Lauren Hana Chai was born and raised in Honolulu, the first of her family to be born in the United States. Raised by her grandparents who are from South Korea, she grew up with dual cultures. Lauren studied fine art painting at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and has been in numerous shows in California and Texas. Lauren uses mixed media and oils. The mixed media brings together different elements which is a reflection of her identity, a clash of traditional and modern, eastern and western. She paints issues such as taboo, feminism, sexuality, violation and oppression.
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