My paintings negotiate the duality and dichotomy of my existence as an Asian immigrant woman
in America. I paint still life of food symbolic of the imagery of desire for female body, surrounded
by transnational icons and patterns.
Donald Groscost explores the natural world through the arena of memory and the subconscious
whereby a myriad of cultural references as disparate as animated films, children’s books or visual
technologies often collide in a single form
Using materials and palettes informed by my cultural and spiritual heritage, my paintings and installations chronicle the hidden histories of marginalized communities and affirm the continued quest for human liberation.
I see the world as light and dark and I use shapes and light to depict the geometry of what I'm
looking at - a world of vast beauty that will vanish if we do not preserve it, and document it, and
In my paintings and painting installations, I rediscover and resurrect people I find in forgotten
photographs that I find at flea markets. This painting series references photos found on the wall of
a pizzeria of the workers after hours.
All of my artwork begins with a digital photograph, my images are layered, pasted and pushed
beyond their recognizable photographic sources to form new compositions. I enjoy a freestyle
approach to the use of media. I manipulate and integrate the imag