Bu Nation

Bu Nation
Born and raised in San Jose, California. Daughter of Vietnamese Boat People who fled the Vietnam War in 1975. Grew up in between extremes and fine lines of American and Vietnamese/Asian cultures. Continuously trying to find a good balance between the two. Works as a Hairstylist. Graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from California College of the Arts. Images drawn and painted are inspired by family stories, upbringing, multi-influences/cultures and personal experiences. Loves design, styles and world fashion along with things considered “non fashion”. Loves finding the connections and disconnections between woman and children from traditional and non traditional ties.Uses a mix of real and surreal styles to depict and explore how people adapt and assimilate while still preserving different identities.