Opening Reception: 6pm to 10pm, First Friday, December 2, 2016
Special exhibition hours: open every day, 2pm to 6pm, December 3 through 10
Auction: Saturday, December 10 with party starting at 6pm and Auction at 7pm sharp!
Rooted Bricks series will be up for auction. More images of pieces here.
Exhibit, January 30th, 2016 at Blanco Square in San Jose, CA Paletero SJ (On right) was one of the four winning designs. Comfort Food (on left) was a finalist design.
Tech Shop Artist Residency
September to December 2015, Tech Shop, San Jose, CA.
- Spaces Within & Spaces Without, Exhibition Dates: November 6th- November 28th, 2015
- Show Reception: 7:00pm -10pm, November 6th, 2015
Solo show. 2014 — de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
The 2014 A Serving of Shapes installation, (developed in partnership with the de Saisset Museum and the Around the Table, the San Jose Museum of Art's community initiative), wove together art, history, and technology to reflect on Silicon Valley's past identity as an agricultural hub and its present identity as a center of innovation. Through a combination of public participatory workshops and a museum exhibition, I engaged the community in a dialogue that explores the relationship between this region's agricultural past and its technology-infused present through the medium of 3D printing and digitally printed picnic tablecloths. Workshops were held at the de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University and two teen workshops were held at the Dr. Roberto Cruz Library and the Mayfair Community Center in San Jose.
2011 — San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, CA
A collaboration with couture fashion designer Colleen Quen and architect Rick Lee. This project explored the visual identity of Silicon Valley. How might we represent Silicon Valley in pattern, texture and garments? A public participatory component invited the public to create digital textile patterns in workshops and to contribute imagery of Silicon Valley in a Flickr set.
Pluralism in America
January 2009 - October 2009 — Brussels, Belgium
Art in Embassies exhibit.
Dimensions: 16.5" tall x 5" wide x 8" deep
Media: wire, kozo paper, Chinese, Japanese and Russian food wrappers.
My interpretation of the super hero character, Poison Ivy's, shoes. Shoes are symbols of mobility and immobility depending on their functionality and design, and can be symbols of status and gender. Constructed of Asian food wrappers, my sculptural shoes reflect on the intersection of cultures through food and clothing. They also play with the class association of shoes, for while they appear to be the heels of high society, they are a collage of humble materials that would find reuse and utility in the plantation culture of Hawaii's past.
The Perfect Fit — Shoes Tell Stories
2009 — Boston, MA
Fuller Craft Museum
Dimensions: 7" tall x 3.5" wide x 8.5" deep
Sculptural shoe made of wire, organza, Japanese Morinaga candy boxes and photo transfers of my late grandfather's photography in Hawaii before WWII.
In the Garden of Wishes
May 1, 2007 - July 15, 2007 — San Jose, CA
San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
Sixteen Hours Ago
2006 — San Francisco, CA
Size: 41" x 32" x 2.5"
Media: Magnet wire, silk handkerchiefs from Occupied Japan printed with vintage rice bag images, silks and paper printed with American leaflets dropped on Japan during WWII, hand dyed silk printed with images of artist’s grandfather and relatives, Chinese preserved fruit wrappers, produce netting, mini shoyu bottle caps, glass beads, plastic sushi grass and bamboo pole.
Currently in the studio of artist.
Kearny Street Workshop presents APAture: A Window into the Art of Emerging Asian Pacific American Artists arts festival.
Photo: George R. Young
The white silk is printed with images of leaflets dropped on Japan by U.S. planes during WWII. One leaflet is an important one dropped after the bombing of Hiroshima. Its text starts with “Sixteen hours ago an American airplane dropped one bomb on Hiroshima…” My grandfather was a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army Air Force Intelligence branch during WWII and served in the Pacific interrogating captured Japanese soldiers. After the war he spent a year with the U.S. Occupational forces in Japan. He visited family in the Nagasaki area. The food wrappers are Chinese Chan Pui Mui wrappers. The Rose images on the wings are from rice bags printed on silk. All of the white silks used in the sculpture were given to my grandfather during the Occupation. They were given by his extended family in Japan as gratitude for the rice my grandfather helped send from Japanese Americans in Hawaii.