Sophouen T. Chhin

Saint Cloud, MN 56304

COUNTY: stearns

WORK PHONE: 651-278-3049

VISUAL ARTIST – Painting, Drawing, Sculptor, Photography, Poetry, mixed media,

When creating my art, my focus is on identity, in particular, my duality. I feel that the experience my parents and grandparents had with the Khmer Rouge and the genocide is an integral part of my identity as a Cambodian-American youth.

To understand what happened the effects to my generation… I try to take a step back and go back to trying to understand why things are the way they are and why success seems so far away at times. In many ways, my art is my way of coping with what happened in Cambodia.

I am a socio-political artist striving to make a difference in the world.

I currently teach arts classes/private lessons for adults and students; teach/deomonstrate in a school setting; juror/panelist for arts grants/competitions; and do commissioned work.