Dozfy & Urban Artworks

Dozfy & Urban Artworks

Dozfy, LLC is a collaborative group of artists working across mediums and styles to install public works that illuminate stories, histories and connectedness. Founded by Seattle-based artist Patrick Nguyen, the group creates artworks meant to inspire community conversations and bridge-building between neighbors. Nguyen, whose visually striking works are characterized by

Dozfy & Urban Artworks

Dozfy, LLC is a collaborative group of artists working across mediums and styles to install public works that illuminate stories, histories and connectedness. Founded by Seattle-based artist Patrick Nguyen, the group creates artworks meant to inspire community conversations and bridge-building between neighbors. Nguyen, whose visually striking works are characterized by a balance of precision and flexibility, often use metaphorical messages, symbolism, nature and animals to communicate to audiences. Other members of Dozfy, LLC include Joseph Oh, Novo Painting and others.

About the Organization:

Dozfy, LLC is a collaborative group of artists working across mediums and styles to install public works that illuminate stories, histories and connectedness. Founded by Seattle-based artist Patrick Nguyen, the group creates artworks meant to inspire community conversations and bridge-building between neighbors. Nguyen, whose visually striking works are characterized by a balance of precision and flexibility, often use metaphorical messages, symbolism, nature and animals to communicate to audiences. Other members of Dozfy, LLC include Joseph Oh, Novo Painting and others.

organizational budget

$50,000 - $100,000

existence for

0-5 Years

The Issue:

During COVID-19, the lives and livelihoods of AAPI small business owners in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District were imperiled. Living under threat of racialized violence and verbal attacks, older generations of AAPI Seattleites struggled to keep their restaurants and shops open for businesses. These businesses are and were spaces for cultural exchange, where traditions flourished, knowledge was passed along and generations of AAPI intermingled over a drink or meal. When these businesses closed during COVID, short-term or permanently, those important exchanges and conversations couldn’t happen. In what are hopefully the waning months of COVID, we need to revive these special connections so that they continue to flourish today and into the future.

The Solution:

In partnership with local non-profit arts organization UrbanArtworks, Dozfy is proposing a set of art installations created by intergenerational working groups comprised of AAPI artists and business owners. The culmination of the project will be a documentary-style film that captures the conversations that transpire between the artists and business owners, as well as production of the works and the final pieces being unveiled to the community. The project would bring together old and young AAPIs in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District, foster new cultural connections in a post-COVID world and shine a light on the neighborhood’s dynamic small businesses.

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