Hi, I’m Lavennz!
I’m a visual artist and illustrator living in Maine.
I was born and raised on a beautiful island in Penang, northwest state of Malaysia. I moved around the peninsular of Malaysia in my early 20’s and finally took a 8000 miles of flight to Maine, the pine tree state I called home since fall of 2013.
Painting started as my childhood hobby but gradually turning into a mission: I aim to spread positive vibes thru work of art. I believe art is a mirror that could reflect our inner world, allowing us to communicate with our subconscious.
Working primarily in oil, I also enjoy making mixed media and digital art. Most of my skill was gained thru years of self-study but my chase after high realism art persuaded me to take a year of online study on classical realism oil painting under renowned artist, Sadie Valeri. The classical training alongside my Chinese heritage have greatly influenced in artistic style development.
My works have appeared in various shows, in Greater Portland, Brooklyn, Los Angeles and Vancouver. In 2018, I have my first solo show in Portland, Maine.
Other than art, I live for coffee, early morning, grey sky, snows and rains.
Born in Penang, Malaysia
Based in South Portland, Maine
Online Atelier, Sadie Valeri Atelier, San Francisco, California / 2015
"The Colors in Life", coworkHERS, Portland ME / 2018
"A Possible Practice", Cong Tu Bot, Portland, ME. Curated by A Clearing & Tender Table / 2019
"Perfect 10", La Bodega Gallery, San Diego, CA / 2018
"Floriography", Gristle Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY / 2018
"In The Forests: Art Against Sex Violence", New Fruit, Portland, ME / 2017
Art Kudos International Juried Exhibition, Online / 2016
"Quotes, Lines, Lyrics", Hero Complex Gallery, Los Angeles, CA / 2015
"I Am The Law", Hero Complex Gallery, Los Angeles, CA / 2014
"King For A Day", Hero Complex Gallery, Los Angeles, CA / 2014
"Drawing on The Past", Burrards Arts Foundation, Vancouver, Canada. Curated by Booooooom & Herschel Supply / 2014
A Clearing, Maine Art Community / 2019
Finalist, Art Kudos International Juried Exhibition
Artist Interview, A Clearing / 2019
Artist Spotlight, BOOOOOOOM / 2018
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