Long Beach, CA
Tidawhitney Lek was born and raised in Cambodia Town in the city of Long Beach, California. She graduated with a BFA in Drawing and Painting from Cal State University of Long Beach in 2017. Since her time there she’s earned a number of scholarships (Linda A. Day Scholarship 2014, Fine Arts Affiliates Scholarship 2015, ASI Scholarship 2016, and Richard and Johanna Baker Endowed Scholarship 2016) and two significant nominations (Yale Norfolk Scholarship in 2014 and 2016). She became a member of the FA4 Collective in 2014, a forum of CSULB alumni collaborating projects throughout the Greater Los Angeles area, and now works in her studio in the downtown area of the city.