Suyeon Na

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Work1 Title: Moirai Year: 2016 Materials: watercolor, gouache, collage on paper Dimensions: H 32 W 46 D 0.2
Work2 Title: Vision Year: 2016 Materials: watercolor, gouache, collage on paper Dimensions: H 18 W 24 D 1
Work3 Title: Northern Stars Year: 2016 Materials: watercolor, gouache, collage on paper Dimensions: H 9¾ W 7¾ D 1
Work4 Title: Empress Year: 2015 Materials: watercolor, gouache, collage on paper Dimensions: H 14½ W 14½ D 1
Work5 Title: Flow Year: 2015 Materials: watercolor, gouache, collage on paper Dimensions: H 36 W 48 D 0.1

Statement:

My work focuses on the interaction of female psychology with the fluctuating contemporary world, using mythological figures and symbols. I have been interested in the transformative power of visual storytelling. By weaving my own personal mythology into my work, I investigate the psychology of self, which revolves around changes in personal, social and cultural environments. The images in my work mirror dreams, fairytales and fantasies that are closely linked to the subconscious and animalistic instincts of humans.
I investigate the powerful female archetypes and symbolic meanings of a female body. They have been portrayed both classically and divergently in the history of art and culture, ranging from ancient folktales to movies, games and animation in the contemporary world. I explore these feminine archetypes and symbols, and display them in a cryptic space filled with patterns and images on paper and textiles. By cutting, pasting, and drawing, I deconstruct and reconstruct the existing images and patterns in various contexts, such as women’s clothing, upholstery and quilting fabric as well as accessories and cosmetic advertisements, which attempt to attract consumer desires and to manifest life styles in the contemporary society. By employing these female prototype and natural forms, which have influenced the formative stages of the human psyche, with the remnants of today’s world, I examine who we have become and where we are now.

Resume:

EDUCATION

2009 M.F.A in Painting, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2004 B.F.A in Korean painting, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 Lucid Dream, Hutchins Gallery, Long Island University, Brookville, NY
2015 Scheherazade, Vitrina, New York, NY
2014 Drawing Outside the Lines, Brooklyn Public Central Library, Brooklyn, NY
2013 Life is Everywhere, Studio Kura, Fukuoka, Japan
2012 Drifting in the City, Chashama 303 Gallery, New York, NY
Counterpoint, LaMer Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2005 Playing Alice, Mc Gallery, Seoul, Korea

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 Ars Nova, Tabla Rasa Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Archimedes’ Bathtub: A Show of Work by NYFA Immigrant Artist Program, Lorimoto Gallery, Ridgewood, NY
Weaving Time: The Archive of Korean-American Artist, Part Three 2001-2013, Gallery
Korea at Korean Cultural Service, New York,
Chashama & Materials for the Arts Winter Auction, Paddle8, New York, NY
Drums on Paper: Risograph Print show, Glasshouse, Brooklyn, NY
One Bryant Park: Kipton Art Auction, Bank of America Tower, New York, NY
2014 Over the Edge: Paper Works Unbound, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn,
NY
SCOPE New York, New York, NY
Bridging the Gap, Washington Korean Cultural Center, Washington, D.C.
2013 SCOPE New York, New York, NY
Historical Commentaries, Castle Gallery at the College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle,
NY
Stuck, Arcilesi & Homberg Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY
Transmutation: the Future of Man, Soapbox Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Hotels Curated NYC, curated by Indiewalls
2012 Dumbo Art Festival (Juried Public Installation), Brooklyn, NY
Korean Art Show, New York, NY
It came from Chashama, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, NY
2011 Pink City Art Project, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, India

Place: Brooklyn NY

Contact: suyeonna@gmail.com

Website:  http://www.suyeonna.com