Leeah Joo

Leeah Joo is a Korean American artist who explores themes of cross-cultural experiences by combining Eastern and Western painting traditions. Born to a sculptor father and an illustrator mother in Seoul, Joo moved to the United States with her family at age ten. Joo’s body of complex, hyperrealist paintings explores different connotations of drapery as a still-life subject, filtered through the lens of her experience as Asian American immigrant and her interest in Korean mythology, history, and decorative textiles.

Source: Maryland Institute College of Art, Parkland College