About the Artist
Priscilla Kwok is a painter living and working in Los Angeles, California. Born and raised in Hong Kong, she spent much of her childhood and teenage years in this city of movement. Living in the suburbs of Hong Kong, she experienced not only the fast paced city life, but also the quickly disappearing natural beauty of the island. At a young age she began practicing Chinese calligraphy and brush painting. It was not until her high school and college years when she was exposed to the endless possibilities of acrylic and oil paint. At Pepperdine University, where she received her B.A. in Studio Art and Art History, she experimented in media ranging from acrylic to oil, graphite, charcoal, gouache, ink, collage, photography and film. This exposure to a variety of art media was of profound inspiration to her. She moved away from representational art and expanded her boundaries to abstract painting. Her artistic influences come from the intriguing sounds of instrumental string music and the subtlety of colors in mountains, ocean and sky. Her lyrical abstract paintings frequently recall calligraphy; the delicate and linear quality of line, lightness and pauses, and the contrast in strength and speed. She is currently revisiting watercolor, a medium she fell in love with in her childhood, and is exploring the ideas of interconnectivity as part of her Senior Thesis Exhibition.