STATEMENT I’ve always been interested in non-dualistic ways of seeing. As an artist living and working in the United States but having grown up in Korea, my work examines how visual experiences are interpreted in different cultural references and the discrepancy between seeing and perceiving in the form of a landscape painting to understand the world I’m living in. In recent years, ‘seeing’ has become my painting’s subject matter to understand the feeling of presence. I explore how the intermingling of the physical material and the thought process renders the narrative of my painting. In my painting process, folding and cutting a paper stimulates a perception playing such as matching a line or shapes, and motivates an associative thinking of image creation. I find that this circling of the physical and imaginative painting process allows me to navigate in the moment and embrace serendipity.
BIOGRAPHY Sang-ah Choi is a visual artist living and working in Mountain View, California. Her work explores the uncertainty and the paradox of visual experiences in the language of landscape painting. She received her BFA and MFA from Ewha Women’s University of Seoul, Korea and received an MFA in painting from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her works have been featured in solo and group shows nationally and internationally, such as Portland Art Museum (OR), Sandra Gering Gallery (NY), la Biennale di Venezia (collateral event, Venice), Today Art Museum (Taipei), Sarubia Dabang (Seoul), Arario Gallery (NY), White Box (Portland, OR), Art Gym (Portland, OR). Her works have been included in a number of public collections including Museum of Modern Art (NY), Whitney Museum of American Art (NY), New York Public Library, Maier Museum of Art (VA) and Portland Art Museum (OR).