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Inspiration, Roots and Memory: An interview with Sayon Syprasoeuth

Little Laos on the Prairie has enjoyed the work of Lao American artist Sayon Syprasoeuth for quite some time now. His journey to the US reminds us of the enormous complexity of the Lao diaspora, with many of his early years spent in Cambodia prior to coming to the US. A graduate from California State University Long Beach, he received his Master in Fine Arts from Claremont Graduate University in 2007. Sayon Syprasoeuth¬†was born in Cambodia and raised in Thai refugee camps. His family came to the US in 1979. His art incorporates memories, spirituality, nature and culture. He’s very interested in social hybrids and cross-cultural references, often combining Eastern sources with Western sensibilities.¬†He has shown in Phnom Penh, Berlin, China, Los Angeles and throughout the United States. He was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Long Beach Arts Council, and many of our readers had a chance to meet him during the National Lao American Symposium and Writers Summit in Minneapolis this year. He currently resides in Southern California, and you …