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Tomie Arai

Tomie Arai is a public artist based in New York City and a founding member of the cultural collective, The Chinatown Art Brigade.

In Conversation

Tomie Arai with Ryan Lee Wong

Creating these images of Asians probably came out of a desire to fill an absence that I recognized was damaging or misinformed. To show real human lives that reflected my community was something that I wanted to create out of love, to address out of love. To correct the misconceptions out there around who Asians were, what their lives amounted to.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2023

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