SAN LUIS OBISPO – Artist JooLee Kang’s Rock Scissors Paper, Slug Frog Snake exhibition will make its California premiere at Cuesta College’s Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery from Feb. 2 through Mar. 10. 

The art exhibition features Kang’s trademark pen and ink drawing of hybrid forms, blending together the natural and man-made worlds. It also features multimedia installations combining paper sculptures and projected digital animations.

Artist Statement:

“JooLee Kang focuses on change of ecological environment, transition of living organism, and evolution, created inevitably, to survive together. She interprets complicated interaction between human and nature in various perspectives, asks for understanding and consideration of our possibility and dignity through delicate pen drawing and mixed installation. She aims to go beyond simply recreating the mainstream issues of the present day, such as humanity’s rule over nature, taking a neutral view that comes from a broader perspective and exploring the close symbiotic relationship between humanity and nature. Her works are a metaphor for the close bond between humanity and nature, which are often thought of as being in diametrical opposition, or a relationship of subordination, but are in fact, woven together like a single piece of fabric.”

About the Artist:

JooLee Kang graduated from Tufts University – School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and Duksung Women’s University in Korea. She held solo exhibitions at Soorim Cultural Foundation: Kim Hee-Su Art Center in Korea (2021), Gallery NAGA (2020, 17, 14), Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art in Korea (2018), Korean Cultural Center in Spain (2018). The Gallery at Penn College, PCT (2015), and the Museum of Art at the University of Hampshire (2014). She also participated in curated exhibitions at Essex Art Center (2021), Seoul National University Museum of Art in Korea (2021), Seoul Museum of Art – SeMA Storage in Korea, Newport Art Museum (2019), Suwon IPark Museum of Art in Korea (2018), Harvard Medical School (2018), Fitchburg Art Museum (2018), and Taipei Fine Arts Museum in Taiwan (2017). Kang has been invited as an Artist-in-Residence at Gyeonggi Creation Center in Korea (2018) Cheongju Art Studio in Korea (2017), Willapa Bay AiR (2015), and Inside-Out Art Museum in China (2014). She is actively working in both the U.S. and Korea.

The opening reception for Rock Scissors Paper, Slug Frog Snake is on Thursday, February 2, from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery on the Cuesta College San Luis Obispo campus. An artist talk is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. in Room 6304. Live streaming of the event is also available at

Admission to the gallery is free. Please visit the gallery webpage or call (805) 546-3202 for a schedule of exhibits and hours of operation.