Malichansouk Kouanchao
Artist, Web Designer
Involved with Intermedia Arts since: 1995
Forced by civil war to flee Laos when she was five, Mali’s multi-disciplinary works explore the relationship between art, transformation, and communal healing. Her paintings, designs and murals shine a light on the struggles, courage, and complexity of the Asian immigrant experience in the U.S. and work with communities to find strength in memories of home and family.

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ARTIST BIO

Malichansouk (Mali) Kouanchao is a Minneapolis-based Lao American visual artist, web and interactive designer. Her multidisciplinary works explore the relationship between art, transformation, and communal healing.

Mali has received many awards for her work, including a Bush Artist Fellowship. She serves on the advisory committee for Legacies of War, a national project established to raise awareness of the Secret War in Laos, as well as to advocate for further U.S. support toward the removal of cluster bombs and increased aid for cluster bomb survivors. She is the subject of the new children's book "Mali Under the Night Sky" by Youme Landowne.

A graphic designer and muralist, she has shown her work internationally and collaborated with people from many diverse backgrounds and ages. She believes public art should empower the maker and educate and transform the community.