FULBRIGHT 

I lived Seoul, South Korean as a Fulbright Research Scholar for one year to explore the cultural cross between Eastern Korean and Western European aesthetics and artworks. I worked closely with museum curators at the National Museum of Korea to have close access to Korean portraitures and motif paintings. Most of Korean portraits were destroyed during colonizations, and so was a rare area to work in as a research scholar. I also worked closely with Contemporary Korean American artist, Do Ho Suh for my research. Suh is a strong figure in expressing the duality of identity as both a Korean-born individual who was raised in Britain and the United States educationally. I wanted to understand this cross-cultural identity from Suh's perspective, and how it was revealed and seen in his works. 

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