MY NAME IS SAM LÊ SHAVE. I'M A 24 YEARS OLD VIETNAMESE-AMERICAN CREATIVE BORN & RAISED IN DORCHESTER. I AM A PAINTER WHO HAS BEEN PAINTING SINCE 2013 BUT HAS BEEN CREATIVELY EXPRESSING MYSELF SINCE 1998. CURRENTLY, I AM BASED IN BOSTON, CREATING WHENEVER I GET THE CHANCE & FIGURING MYSELF OUT FULL-TIME.
 
IN MY WORKS, I CENTRALIZE A LOT OF MY PAINTINGS AROUND MY IDENTITY, SELF-REFLECTIONS, MY FAMILY, BEING VIETNAMESE-AMERICAN, AND THE CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE AND IMPORTANCE OF BEING FROM THE DIASPORA, HAS INSPIRED A LOT OF MY WORKS AND WILL CONTINUE TO INSPIRE ME THROUGH MY OWN PERSONAL JOURNEY OF SELF-AWARENESS & SELF DISCOVERY.