Chinn is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work explores the theme of transformation. Through public art, education, and performance, he has dedicated his career to making art accessible and essential, regardless of social position. Drawing influence from his mixed race heritage, upbringing in indigenous Alaska and international travels, his work evokes new narratives of migration and diaspora. In 2019, he installed an 18 foot wind-powered, kinetic sculpture featuring 22 flying origami cranes in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District. This piece, along with his recent works represent the search for home and belonging, and the extraordinary resilience of the human spirit.
“Brown-Forman is thrilled to work with an artist of Louis’ caliber to both celebrate the local community, while also taking a stand against hate,” said Risa Scandora, Marketing Manager at Brown-Forman. “Asian Pacific American small business owners are an essential part of the Woodford Reserve family, and we want them to know that we’re supporting them during this challenging period.”
“I’m excited to work with Brown Forman on a project that delivers such an important message,” said Chinn. “In my process, I draw from tradition and heritage to create new narratives that help navigate contemporary issues. Community building and social justice are critical to the work I create and I hope this collaboration inspires continuing courage and solidarity within the Asian Pacific American community and beyond.”