MFA in Painting, San Francisco Art Institute, May 2005
BS in Architecture, University of Virginia, May 2002   


Solo Exhibitions

2018  Together and Apart, Vessel Gallery, Oakland,CA
2015  Lost Love, Vessel Gallery, Oakland, CA
2014  Memories of Dreams, Gallery Bergelli, Larkapur CA
2013  Re/Surfaces, Vessel Gallery, Oakland, CA
2010  18 (Rhythmic Sequences), Vessel Gallery, Oakland, CA
          Recurring Vision, Gallery Bergelli, Larkspur, CA
2008  Imprint, Vessel, Berkeley, CA
          Reflection, Gallery Bergelli, Larkspur, CA
2006  House|Home, Gallery Bergelli, Larkspur, CA
          The Surrounding Landscape, Gallery Bergelli, Larkspur, CA
2005   Love, Memory and Nostalgia, Gallery Bergelli, Larkspur, CA
2004  Three Paintings, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco
           Field, Memory, and In Between, Mudhouse, Charlottesville, VA
2003   Love and a Video Store, Sneak Reviews, Charlottesville
           Mindscape Paintings and Drawings, Gallery Neo, Charlottesville
2001  The Ghost in the Garden, Newcomb Hall Gallery, Charlottesville



Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Personal Structures, ECC and GAA foundation,Palazzo Bembo, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Stillness Within, Arkitektura Assembly, San Francisco, CA
2018  Material Matters, Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
2017  Excuse Me, Can I See Your ID? Vessel Gallery, Oakland, CA
          Powder and Smoke, Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
          Motive, Vessel Gallery, Oakland, CA
2015  Notions of Romance, Vessel Gallery, Oakland
2014  Material and Meditation, Vessel Gallery, Oakland
          Shades of Summer, Vessel Gallery, Oakland
2013  Vessel as the Human Form, Vessel Gallery, Oakland
          Landscapes: Near and Afar, Vessel Gallery, Oakland
2012  Horizons of Promise, Vessel Gallery, Oakland, CA
          Vessel 8: Charting the Waters, Vessel Gallery, Oakland, CA
          Faculty Show, Department of Art Practice, Worth Ryder Gallery, University of California at Berkeley
2011  Portraits, Vessel Gallery, Oakland, CA
          Fall Faculty Show, Worth Ryder Gallery, University of California at Berkeley
          Winter Group Show, Gallery Bergelli, Larkspur, CA
2010  San Francisco International Art Fair, Herbst Pavilion, SF, CA
2007  Square Foot Show, Art Gotham Gallery, New York, NY
          Home, Root Division, San Francisco
2006  Choice Art, The Garage, San Francisco
          Artwallah, Bamboo Lane Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
          Artwallah, South Asian Arts Festival, Los Angeles, CA
          Arts On Fire X, Sanchez Art Center, juror: Larry Rinder, Pacifica, CA
2005  2nd Biennial International Juried Exhibition, juror: Marian Parmenter, San Francisco
          New California Masters, Works San Jose, San Jose, CA
          Prevue, Starpin Gallery, Shelton, CT
          SFAI MFA Exhibition, Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason, San Francisco
          Haunted, Crucible Steel Gallery, San Francisco
2004  2a Biennale Internazionale d’ Arte di Ferrara, Castello Estense, Ferrara, Italy
          Ad-Hoc, Crucible Steel Gallery, San Francisco
          Bay Area Emerging Artist Exhibition, 710 Market St., San Francisco
          Bay Area Eight, Artist Television Access, San Francisco


Professional Experience


Visiting Lecturer in Painting, Fall 2011-Fall 2012, University of California at Berkeley, Department of Art Practice

Art Teacher, Fall 2007 – Present, St. Paul’s Episcopal School, Oakland, CA
Art teacher in the 3rd through 8th grade curriculum-based school day art program.

Master Artist, Summer 2010, Public WorksCommissioned by Roundtree Visuals and Kaiser Permanente to design and implement two 6’ x 14’ murals in two Trauma Center quiet rooms.  It was also a collaboration with Art Start of Santa Rosa in which I was given two college level artists to work under me as apprentices.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Spring 2005, San Francisco Art Institute, CA
Facilitated critiques and reviews, and gave multiple one on one tutorials to undergraduate students
in an Advanced Painting Studio. Faculty: John Zurier

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Fall 2004, San Francisco Art Institute, CA
Facilitated critiques and reviews, and gave multiple one on one tutorials to undergraduate students in a
studio-based Interdisciplinary class focused on the idea of Self-Portrait through the media of collage,
container, installation, and sound.  Faculty: Carlos Villa



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Frank, Priscilla, “Dismantling Stereotypes About Asian-American Identity Through Art”, Huffington Post, April 2017.
Burke, Sarah. “An Expanded Approach to Asian Americaness at Vessel Gallery.” April 13th, 2017.
Nelson, Lauren. “What Lies Beneath: Uncovering Artwork, One Layer At A Time.” SF Chronicle, Sunday March 30th, 2014
Burke, Sarah. “Notions of Romance.” East Bay Express, January, 2015.
Art Pick, “Lost Love.” East Bay Express, December 15th, 2015.
Bigman, Alex. “Landscapes: Near and Afar.” East Bay Express, May 2013.
Morris, Barabara. “Portraits.” Art Limited Magazine, September/October 2011
Cheng, DeWitt. “Face Time at Vessel Gallery.” East Bay Express, July 2011
Cheng, DeWitt. “Rhythmic Sequences.” Picks, East Bay Express, December 2010
Ray, Anne Crump. “Fall Gallery Preview.” Marin Magazine, September 2006, pp.145-6.
2a Biennale Internazionale d’ Arte di Ferrara, exhibition catalogue, Associazone Culturale Ferrara Pro Art,                          
    Ferrara, Italy, December 2004, pp.34 –35.
Parsons, Luara. “Abstract Memories: Vora Scratches the Surface.” The Hook,
August 19th, 2004, art feature.
Smith, Emily. “Love and a Video Store.” The C-Ville Weekly, July 8th, 2003, art feature, p. 33.
Smith, Emily. “Taking Inventory.” The C-Ville Weekly, March 18th, 2003, p36.


Sustainable Arts Foundation Grant, 2019
Best In Show, 2nd Biennial International Juried Exhibition, 2005, Juror: Marian Parmenter
Merit Scholarship, San Francisco Art Institute, 2004 – 2005
Graduate Teaching Assistantships, San Francisco Art Institute, Spring 2005 and Fall 2004
San Francisco Art Institute Grant, San Francisco Art Institute, 2003 - 2005