Born in Seoul, Korea, raised in ShenYang, China.
Currently strolling in Bloomfield Hills Michigan.


Having moved over nineteen times across Asia, Europe, and North America, diasporic experiences have deeply influenced my practice. I explore the ambiguity inherent in so-called truth, faith, and boundaries.

Self-portrait, yet non-self-portrait, the works are vessels for a transversal sensorium, queerness and motherhood. Through the ghost-like paintings – where fragmented figures are bathed in dramatic light and subtle shadows, I aim to blur the thresholds across space, between objects, and from within the sociality of human bodies; physicality and metaphysicality; functionality and malfunctionality.  

The ontological encounter that I experienced during a dawn conversation with my mother, who was a Buddhist nun before marriage, led me to hope my work to be a thing for someone to truly witness. It is about an out-focusing on possibilities, independence from one's own common sense, an escape from responsibility and expectation, and facing each other's heavy gravity bare-faced.

Thin yet multi-layered paintings blend personal/ cultural memories with dreamlike scenery, oscillating between reality and Atopia – a place that is moored to nowhere.

2024     Cranbrook Academy of Art, M.F.A., Painting     MI, United States
2021      Hongik University, B.F.A., Fine Arts Painting     Seoul, Korea 
2012-2013   Central Academy of Fine Arts, B.F.A., Chinese Painting.    Beijing, China

2023     Back and Front, Passageway Gallery     MI, United States
2022     Ul-Lung-Ddung-Ddang, TYA Gallery    Seoul, Korea
2016      REEHA & KYUNGSEO, Cité Internationale des Arts     Paris, France
2013      Adieu, Xin Complex Cultural Space     ShenYang, China

2023     Convergence, Centric Place     MI, United States
2023     Mold Making, Forum Gallery    MI, United States
2021     OFFON, Gallery 100_0     Seoul, Korea
2021     Hatred against P, Eulji-ro OF Gallery     Seoul, Korea
2020    From Untitled( ) To Everyone, Hongik University     Seoul, Korea
2018     Yit-ta, Haeng-hwa-tang Art Space         Seoul, Korea
2015     ARTIVAL, Gallery H                      Seoul, Korea

2022-2024     Fulbright Principal Candidate
2022-2024     Cranbrook Acaedemy of Art Merit Scholarship
2023    Honorable Mention, Innovate Grant
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2014-2016, 2018-2020     Hongik University Academic Excellence Scholarship
2010-2011    Northeast Yucai School Academic Excellence Scholarship

2017     Cité Internationale des Arts     Paris, France