Diane Zhou/周葭葭 lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

I use paintings, sculptures, and screens to flesh out the emergent world of kimokawaii diasporic dystopia horror. I hoard cartoon patterned fabrics and plastic toys born in Chinese factories, and combine them with painted imagery and hand sculpted objects such as teeth, eyes, and tongues, creating a collision of expectations between the human that seeks comfort from these objects, and the tenacity of the objects themselves.



Find her design/illustration work here.

Crawling bug script on homepage is from here.

Creatures whose Chinese names sound the same as mine:

Jia Jia the panda’s 37th birthday. She is next to a large cake and seems to be smiling. Jia Jia the interactive robot being wheeled in by a procession of human men.