Kristen Liu-Wong is a 27-year-old Chinese American artist currently based in Los Angeles, California. When you come across her illustrations, you find yourself sucked into a story that you never want to end. Each vibrant artwork features all sorts of topics; sex, magic, war, feminism, self- exploration, mythological creatures and more! Sorjo chatted with Kristen on how she gets inspiration to create such magical and vivid illustrations and being a Chinese- American artist.
In these Illustrations I try and look at myself and identity as a whole through different lenses. I’m especially drawn to the depictions of monster girls for obvious monster gay coding reasons.
Fighting stereotypes with art concerning native women by passing the mic to beautiful, resilient, intelligent indigenous women.
Putting pen to paper allows me to put aside nostalgic memories without burying them completely.
How my art communicates so much emotion non-verbally.