I have three small pieces of dioramas currently exhibiting at Flower Pepper Gallery in Pasadena. They are fun little narratives: "Selfie", "Arrangement" and "Tickle" Come see them in person.
A group exhibition of miniature art.
Nov 19th - Dec 8th
For Inquiry please contact Flower Pepper Gallery
Come to the Sunday workshop this week on 5/1 at GR2 and I will teach you how to make one. Workshop begins at 1:00pm, I will be there till the gallery close for the day. You can see exhibition and enjoy the class.
The workshop is free, however I'm hoping to raise funds for AIDS LifeCycle
June 5th - June 11th I will ride my bike 545 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles to support the life-saving services offered by San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center, in the fight to end HIV/AIDS. Please donate to support my fundraise, thank you!
Thank you all for coming to my first solo exhibition, I'm so happy seeing my friends and meeting new ones. If you couldn't make it to the opening then here is a little recap of the night. The show goes on till 5/4/16 Hopefully you can see it before it goes down.
More opening night photos on Flickr
'... Shine! Shine! Shine!
Pour down your warmth, great sun!
While we bask, we two together.
Day come white, or night come black,
Home, or rivers and mountains from home,
Singing all time, minding no time,
While we two keep together...
'Out of the cradle endless rocking' it's about the poet's memory as a child in search of the mystery of life and death.
I titled the show 'Two Together' in memory of my old dog Nunu's passing.
'Two Together' opening Saturday 4/16/16 at GR2
I'm very honored to be one of the feature artists in the book, "Outside the Lines, Too."
We will be having book signing on Saturday 10/3 3PM at MOCA
Please come visit and meet all your favorite artists.
"Bananagrams" is a commission piece I did for a wonderful lady from Canada. It's a gift for her husband. He has a sweet tooth, loves Sci-Fi and Bananagrams, so I put together a scenery with all the elements together. Cheers!
“In its tableau like form, the miniature is a world of arrested time; its stillness emphasizes the activity that is outside its borders. And this effect is reciprocal, for once we attend to the miniature world, the outside world stops and is lost to us.”
- Susan Stewart, "On Longing"
Two exhibition in one night. ILL SQUA! and Bite
Opening reception was on Saturday, May 16th at GR2 Giant Robot Store
ILL SQUAT! is curated by my old friend and talented artist, Andrew Hem. I'm featuring my latest work "Persimmons Party"
For inquiry please visit the gallery or the website
ILL SQUAT! Facebook Event Page
The last exhibition at Giant Robot Store was 12 years ago since GR2 was opened. Bite was curated by artist Cassia Lupo. Presenting art of shark.
My piece: Shark Sweet Toof.
Bite Facebook Event Page
I will be showing my latest Disney Theme Park Series, "Mad Tea Party" at Disney Wonderground Gallery at Downtown Disney, Anaheim, CA. (Diagonally across from House of Blues.)
I will be Signing giclee prints from 11:00-1:00pm on Saturday, June 20th
See you there!
We thought the rain will discourage people from coming to the museum, but it was quite the opposite. Average attendance for Close Encounters workshop is about 65 participants, with the most being 108. The attendance of Dino Laboratory were more than double. Over 220 people came to join us on Sunday, and many of them were first time visitors of the museum too.
Before the visitors observe the sculptures made by Francis Upritchard's, we gave a guide for the parents and their kids. They wrote down all the informations about the dinosaur that they're about to create. It has the general information about its physical appearance, habits and personalities. The simple guide is an important step for their art creating process, which led them to start exploring and brainstorming with their creative mind.
After observed the sculptures, they came up to the workshop, where our staffs prepared all the materials that they required to start with their own creations. Some parents needed help with my assistance and that's when I stepped in and gave them a demo.
Kids really enjoy playing with the clay. In the end everyone went home with their dinosaur art and had an educational and fun experience at Hammer Museum with their love ones. This was my first workshop at Hammer, and it was very successful. Thank you all who came join us on Sunday and thanks to the staffs from Hammer to help and prepare such an exciting event.
I was in two group exhibitions opening last night.
'40X400' Curated by one of my favorite artist & teacher Mark Todd at Flower Pepper Gallery in Pasadena. The event was almost like a mini Art Center College reunion. Seeing old friends and mentors again definitely brought back lots of memories. My piece, 'Porky's Cabbage'
Over in west LA, I'm also in the show 'Text and Pictures' at GR2
We're rush and busy everyday to try to make ends meet. Sometime we just need to slow down a little bit and look back to what you've accomplished then regroup yourself. My piece for the show 'Slow Down'
It's been years since I made a mini motor bike in the work. It's made out of paper, clay and some wire. The bike is about 3/4" length. It's very time consuming to make it but I'm pretty glad how it turns out.
I love hiking, it's a great way to exercise and very inspirational. I was accompanied by two awesome artists, Kozyndan. We hiked on Echo mountain all the way up to the inspiration point. What a fun 12 miles hike. Although I stayed in bed the next day because my body was in pain the whole morning...
It's that time of the year again, Post it show. Curated by artist Mark Todd, featuring hundreds and hundreds of artists on nearly 2,500 Post Its. Here are my post its of the year.
Recently I visited Hammer Museum and met with the wonderful staffs to discuss about the Hammer Kids artist workshop in January 2015. The Event is called "Dino Laboratory." We'll be exploring art by Francis Upritchard then create a dinosaur sculpture of your own based on the guide we created for the event.
The workshop is on Sunday, January 11, 2015 from 11-1pm.
Save the day and visit the museum for some fun.