List of Hmong Artists

Last Updated: December 28, 2022

“In a 1974 National Geographic article, Lyteck Lynhiavu, a young Hmong Leader, was asked, “why virtually no Hmong become artists?” To which he responded, “The Hmong dream only at night…An artist must dream all day, and we don’t have time.” Festival organizers say that things have changed since 1974 – today the Hmong community has found time to dream and to realize their dreams as artist in a wide variety of disciplines.” Source

Growing up, I’ve always wondered why there wasn’t more Hmong artists? I’ve always wished I knew more Hmong artists. And so, I’ve made it a task to find and create a list of Hmong visual artists from around the world. Visual artists include painters, illustrators, photographers, graphic designers, cartoonists, sculptors, filmmakers, and more. The names listed below are only a few that I have found. Feel free to suggest any that are not listed below, or feel free to add yourself! Just email me.

3PY Design – Artists & Graphic Designers 

Adam Lee – Illustrator / Animator / Visual Development

Adora Vang (MN) – Graphic Designer / Photographer / Illustrator / Digital Artist

Alex Yang (manchamoonart) (MN) – Visual Artist / Creative Storyteller

Almoua (MN) – Home Decor

Angel Lee Yang (MN) – Digital Illustrator

Anisha Yang (MN) – Handletterer / Designer / Visual Artist

Art by Dru (MN) – Tattoo Artist / Artist

Art.Lees (Mai Vang Lee) – Artist

Ashley Vang (CA) – Visual Development Artist / Illustrator

Aulora’s Crafts (CA) – Arts & Crafts

Bert Lee (MN) – Graphic Designer

Billy Thao (BeeTee) – Mixed-media Artist

Boon Ma Yang (CA) – Fine Art Painter

Caitlin Xiong (WI) – Illustrator

Cha-Ji – Graphic Designer, Illustrator & Photographer

Champa Lo (NY) – Designer / Illustrator

Cheers From Bow (CA) – Handcrafted wooden dolls, laser cut goods and stationery

Cheng Xiong (WI) – Artist

Cho-Zero – Illustration

Chompalot Art (Sammy Saykao) (MN) – Digital Artist

Choua Xiong (Tshua Xyooj) (WI) – Artist / Graphic Novelist

Christina Vang (MN) – Art Director / Designer

Cki Vang (France) – 3D Concept Designer

Cy Thao (MN) – Politician / Painter

Daniel Yang – Illustrator

David Thao (KS) – Photographer

Dina Her (MN)- Painter / Comic Artist / Graphic Designer

Duachaka Her (WI) – Cartoonist / Illustrator

DouaJai Yang (MN) – 2D Animator / Illustrator

eatalllot (Teng Lee) – Digital Artist

Fue Vang (Fulish) (MN) – 2D & 3D Artist / Designer

Gaoshua Vang (MN) – Illustrator / Photographer

Ger Xiong – Artist

Goldie Vang (MN) – Animator / Illustrator

Hai Lo (MN) – Animation / Illustration

Hleeda Lor (WI) – Graphic Designer

Hlee Chang Xiong – Illustrator

Hooksnfangs (Ricky Fang) (CA) – Pinups / Cartoons / Comics

Houa Vang (Houa Vang Photography) (NC) – Photographer

Hua M. Conry (WI) – Art Director / Graphic Designer / Illustrator

Hue Vang (CA) – Digital Artist / Matte Painter at DreamWorks Animation

Jay Xiong (MI) – CG Imagery & 3D Modeling

Jennifer Lor (artbyjennlor) (WA) – Artist

Jennifer Tshab Her (IL) – Visual Artist

Jessi Xiong (MA) – Visual Development / Animation / Illustration

Jim Vang – Artist

Joanna Kangazoua Herr (KS) – Photographer / Graphic Designer

Ka Lee (MI) – Designer

Ka Lee (WI) – Designer & Illustrator

Kangbao Thao (Miv Nyuas Hmoob) – Arts & Craft

Kao Lee Thao (InnerSwirl) (MN) – Painter / Animator / Designer

Katherina (Kat) Vang (MN) – Fine Arts Portraiture Artist

Kazua Melissa Vang (MN) – Artist / Photographer / Graphic Designer

KB Lor (MN) – Artist

Kelly Her (khruri) (WI) – Digital Artist

Keu Cha – Comic Artist

Khamsao Yang (WI) – Painter

Khou Vue (MN) – Freelance Illustrator + Designer

Kia – Illustration

Kimberly Yang (MN) – Designer / Developer / Aspiring Illustrator

Lashia Lee (MN) – Artist

Linda Lor (MN) – Comic Artist

Lee Sand Art (Coua Lee)
 (MN) – Sand Artist

Lee Xiong (MI) – Painter & Digital Illustration

Lee Yang (Elver-Lee) (MN) – Artist

Linda Vang (Linda Vang Art) – Art / Illustration / Craft

Lor Lao (Studio Lor Lao) (WI) – Artist

Love Rainie (Rainie Kong) (MN) – Artist

Ly Kune (MN) – Artist

Ma Ly (CA) – Painter / Educator

Maimee May – Illustrator / Singer / Songwriter

Mai Chao (WI) – Artist / Author / Social Justice Leader

Mai Chao Vang (MN) – Artist

Mai Dao Thao (CA) – Photography / Digital Media

Mai Koua Yang (MN) – Artist / Painter

Mai Lo Thao (WI) – Graphic Designer

Maiyer Jadeyon Thao (MN) – Artist

Melanie Xiong (XioArts) (WI) – Artist

Mina Lor (mungbeanmina) – Artist

Misha Xiong -Character / Creature Artist

Monkato Yang (WI) – Concept Art / Illustration

Mrs. Kue (Mai Hlee Xiong-Kue) (WI) – Designer / Social Influencer

Nancy Her (CA) – Visual Artist

Nee Vang (neebeanz) (MN) – Digital Artist

Neng Thao (CA) – Scientist / Artist / Informal Educator

Ngianhormua Yang (MI) – Illustrator / Designer / Educator

Nicollazzi Xiong (MN) – Graphic Designer

Nikki Hang (CA) – Artist

Orion Vang (CA) – Concept Designer

Oskar Ly (MN) – Multi-disciplinary Artist

Ouji Studio (Bao Lao) (MN) – Illustrator

Pabgha (Sheena Vang) – Illustrator

Pang Khang (WI) – Photography / Graphic Design

Pao Houa Her (MN) – Visual Artist

Sean Vang (MN) – Graphic Design & Illustration 

Sébastien (Tchou) Vang (France) – Painter / Sculptor / Educator / Artist

See Xeng Lee (MN) – Painter / Educator

Sheng Lor (CA) – Fiber Artist

Shoua Yang (Ceev Tseg Press) (WI) – Printmaker

Sieng Lee (MN) – Installation Artist / Graphic Designer

Song Yer Thao (MN) – Visual Artist

Stacey Lo (MN) – Graphic Designer

Stacy Lee Yang (MN) – Graphic Designer

Suzie Chang (CA) – Illustrator & Painter

Tai Moua (WI) – Illustration

Teeko Yang (MN)

Tony Pha (WI) – Filmmaker

Tori Hong – Illustrator

Tou Her (Studio Tou) – Illustrator

Tou Vue – Comic Artist

Tou Yia Xiong (MN) – Illustrator / Designer

Txia Yang – Artist

Vam Moua (CA) – Fashion Illustrator / Graphic Designer

Vanghoua Anthony Vue (Australia) – Visual Artist

Venla Vang (MN) – Arts / Crafts

Victor Ku (Mighty Pegasus Art) (MN) – Artist

Victoria Kab Vang – Graphic Designer / Illustrator

Victoria Kue (PA) – Visual Artist

Xai Yaj (CA) – Story Artist

Xee Reiter (MN) – Visual Artist

Yayao Yuying (DA-POW!) (NC) – Comic Artist

Yer Vang (MN) – 3D Character Modeler

Yer Za Vue (OR) – Artist / Painter

Yinkong Vue (MN) – Animation / Illustration

Youa Vang (CA) – Visual Development Artist

Ziang Her (CA) – Design & Illustration

Zoua Kha (KAJiRA) (WI) – Illustrator / Manga Artist