Born in Seoul, Korea. Lives and works in Brooklyn.

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My work deals with memory and perception within cluttered spaces. I begin by photographing interiors...places where everything is jumbled and time becomes ambiguous without the presence of people. From these photographs I construct a view and then I draw freehand without erasing. As I correct "mistakes" the work results in double or multiple lines, which reflect how my perception has changed over time and makes me question my initial perception. Paradoxically, greater concentration and more lines make the drawn objects less clear. The more I see, the less I believe in the accuracy or reality of the images I draw.

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Heeseop earned her MFA from the City College of New York at CUNY in 2004, and her BFA from Chung-Ang University in Seoul, Korea in 1999. She also studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine in 2005.


-Distrust that particular flavor, Bitforms Gallery, NY, 2014
-ALTERED TERRAIN, Active Space, Brooklyn, 2014
-Brooklyn Artists Ball, Brooklyn Museum, 2014
-Still.Life, Reflections on Contemporary Still Life, OUTLET Fine Art, Brooklyn, 2014
-Desaturated Rainbow, Bicoastal exhibition, Paul Kopeikin Gallery, CA, 2013
-Crossing the Line: Contemporary Drawing and Artistic Process, Mixed Greens, New York, 2013
-Desaturated Rainbow, Bicoastal exhibition, Field Projects, NYC


Drawing, multimedia