Residency Day 16

Art, Exhibition, family, Film, Installation, Narrative, Residency, Story, Works In Progress

Today was Photo Day – tracking down, doctoring, and printing out images of the Korean side of my family. The images in the final show won’t be this crisp. They’ll be faded, broken up, washed out, imperfect…just like our memories.

End of day:  First image transfer done (my grandfather), many more family photos to go…

Artist In Residence

Activism, Art, Exhibition, Installation, Story

I have some exciting news to share!!  The Center on Contemporary Art Gallery and Shunpike have invited me to participate in their new Storefronts (UN)Contained Residency, designed to  support socially engaged artists from a variety of disciplines for whom art and activism are inextricably linked.  I am so honored to be in the company of such accomplished artists!!   

Anastacia-Renee Tolbert is Seattle’s Civic Poet.  Her literary and immersive installation “Do you see what you steal?” is a visual and literary response to gentrification, appropriation, and the multilayered and systemic death of the black woman.

Juliana Kang‘s work explores power dynamics in society. Their work “Han San,” which is Korean for “One Mountain”, is a site-specific installation composed of small, colorful fabric pieces and scaffolding in the formation of a large mound.

As this is my first ever site-specific installation, ideas are percolating about how I might best make use of this shipping container.  My piece — The Truth Has No Borders –will explore themes of identity, belonging, cultural inheritance and legacy.
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Artists Reception (one day only!)
Date: Saturday, Oct 21st 2017
Time: 11:30am-3:30pm
Free Admission
Location: Three shipping containers across from Seattle Center
3rd Ave N between Mercer and Roy St.

My Life in 24 Frames…

Art, Exhibition, Narrative, Story
Columbia City Gallery
Featured Art Group Show
Opening Reception
Saturday, July 1, 2017
5-7pm
Wine & refreshments will be served.
Morphing lungs

Transform –  (amphibious lungs)

I’m SO excited to announce my 11th show (in a year) — which also happens to be my first Featured Art Show!!!  I will be presenting the first 5 panels of my new series, My Life in 24 Frames.  These are my most recent pieces, all created within the past 4 months.

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen this body of work evolve.  But of course, it is impossible to capture these pieces in a still photograph.  They need to be seen, experienced, and (dare I say) felt, in person.  The self-portrait, for one, changes radically depending on your viewpoint…

TEDxSeattle – Why the World Needs Your Story

Activism, Art, Film, Narrative, Speaking, Story

I’m excited to share that the video of my TEDxSeattle talk is FINALLY live!!!

When I started working on this talk in July, I couldn’t have imagined how vulnerable I would feel, delivering what now seems like a timely counter narrative to a packed McCaw Hall, just 2 weeks after the election.

So…if you like what you see, please consider giving the video a “thumbs up”.

And I encourage you to share this with any/all who might be interested.

Thank you kindly!