I'm big into identity politics as an AA, but I haven't consciously sought out works by Asian and AA/European(?) artists to feature on my blog. I wouldn't say they're uncommon on my blog though, so I'm not sure if it's subconscious. I have two AA friends studying art & for the most part their parents seem supportive, but I currently work part-time at an art center & earlier today an Asian father who just registered there told me he hoped his son was going through a phase. Sad, but understandable.
Yeah man, drawing is a gateway. Pretty soon he’ll be snorting pixels off of an intuos, and hocking his monograph at Comic Con.
I wouldn’t say we’re necessarily uncommon either, in regards to the arts industry or academia. I don’t know the actual demographics, but it seems to me that there are more Asian Americans in art schools now than ever too. In my class of 20, there are 6 Asian students, 3 of which are Asian American. I went to the SOI Student show recently, and there were a fair amount of Asian students represented there too.
We’re also the fastest growing electorate in America as well. I think what all of this means is that we have to ask some tough questions of ourselves on what our role is moving forward.