About

I was born in Indonesia and grew up exploring the crowded city of Jakarta, the backwoods of Java island, and later the contrastingly fresh air of Seattle. As a teenager, Salvador Dalí, Mr. Tino Sidin (an Indonesian artist cartoonist), and many design publications from around the world inspired my initial artmaking.

I moved to the United States to pursue art and design, studied visual communication in Seattle and then went on to receive my BFA from Art Center College of design in Pasadena. I moved back to Seattle to pursue my design carrier designing digital product experiences while at the same time pursuing my art and developing my visual intuition to make sense of my world.

In addition to gallery exhibitions, guest speakers to various art courses and numerous private collections in both the United States, Australia, and Asia, my paintings and digital murals can be seen in various locations of the Amazon.com headquarters in Seattle's South Lake Union campus.

In 2021, I founded an art mentorship program The Spice Art Club. A safe space to transform doubt into a place of confidence through art practice. It’s a place for like-minded artists to grow and support each other through art.


Statement

When I create, I embark on a journey of self-reflection. Each painting begins with a question, and through exploration, grows into a narrative; an abstraction of an aspect of life where the materials, colors, and textures become phrases and chapters describing the journey, not just the ending. 

The process is iterative and celebrates the curiosity and imperfection that makes life dynamic. Though each painting documents a personal journey, I invite others to reflect on their own experiences through the work. A continuation of learning and responding to emotions that are calling out to be expressed and interpreted as visual poetry. They are searching for context and creating an underlying story. Embracing differences, tension such as dark and light, the raw and refined, the thick and thin. Multiple layers of materials reveal a journey of discovery.

My work can be about food at the surface level, but underneath it all, it's about human connection and belonging.


Education
1997 Art Center College of Design (B.F.A)
1994 Art Institute of Seattle (A.A)

Exhibitions
2020 Melting Pot, Ryan James Fine Arts - Belltown
2020 Bellevue Arts Museum Annual Gala Auction
2020 Beauty of our Minds - Storefronts, Shunpike Arts Seattle
2020 Space Craft, Seattle
2019 Miro Tea, Ballard
2018 Sugar High, San Francisco. Invitational Group Exhibition
2018 Art San Diego, Invitational Art Collective managed by Jen Tough Gallery, International Group Exhibition
2018 Visual Impressions Juried show Ryan James Fine Arts
2017 Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas Auction (Saving Salmon)
2011 Cake Spy (Sugar Rush )
2011 RAW Pulse Seattle at iMusic, Seattle WA (Chaosmatic & Sugar Rush)
2010 Retrofit Home, Capitol Hill WA (Sugar Rush)
2010 The Other Coast, Ballard WA (Sugar Rush)
2010 Trophy Cupcakes Wallingford, Seattle WA (Sugar Rush)
2009 Atlas, Seattle WA (Sugar Rush)
2003 Art With Heart Holiday Shindig Auction, Seattle WA (Rush)
2003 Firehouse Cafe, Ballard WA (Blindspot)
2002 Artemis Gallery, Seattle WA (Rush & Blindspot)
2001 Northwest Asian American Theater RAW Gallery, Seattle WA (Rush)
2000 Atlas, Seattle WA
1999 Coastal Kitchen, Seattle WA
1998 The 1998 Art Fest Gallery, Seattle University
1989 Sanggar Sang Timur, Jakarta, Indonesia

 

Speaking / Collaboration
Artist guest series with Adele Sypesteyn
Artist guest with Vickie Marsango
Tap into your Creativity with Sandra Felemovicius
Open studio with Jen Tough
Intersection of food and life. Collaboration with itsbitesize.com

 

Publication
https://thejealouscurator.substack.com/p/art-delivery-042321


Award
3rd place, 2021 Art Fluent Abstracted Juried Exhibition
1st place, 2020 Art2Life International Juried Art Exhibition


Partial Collections
Overlake Medical Center, Bellevue, WA
Amazon.com, Inc. Seattle, WA
Jill Lewis Architecture, San Francisco, CA
Mike Mariano & Grace Kim of Schemata Workshop, Seattle, WA
Rebecca Lyman of The Garrigan Lyman Group, Seattle, WA
Trophy Cupcakes, Seattle, WA
GroupHealth Cooperative, Seattle, WA