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Artist: May Lo

Holiday Sales? YES

Work: I’m always on the hunt for ways to combine my love of art and making tangible things. It’s not unusual for me to bounce around and dip my feet into different mediums. Right now, I enjoy using leather as a canvas and turning it into a something wearable. All my pieces are handmade and hand-painted in my studio, where I also teach workshops centered around art + leather craft.

About: May is a self taught artist and crafter. Born in Los Angeles and raised in the Bay Area, she earned her BFA in Illustration and Animation from San Jose State University. School didn’t provide the experience and enrichment she was expecting; after graduating, she did not pursue a related career. Without a clear direction, she landed in mass manufacturing and retail. Many years later, she realized how unfulfilling a path she chose and found a renewed enthusiasm for the arts. Working in acrylic is first and foremost, though she does experiment with other mediums and ways to translate her images into wearable pieces. Her work has been featured at the de Young Museum and SFMOMA museum stores in San Francisco, under the name TIMMY MAYS.


Currently accepting custom requests and commissions.

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Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804

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