Interview

We send invitations to emerging and established Asian creatives and we encourage recommendations from the communities. By valuing recommendations, we are able to share lights to those who may not be considered as the most commercially successful (yet). We believe if people get to know each other at a deeper level, our community will be closer and more supportive.


Love for Life and the Living, France-based Artist Lilou Oh Yeah

France-based artist and illustrator Li Xia, also known as 绿李 Lilou Oh Yeah (b. 1991, Chongqing, China), works primarily in oil and watercolor. Her work explores ephemeral moments and commonplace objects in daily life, expressed through carefully composed…

Like Water in the River, NYC-based Multimedia Artist Chihiro ITO

Chihiro ITO is a Japanese painter and multi-media artist. He was born in Tokyo where he studied painting at Musashino Art University. He then took a continuing education writing course at the School of Visual Arts. Chihiro ITO…

Failing Is a Part of Growth, New York-based Artist Renqian Yang

Renqian Yang earned her B.F.A. in Ceramics from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing in 2009, and her M.F.A. in Ceramics from Syracuse University in 2014. Currently, she lives and works in Oswego, New York as an artist…

From Psychology to Art, NYC-based Illustrator Lia Liao

Lia Liao is currently working as a freelance illustrator in NYC. She was educated as a psychologist until 2020 when she decided to become an illustrator and made it her career nowadays. Being a huge fan of films…

Trace Lines with Golden Colors, Atlanta-Based Illustrator Dannie Niu

Dannie Niu (Yidan Niu) is an award-winning illustrator based in Atlanta. Dannie was born in Guangdong, China. She received her Master of Fine art degree in Illustration at Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta. Dannie’s primary direction…

Don’t Be Afraid of Change, Toronto-Based illustrator Jenn Liv

JENN LIV (Jennifer Liu) is an award-winning Chinese illustrator based in Toronto. She has also taught 4th Year Illustration at Sheridan College as a sessional lecturer. Jenn has worked with clients including The New York Times, The New…

Space Where Light Travels, New York-Based Painter Timon I

Timon I is a painter raised in Hong Kong and currently based in New York. He graduated from the School of Visual Arts Illustration Program. Timon is now pursuing his MFA painting degree at the New York Academy…

Stay Young in Mind, LA-Based Illustrator Cadie Long

Cadie Can Long (龍燦) is a freelance illustrator and fine artist based in Los Angeles. She grew up in China, studied Film as an undergraduate, and earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting (2018). Through her…

Ask “What If”, New York-Based Artist Phyllis Yao

Phyllis Yao graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Painting, where she was a recipient of the Florence Leif Award. Since then, she has been an artist-in-residence at Lijiang Studio in Yunnan province,…

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