2012-2014 MFA Ceramics Rgode Island School od Design (RISD) providence, RI
2011 BFA Ceramic California College of Arts (CCA) Oakland , CA
2003 BFA, oriental Painting Sung Shin Women's University, Korea
Undergraduate Senior Show
Most people experience frustration, hold onto resentment, and dream of escape from their own harsh reality
while carrying burdens on their shoulders. Even though all people live with different weights and sizes of
burden, we all carry similar bags of worries and share similar destinies. These "fetters of life" are
unavoidable. That is the way our lives work: through thick and thin, high and low.
I express the emotions that I get from interacting with the people around me. These emotions include the
pressures from social expectations, the stress from constant daily conflicts among people, and the loneliness
from the duplicity of people. I am inspired by common poses such as leaning, holding, stretching and kicking.
The motions of the body create energetic lines. From these observations, I get ideas and compositions for my
work and these ideas often take concrete shape of awkward or funny poses. The physical tension of these
figures reference the psychological tension of our complex human relationships.