bio

“The goal of the art historian is to reveal a
work of art to the reader. Things otherwise unseen become visible, thanks to the art
historian’s words.”

Alexander Nemerov, The Art of Description

Born in South Korea, Kyungsangbuk-do from Charlottesville, Virginia, US.

I am an art historian and a designer. I am passionate about creating connections, helping others, and transforming ideas into reality.

My studies in Art History taught me to compile information with careful attention, strengthen my ability to convert visual-spatial intelligence to a verbal form, and to attend to a work’s components in its physical materials, ethnographic influences, iconography, and unique historical lineage without projecting a personal narrative. When it comes to design there are no limits to what can be created. I gather inspiration from my surroundings and find potential in everything around me.


Education

James Madison University 2020

BA in Art History

Minor in Human Resources and Development


Experience

Guest Services Coordinator

Local Chop & Grill House | August 2018 – May 2020

Research Intern & Volunteer

Lisanby Museum & Madison Art Collection | August 2018 – Present

Gallery Intern, Assistant Director & Gallery Director

ArtWorks Gallery | August 2018- May 2020

Gallery Intern

Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art | August 2017 – May 2018

Student Intern & Volunteer

Habitat for Humanity | July 2015 – May 2016


Involvement

Kappa Pi Honors Art & Art History Fraternity

Risk Management

Active Minds

Outreach Coordinator

CARE (Campus Assault Response)


Artist Talks & Awards

School of Art, Design, & Art History Colloquium Award

James Madison University, 2020

College of Visual and Performing Arts Research Grant

James Madison University, 2020

School of Art, Design, & Art History Colloquium

James Madison University, 2019