Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio
Bachelor of Fine Arts, SAIC, 2012
Fred A. Hillbruner Fellowship Honorable Mention, 2012
Nippon Steel Competition 19, 2011
Korean American Day Art Exhibition, Chicago, IL, 2012
Art Museo Hotel Exhibition, Rosemont, IL, 2011
Shape, Shift, Substitute, Chicago, IL, 2011
Touched by Fire, Toronto, Canada, 2011
Co-op Journal Show, SAIC, 2011
Korean American Day Art Exhibition, Chicago, IL, 2011
Spontaneity, Dreams, Mistakes, Chicago, IL, 2009
ARTBASH, SAIC, 2009
Experience at SAIC
SAIC is a great place to interchange thoughts with others and develop oneself into another dimension. I am glad that I chose this school because I have had the opportunity to experience other major departments, which widened my artistic fields.
My work is about the psychological state of my mind. I was raised in an unhappy family, where my parents refused to communicate with each other for long periods of time. This unusual family background was traumatic for me during my childhood. As a result, today I produce works that explore psychological issues regarding themes of identity, anxiety, communication, and reality. My works are personal and intimate due to their narrative qualities and reflect the emptiness and anxiety of being alone. In this effect, my works are autobiographic.
I expose my internal realms in order to seek a human connection. The more I explore and express myself, the stronger I become as a result of these explorations. I hope to understand myself better and overcome my traumatic past. I mainly work with fiber-related materials because labor-intensive processes act as meditation. It gives me enough time to think about myself and engage my work more personally. I often create artwork through weaving because I interpret weaving as an accumulation of history, which I found to be the most suitable technique for exploring my psychological past.
Existential questions are always my interest.
Disclaimer: All work represents the views of the INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS & AUTHORS who created them, and are not those of the school or museum of the Art Institute.