Menmin Made was created by Paulina Hoong (me!) to bring forward expressive watercolor plants + florals + food + AAPI-inspired art into this world.

I’m a queer, second-gen Chinese-American artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Through watercolor art, I express my vision for a better world with whimsical, bright, and joyful colors.

I draw inspiration from Chinese symbolism, the diasporic Midwestern Asian-American experience, being a restaurant kid, and the natural world. I love to smell flowers, taste food, and chase sunsets, which manifest into my art.

My goal is to make art accessible to people from all cultures and brighten up any space!

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media + exhibitions

“30 Lunar New Year Goodies You Can Get From API-owned Small Shops”
– Buzzfeed News
“How Does Your Garden Grow?” – Weisman Art Museum
Joy on Joice Artist Preview
– Chinese Historical Society of America
“Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Local Leaders” – Asian American Organizing Project

Vendor Feature – Cut Fruit Collective

“Minnesota Rice: A new blog uses keen writing and gorgeous illustration to document Asian restaurants” – The Heavy Table
“Fluttering Fortunes” Solo Exhibition, April 2022 – Understory Oakland