Asian woman with shoulder-length hair wearing glasses and a richly textured, ivory colored, hand knit scarf.

Thien-Kieu Lam has a long list of obsessions, but most of her time is devoted to art, stories, and knitting.

Her art practice comprises primarily of paper-based works exploring perspective and interpretation, whether physically, as with pacing and composition, or conceptually, as with works anchored in history and memory.

She also designs patterns for hand knitters, and her designs have been featured in publications such as Pom Pom Quarterly, Making Stories, and Knit Now.

Kieu grew up and currently resides in southern Louisiana, but she has also called St. Louis, Washington, D.C., and Kagoshima home.