Picture Brides, Acrylic on Panel, 30x30, 2018.
Korean Picture Brides immigrated to Hawaii of their own volition, realizing diaspora, the meaning of coexistence and the value of multiculturalism. They engaged in multiple forms of resistance and establish families in order to establish their own identity (as a woman and a citizen of a country), and devoted great energy to the cause of the independence of their homeland.
Shame Can Illuminate, Acrylic on Panel, 30x30, 2018
United States v. Wong Kim Ark (1898) is the Supreme Court ruling that determined the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted birthright citizenship to all persons born in the United States regardless of race or nationality. When immigrated, only "free white persons" could become naturalized citizens of the United States.
In 19th-century Korea, some women may have intentionally exposed their breasts to signify that they had given birth to a son.
The Kim Sisters, Acrylic on Panel, 30x30, 2018.
(The Kim Sisters were a Korean-born American singing trio who made their career in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s. They are known for being the first South Korean music group to achieve success in the U.S. market, and for performing more than 20 times on The Ed Sullivan Show.)
Family Exploration Untitled
Acrylic on Panel
Tell Your Baby I'm Your Baby
Silkscreen on Panel,
Acrylic & Oil
Your Favorite American Boy
Oil & Acrylic on Panel
"Tell Me What's Wrong, You Sad Eyed Girl"
24 x 32
너한테 부족한 존재였으니
Even If We Don't Remember, Always
Carry Me Home
3' x 4'
가지지 못한걸 빌려줘서 고마워
Etching + Collage on Rice Paper
더이상 어린아이가 아니야
Etching on Rice Paper