EDUCATION

 

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD): Providence, RI  SEPT 2015 - MAY 2019

Bachelor of Fine Arts+ Literary Arts Concentration:  Painting Major

 

California College of the Arts (CCA): Oakland, CA JULY 2014 - AUG 2014

Pre-College Program: Animation Major

Ryman Arts: Fullerton, CA JAN - MAY 2014, AUG - DEC 2014, JAN - MAY 2015

Student: Received three semesters worth of weekly instruction in foundation arts practices, along with museum visits and college/career counseling in a professional arts field

Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA): Los Angeles, CA SEPT 2011 - JUN 2015

Visual Arts Department

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Japanese American National Museum: Los Angeles, CA JUN 2018 - AUG 2018

Production Intern: Graphic Design and editing museum publications and webpage, assitant curator and assistant install for  new reimagined section of the permanent Common Ground exhibition dedicated to the 30th Anniversary of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988.

Gelman Student Exhibitions Gallery: Providence, RI  NOV 29, 2018 - JAN 27, 2019

Co-Curator:  In the Mood for Love is a RISD student exhibition representing over thirty artists who identify/intersect as Asian, Asian-American, or Pacific-Islander/American. We highlight our intersecting personal narratives that observe the way our identity is flattened into “pan-Asia,” as a result of colonization, orientalism, racism, and homophobia. With this exhibition we ask the RISD community to support and be accountable for one another in solidarity with all POCI (people of color and indigenous).

Picture Collections/Material Collections @ Fleet Library: Providence, RI OCT 2017 - PRESENT

Clerk : Collecting and assorting 2D image and 3D resources for student reference, organizing and managing files and materials owned by RISD Fleet Library, Assisting visitors with collection material, checking in and out items, Managing calls and visitors.

Armory Center for the Arts: Pasadena, CA JUL 2016

Assistant Studio Intern: Assisting studio activities for K-12 Summer classes, Organizing materials and supplies, Acting Volunteer Studio TA.

Popkiller: Los Angeles, CA JUL 2017 - PRESENT

Sales: Working with designs by local artists in Los Angeles and from Japan in an original T-shirt boutique in Little Tokyo, Promoting customer satisfaction in sales, Keeping track of stock items in both locations.

RISD Admissions: Providence, RI APR 2017 - PRESENT

Tour Guide: Leading and handling small to large groups of people around and within RISD buildings and establishments, Answering questions about my experience at RISD for potential RISD students and parents

Opera Posse’s Carmen HIGH: Edinburgh, UK AUG 2016

Videographer/ Photographer/Social Media Correspondent: Managing the social media presence of LACHSA’s Carmen HIGH show at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, Filming/Directing/Editing promotional videos and interviews, Operated Ustream show public livestream, Completed documentary-style filming alongside cast and crew throughout Edinburgh, Took show cast and crew photography.

 

SKILLS

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, Lightroom, Bridge, InDesign)

  • Advanced Fine Art practice (ie. Drawing, painting, sculpture printmaking, etc.)

  • Experience in art critique and written art response

  • Amateur Fiction Writer/Poet

  • Proficiency and Experience in Digital/Analog Photography, Editing, Filmmaking (Final Cut Pro), Animating


 

LEADERSHIP

RISD Asian-Intersections and Diaspora (RAID) APR 2017 - PRESENT

Co-Founder, Co-President: RAID is a student-run activist organization dedicated to diversifying the RISD community by highlighting marginalized identities and working towards intersectional visibility for Asian-American-Pacific-Islander (AAPI) identifying students on campus. We primarily organize smaller community-based discussion groups, bonding events, and distributing resources. In addition,  we collaborate with several other groups on Brown and RISD campus such as Black Artists and Designers (BAAD) and the mixed-Asian identifying group at Brown (MASH) to garner attention, funding, and accessibility for students to receive resources and support that they do not find in their own studios and classrooms.

 

Summer Programs @ RISD Center for Student Involvement (CSI) AUG 2017 - SEPT 2018

Orientation Leader: Introducing new students to campus resources and facilities, Supporting new student transition to RISD

 

Mount Hope:  Providence, RI JAN 2015 - MAR 2015

Activity Instructor/ Teacher’s Assistant: Working for RISD-affiliated after-school program at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, Organizing art/science related crafts and activities for children K-3

AWARDS/EXHIBITIONS

 

RISD Merit Scholarship

CCA Pre-College Merit Full Scholarship

LACHSA Summa Cum Laude

In the Mood for Love: Gelman Student Exhibitions Gallery; Providence, RI 2018

-isms: Exploring Intersectionalities of Identity: Providence, RI 2017

RISD Global Initiatives student exhibition + Public Critique featuring Emory Douglas

Ryman Arts Student Exhibition: Los Angeles, CA 2014-15

LACHSA Visual Arts Student Exhibitions: Los Angeles, CA 2012-15

Winter Painting Department Exhibition: Providence, RI 2017

2nd Annual Student Artists’ Book Context and Exhibition 2016

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

 

Navajo Mission: Continental Divide, New Mexico JUL 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015

Summer Instructor: K-12 Tutoring in English, Math, and Arts, Church program for children on Navajo Native American Reserve on the Continental Divide

 

Dolores Mission: Los Angeles, CA FEB - MAY 2014

Teacher: Weekly after-school program for 1st-2nd grade children at Dolores Mission site in downtown Los Angeles, Leading “Storytelling through Art” class with self-developed curriculum

 

Mexico Mission: Rosarito, Mexico JUL 2013

Volunteer: Home construction for a low-income 3-person family

 

Ezemiah: Yangpyeong and Kojae Island, South Korea JUL 2012

Volunteer: English teacher for K-3 children in South Korea, Travelled to various rural cities to teach in local churches