about the artist
Jae-Eun Suh, a multidisciplinary artist from Austin, Texas, completed her Master of Fine Arts in New Media at the University of North Texas. Suh creates compositions using analog methods, digital images, and projection. Her work conveys the longing, embodied experiences, and Third Culture Kid (TCK) experience in various media. She received the Talley Dunn Gallery Equity In The Arts Fellowship. Her work has been shown at the Centre Culturel et Littéraire Jean Giono in Manosque, France, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art in Gimpo, South Korea, and Ro2 Art Gallery in Dallas.
My work as an American artist (Korean diaspora) reflects the interplay of diverse cultures and locations that have shaped my experiences. Through the exploration of photo and video archives from my travels, I uncover patterns and images that symbolize both place and transition. Utilizing digital technology, I fragment and reconstruct visual elements, evoking a sense of longing and disconnection. Video projections onto objects and architecture create abstracted and fragmented images, blurring the boundaries of time and permanence. I also investigate the relationship between the body and space, using visual, auditory, and haptic responses to evoke longing. Viewers are invited to navigate constructed spaces, projecting their own experiences and imagination onto the fragmented layers of the artwork. My work aims to capture dualities and stimulate contemplative meditation through the juxtaposition of tangible and intangible, clear and hazy, large and small, and intimate and distant elements.