Jon was born in 1995 in Fuzhou, China. He was raised by extended families until 2004 when he moved to Waukesha, WI, to be with his father. He moved to Boston in 2013 for college, majored in psychology, and withdrew after two years. He began to draw and paint in 2016.


My practice is a means to structure, introspection, and engagement.

My training has been self-directed. My preferred medium is oil paint. I work on paper, cardboard, and canvas. The works depict human figures in space, still lives, biomorphic abstractions, and appropriation of other artworks, including music and literature. The results are mostly figurative and symbolic. The themes are social dynamics, my experience with mental illness, and creative processes.