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Suyeon Na

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Open Ending, 36x48 inch, gouache, watercolor on Korean rice paper, 2010
Sunday Morning, 46x36inch, watercolor on Korean rice paper, 2009
Castle in the Sky, 34x56inch, watercolor on Korean rice paper, 2009
Passage, 28x54 inch, watercolor, sumi ink, collage on Korean rice paper, 2009
Dream of Kun,19x14ft. studio space, dyed mulberry paper, 2009
Artist's Statement

I transform daily scenes and places that most Americans accept as part of daily life by combining them with dreams, myths, and allegories. After I moved to New York, I began to recreate social and environmental situations around myself, based on my memories and imagination because of language barriers and cultural differences. I deploy visual elements that recall traditional Asian Art, such as iconic animal forms and flower patterns, both beloved as symbols of life, and mix them with American surroundings that I observe. These images construct personal and psychological narratives of an alien living in a new environment.
I am particularly interested in exploring the perception of flatness and space to create illusion of transition from the mundane to the surreal. Through these


2009 M.F.A. Pratt Institute
2004 B.F.A. Seoul National University
Solo Exhibitions
2009 Contemporary Artists Center, Troy, NY
2005 Mc Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Selected Group Exhibitions
2010 Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY
Personal Zone, Gallery Korea, New York, NY
2009 Generations VII, A.I.R Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
New York, NY, Lana Santorelli Gallery, New York, NY
2008 Off Topic, curated by Sheilla Pepe, Hun Gallery, New York, NY
Missing Link, White Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2007 Art Students Exhibition, Ise Foundation, New York, NY
2006 Hybrid Trend, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
2010-11 Chashama Visual Arts Studio Grant, Brooklyn, NY
2009 Contemporary Artists Center Residency, Troy, NY
Chashama North Residency, Pine Plains, NY
Honorable Mention, 12th International Open, WMG Gallery, Chicago, IL