b. 1994 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Lives and works in Denver, CO
Recently featured in Apartment Therapy and Vogue Italia, multidisciplinary artist AOTH utilizes her background in design and architecture to create her dream-like paintings. AOTH’s practice draws on traditions of balance present in Feng Shui. Her gestural, fluid works consider their relationship with the angular, architectural space of both the canvas and the rooms which surround them.
“There is always a piece of me living in these paintings and through my work, I hope people can experience the existence of emotions and embrace their lost time.”
“Formerly of the Architecture and Design world, AOTH’s creative visual background informs her current painting style - Abstract Romanticism. Originally born and raised in KL, Malaysia, the signature koi seen in AOTH’s paintings was deeply influenced by her Chinese heritage. Working from her Denver studio, her process which she called it “dream-painting” - each gesture and color creating a feeling that can’t be fully defined as she composes in the moment. Mostly inspired by the unknown and constant curiosity that is desperately fading, AOTH’s intuitive paintings have the magic to stop time, allowing the audience to reminisce in the past, and re-live a sense of nostalgia. AOTH’s ever evolving body of work will constantly explore around and within the heart and time. “Very much like a french movie, there is always a piece of me living in these paintings and through my work, I hope people can experience the existence of emotions and embrace their lost time.” -AOTH
2015-2018, BS in Interior Architecture and Design, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV.
2014, American Degree Program (ADP), Taylor’s University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2013, First Year of BS in Interior Architecture, Marywood University, Scranton, PA.
2021, Lucky Lab Gallery 2021, New Art Project (Virtual) 2019, Las Vegas Art Factory
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS & FEATURESArtwork
2022, Apartment Therapy
2022, SUSPECT by Singapore Unbound
2021, Voyage Denver Magazine
2021, Abstract Painters
2021, Contemporary Map
2021, Denver Vibe
2021, The Art LusterPhotography
2018-2019, Vogue Italia
2018, BLouder Magazine
2018, COY Culture Magazine
2017, Voyage LA Magazine
2017, Elegant Magazine
AOTH is a Malaysian Chinese Artist, currently based in Denver, CO. AOTH has been creating and making art ever since she could pick up a crayon but growing up as the youngest within an asian household, she went with a path that would make her parents happy-She holds a BS of Interior Architecture Degree and gained an extensive experience designing million dollar homes in Las Vegas while practicing fashion photography as a side hustle on the weekends. AOTH was busy chasing dreams and overworked herself until a new chapter of her life came knocking, she took a leap of faith and quit her job with the mindset of pursuing photography as her career. However, while exploring her path with the freedom she hadn't felt before, she started painting. It was not only a break that she never knew she needed, it was also a healing process to help her find balance to her chaotic life at that moment. Everything fell right into place since. AOTH’s artistic background in architecture, design, and photography in general has definitely influenced her work. The composition, layering, and movements in her work speaks to a certain spatial experience. As the artist emphasized, “there has to be a certain design element or architecture to the space that my paintings shall exist in, bringing in the yin in fluidity to the yang from the hard empty edges.” AOTH’s work naturally speaks volume in feng shui as well and she states, “peace comes when there’s balance.” On top of that she believes that the architecture of her work is the emotions from within.