Myungja Anna Koh is a Korean American artist and writer living and working in Long Island, New York. Since her debut in Karlsruhe, Germany, in 2011, she has been promoting her work through more than 60 exhibitions in U.S.A, Germany, France, Canada, and other countries. She has also won various international competitions. Her primary mediums are acrylic, watercolor, and digital art. In particular, she draws her paintings based on the inspiration that comes to her mind, not by tracing photos to capture and express objects' unique energy. Her expressive technique is unrestricted when it comes to expressing such inspiration. Recently, she is pioneering by using pouring acrylics with golden foils to represent her flower garden in her childhood, her imagination, and her balloon smashing technique obtained instantly from the paint and the balloon's surface like a stamp.
She wants to leave paint marks on paper from this instantaneous, uncontrollable, improvised energy. Because she believes that painting is also similar to nature, which changes from moment to moment, but has eternal continuity. She has been drawing her paintings for many years, trying to understand the message nature gives to humans through her paintings, and has actually experienced healing and transformation through this. And whenever possible, she wants as many people as possible to experience the beauty and healing power of art and to fill the world with beautiful works.
And she is expected to get a master's degree in the educational Theater, Storytelling and Art at Adelphi university in December,2023. During the course, she published her first children's book called "Hello My Robin", followed by her second book for grown-ups,"Fancy Snail Anna". Both books are currently available for purchase on Amazon. She used her self-painted watercolor paintings as illustrations for her children's book, "Hello, My Robin". She is also interested in storytelling and children's illustration as a visual storyteller. She agrees that All children believe they are artists even before they are born and are thinking about developing their innocence and sense of color.
Most of all, she wants to continue to be active as an artist who continues to create works by connecting with the world through painting and writing.
Through this homepage, she is introducing her new works daily, post stories about her artworks, philosophy as a painter about what art is, and post information to share. Detailed story can be found on the blog.
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