Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

This May, ART FOR CHANGE is excited to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by featuring a collection of works from a multigenerational, international group of award-winning, contemporary artists.

We're honored to work with these artists year-round and highlight them during the month of May to underscore the importance of cultural visibility and to showcase the endless influence of AAPI artists.

Shop available works by Ho Jae Kim, Natalia Nakazawa, Shirin Neshat, Xiao Wang, Kour Pour, and more below!

Ho Jae Kim
Changing Room, 2023
Archival pigment print
23.25 x 18 inches

Ho Jae Kim’s evocative, labor-intensive, and detail-oriented practice creates emotional, figurative compositions. Changing Room is a psychological portrait that is an excellent example of the most technical direction of Kim’s work—refining and recalibrating his transfer and draftsmanship techniques to suit this most recent turn in his figurative practice.


Natalia Nakazawa
Infinite Flooding, Infinite Burning, 2021
Archival pigment print
24 x 18.5 inches

Natalia Nakazawa’s work is concerned with ideas of transnationality, diasporic contexts and cultural identities, storytelling, archives, and patterns of migration. Infinite Flooding, Infinite Burning stems from Nakazawa’s Visual Heteroglossia series, which explores the orthographic and architectural configurations often found in manuscript and Persian miniature paintings. These frameworks depart from the Western one-point perspective, allowing viewers to place themselves at a variety of scales and locations.

Shirin Neshat
Film Still From Land of Dreams, 2021
Archival pigment print
14.64 x 26 inches

Shirin Neshat works with photography, video, and film to create complex human narratives that address the universal themes of gender, displacement, oppression, and identity. This limited edition print captures a film still from Neshat’s latest video installation Land of Dreams (2019). The film follows an Iranian woman photographer traveling through rural America knocking on the doors of citizens from different economic and racial backgrounds to shoot their portraits and document their dreams and nightmares.


Xiao Wang
Ghost/Fire, 2022
Archival pigment print
24 x 21 inches

Xiao Wang is a figurative painter known for deep, iridescent, moody color palettes. His compositions marry classical figuration and techniques with a markedly contemporary use of layering and shadows. Ghost/Fire depicts a bouquet in a ceramic vase bursting into flames, lit by the light emanating from a lunar eclipse and a pink glow rising from below the horizon. This work was inspired by the impact of family stories on one’s psyche, where shared histories and internalized darkness can reduce even the most beautiful and lively to dust.
Kour Pour
Coy Tiger (Teal & Maroon), 2022
Archival pigment print
20.75 x 18 inches

Kour Pour is a British-Iranian artist based in Los Angeles investigating his experience of living between cultures. Pour's visually complex paintings, prints, sculptures, and collages draw upon non-Western craft and decorative traditions on global exchange, identity, and migration.