My art attempts to reconcile the past with the present, inspiring viewers to reflect on the cultural landscape of their personal and cultural history. Using various media, I often create installations expressing temporal moments, evoking a fundamental recognition of the nature and environment. I approach the subject matter on cultural landscape in a narrative way. My response to characteristics of the places showcased in my art often relates to my life experiences. In recent video works, I used elegant yet familiar atmospheric landscapes stimulating viewers to engage in an imaginative response. Using a blend of diverse media like spatial and video installations, I wish to transport the viewers into an imaginatively alert and contemporarily aware environment, exploring nature, people, life and current affairs. Through various installation art, I experiment with contact and communication between the art and the viewers.
New York, NY
646 484 0020 • www.ellycho.info
Born in Seoul. I hold a BA, an MFA from The Slade School of fine Art and recently earned MA from Columbia University. After obtaining MFA, I taught various visual art courses as well as theory courses at universities and colleges for seven years in Korea. My art is an intersection among the artwork, the environment, and the viewer, which I explore in various media. I exhibited internationally and my works are included in major collections such as Seoul Municipal Museum. My recent awards include “Times Square Midnight Moment July viewing program”, annual juried exhibition entitled ‘Going Green’ in conjunction with Queens Art Express in New York, “Ways of Seeing” at 3-D sculpture park in Verbier, Switzerland and solo show includes Art side Gallery in Seoul. My special projects include a huge eco-art project, sponsored by Seoul Metropolitan museum