Singha Hon (韩星霞) is a mixed-race artist and illustrator born and raised in New York City, with roots in Pennslyvania and NYC's Chinatown. Singha has studied painting, costuming, and theatre at Bates College in Lewiston and at Central Saint Martins in London. She is one of the founding illustrators for Womanly Magazine, an organization that provides accessible health information to women and non-binary people through visual and literary art. As a painter and illustrator, she creates work aimed at exploring inner thoughts and private experiences, combining small details of everyday life with images inspired by mythology and animal archetypes, weaving together the universal and the personal.
Singha’s proposal explores the following questions: who are you and who am I? How am I seen and how would I like to be seen? What does it mean to change faces to survive? What does it mean to change faces to thrive and find peace? During the residency, Singha will utilize the model of community workshops -- focused on portraiture, self-portraiture, and mask making (using paper mache) -- to encourage participants to create new types of images of themselves and find agency in those images.