Hyegyeong G Choi

HyeGyeong Choi is a painter who works to addresses social and cultural issues that she faces as a woman. As a Korean woman, she has been subject to commentary or criticism based on the high standards of ideal beauty in her country that define womanhood in a specific way. Similarly, taboos revolving sexuality deeply embedded in Korean society inevitably shape how women are treated and objectified, resulting in a high level of sexual crimes in Korea. Her work addresses these points of social friction head on, dealing with body image, identity, gender and sexuality. For this reason, her work in Korea has been censored, as most of her paintings were blurred out when she was featured on the reality TV show, Art Star Korea.

She is currently living and working in New York. She holds a BFA from Chung Ang University in Korea and MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been included in exhibitions at Anton Kern Gallery, Harper’s, Shelter Gallery and The Stolbun Collection in New York, Hyde Park Art Center, Zolla/Liberman Gallery and Slow Chicago, Seoul Auction in South Korea, Adah Rose Gallery in Washington D.C, Expo Chicago, Art Miami, and many others. Her work has been featured and written by New York Times, Cultured Magazine, Art Forum, Washington Post, Artsy, Hyperallergic, Art News City, Chicago Tribune, Sixty Inches From Art Center, Gay Letter, ADF Web Magazine, and Hankyung News, etc as well as published in the book “Art Reader(Samul Pandokki)” in Korea.