"It’s like puberty all over again!
Sad Girls explores the awkwardness, vulnerability, and growing pains of becoming an Asian American through multimedia imagery of girls, picnics, and flowers. Sad Girl is an alter ego created by Veeny Revilla in 2020 while studying for her U.S. citizenship test. This fictional persona is often portrayed in underwear and in various unflattering poses, using contemporary Internet aesthetics reflective of Generation Z. Sad Girl is an extension of Veeny Revilla created to explore her identity referencing semi-autobiographical moments."
Veeny Revilla is a visual artist creating paintings and digital illustrations of colorful worlds and fun characters inspired by her Filipino roots. Her interest in art started at an early age coming from an extended family of carpenters and construction workers in the Philippines. As a creative mentee under Creative Futures Collective x Soho House Austin 2023, she has made bold moves learning creative direction with an entrepreneurial spirit. Revilla graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and is currently assistant teaching a design boot camp at the University of Texas at Austin.View Map