i am a nyc based freelance manicurist & nail artist for editorial, advertising, commercial, tv/film, and consulting. currently studying graphic design at the fashion institution of technology.
my art work is abstract and minimal, influenced by my chinese upbringing and artists such as carmen herrera (cuban american abstract, minimalist painter) and jon setter (australian photographer known for his perspective and architecture).
before becoming a nail artist, i was a professional jewelry photographer and a hand model. creating art on hands came natural to me and fulfills my passion and creativity. i am the founder of torih studio where multi-media art+nail parties take place.