Insio Che

My love for classical music developed my artistic sensibilities and eventually led me to the appreciation of fine art drawing and painting. I attended the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree majoring in Illustration in 2002. While continuing my life-long study in art and music education, I attended the music program at Holy Names University and received a Master of Music degree in Piano Pedagogy in 2011.

The process of studying art and music has not been an easy journey but I feel grateful to continue to fulfill my dream. I am currently teaching art to elders and teach private piano lessons, I am happy to do what I love and paint passionately; I hope to share the joy of arts with others.

My philosophy

My goal as an artist is to discover the inner beauty of humanity and nature using my innate senses with the help of my paintbrush. The subjects of my paintings represent my attraction and my appreciation of people and nature around me. I am compelled to capture the beauty of life’s essence through the techniques of painting vibrant light, harmonious colors, and the seductive mystery of shadows that in turn allow me to convey my emotions.

My Résumé



Master of Music Education, Holy Names University, Oakland, CA


Bachelor of Fine Art, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA


Music Studio Site
Screen shot 2013-12-28 at 5.25.39 PM

Abrams Claghorn Gallery –

Eldergivers –


2014 Group Show, Abrams Claghorn Gallery, Albany, CA

2014 On-going Open Studios, Firehouse Arts Collective, Berkeley, CA

2006 Group Show, Open Studios, San Francisco, CA

2005 Solo Show, Cafe Galleria, Lincoln Square, Oakland, CA

2003 Solo Show, Academy of Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2002 Solo Show, Romeo 5, Japan Center, San Francisco, CA

2002 Annual Spring Show, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

2002 Group Show, Academy of Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2001 Junior League Auction, Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA

Private Collectors & Commissions

2009 Charity Painting “A Day in My Shoes” Project, San Francisco, CA

2005 Commissioned Painting D.M.A., Hyunjoo Chung, Oakland, CA

2004 Selected Painting Collection Ph.D., Penelope V. Flores, San Francisco, CA

2003 Mural Commission (Disney Resorts Project) Mural Arts studio, San Francisco, CA

2003 Mural Commission (Morgan Manor Project) Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Porter, Los Altos, CA

2002 Design Commission Mr. Jamel Ramirez, San Francisco, CA

2002 Selected Painting Collection Ms. Oy-lene Cheung, Oakland, CA

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