Imagine a blockbuster movie or an award-winning book about a young Asian kid growing up in Central Wisconsin. Impossible? Well, it’s the silence of this reality that has led me to tell you my story. Hello, I’m Zach Klinner. Growing up I struggled to find positive Asian influencers, so I decided to be my own. My art highlights what it means to be a gay, Asian man in 2018 America; as well as displaying my interest in political and social issues through pen illustrations of t-shirts and portraits. In addition to my fine art I have also dived into the world of graphic design which has allowed me to showcase my work as well as create new stories for clients and businesses alike. 

“Be your own artist, and always be confident in what you’re doing. If you’re not going to be confident, you might as well not be doing it.”

– Aretha Franklin