Myungja Anna Koh
She was born in Jeju, S. Korea in 1974 and used to be a trained nurse and medical informatics researcher. She developed educational content and organized an exhibition of Bio Microscope Photographs. When she was 31 years old, she relocated to Germany.
In 2011, she debuted as an artist through Poly Gallery in Germany. Since her debut, she had presented her works to several solo and group exhibitions in Germany and France. After moving to New York in 2013, she has been continuing her artistic activity and presenting her works in many shows around Long Island. Currently, she continues her work in Stony brook.
Acrylic paints, digital painting, and watercolors are her ideal mediums for artistic expression. Although they have static or dynamic qualities, she can impose her energy and emotions by utilizing the line and wet technique. In the past, she sought out her subjects in her environment, but later, she tried to visualize the movement of arbitrary elements in music and her dreams. Her dreams are her painting subjects and act as inspiration whenever she desires to explore her new ambiance. Sharp contrast and colors, such as black and purple strokes, are essential in her expression. Her art reflects the ideas of Richard Serra, who stated, "Drawing is a verb," and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who exclaimed," Color itself is a degree of darkness".