artists
JOOYOUNG CHOI

Through painting, video, sculpture, animation, and music, multi-disciplinary artist JooYoung Choi documents the interconnecting narratives of a highly-structured, expansive fictional land called the Cosmic Womb. This paracosm stretches over approximately 6,732 miles, and is governed by Queen Kiok, with the help of six humanoid creatures called Tuplets (Lady K, Aidee Three, Emo Flowers (No. 36), Kun-Yook Six, Lydia “Nine” Fletcher, Haneul-Sek aka Nina Blue and one Earthling from Concord, NH named C.S. Watson.) Guided by the Cosmic Womb mythology, Choi creates work that merges the autobiographic with the fantastic into a visual form.

Since receiving her MFA from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Choi's artwork has been exhibited nationwide in museums and institutions such as The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, Seattle, Washington; The National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, Illinois; and Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas; with a forthcoming exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, set for Spring 2017. Choi's work has been featured by numerous media groups and publications, including the Korean Global News Network YTN, The Houston Chronicle, Arts+Culture Texas, Nat. Brut, and the Huffington Post. Her work can be found in many private and public collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and William P. Hobby Airport.