Anela Ming-Yue Oh
About The Artist
Anela Ming-Yue Oh • Gatlinburg, TN
Mixed Media • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS
Anela Ming-Yue Oh is a multidisciplinary artist with a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. She uses materials that have a life of their own such as clay, paper, and fiber to feed her studio practice and create environments full of hope. As a mixed race artist of Malaysian Chinese descent, her visual language draws from her heritage as a reminder that there are reservoirs of strength we can draw upon from those who have passed away to imagine and construct new futures.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
My work draws on the process of Malaysian batik (wax resist), by translating it into line work with a 3D pen, clay, or paper blowouts. In the studio I work wet to dry: weaving materials together until I find a balance. I utilize hand papermaking processes such as blowouts where wet sheets of paper have a stencil placed upon them and then all excess pulp is blown away with a hose.