ACES // Artists of Color Expo & Symposium 2021
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ACES is a BIPOC-centered and led art conference. Our vision is to establish a space for artists of color to celebrate and center ourselves. We are coming together with intentionality to value our work and see one another as resources, while focusing on the challenges and solutions we face as artists of color in the Pacific Northwest.
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Saturday, May 15 • 4:30pm - 4:50pm
Artist Talk with Soo Hong

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An opportunity to learn about artist Soo Hong's work, process, inspirations, and artistic philosophy.

My work explores the unrooted human condition, reflecting my nomadic life experience and as a person of color and immigrant who aspires to feel belonged. I am not deeply rooted in a particular culture or a place. The act of painting is analogous to nesting in the place I live and creating an intimate space. Through my works, I want to convey a sense of belonging and inclusion regardless of the differences in backgrounds.

I use abstract imagery to convey diversity and bring a wider perspective to this world. In my paintings, I fill the space with bright colors, peculiar shapes, chromatic gradations, and gestural lines. In my abstract painting, I explore to bring new methods and conventionally incompatible materials together- mixing acrylic with Chinese ink, collaging photographs, painting on sculptures, and using apps in my works. This approach leads me to create new images and ways to extend them.

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Soo Hong

Soo Hong (b. Seoul, Korea) constantly moved, lived in five different countries, and struggled to learn new languages and cultures each time. Now she is striving to settle in the U.S. Not deeply rooted in a particular country or culture, Hong has felt being alienated by her surroundings... Read More →

Saturday May 15, 2021 4:30pm - 4:50pm PDT
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