Long Beach Focus

Sayon Syprasoeuth

Photo by Bennet Perez

Photo by Bennet Perez.

Sayon Syprasoeuth

Sayon Syprasoeuth is an interdisciplinary artist who focuses on his personal story as a refugee from Cambodia. He grew up in Thai refugee camps and emigrated to the United States at the age of ten. He has a B.A. from Long Beach State and an M.F.A from Claremont Graduate University. His work addresses past and present issues, triggered by memories of war and trauma, identity, beliefs, spiritual dimensions, and contemporary life in the United States.  He is the Program Manager of Youth Enrichment and runs an arts initiative, Living Arts Long Beach.