Taren Ouk is a freelance artist of Cambodian descent living in Auckland, New Zealand. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts, graduating from the University of Auckland in 2005. Formally trained in graphic design, she enjoys expression through various mediums such as painting, photography and mixed media. Taren’s creative style is heavily influenced by the aesthetics and intricacy of traditional patterning from her cultural heritage, known as Kbach Khmer. Her artwork also draws from the diversity and multiculturalism embraced in her New Zealand community, representing the interconnection of our world.