Seunghwui Koo creates her works drawing inspiration from the daily happenings and intricate moments of her life in NYC. Her work is a commentary on the lives of New Yorkers as she has witnessed. She was born in South Korea, where she first had the idea of combining the pig’s head and human body. The significance of the pig’s head lies in the different symbolic meanings from the Eastern and Western cultures. Good fortune (Eastern) and greed (Western), two very different connotations of the pig, are themes that are a part of her works. She uses resin, acrylic, plaster, clay, and mixed media to create her works. She is one of the artists in the Chashama organization in NYC.
2005 Kyungpook National University, B.F.A in Sculpture, Fine Art, South Korea
2021 ‘Real Art Ways Award Solo exhibition’, Real Art ways, Hartford, CT (Upcoming January, 2021)
Awards & Residencies
2019 ‘2019 Real Art Awards’, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
2017 'Small works, A national juried exhibition Award', Best in Show, Main Street Arts, NY
2017 'Con Artist Collective' Fall Residency Program, NY (Aug 15 - Oct 15)
2017 ‘23rd Contemporary Juried Art Exhibition Award’, Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles, CA