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Alan Khum is a Khmer-American fine artist born and raised in San Francisco, California.

Artist Statement

My art practice highlights the importance of Cambodian diaspora through cultural preservation, life experience, and family history. I continue to examine the hybridity of American pop culture and traditional Khmer folklore in my illustrations.

Education

2016     B.A. — Studio Art | Painting and Drawing. San Francisco State University
2014     A.A. — Arts and Humanities. City College of San Francisco

Awards and Honors

2015    Martin Wong Scholarship in Painting
2015    Pamela and Kenneth Fong Scholarship
2015    Vincent Costantino Scholarship


Exhibits

10.2017 Art Wraps for the Heart of Tenderloin, Tenderloin Museum. San Francisco, CA
09.2017 Chillin' Productions, 111 Minna. San Francisco, CA
06.2017 UxI III: Keep Pushin', SOMArts. San Francisco, CA
06.2017 KreativeEats, Gratta Wines. San Francisco, CA
04.2017 Khmer New Year 2017, Hacienda Peralta. Oakland, CA

09.2016 Grounded Beef, 6th Annual 2 Blocks of Art. San Francisco, CA
09.2016 Lost Between Boundaries, ASI Art Gallery. San Francisco, CA
08.2016 Obscure Origins [Solo Exhibition]SOMArts Ramp Gallery. San Francisco, CA
06.2016 Northern Gathering, 704 Filbert. San Francisco, CA
06.2016 URBANxINDIGENOUS: Remember Our Place? SOMArts. San Francisco, CA
04.2016 Y No Nos Vamos - And We're Not Leaving, Gallery del Grotto. San Francisco, CA
02.2016 Murder She Wrote, Martin Wong Gallery. San Francisco, CA
01.2016 Selfie, Martin Wong Gallery. San Francisco, CA

12.2015 Constructive Chaos, Fleetwood. San Francisco, CA
11.2015 28th Annual Stillwell Exhibition [Juried], SFSU Fine Arts Gallery. San Francisco, CA
11.2015 Salon des Refusés, Martin Wong Gallery. San Francisco, CA
10.2015 Some Kinda Art Show, Cumaica. San Francisco, CA
10.2015 Chillin' Productions, Mezzanine. San Francisco, CA
10.2015 APAture 2015: Future Tense [Juried], Arc Gallery. San Francisco, CA
10.2015 Even \\ Spectrum, 49 Geary | Storefront. San Francisco, CA
09.2015 Stop Pretending, Urban Solutions | SF Barber College (Alternative Space). San Francisco, CA
07.2015 Legacy: The Great Khmer Empire [Juried], Seven Degrees Gallery. Laguna Beach, CA
07.2015 ASI Staff Feature, ASI Art Gallery. San Francisco, CA
05.2015 Everything is Fine, Uno Morato. Quezon City, Philippines
03.2015 TRAPxART, 111 Minna Gallery. San Francisco, CA
03.2015 Cycles | Inks of Truth CollectiveRainbow Bubble Laundry. San Francisco, CA
02.2015 Missed Connections | Sublevel Art Collaborative, Sugar Cafe. San Francisco, CA
02.2015 Distinct Margins, Kezar Pizetta. San Francisco, CA
01.2015 Time and Space | Sublevel Art CollaborativeSugar Cafe. San Francisco, CA
01.2015 Inks of Truth Collective, Kezar Pizetta. San Francisco, CA

12.2014 Mōksha Market, Geddis Gallery | Mōksha. Seattle, WA
11.2014 Colorful Creatures | Sublevel Art CollaborativeSugar Cafe. San Francisco, CA
12.2014 I Dream of..., Art & Culture Initiative | ArTik. Freiburg, Germany
11.2014 27th Annual Stillwell Exhibition [Juried], SFSU Fine Arts Gallery. San Francisco, CA
11.2014 Local Work, Kezar Pizetta. Duo Show with Topher Maka San Francisco, CA
10.2014 Darkness and Noir, Allied Ink Tattoos. Vallejo, CA
10.2014 Remix, Martin Wong Gallery. San Francisco, CA
10.2014 Urban Solutions2 Blocks of Art, SF Barber College. San Francisco, CA
09.2014 Postcard Art Project, The Firehouse Gallery. Phoenix, AZ
07.2014 Arts and Beats, Terra Gallery. San Francisco, CA
07.2014 Chillin' Productions Anniversary, Mezzanine. San Francisco, CA
07.2014 Inner-City Apex, Kunst-Stoff Arts. San Francisco, CA
06.2014 Uncultivated Vulgarity III, SubMission Art Space, San Francisco, CA
05.2014 Illustrator Show, Art Attack SF. San Francisco. CA
03.2014 Hello City: Part Deux, Art Attack SF. San Francisco, CA

2013 The Comic Show, Art Attack SF. San Francisco, CA
2013 Beauty is in The Eye of the Beerholder, Art Attack SF. San Francisco, CA
2013 Electric Sheep Digital Art Group Show, Art Attack SF. San Francisco, CA
2013 Education is Liberation [Juried], City College of San Francisco. San Francisco, CA

2012 Accreditate This! [Juried], City College of San Francisco. San Francisco, CA

Curatorial Exhibitions

09.2016 Lost Between Boundaries, ASI Art Gallery. San Francisco, CA
10.2015 Even \\ Spectrum, 49 Geary | Storefront. San Francisco, CA

Exhibition Installations

07.2016 Mind.full, ASI Art Gallery. San Francisco, CA
06.2016 YAXhibition 2016, ASI Art Gallery. San Francisco, CA
04.2016 Re/Action, ASI Art Gallery. San Francisco, CA
04.2016 Upcycled, ASI Art Gallery. San Francisco, CA
03.2016 Inspiration Wall Designs, ASI Art Gallery. San Francisco, CA
02.2016 Resiliencies: Poetics of Filipino Diaspora, ASI Art Gallery. San Francisco, CA
12.2015 Incarceration to Liberation, ASI Art Gallery. San Francisco, CA
10.2015 We Arrived: A Collective Reflection on Immigration, ASI Art Gallery. San Francisco, CA
09.2015 Enduring Power: The Middle Eastern and Iranian Woman's Story. ASI Art Gallery. San Francisco, CA
08.2015 Colored Warnings, ASI Art Gallery. San Francisco, CA
07.2015 Night Light 2015: Multimedia Garden Party, SOMArts Cultural Center. San Francisco, CA
07.2015 YAXhibition: Capture, Build, Stitch, Perform, ASI Art Gallery. San Francisco, CA
07.2015 Making A Scene: 50 years of Alternative Bay Area Spaces. SOMArts Cultural Center. San Franciscco, CA
06.2015 Occuprint: Posters of the Global Occupy Movement. ASI Art Gallery. San Francisco, CA
04.2015 T-9 Minutes and Counting, ASI Art Gallery. San Francisco, CA
04.2015 Watershed Moments, ASI Art Gallery. San Francisco, CA
02.2015 Quoting Ourselves, ASI Art Gallery. San Francisco, CA
01.2015 Gentrification, ASI Art Gallery. San Francisco, CA

11.2014 Coming Home, ASI Art Gallery. San Francisco, CA
10.2014 27th Annual Stillwell Student Exhibition, SFSU Fine Arts Gallery. San Francisco, CA
10.2014 Global Lives Project, ASI Art Gallery. San Francisco, CA
09.2014 Remix, Martin Wong Gallery. San Francisco, CA
10.2014 The Rose that Grew From the Concrete, ASI Art Gallery. San Francisco, CA
09.2014 Allegorical Procedures, SFSU Fine Arts Gallery. San Francisco, CA
08.2014 Scholarship Award Exhibition, Martin Wong Gallery. San Francisco, CA
08.2014 If Elvis Presley was the King, Who was James Brown? ASI Art Gallery. San Francisco, CA
08.2014 Growing Gestures, ASI Art Gallery. San Francisco, CA

Communal Arts for Benefit

10.2017 Mid-Autumn Harvest Festival, Tenderloin Recreation Center. San Francisco, CA
09.2016 Transforming Art Into Action: Right to a Roof, SOMArts Cultural Center. San Francisco, CA
09.2016 Mid-Autumn Harvest Festival, Tenderloin Recreation Center. San Francisco, CA
05.2016 Arts Alive Ingleside: Art Banners on Ocean Avenue. SOMArts San Francisco, CA
09.2015 Mid-Autumn Harvest Festival, Tenderloin Recreation Center. San Francisco, CA
09.2015 Transforming Art Into Action: Reclaiming Our City, SOMArts Cultural Center. San Francisco, CA
06.2015 Art is Healing: 2nd Annual Arts Benefit for ACMHS, Ed Roberts Campus. Berkeley, CA
04.2015 5th Annual Cambodian New Year, Peralta Hacienda. Oakland, CA
05.2014 TFS and BeatShop Labs: Summer Beat Battle, MCCLA. San Francisco, CA
11.2013 Beatshop Labs Fundraiser, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. San Francisco, CA

Public Murals

2015 City of Dreams Oakdale Community Center. San Francisco, CA
2015 Rainbow Bubble Laundry. San Francisco, CA
2013 Hartland Hotel "Tenderhart" Mural Restoration Project. San Francisco, CA
2013 City of Dreams Oakdale Community Center. San Francisco, CA

Publications & Press

2017 Public Art Project Brings 'Positivity' to Gritty Tenderloin. SF Examiner.
2015 APAture 2015 Visual Arts Showcase, CatSynth.
2015 5th Annual Oakland Cambodian New Year Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
2015 Buck Off Magazine Vol. 3, Spring '15. Artist Feature.
2014 Art Exhibition Takes Over Local Barber Shop. The Guardsman.
2014 Art Walk: 2 Blocks of Art. Urban Solutions.
2014 Rogue Particles Magazine. Featured Painting '14.
2014 CCSF Spring '14 Issue. Forum Magazine.
2013 San Francisco's MIP Restores Tenderloin Mural. BeyonChron.
2012 November Fine Arts Frontpage. Newgrounds.

Collective

Grand Bison
Inks of Truth

Client Work

Draper University
Golden Blends BBQ
Upbeet Games
Vapor Delight

Professional Practice

2016          Artist Assistant - Woodcutmaps
2016          Teacher's Assistant in Painting | San Francisco State University
2014 - 16  ASI Art Gallery Art Preparator
2014 - 16  Martin Wong Gallery Art Preparator
2014 - 15  SFSU Fine Arts Gallery Art Preparator
2015          SOMArts Cultural Center Exhibition Intern

 
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