Although I was born in Seoul, Korea, I lived in Kenya and Uganda for the first seven years of my life. Since then, I have lived in various parts of northern NJ. When I was 15, I made a life changing decision by studying with Korean exiled painter, Ung No Lee in Normandy, France. I discovered that summer how art was inextricably tied to
nature and my life.
I pursued my interest in art school in Rhode Island and graduate school in New York City. Following my formal education, I worked as a textile colorist in New York City, an adjunct professor at Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ and as an art educator in Paterson, NJ. I am currently building a new body of work as part of my Lower East Side Printshop Keyholder Residency.
Photo: Louis Mendes