About

Hi, I’m Paulina! I’m a queer, second-gen Chinese-American artist based in the San Franscico Bay Area. Through watercolor art, I express my vision for a better world with whimsical, bright, and joyful colors.

My art practice is grounded in community. In 2020, I started my art career creating watercolor commissions in exchange for mutual aid money during the George Floyd uprising. I realized that I could use my abilities as an artist to help out my community. I donate a portion of my proceeds every month to mutual aid efforts and nonprofits.

I draw inspiration from Chinese symbolism, the diasporic Midwestern Asian-American experience, being a restaurant kid, and the natural world. I love to smell flowers, taste food, and chase sunsets, which manifest into my art and writing. My goal is to make art accessible to people from all cultures and brighten up any space!

Get in touch

media + exhibitions

“30 Lunar New Year Goodies You Can Get From API-owned Small Shops”
– Buzzfeed News
“How Does Your Garden Grow?” – Weisman Art Museum
Joy on Joice Artist Preview
– Chinese Historical Society of America
“Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Local Leaders” – Asian American Organizing Project

Vendor Feature – Cut Fruit Collective

“Minnesota Rice: A new blog uses keen writing and gorgeous illustration to document Asian restaurants” – The Heavy Table
 
“Fluttering Fortunes” Solo Exhibition, April 2022 – Understory Oakland