Jeannie Rhyu

Jeannie Rhyu is a Korean-Canadian artist based in Long Island City, New York. She was born in Seoul, Korea, raised in Vancouver and Toronto, Canada, and graduated from Columbia University in the City of New York. Her work has been exhibited internationally in shows in New York, Vancouver, Seoul, Beijing, and London. She has given artist talks at Columbia University and for community-based organisations. In her painted visions, Rhyu explores her emotional impressions of reality as she traces ancestral memories by deconstructing and reinterpreting her cultural visual traditions. She paints inspired by history, folklore, rituals, Korean mythical creatures, fairy tales, and transcultural femininity, as well as the magic of memories. Rhyu merges the traditional and the contemporary to assemble colourful realms that float between surrealism, folklore, and dreams.