January II Issue: Art Roundup

Each issue we feature art created by Asian women around the world. Here are this issue’s pieces!


“Humble Paradise” by Yiling Yi    Medium: 15 x 18" Pencil Illustration on Paper Artist's Note: “Humble Paradise” is an illustration of my family observing baby chickens on our farm in rural China. It reflects contentment with the simplicity of life which I believe is something very relevant in the hustle of modern society. However, in the midst of pandemic life, contentment with simplicity has also become something we must remind ourselves to look for. Although hidden in plain sight all around us, sometimes it is unimaginably hard to stay conscious of it.

“Humble Paradise” by Yiling Yi
Medium: 15 x 18″ Pencil Illustration on Paper
Artist’s Note: “Humble Paradise” is an illustration of my family observing baby chickens on our farm in rural China. It reflects contentment with the simplicity of life which I believe is something very relevant in the hustle of modern society. However, in the midst of pandemic life, contentment with simplicity has also become something we must remind ourselves to look for. Although hidden in plain sight all around us, sometimes it is unimaginably hard to stay conscious of it.


“lose you to love me” by Cynthia Putri Iskandar  Twitter: @ saltylotus   Medium: digital

“lose you to love me” by Cynthia Putri Iskandar
Twitter: @saltylotus
Medium: digital


“untitled” by Alexandra Durrschnabel  Medium: oil paint on canvas

“untitled” by Alexandra Durrschnabel
Medium: oil paint on canvas

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“a warm reminder” (left) and “What’s Inside” (right) by Maggie Teng
Medium: mixed media (left) and graphite/watercolor/acrylic on sketchbook paper (right)

“I Can Almost See”

Conceived and Choreography by Jessica Chen / @jessicachen.arts

Danced by Chieh Hsiung / @chieh.1990
Score composed by Tony Yang / @paprtape
Costumes by Erica Johnston / @edjohnst
Cover Art Illustration by Felicia / Liang @thefliang

Filmed + Edited by David Burton

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