* Date: 5.13-10.31.2023
The World's Leading Contemporary Fine Art Gallery
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 promoted her work through more than 50 exhibitions in 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. For example, she recently used her pouring acrylic with golden foils to represent her flower garden in her childhood, her imagination, and her balloon-smashing technique obtained instantly from her paint and the balloon's surface like a stamp.
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 to experience the beauty and healing power of art and to fill the world with beautiful works.
Her early works, which focused on capturing the beauty of nature, were a testament to her raw talent and ability to create striking and vivid images. Her use of fast movements and acrylics to create Croquis-style sketches allowed her to capture the essence of her subjects with a sense of spontaneity and freedom. However, after moving to the United States, Anna began to push the boundaries of her art, exploring a variety of mediums and techniques to express the invisible inner energy of her subjects.
Anna's dedication to her craft has also led her to explore the role of art in society, and she is deeply committed to the idea that art can help build and sustain communities. Her focus on the inner world of art and the technological advancements of modern times has enabled her to create deeply engaging and relevant works. In short, through her art, Anna seeks to create a community that can grow together through art, breaking away from the technology-oriented development that often dominates modern life.
Overall, Anna Koh's artistic progress has been one of growth, exploration, and a deep commitment to the power of art to bring people together and foster a sense of community. Her dedication to her craft and her vision for the future of art is a testament to the transformative power of creativity and imagination. Most of all, what makes her Art unique is how she captures and expresses the unique energy of objects through her inspirations rather than simply tracing photographs.
In addition to her artistic pursuits, Anna Koh is also studying for her Master's in Educational Drama, Storytelling, and Arts at the University of Adelphi. She recently published her second book for adults, "Fancy Snail Anna," following her first children's book, "Hello My Robin," both available on Amazon.
Her passion for storytelling and children's illustration is evident in her watercolor illustrations for that book.
As an immigrant artist, Anna Koh is passionate about art education for immigrants and children from developing countries. She currently gives online art classes to children in Myanmar and hopes to create an effective children's art program for them. Her vision is to empower these children through Art and give them a platform to express themselves creatively. As an artist, she believes Art can inspire, educate, and transform individuals and communities
Anna Koh's dream is to continue working as an artist who communicates with the world through painting and writing and creates works that inspire and heal. She shares daily new results and stories about her work and philosophy as a painter on what Art means to her through her website. Through her work, she hopes to foster creativity, critical thinking, and self-expression in others and to promote the value and importance of the arts in our society.
Anna recognizes that it is crucial to balance technological development and the human need for artistic expression in today's technology-driven world. In her current work, Anna is focused on researching and experimenting with techniques that allow her to express the inner world of Art. By exploring the more profound energies of objects and using metaphorical techniques, she aims to achieve authentic self-expression through various media. Anna's ultimate goal is to share her Art with the public and create an artistic community where people can come together to appreciate and enjoy Art.
Myungja Anna Koh