AAPI Art Contest

AAPI Art Contest

Celebrating our Asian American/Asian Diaspora Employees One Art Piece at a Time



Event Background

As we continue to live through this pandemic, and we approach the one-year anniversary of President Biden’s signing into law the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, we invite our Asian American/Asian diaspora community at UK to share with us their experiences or stories in artistic form.

We are hoping to collect and exhibit visual or literary works from an Art of Covid contest that reflect on the individual and collective experiences of our faculty and staff over the past two years.  

UK students, faculty walk in solidarity with Asian American community

AAPI Art Contest

Learn more about the contest!

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2022 Contest Winners

Kachroo, Aardra P. (Aardra.Kachroo@uky.edu): $200

                Dance  –  “Omkarakarini: Invoking the female cosmic energy” – 3rd Place


Kang, JungHee (junghee.kang@uky.edu): $400

Painting  –  “From restraint to color” – 2nd Place


Fister, Shuling (shuling.fister@uky.edu): A total of $1,000

Hand Craft  –  “500 masks and 50 extensions for donation” – 1st Place

Photo  –  “UK Rally on Stop Hate” – 2nd Place

Photo  –  “Without prom nor HS graduation, Angie still stayed at positive as a heritage of AAPI” – 3rd Place


He, Jianjun (jianjun.he@uky.edu): A total of $400

Sculpture  –  “Asian Face in the Era of Pandemic” – 3rd Place

Poem  –  “Training: A Discourse” – 3rd Place


Basuray, Rita (rita.basuray@uky.edu): $500

Drawing  –  “Who here has Covid-19?” – 1st Place


Han, Dong (d.han@uky.edu): $300

Poem  –  “My Foreign Home” – 2nd Place


Huang, Zhi (zhi.huang@uky.edu): $200

Oil painting  –  “Gearing up before Teaching—My War against COVID” – 3rd Place

Contact Information

Dr. Mia Farrell, Ed.D.
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

S101A Ag. Science Center North Lexington, KY 40546-0091

+1 (859) 218-4800