Education

  • B.A. in Textile Art, from Seoul Women’s University, South Korea, 1998
  • M.S. in Design Studies (Textile Art & Design), from University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A., 2004
  • M.F.A. in Textile Art, from University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A., 2005
  • Ph.D. in Textile Art, from Hongik University, Seoul, South Korea, 2013

Work Experience

  • 2013~2019.8 – Adjunct Professor, Department of Textile Art & Fashion Design, College of Fine Arts, Hongik University, Seoul, South Korea

Solo Exhibitions

2017 <Mystic Forest>, Hangaram gallery, Seoul Art Center

2015 <Rite of Passage_Rebirth>, Thopohaus, Seoul, South Korea

2014 <Unknowability: Coincidence and Inevitability>, Invitational show, KCDF gallery, Seoul, South Korea

2013 <Reflective Reality>, Thopohaus, Seoul, South Korea

2010 <Undestined Destiny>, Insa Art Center, Seoul, South Korea

2006 <Water in Women>, Insa Art Center, Seoul, South Korea

International Juried Exhibition

2008 <Familiar Faces> Juried Exhibition, Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia, U.S.A.

Preserving and Reconstructing Memories

Since 2002, I have been inspired by the mysteries of life itself, through my works I have tried to gain access to the female’s own sensibility and sexual, bodily identity based on gendered memories. The femininity in my work is expressed as a woman’s body that has the potential to be fragile and vulnerable, and at the same time strong enough to overcome it. Something that does not fit within the framework, which is close to the essence of a living life, is expressed in the unknown, and such ‘unknowability’ is the femininity as the vulnerable body and the sensational body. My artistic methods of trace is using incense to burn fabrics to create the burnmarks as ‘Indexical sign’ on silk organza like translucent skin. The trace symbolizes the preserving and reconstructing memories through layered bodily images. In other words, the trace of burnmarks completes the images of reproducing gendered memories to create a new piece by first destroying fabrics and then reconstructing the residues. My imagery recreates the continuous, repetitive, mundane, ritualistic, and arduous process of life.