Soo Hong – Abstracting Nature through Western and Eastern Painting Philosophies (Online); Thursday, April 13 – 4:15pm PDT/7:15pm EDT/12:15am London Time

Date: Thursday, April 13, 2023

Time: 4:15-5:15 PM Pacific; 7:15-8:15 PM Eastern; 12:15-1:15 AM UK Time

Level: All

Medium: Sumi Ink

Presentation Type: Talk

In this artist’s talk, artist Soo Hong will share her Nature Chiasm painting series, sharing how she used both Western and Eastern painting philosophies to portray nature and as a way to combine different perspectives and interpretations of nature into one picture. In Soo’s words, “It began with my curiosity of sumi ink wash painting and Edvard Munch’s landscapes.” During this talk, she will share the different Sumi ink wash painting philosophies, genres and techniques.

Soo Hong is a visual artist whose work explores issues surrounding cultural identity. Having lived and exhibited in places around the world, including, London, Shanghai, her native South Korea, and now the U.S., her experience of varying cultural norms and expectations has precipitated her observational practice. Her paintings represent an unbound freedom of expression released of any formal adherence to a determined identity.

Her work has been shown in galleries around the world, and she has been awarded grants from D&AD (London), GAP (Seattle), Bellevue Arts Program (Bellevue) and was a finalist for the Neddy Awards (Seattle). She had her solo shows in Seattle at Linda Hodges Gallery and AMcE Creative Arts gallery. Her work is part of the permanent collections at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the
city of Bellevue, and the city of Portland. She created public art installations for Redmond Lights, Odessa Children’s Hospital (Seattle), and The Vera Project (Seattle).


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