Memory of an Avalanche began as an unruly archive of healing and has traveled through many cultural spaces in various formats over the years. The work originally took roots as a personal essay and transformed into a graphic memoir, persevering through the uncertainties and challenges of production in moments of precarity. Memory of an Avalanche has been exhibited, performed, and archived in physical and virtual spaces below:
Visual Art Exhibitions
2017 Illustrated Justice / Graphing Freedom, Omi Gallery at Impact Hub Oakland, CA
2017 General Strike / Huelga General, Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha, Minneapolis, MN
2017 International Transgender Day of Visibility Art & Music Festival, sponsored by TEAK – Trans Empowerment, Museum Siam, Bangkok, Thailand
2016 Art of Zines, Anno Domini // the second coming of Art & Design, San Jose, CA
2016 Love in the Time of War, San Francisco Camerawork, San Francisco, CA; Glass Box Gallery, UC Santa Barbara, CA; and online exhibition
2016 The Floating Library, Lake Phelan, St. Paul, MN
2016 Third Annual Queer Comics Expo, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
2016 Book Arts Competition, California College of the Arts Library, San Francisco, CA
2016 Gender in Translation Open Crit with Elisabeth Lebovici, sponsored by the Consulate General of France in San Francisco, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2016 The Floating Library | LA Art Book Fair, Echo Park Lake, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Revisions: CCA Student of Color Coalition 5th Annual Exhibition, Post Office Gallery, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
2015 Emanata: An MFA in Comics Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2015 Glitter Bomb, National Queer Arts Festival 2015: Connections, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
Speaking Engagements & Comic Readings
2017 New Standards for Deviance: Recent Manga and Queer Critique, Queers & Comics Conference, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2017 Decolonizing Comics Workshop, Listen to the Silence: The Annual Asian American Students’ Association Conference, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
2016 Love in the Time of War Artivist Panel, San Francisco Camerawork, San Francisco, CA.
2016 Decolonizing Comics: A Reading and Discussion Series Featuring Cartoonists of Color, Berkeley Central Public Library, Berkeley, CA.
2016 MFA in Comics Graduate Reading, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2016 Decolonizing Comics: ‘Dear Brother’ CLOSING NITE Panel Reception, Omi Gallery at Impact Hub Oakland, CA.
2015 Graphic Memoirs, APAture 2015: Future Tense, Comics and Illustration Showcase, San Francisco Main Public Library, San Francisco, CA. (photo below, left to right: Trinidad Escobar, Minnie Phan, Kayan Cheung-Miaw, Bo)
2015 Queer Politics, Agit-Prop and Editorial Comics, Queers & Comics: LGBT Cartoonists’ Conference, CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies, City University of New York.
2012 An Unruly Archive of Healing, The Second Annual Queer Yo Mind International Conference, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA.
Graphic Memoir Publications & Work Processes
SFC Video Archives- Love in the Time of War, San Francisco Camerawork and Art Curved Straight, directed by Megan McHugh, 2017.
Love in the Time of War, online exhibition curated by Việt Lê and Jennifer Vanderpool.
“Glitter Bomb. National Queer Arts Festival 2015: Connections,” Queer Cultural Center, 2015.
“Scholarship Awardees,” Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women & Transgender Community, April 8, 2015.
“Memory of an Avalanche,” in MFA in Comics Anthology Vol. 2 (San Francisco, CA: California College of the Arts, 2016), 110-127.
Creative Writing & Essay
“An Unruly Archive of Healing: Struggling Against the Professionalization of Community Building, Immigration Enforcement, and Queer/Trans of Color Cultural Amnesia,” Dreamers Adrift, February 23, 2013.
“I can finally breathe…,” Dreamers Adrift, May 14, 2012.
Art of Zines Library, Anno Domini // the second coming of Art & Design, San Jose, CA
East Side Freedom Library, St. Paul, MN
The Floating Library, St. Paul, MN
Southern California Library, Archives and Collections, Los Angeles, CA