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Sayon Syprasoeuth

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Sayon Syprasoeuth is a Lecturer at California State University Long Beach, he is also a Program Manager at United Cambodian Community, a Visual Artist who received his Master of Fine Art from Claremont Graduate University, Bachelor of Fine Arts from California State University Long Beach. Sayon is a survivor. His artworks and images are reflective of his own journey as a Cambodian refugee – from his shocking exile from his childhood village on the Cambodian-Thai border, to his scary passage into Thailand countryside and his lost boyhood in a refugee camp where making art was his imagination safeguard – to his passage from his Buddhist-animist land to Christian America. His work holds fast his connection to the Cambodian spirit-enhancing land, cross-cultural dimensions, and his drive to animate Apsara and other essential images of beauty alongside the grotesque.