Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Thank You, 2016 and Hello 2017!

' Trust in the you of now ' - Oblique Strategies

Bountiful 2016

For the first time, I had the honor of working with the Asian Art Museum, published two books simultaneously, and created a 6 ft by 10 ft original painting for a large technology company in San Francisco.

Truth be told. Couldn't have done it without the support from family and friends.

Here’s a quick look back-


Dragon Boy Tales

A daily sketch project from January 1st to March 31st, 2016 to explore the origins of Dragon Boy by confronting demons, slaying egos, and following my bliss.

Over 100 pages of personal illustrations inspired by Oblique Strategies created by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt.

Follow Dragon Boy Tales blog here

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In Dreams

Ai Li Si In Dreams

A bilingual retelling of Alice In Wonderland in English and Mandarin Chinese

Text by Hsuan-Fu Chen and Scott Alexander
Art by Martin Hsu
Published by Galerie F&F and Martin Hsu

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Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

Dragon Boy Tales and In Dreams book signing

(with museum friend Raymond)

Official exhibition T-shirt design commissioned by the museum for
Emperor's Treasures- Chinese art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei

Artist Interview in Museum Member Magazine

Dedicated section of personal artwork inside Museum Store

(with museum store friend Ethel)

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Galerie F&F, Taiwan

Ai Li Si In Dreams book signing with co-writer Hsuan-Fu Chen and friends

(with collectors Kate and Mimi)

Art Kaohsiung 2016, Taiwan

Art Kaohisung, an international art fair focusing on contemporary art held annually in Taiwan

Represented by Galerie F&F

New works: Sakura Mermaids

' Day '

' Snow '

' Night '

Looking through portals into seasonal changes...

and the temporality of life.

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Disney WonderGround Gallery

Downtown Disney District, Anaheim, CA

Art Signing and Release

New works: Ariel's Song and Ursula's Desires

Artist In Residence

For the month of July, 2016

Dedicated section featuring personal artwork

and live painting demonstrations

Created four new original paintings on location

Princess Mermaids:

Rapunzel, Jasmine, Belle, Mulan

(with collectors Jesse and Mary)

(with collectors Jason and Liz)

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' Sky Within '

6 ft x 10 ft acrylic and cel vinyl on wood
Salesforce HQ, One Rincon, SF

Painting the sky on 5 large panels in 1 small San Francisco artist studio

making local landmarks and famous icons

including the One Rincon Tower- the home for this giant piece

Cloud folks and their friends representing
the Salesforce team and their beloved customers

including this little fella

Installation begins with sizing up a wall within a very social area

colorful mountaineers putting up the sky

Grand reveal and reception

with Salesforce Co-Founder Parker Harris, good friend Robin and team

Nice to know folks like it. Thanks Salesforce!

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Goldfish and Peonies

30" x 60" triptych
acrylic and cel vinyl on wood
private commission

From painting the sky to goldfish dreams

and from making art for tall building to small family

a very special Mother's Day present gifted by her 4 children

now surrounded by treasures of all ages

at home... where the heart is.

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Together in 2017

 ' Stick with Love ' - MLK

In 2016, we retraced our steps with Dragon Boy on a daily illustrated journey,

looked through painted portals where tradition bloomed and mermaids lived,

created kindred spirits to protect and revive,

and brought a childhood companion back to life.

All made possible by the love and support from my adorable parents

and extraordinary beings I get to call friends.

Thank you for having me in your lives.

I look forward to seeing all of you this year :)

From all of us,

Happy 2017!!!

Much love,