Allow me to tap into your subconscious and release your Inner Swirl as a painting. I’m Kao Lee Thao a visual artist and 3d animator. I paint to unlock inspiration and transport viewers to a world of fantasy, reminding us not to forget what imagination can accomplish in life. I challenge you to let go and explore…

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Springboard for the Arts: Sign Repurpose

Artists: Kao Lee Thao, Ash Kubesh
The Gathering Tree will be a cultural beacon for the Frogtown/Rondo neighborhoods. It will be a kaleidoscope of patterns etched with the community’s voices who call this neighborhood home. The public art will be an interactive experience featuring augmented reality creatures animated throughout the structure.

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I’m excited to announce that I will be creating a Public Art installation for the Brooklyn Center Transit Center. 
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New Public Service Building

I’m excited to announce that I’m one of many artists selected to create a mural on glass for the new Public Service Building located downtown Minneapolis.