Shing Yin Khor Artists-in-Resident 2015

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Artist Shing Yin Khor

Shing Yin Khor

Trained as a theatrical scenic designer, Shing Yin Khor is now a sculptor and cartoonist obsessing over building tiny universes for her awkward, anxious creatures to exist in. Her work has been exhibited across the United States, and acclaimed for its off-kilter charm and narrative. Born in Malacca, a port city of Malaysia –and raised between cultures on a diet of fantasy tropes and post-colonial detritus –she currently calls Los Angeles home.

Lettuce Beast - Shing Yin Khor

Shing Yin Khor


I sculpt awkward, charming, and awkwardly charming creatures trapped in a world of human fallibility. My themes are inspired by historical hoaxes, old museums, cabinets of curiosities, cryptozoology, early scientific illustration, medieval monster design and pre-Linnaean taxonomy; my palettes are inspired by the more obnoxiously colorful parts of nature, especially invertebrates.

Last updated: March 23, 2015

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