A little about me: 

I was born in South Korea and currently live and work in Los Angeles. I worked as an international shoe designer for 2 decades before returning to make art in 2009. My work consists of painting, sculpture and photography, medium designated by each project. 

I make narrative figurative work, and concept-based work that results in abstraction in painting or sculpture, and other media; often an image, or a material shows up, enabling ideas to be exploited and made into an object only I can make. Some projects demand research and take a very long time to make, and others are intuitively made with speed; my life-long drawing practice, and my experience as a fashion designer gave me a voice in which to explore thoughts around psychology, philosophy, and science, hopefully in ways that had not been thought of or seen before.  

My real-time portrait painting series titled, “lunch Portraits” (a tribute to Frank Ohara’s Lunch Poems) that started in 2015 – I try to level the stereotypes by mixing the real with imagined background – I like to think it is a platform where I document my community in an organic and spontaneous manner, offering a place of dialogue and warmth in a cold market driven art world. 




Art Center College of Design in Pasadena  BA   

Fashion Institute of Technology BA

Exhibition History 

Solo Shows

2023 “Don’t Forget To Remind Me To Forget”, Track 16 gallery, Los Angeles

2022 “Cloudy With A Chance Of Sunshine” Tetrapod gallery, Los Angeles

2021 “Piccola Stanza Dove Succede Tutto” Track 16 gallery, Los Angeles

2021 “Redreaming My Borrowed Dreams In Colors Of Spring 2022, When Everything Will Be Ok”. Cooper Design Space/Track-16, Los Angeles

2021  “Undique” Paintings and Sculptures, Rio Hondo College Art Gallery, Los Angeles

2020   “A Portrait Of An Art World”, LSH gallery, Los Angeles

2018   “A Painting Show”, Arcana Books, Los Angeles

2017   “Planes and Structures”  18th St. Art Center, Los Angeles

2017   “Blind Spot”  PostLA Gallery, Los Angeles

2016   “Here and Elsewhere”  A portrait show, Industrial Mill Galllery, Los Angeles

2015  “Designare, Intentio, Planum” Wedge Gallery, Woodbury University, Los Angeles

2014  “Saudade Paintings,” Matrushka Construction, Los Angeles

2014  “No Logo: Prêt-à-porter Spring 2015,” (West LA College Art Gallery), Los Angeles

Group exhibitions

2022  “Storm Before Calm” Praz Delavallade, Los Angeles

2021  “Funhouse” Rory Devine Fine Art, Los Angeles

2020  “Archive Machine”  Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles

2020  “We Are Here, and Here We Are” Public Art Exhibition, Durden Ray Gallery, Los Angeles

2020  “The Gallery Is Closed” Online Exhibition “Three day Weekend”, Blum and Poe Broadcast, Los Angeles

2019   A Step Beyond, Otis College Of Art and Design, Los Angeles

2019   Lava On Sand, Wolf & Galentz Gallery, Berlin

2018   LA Looking, Lava Projects, Los Angeles

2018   A Holiday Show, The Atrium @ Helms Bakery Design Center Los Angeles

2018   2018 Juried Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery

2017  “Futopia” Blam/Durden Ray Gallery, Los Angeles

2016   “The Night Opens”  Blam Gallery, Los Angeles

2016  “The Gun Show”  Liz’s Loft, Los Angeles

2016  “Play” Los Angeles Municipal Gallery

2015  “Mask” Torrance Art Museum, Torrance CA

2015  “Cultural Conversations” Korean Cultural Center – Grant Winners Exhibition, Los Angeles

2013  MAS Attack”  Torrance Art Museum, Sculpture and Photograph, “The Cave” and “Return to Xylem”

2013  “200 Clams”  XYV Gallery,  “Que faire, que faire, Je ne sait quoi faire” Los Angeles

2011  “Anarchy  Post Gallery, “Caulfield’s Jacket In A Slough” Los Angeles

2009  Clutter” Andrew Shire Gallery, 3 Sculptures : “Beginning Of The  End”, Los Angeles

Photograph by John Colao