Joyce Yip Green, PhD, LMFT, ATR-BC
Joyce was an infant when her family left Laos as refugees in 1975 and settled in the Los Angeles area. She earned her PhD in International Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and is currently an assistant professor at the Loyola Marymount University graduate department of Marital and Family Therapy/Clinical Art Therapy. As a cultural researcher, Joyce has presented nationally and internationally on the practice and application of international psychology, art therapy, and culture and human development. She is also a licensed marriage and family therapist and clinical art therapist who is committed to strengthening the mental health and wellness of individuals, families, and communities. Joyce hopes the (re)Location project honors the stories and experiences of the Lao and Korean elder community.
Helen H. Kim, Artist
Helen was seven-years-old when her family left South Korea in 1981 to settle in the Los Angeles area. This began her personal exploration of identity, culture, and systems, which continues today in her interdisciplinary art practice. Helen creates nonlinear narratives that examine the tension and fluctuation between outsider and insider, private and public, memory and history. She has a particular interest in relational aesthetics, a practice in which the orchestration of a social circumstance and others’ experience of it is itself the artwork. Through (re)Location, Helen seeks to honor the specificity and richness of Lao and Korean American stories while contextualizing their critical place in the larger landscape of American history and experience. Helen holds a BFA from UCLA in Studio Art and is a graphic designer and brand consultant at The Think Farm.