I am a multidisciplinary artist working in painting, video, and installation. My body of work is about deconstruction of identities and beliefs through an experimental study of various materials.
My current project, 'The Surface of Your Land', asks a question of belonging as an immigrant living in the Midwest. How can minorities and immigrants value living and working in rural towns in the Midwest while fully belonging to the region? The question naturally branches into religion, race, nature, and culture of a place and investigates the idea of where everyone can belong. The paintings are created from mixed mediums of the Midwest (oil paint and canvases) and migrated materials (hanji– Korean paper used for painting). The foldings on my paintings eclipse parts of my original paintings, hindering the full view. The two intertwined surfaces create a new image that is a portrait of myself.