Julia Lachica

A queer woman of color and a San Francisco native, I grew up in public housing in Chinatown and received my BFA in Industrial Design from the California College of the Arts. I am a visual artist and designer--enjoying all aspects of the process of making,



Paintings and Mixed Media

In my work, the fascination with the mechanics of construction and design continues to inform me, and a consistent feature is the layering of different histories and cultures. I consciously work to create a sense of the past by integrating found objects, distressing elements, and aging materials in order to reveal how corrosion, rust and wear accumulate on bodies and surfaces.

Katsuobushi Dream “Katsuobushi Dream”

30"x40" acrylic on canvas, 2020. Childhood memory: wooden dolls in a box of fish flakes and hot steaming rice with umeboshi.

Guardians “Guardians”

11"x14" acrylic on birch cradle panel, 2020. Still life of wooden carvings from Mexico. My guardians protect me.

The Ping: Ja mata-ne “The Ping: Ja mata-ne”

30"x40", acrylic on birch cradle panel, 2019. Looking for mom. North Ping Yuen, San Francisco, CA

Long Live Dim Sum “Long Live Dim Sum”

8"x11", collage on board. 2019

Recovery Time “Recovery Time”

3"x3", mixed media, found objects, collage on wood

Stars & Stripes “Stars & Stripes”

9"x13", mixed media, found objects. 2019