Bachelor of Arts in Art
Joellyn Mak (Chinese-American b. 1999) is known for her watercolor arts. She wants to share her continuous theme of Asian culture throughout her works. Joellyn Mak was born in China but moved to America when she was very young, because of that she never embraced her culture and heritage outside her family. Thus she wanted to show her culture that she was not exposed to through her life. She is studying in Valdosta State University and pursuing a B.A in Art. She decided to become an Illustrator which focuses on using watercolor and semi realism through her pieces.
As an Asian-American I use watercolor to reconnect with my culture. Watercolor allows me to create a flowing and fluid-like quality in my art. It allows me to use layers of layers of color to give me the desired color I want. My research of both Chinese and Japanese art has drawn my appreciation for the architecture, textiles, and iconography of these Asian cultures that I reference in my work. Since I was born in China but grew up in America I wished to learn more about my culture as time passed by. During my college year I was able to have the opportunity to study abroad in Japan, another place I was interested in learning. I was able to push elements from my experience in Japan to my art works.
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