As an interdisciplinary artist, I primarily work with photography and video. My process involves superimposing my drawings over the photographs and videos. I examine the subject of identity by exploring relationships between individuals and their environments.
I grew up in South Korea and have lived in many different cities in the east coast and the south in the US since my late teen years. My work is inspired by the adaptation to new social and physical environments and engages the following themes: how we fit into our cultural, social or physical settings, how we adjust and conform to our environments, and how we reinvent ourselves in creating a new persona. It focuses on the process of building a new identity that is constantly changing and evolving in time as we play different roles in life.
My initial interest in individual identity as a performance and social construct has expanded to encompass the investigation of the collective human experiences and behaviors. Whether people with diverse cultural backgrounds talking about their names or everyone posing the same way for the camera in my projects, all the shared experiences of these individuals who appear to have nothing in common emerge as a collective experience beyond our differences in race, sex, age and religion.