My work opens a platform for discussion on the topics of resilience, trauma and cultural displacement. I seek to bring awareness to the emotional baggage of war and the struggle that survivors have to conceal in daily life. My large-scale oil paintings and installations employ portraits of individuals behind masks, elements of wreckage and fragments of nostalgic interiors to form destroyed environments.

 

 
 

EDUCATION

Current         New York University, MFA, New York City, NY

2006-2011      Fashion Institute of Technology, BFA, New York City, NY

2010             Vesalius College (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Brussels, Belgium

2004            Corcoran College of Art and Design, Summer Program, Washington D.C.

 

 

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

2017             "The Cambodian Experience: Our Journey to America", United Cambodian American Network, Stockton, CA

2016             Art the Arboretum, Laurelwood Arboretum, Wayne, NJ

2015             Fashion Institute of Technology, alumni guest speaker, New York, NY

2014             Who is Your Mama, Monmouth Museum, Monmouth, NJ   

 

 

RESIDENCIES and AWARDS

2018              Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation Artist Residency, Mana Contemporary, NJ

2017             Artist Residency Program, Berlin Art Institute, Berlin, Germany

2014             The N.A.W.A. 125 Years: Women in Vision, Armory Art Center, FL

2014             Fannie Kipnes Memorial Award for Oil Painting, Whistler Museum of Art, Lowell, MA

2012             George T. Dorsch Award, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY     

 

PUBLICITY

2016             HobokenArts

2016             See.Me

2015             Fresh Paint Magazine, Issue 11, December 2015

2014             Washington Square Magazine Cover Artist, issue 35

2013             Galerie Project

2013             Artist Portfolio Magazine

2013             Linus Galleries Los Angeles

2011              Osmos-group


 

Artist Studio, 2012. Photo by Rina Polyakov