Hi! I am Rayna.

I am an artist living in Boston, Massachusetts, USA (the indigenous land of the Mashpee Wampanoag, Aquinnah Wampanoag, Nipmuc, and Massachusett tribal nations).

I am a calligrapher, illustrator, & educator.

I was born and grew up in Chicago, IL (the indigenous land of the Council of the Three Fires–the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi Nations tribal nations). I am a child of Taiwanese immigrants.

Before embracing myself as an artist, I worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 10+ years.

about Rayna Lo

During these years, I felt like I was performing based on expectations others had of me. And what I thought success looked like. For a very long time, I tried my hardest to fulfill the avatar that was created for me.

But no matter how much I grew in this career, there was always a part of me that felt empty. I was always stressed out and mentally drained. I was constantly breaking out! My poor skin took a beating.

about Rayna Lo

Feeling lost and unhealthy, I decided to start over. I left my job to work on personal development through my passion for art—the part of me that I ignored for so long.

I had to learn new things, unlearn old ways, and be comfortable with the ominous unknown. I had to rewire my thinking to prepare myself for this new journey.

about Rayna Lo

I am finally allowing myself to discover a part of me that I have locked away. I am finally cultivating this untapped reservoir of creativity.

Through art, I am processing my personal experiences on what being Taiwanese American means to me. And through this exploration, I am finally allowing myself to develop my voice as an artist.

about Rayna Lo

Through studying Traditional Chinese calligraphy and illustrating through westernized lenses, I am bridging traditional Asian and contemporary art.

And when I need a break from studying my Taiwanese culture, I like designing fun animals. Like my Bear Mindful characters.

about Rayna Lo

Thanks for taking the time to get to know me. I would love to connect. Please find me on instagram at @rayna.lo or send me a message!

In the meantime, please be kind to yourselves.


In the Press

Click here to read my interview with the Boston Voyager

Click here to check out my profile on Widewalls

Click here to check out my feature on Facebook Business