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