Allow me to tap into your subconscious and release your Inner Swirl as a painting. I’m Kao Lee Thao a Visual/Public 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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Wheelock Parkway 

Ash Kubesh and I are excited to announce that we will be creating a Public Art for the Wheelock Parkway in Saint Paul, MN.


Blooming Ribbon

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be creating a Public Art, installed at the Bloomington Central Station Park. As part of the City of Bloomington’s Creative Sparks.

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.