Horangi 호랑이, Jessica Wee
2021, oil, 18” x 18”
Jessica Wee (b. 1988) is a Korean artist born in New Jersey who grew up in Paris and Montreal. She holds a BFA in Painting and Drawing from Concordia University and a Minor in Traditional Animation. After four years of living in Italy to study classical realism painting techniques, she has worked in New York as the head assistant painter for a contemporary artist, Angel Otero, and was in residency at Kunstraum studios, where she met with guest curators. The experience of working and creating in New York pushed her to experiment with incorporating new digital techniques and look at her practice from historical and theoretical perspectives. Her work has been showcased in group exhibitions and art fairs in Montreal, Toronto, and London. She currently lives and works in Montreal, Canada.