Colleen Kong-Savage, born 1973 in Hawaii, grew up in various parts of the world: Zambia, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia. She earned a BA at Smith College, then an MFA in Fiction Writing at Columbia University. She lives in Manhattan as a visual artist—painting, drawing, printmaking, and creating multimedia works. Kong-Savage’s work has been shown in various New York establishments, including the Edward Hopper House, Joyce SoHo, and the National Arts Club. She has designed several murals for public elementary schools.