From doodling to digital art. Jae-Eun Suh’s art life has evolved artistically, while it has come full circle geographically. Texas-born Suh moved to South Korea at the tender age of two, just as she began crayoning walls. Then, after growing up in Korea and France, four years ago, Suh returned to Texas for a college degree in Visual Art Studies.
With each transcontinental move, Suh’s passion for art grew. Exposure to new environments, languages and cultures helped nurture her artistic skills in a range of genres from painting to printmaking. Her traditional experience informs her more recent digital focus. Personal surroundings and sentiments inspire Suh, as evident in her pieces showcased at exhibitions in France and the U.S.
This past May, Suh graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of North Texas—where she will return this fall to pursue M.F.A. in Studio Art with concentration in New Media Art.
Missing, Digital drawing, 20 x 20 inches, 2020, $260
Digital art has fascinated me in recent years, primarily due to its seemingly infinite possibilities of layering colors. Layers of color and texture create depth, thereby help augment perspective and reality. For these reasons, the digital mode became my medium of choice for “Interchanging Lines, Constructing Home” exhibition. Titled “Missing,” my work portrays both the inner and outer worlds of a person struggling through an identity crisis, while seeking social acceptance.