Vanessa Chow was born in Hong Kong and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her M.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design. Vanessa makes work that is low tech, human scale. Her subject matter is usually inspired by the hundred of hours spent looking and being in the Pacific Ocean. She is interested in things that are profoundly handmade and things that are sustainable to the environment. Exploring the element of play is a common theme in her work.