Specializing in wacky, whimsical, and colorful work meant to brighten up the gloomiest of days. Risa is constantly experimenting with a wide variety of mediums including paper art, felting, sculpting, illustration, stop-motion animation and more. Her artwork is all about being playful as a way to recharge the creative spirit and find ways to stay connected to those we love.


January 21- February 11, 2023

Helvella Art
Lucky Rabbit
850 42nd Avenue Oakland, CA
Opening reception January 21st 6-9pm

Group show featuring AAPI artists throughout the Bay Area. Mom’s Kimono 26”x11”x6” felted wool over sculpted form (Sold) 2022 was a difficult year for me and my family and ended with my father’s unexpected passing during the holidays. My mom was in the forefront of my thoughts when thinking about what I wanted for this year, the year of the rabbit. My dad fought hard for so long. My mom did too. We all fell apart and got up with our broken pieces, over and over again. Everyday, the three of us fought for each other. This year, I hope for so many good things to come to her. Peace. Healing. Time for herself. Rest. Adventure. So, I draped the patterns of the kimono she wore in her youth over this piece with all the love a daughter could give. May this year bring good things to her and all of those who have leant us their strength over the years.

April 2023

Park Life
Nonsense Makes Sense
220 Clement Street San Francisco, CA
Opening Reception May 27th 6-9pm

December 2023

4 Barrel Gallery
4 Barrel Gallery
375 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA
Saturday, December 16th 7-9pm

Product Debut with Chronicle Books

October 2023

Stay tuned!
Headed to Dallas, TX!

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