Bok Choy Apparel

the artist

Nicholas Chan
Hometown: Moraga, California

Nickname: Nick
Year of Birth: 1986
Zodiac: Tiger
Ethnicity: Chinese American
School: University of California Santa Cruz
Occupation: Freelance Designer

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Mixed Media, Painting, Monoprinting, Graphic Design

Favorite artists:

Jean-Michel Basquiat, William Kentridge, Zak Smith, Mondrian, Kent Williams, Rauschenberg, Anselm Kiefer, Jenny Seville,


Menagerie Collective, Chinese Cultural Center (CCC)

Turn On’s:

Accents, Lisps, white apparel, short hair, old, funny laughs, blunt, cynical, candy, pineapples, musicians, burping, artistry, goofy, oranges, cashews, pistachios, chow fun, chefs, pork buns

Turn Off’s:


Last Meal on Earth:

Beef and Bok Choy Chow Fun

What would you say is your chief characteristic?


If not yourself, who would you be?


What is your “community?”

Artist, Family, Chinese American, Santa Cruz, East Bay Area, Asian American, California, Asian American Artist

What inspires you?

What DOESN'T inspire me?

When did you know you were going to be an artist?

4 years ago. I was drifting and needed a space to express and innovate. I needed a platform for me to understand myself and the world around me, and in return, give a voice to ideas and thought for others.

Where can people find you?

Playing In the sun. Toying with fire. In water. Climbing things. In my guitar. In my notebook. Reading a graphic novel. At a new restaurant. In the refrigerator. At a grocery store. In a kitchen cooking. On my bike. In a bottle of wine. At a micro brew. Everywhere. Nowhere!

What’s next?

Southeast Asia. Making a Band. Making movies. Architecture. Writing Short stories. Poetry. The Banjo. Drums. The Mandolin. Scotch. Brewing Beer. Sitcoms. Directing. Business Design

Anything else?


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designs by the artist