Treasure Box Armadillo by Shing Yin Khor
Watercolor, 3.5″ x 5.5″, 7 6/16″ x 5 6/16″ x 12/16″ with Frame
Current Exhibition at Flower Pepper Gallery: Beasts of the Unknown curated by Yetis & Friends from September 23rd to October 18th, 2017
Shing Yin Khor is a cartoonist and installation artist that is exploring personal narrative, new human rituals, and collaborative worldbuilding through graphic memoir and science fiction, and large scale art structures. She is obsessed with building universes and collections filled with awkward creatures and yearning people trapped in a world of heroic futility. Her themes are inspired by old museums, cabinets of curiosities, pre-Linnaean taxonomy, and the quiet horror of colonial era collecting.
Her immersive and narrative haunted house art installations, The Last Outpost and The Last Apothecary, received grants from Burning Man for their 2014 and 2016 festivals, and she has recently completed another large scale science fiction-themed site specific installation, Salvage Station No. 8, in conjunction with Beam Camp in New Hampshire.
As a cartoonist, her work has been published in The Toast and Bitch Magazine, and she has recently completed her first full length graphic novel, about traveling Route 66, with Zest Books. She creates comics at the intersection of race, gender, immigrant stories, and queerness.
She is a member of the Circus Posterus artist collective.
Born in Malacca, a port city of Malaysia – and raised between cultures on a diet of fantasy tropes and post-colonial detritus – Shing currently calls Los Angeles home.