20+ years visual artist and curator for 10+ years, she combines her belief in art for healing with an understanding of the long-term implications of unaddressed trauma in individuals, families, and communities. A Chinese American, with a family history of human trafficking, she is a domestic violence survivor.
By unraveling family patterns and using techniques that are part of PLACE today, she has largely worked through her ancestral patterns. A product of an S.F. multicultural upbringing, she credits her ethnic roots art to African American artist, JoeSam, her mentor and Puerto Rican artist, Cris Matos and feminist art is inspired by Remedios Varo, and Lenor Fini. Growing up in the Mission and Visitation Valley, she is more at home with the Spanish language than Chinese and she did discover her Asian identity through her pro bono work with Asian American Women Artists Association, Board President/Curator/Director.