Asian Art Roundup – Katie Quan Feature

The Asian Art Roundup is a section of our magazine where we highlight art made by Asian women! This issue we are featuring Katie Quan‘s gallery of beautiful graphic comic art that she’s released under her title Generasian and can be found exclusively on her account, This Asian American Life‘s Instagram. Read more about Katie Quan, her art, and her work to support emerging Asian American artists and connect culture and heritage with the business of art and entrepreneurship in our FULL INTERVIEW with her (click here to read)! 


Generasian, Comic (2018).

Generasian, Comic (2018).


Generasian, Comic (2016).

Generasian, Comic (2016).


Generasian, Comic (2018).

Generasian, Comic (2018).


A Mother’s Love, Secrets and Freedom Series, Illustration (2020).

A Mother’s Love, Secrets and Freedom Series, Illustration (2020).


Liberty, Secrets and Freedom Series, Illustration (2020).

Liberty, Secrets and Freedom Series, Illustration (2020).


Workers Unite, Secrets and Freedom Series, Illustration (2020).

Workers Unite, Secrets and Freedom Series, Illustration (2020).


Born and raised in San Francisco, Katie Quan (she/her) is a third generation Chinese American. She is an illustrator, comic artist, essayist, and artivist.

As a descendent of a paper daughter, doctor, grocery store owner, and librarian, her life work centers around Asian American narratives, moments, and spaces. Her comic web series, GenerAsian, has been exhibited at SF Zinefest, Kearny Street Workshop, and Chinese Historical Society of America. Her collective, This Asian American Life, gives emerging artists creative resources and opportunities to thrive.

Katie currently teaches Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University and City College of San Francisco.

INSTAGRAM: @ThisAsianAmLife


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