Kyung Jeon
Korean-American
ARTIST | PAINTER | DESIGNER
Based in Brooklyn, NY


Updo Hairstyles using Selfie Photos, Vogue Korea, Korean dramas & Diane Von Furstenberg
I am fascinated with the literal manifestation of body politics, where hair is both canvas and context. I have explored this before: adapting braided pigtails from traditional Korean folk paintings, and using hair and body parts to exaggerate different acts....read more


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Archive of september 2012.
3 Female Korean artists to open Kukje Gallery's fall season
Tue September 04, 2012 by Kyung Jeon | 0 Comments
This is a very exciting month celebrating women. From Mrs. Lee, the founder of Kukje Gallery, celebrating its 30th year to Mrs. Lee choosing 3 female korean artists to open the fall season: Kimsooja, Eemyun Kang & me (Kyung Jeon). This is all happening during the time where everybody is excited about the Roundtable and the 6 female curators at the Gwangju Biennale. This celebration of women is also present in my new Waterlilies series.

I will be heading down to the Gwangju Biennale opening on Thursday. Looking forward to seeing the all the great artwork.

Kukje Gallery
The Korea Times article "Jeon tells stories on water lilies"
Thu September 20, 2012 by Kyung Jeon | 0 Comments
Kyung Jeon The Korea Times
KIAF Art Fair and Gangnam Style in Seoul
Thu September 13, 2012 by Kyung Jeon | 0 Comments
My trip to Korea would not be complete without going to an art fair and going Gangnam style. So today I saw some nice work at the KIAF Art Fair at the Coex. Some highights were Michael Joo & Kimsooja who I was lucky to meet a few nights ago at Kukje Gallery's parties. Also saw an older work by Aya Takano from 2008.

Could not leave Korea without first visiting Gangnam. It's just south of the river that splits Seoul. I went to a very posh market and saw very strange yellow mushrooms, and a $750 bottle of 100 year old SOY SAUCE! Who knew there was such a thing...gangnam style!

Michael Joo
Michael Joo at Kukje Gallery

Kimsooja
Kimsooja at Kukje Gallery

Aya Takano
Aya Takano


Mushrooms in Gangnam Market

aged soy sauce
100 year old soy sauce
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