My American Flag 1-12 2019

In my most recent work, I decided to make my own American flags representing my own experiences as female immigrants living thirty years in the United States. It has been ongoing project of making twelve flags of different colors and texture with the original shapes of the flag. This is a way of showing my love song for this country, my patriotism per se.
I've taken the subject, both in form and imagery, of American flag and its historical meanings through immigrant's eyes, now seen through a feminine interpretation. The painting's surface, covered with glass bead work using shimmering rhinestones, speaks against the power of nationalism in American cultural history and still prevalent in contemporary American society.

Nirvana 10 2019

The work is a construct/destruct/re-construct. I use my personal experiences as a woman who immigrated to the United States thirty years ago, after living in Korea until I was twenty-eight years old. This almost equal length of experiences in two completely different countries makes possible a hybridity that presents both cultures through the eyes of my own particular feminist perspective in both my life and work.

Nirvana 1 2019

The work is a construct/destruct/re-construct. I use my personal experiences as a woman who immigrated to the United States thirty years ago, after living in Korea until I was twenty-eight years old. This almost equal length of experiences in two completely different countries makes possible a hybridity that presents both cultures through the eyes of my own particular feminist perspective in both my life and work.

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Hee Sook Kim

United States

http://www.heesookkim.com

Hee Sook Kim is a visual artist who has won numerous grants and awards in USA, Europe, and Asia including Pollock-Krasner and Leeway Foundations (New York), Fleisher Art Memorial Wind Challenge and Leeway Foundation (Philadelphia), Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CT), Ascona Centro Incontri Umani (Switzerland), Helene Wurlitzer Foundation (New Mexico), Brandywine Workshop in Philadelphia, Millay Colony, Vermont Studio Center. Her work is shown nationally and internationally in solo and group exhibitions at Bronx Museum, Queens Museum, Drawing Center, Asian American Art Center, Bronx River Art Center (New York), Korean Cultural Center (Washington DC), New Mexico Art Museum, Lincoln Center (Fort Collings, CO), Phillips Museum of Art (PA), NC Museum of Natural Science (Raleigh, NC), National Museum of Modern Art, Youngeun Museum, Artside Gallery (Seoul, Korea), Taipei City Museum of Art, Osaka City Museum. She currently is Chair of Fine Arts and Professor at Haverford College, PA.

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