Clay Artist


Who We Are

The Asian American Artists Association is an organization based in the Bay Area advocating for AAPI artists, including painters, photographers, filmmakers, writers, musicians, and more. As a dominantly youth-led coalition all interested in a variety of the arts, we founded AAAA with the goal of not only supporting struggling Asian/Pacific Americans in the field, but also helping AAPI youth to pursue their dreams and artistic endeavors.


Our Mission

Our mission is to promote the well-being of the AAPI community by allowing Asian/Pacific Americans to tell their stories and share their perspectives.  We support and assist these artists with the hope of boosting diversity and proper representation in the arts and media.

What We Do

The organization gives young artists exposure as they start their journey. Through various galleries and contests hosted by the AAAA, these artists have the opportunity to showcase their work on the website, including poetry, writing, painting, photography, and much more.

The AAAA gives artists the ability to submit their works to competitions or exhibitions, purchase materials, and have access to other opportunities that may have been financially difficult before our support. We distribute the money we raise through numerous events and donations to AAPI artists to give them the chance to thrive and represent the community through their work and success.

Board of Directors

Claire Zhu

Chair & Founder

Claire Zhu is the Chair and founder of the Asian American Artists Association. She has a keen passion for advocating for AAPI artists, and has participated in multiple contests for writing and poetry. A rising senior at Evergreen Valley High School, she hopes to pursue political science and humanities in the future.

Daphne Dao

Vice Chair

Daphne Dao is currently the Vice Chair of AAAA, and is a rising senior at Evergreen Valley High School. Outside of the organization, she leads a Robotics FTC team. She loves to draw concept art and enjoys playing the guitar.

Riya Prabhakar


Riya Prabhakar is a current senior at Evergreen Valley High School. In her free time she enjoys baking, going for nature walks, and spending time with her friends and family. Riya is a part of Girl Scouts and advocates for women's rights through Flourish Magazines.

Avishi Singh


Avishi Singh is a rising senior at Evergreen Valley High School. Academically, she is passionate about biomedical engineering, while outside of school she enjoys helping youth through teaching taekwondo.

Sophie Zhu

Honorary Director

Sophie Zhu is currently a student attending Duke University. She is a published writer of a novel, poem anthology, and children's picture book, and advocates for the incoming youth aspiring for arts in higher education. She studies economics and creative writing in college.

Stella Su

Honorary Director

Ms. Su is a successful businesswoman and expert at top strategy consulting and technology firms. She founded the Eirya Foundation out of a passion for making reading materials available to children in their native language. She continues to promote culture and literature through her guidance for AAAA.