It has given me a sense of belonging. Comic (click through).
A meditation on the language used to advertise DNA testing services that promise to reveal something about your ethnic composition.

It seemed like a good idea at the time

Corporate Headquarters. Oil on canvas.

Drive Safe. Oil on canvas.

Hydrating Sheet Mask Cake. Pink fleece, sculpey, polyester stuffing, thread. 12x12in/~30x30cm.

Rejuvenating Rose Petal Cake. Red velour, polyester stuffing, Sculpey, leaked photo from a Chinese Communist Party orgy. 14x14 in/~36x36 cm.

Salamander Wedding 2. Fabric, acrylic paint on vinyl, prostitution business cards, felt. 40x40 in/~102x102 cm.

Icarus’s Pillow. Fabric, polyester stuffing, vinyl, papaya dish sponge, plastic toys from taobao

Lost Teeth. Pillow, Sculpey, fabric, vinyl. 19x24 in/~48x61 cm.

Soft and Numb. Fabric, felt, plastic clips, plastic sheeting on wooden stretcher. 36x24 in/~91x61 cm.

Juliuses. Acrylic on wood.

Fruit Protector. Acrylic on Canvas. 27x36 in/~69x91 cm.

Bonsai Kitten. Oil on Canvas. 3x4 feet/~91x122 cm.

Salamander Wedding. Acrylic on Canvas. 24x28in/~61x71cm.

Foaming Face Wash. Acrylic on Board. 24x18in/~61x46cm.

Monkey on Couch. Acrylic on Board. 18x12in/~46x30cm.

Cushy Carrot. Acrylic on Board. 12x16in/~30x41cm.

Cushy Baby Bottle. Acrylic on vinyl, Hello Kitty fabric. 16x19in/~41x48cm.

OCR Divination 1: "Sunny". Acrylic on Board. 16x12in/~41x30cm.

The sky is in your hand and under your shoes. Sumi ink, collaged inkjet prints on acetate, and found business cards advertising sexy women, mounted on repurposed light-emitting plastic frame. 20x12in/~51x30cm.

I moved back from Beijing. My lungs are happy but America is a toilet.

Surgery. Acrylic on Canvas. 40x30 in/~102x76cm.

Taobao Portraits. Acrylic on Panel. 12x12 in/~30.5x30.5cm.

Galaxy Soho is Eating the Children. Acrylic on Canvas. 36x24 in/~91x61cm.

The View From the 4th Ring Road is Men's Heaven. Acrylic on Canvas. 36x24 in/~91x61cm.

I'm Happy, Are You? Acrylic on Canvas. 24x36 in/~61x91cm.

Mistakes Acrylic on Canvas. 14x11 in/~36x28cm.

Consequences. Acrylic on Canvas. 14x11 in/~36x28cm.

Soft Goods. Acrylic on canvas. Egg: 9x12in/23x30cm. Brush: 12x14in/30x36cm.

89 CENTS. Acrylic on Canvas. 14x16 in/~41x36cm.

The Storm Murderer. Acrylic on canvas. 18x24in/~46x61cm.

Pikachu Holders. Acrylic and colored pencil on paper. 9.5x7in/~24x18cm.

Soft Frog. Colored pencil on paper. 10.5x14in/~27x36cm.

Love Story (Front) Mixed media on plastic. 12x12 in/~30.5x30.5cm.

Love Story (Front) Mixed media on plastic. 12x12 in/~30.5x30.5cm.

Love Story (Back) Mixed media on plastic. 12x12 in/~30.5x30.5cm.

Her. Acrylic on Canvas. 12x12 in/~30.5x30.5cm.

Ghost Shadows (Lee, Lam, Kim, Chang). Acrylic on Canvas. 18x21in/~46x53cm.

Taobao Collage #1: Embrace (Giant monkey plush with free shipping). Acrylic on canvas. 30x40cm/~12x16in.

Taobao Collage #2 (Maternity pillow, makeup sponges, watermelon sculptures, live soft shell turtle). Acrylic on canvas. 70x90cm/~27.5x35.5 in.

Taobao Collage #3 (slow rebound squishy fruit toys, drone, body umbrella, greek column, hair growth serum, dual action phone stand and sunflower seed bowl). Acrylic on canvas. 120x80cm/~47x31.5in.

Annihilation of fake historical artifacts. Acrylic on Canvas. 40x60cm/~16x24in.

Get well soon! Acrylic on canvas. 31x40 in.

Julius goes to China. Acrylic on Canvas. 30x30 cm.

water chugging. GIF.

Skateboarding kids around Beijing Bird's Nest. GIF. Commission for GIPHY Studios Asian Pacific Heritage Month Celebration, on view on GIPHY

Melt. Risograph printed comic. 8x6.25 in, 16 pages.

In Beijing, I'd sometimes go looking for a place and then realize the building was demolished overnight, or had its doors and windows filled with cement by the city government. Urban changes in China are happening too quickly for most residents to properly internalize, and the constant tearing–apart of the urban landscape mirrors the way unresolved crushes and grudges continue to fester underneath the routines of everyday life. Melt captures a slice of Beijing's emotive and physical terrain as I saw it in early 2017, knowing that it would be entirely transformed by the time I'd have a chance to return.

Printed and distributed by txtbooks! Available on their website.

Various GIFs.

I moved to Beijing in the middle of this year.

Waking corpse, walking meat. Embroidery, inkjet transfer, acrylic paint on cotton. 46x40 in.

sad and sexy. Acrylic on canvas. 10x8 in.

new jersey. Acrylic on panel. 17x14 in.

pearl tea. Inkjet print, acrylic paint, sumi ink on acetate. 5x5ft.

london france Acrylic on canvas. 12x8 in.

Greetings from Malta, New York Acrylic on canvas. 8x12 in.

is this it. Acrylic on canvas. 12x16in.

Massage. Acrylic on canvas. 12x12 in.

Sinopec. Acrylic on canvas. 16x12 in.

Smog Angel. Acrylic on canvas. 16x24 in.

Strawberry Buddha. Acrylic on canvas. 16x12 in.

. Custom neon light from Shenzhen. ~20x30cm.

. Acrylic on canvas. 31x40 in.

skin soft as cheese. Acrylic on canvas. 100x80 cm.

playground. Acrylic on canvas. 60x40 cm.

fishmongers. Acrylic on canvas. 80x120 cm. Based on a photo by Daphne Xu.

you gotta have fun in life. Acrylic on canvas. 30x30 cm.

Emei. Acrylic on canvas. 30x40 cm.

Tudou. Acrylic on canvas. 30x30 cm.

Second Ring Road. Acrylic on canvas. 80x60 cm.

Weibo Face Pack. Rainbow scratch paper. 27x35 cm each.

Wechat stickers to use when it's smoggy in Beijing.

All the paintings I did this year have weird colors because my room/"studio" had bright yellow walls, so I'm not going to show them to you.


Chewing on anime and tapioca pearls, trying to fight off mounting panic.

Maribo. Oil on canvas. 4x3 feet.

hi. Oil on canvas. 40x40 inches (approx).

I wouldn't say this is an EXACT likeness, more of an ideal & stylized manga version of myself! Oil on canvas. 38.5 x 54.5 in.

Firmament. Oil on plastic. 3x2 feet.

Kuan Yin-chan. Oil on plastic. 23 x 23 in.

Chaos in space.

Yorick / Albert 6. Oil on canvas. 12x12 in.

probably thayer street. Oil on canvas. 3x4.5 feet approx.

there's something in the pool. Digital collage. 11x17 in.

Sponge Gourd Collective