Kam Mak: From Tank to Palette
Slithery eels. A lone sharp-beaked soft shell turtle. Strikingly blue crabs with one scuttling out of frame.
Kam Mak's provocative paintings explore his memories of food as a child growing up in Hong Kong and New York City's Chinatown.
The acclaimed artist was commissioned by the U.S. Postal Service to design the 12-year stamp series, "Celebrating Lunar New Year." He has also illustrated over 200 book covers, and magazine and editorial pieces for HarperCollins, St. Martin’s Press, Random House, National Geographic, Time magazine, Newsweek, The New York Times, and more, as well as several children’s books, including My Chinatown: One Year in Poems (which he also wrote), The Dragon Prince, and and the Kite Rider, which have won numerous awards and accolades.
He is a professor at Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), School of Art and Design.