Featured Artist – Young Mi Chi

Young Mi ChiMy mother introduced to me art when I was five years old. Since that time I have pursued my passion for painting.

A series of my mixed media painting and collage entitled Love Letters. This series of my artwork profiled on April and July of 2002 and 2004 on Chronicle Newspaper in San Francisco and published by Bentley House in Worldwide.

Over the past 10 years I have developed a series of mixed media works with the theme of love letters. I want these to represent not only romantic love letters but letters between people’s friendship. I believe a love letter could be work of art. I enjoy and appreciate their personal choices of envelope with hand writing. It makes me feel so warm and beloved. I try to paint all these nice feelings and memories into my artwork.

I carefully choose a shape of canvas and colors. The canvas shape represents envelope of love letter which is rectangular and use a rich palette and sophisticates color. I often use Chinese characters of happiness, love, beautiful, grace, peace and harmony on my art works. I believe these words are universal.

I received my BFA in Painting and my MFA in Illustration from Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Recently, I started my Ph. D in Asian Art History at the U.C. Berkeley. I work as a freelance designer and painter.

I contributed San Francisco general hospital foundation, Hearts Project 2004. I also designed a new San Francisco Asian Art Museum opening event banners of year 2003, 22,000 square feet which wrapped and inaugural unveiled of the building.

I have exhibited my mixed media paintings and collages in China, Seoul Korea, Paris, Los Angeles, Danver, Boulder, San Francisco, San Jose, and Seattle

Work displayed : Love Letter

Feel free to email me at: Yummygreetings@yahoo.com